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[] [] [] [] [{"title":"A Resilient Forest Industry: UPM Blandin","description":"If one were to describe Blandin’s mission in one sentence, it would be this—increasing the diversity and resilience of their forest land. 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Sprint to Develop a Forest Carbon Program With Vital Collaboration","description":"The collaborative aspect of the Agility Lab enabled the Northwoods team to build collaboration and discover new, creative ways to approach the solution for carbon markets in their region.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/who-we-are/how-we-work/technology-and-innovation/agility-lab/forest-carbon-collaboration/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"left-top","mobileImageCrop":"left-top","pageImageAlt":"Reflection of clouds on Mink River","articleDate":"Apr 26, 2021","articleAuthor":["Rich Tuzinsky","Patrick Doran"],"contentTypeTag":"Blog","geoLocationTag":["Michigan","United States","Minnesota","Wisconsin","Global"],"topicTag":["technology","conservation work","carbon offset","carbon","climate change"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Global 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You Need to Know about Brood X Cicadas in 2021","description":"What to know about this noisy, natural wonder.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/animals-we-protect/what-to-know-about-brood-x-cicadas/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"A black insect with transparent wings and large red eyes sits on a green leaf.","articleDate":"Mar 22, 2021","articleAuthor":["Deborah Landau"],"contentTypeTag":"Feature","geoLocationTag":["Tennessee","United States","Ohio","Kentucky","Pennsylvania","Minnesota","New York","North Carolina","Indiana","Delaware","Virginia","New Jersey","Georgia","Maryland and D.C.","West Virginia","Illinois"],"topicTag":["animals","Species","cities","conservation work","climate change"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Maryland DC","United 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