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1999 storms: How Lothar and Martin damaged Western European forests

"Martin" and "Lothar", the devastating storms of 1999 wreaked havoc on European soils. From December 24 to 28, powerful winds approaching 180km/h blew over France, affecting 6% of the French forest.

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1999 storms - Martin - Lothar - climatic hazards - climate change

Foulksmills : renewing an old field by planting a forest

South-east of Ireland, in the town Foulksmills, this 4,32-hectare old field had lost its environmental value. Replanting it with diverse species will help restore its ecological functions.

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old field - tree planting - Ireland - Foulksmills - biodiversity - revalorisation - climate change

Amazonia, Siberia, Indonesia, Boreal regions… Understanding the different types of fires

Over the recent years, forest fires have been multiplying all over the world, causing major damages for biodiversity and Humankind. According to a study published in 2016 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists discovered - for the first time - a link between the rise of temperatures and the increase of fires frequency and intensity in the American Wild West. In 2019, the European Union's Earth observation programme Copernicus estimated that an average 11 hectares of land were burnt every second in the world..

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fire - wildfire - climate change

The forest, natural climate solution #1!

Nature alone is able to reduce 37% of CO2 emissions by 2030, according to an American study. And among these natural climatic solutions, the forest holds the first place!

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natural climate solution - forest - nature - CO2 - climate change