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2013-02-12 08:29:23

- Good Chocolate Guide now available - MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Planning to give chocolates to your Valentine? Show you really care by choosing treats that are free of child labour, urges World Vision, an international development agency that works in countries such as Ghana where children are slaving on cacao plantations. "The bitter truth is children are doing dirty, dangerous and degrading work in the chocolate industry," says Cheryl Hotchkiss, manager of World...

2013-02-07 08:26:35

- Good Chocolate Guide now available - MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Planning to give chocolates to your Valentine? Show you really care by choosing treats that are free of child labour, urges World Vision, an international development agency that works in countries such as Ghana where children are slaving on cacao plantations. "The bitter truth is children are doing dirty, dangerous and degrading work in the chocolate industry," says Cheryl Hotchkiss, manager of World...

Biocontrol Research Discovers New Cryptic Species On Brazilian Peppertree In Florida
2013-02-06 13:30:04

Pensoft Publishers Dr Michael Pogue, a Research Entomologist in the ARS Systematic Entomology Laboratory, at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, was sent a series of moth specimens from Bahia, Brazil, for identification. The insects were under consideration as a possible biocontrol agent for the invasive Brazilian peppertree in Florida. 'The species was initially identified as a common species, but when comparisons were made, it became evident that there were multiple species...

Bengali Forest Could Perish Along With Bengal Tiger Because Of Climate Change
2013-01-11 08:22:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) states that human development and global temperature rise is threatening one of the world´s most precious forest systems. The Bengali Forest is disappearing at a record pace and taking along with it, species that may be found nowhere else on Earth. Rapid deterioration of the mangrove forests in the Sundarbans has resulted in as much as 650 feet of coast disappearing in a...

2013-01-10 05:00:18

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner are among those awarded in the 2012 Harper's Bazaar Beauty Awards. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013 Antipodes Organic Skincare announced two of their top selling products have been included in the 2012 Bazaar Beauty Awards. The award winning line up includes the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream, winner of the "Bazaar Best Buy" award, and Ananda Antioxidant-Rich Gentle Toner, winner of the "Judge's...

Climate Change Threatens Cloud Forest Ecosystem
2012-12-14 08:32:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered that tropical montane cloud forest trees drink water from clouds, directly through their leaves. There is just one small problem with this fact, the clouds necessary for the trees survival are disappearing due to climate change. Declines and disappearances of cloud forest animals such as frogs and salamanders have already been correlated to changes in cloud...

2012-12-13 12:26:46

FALLSTON, Md., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) has chosen to give back this holiday season in two rewarding ways. One initiative is to raise money on behalf of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Avocados from Mexico is supporting City Harvest, one of the great groups providing food and support to communities that still need help getting back on their feet after Hurricane Sandy. For every Facebook engagement, from comment "likes," to shares, or...

2012-12-06 12:29:27

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) remain committed to the promises made to Canadians, rural communities, the environment and the marketplace under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) and will continue to work hard with environmental partners on its implementation. Greenpeace has announced it has abandoned the agreement but all other signatories remain at the table, dedicated to both the spirit and the letter of...

2012-11-20 13:44:13

A new Marine Board Future Science Brief presents a roadmap for marine biodiversity science in Europe and warns against complacency. The ocean provides 95% of the habitable space on Earth and harbors a vast diversity of life. Biodiversity underpins the health of the oceans and their productive ecosystems which are essential for human well-being and prosperity. But marine life is under significant threat from climate change and from increasing human impacts including pollution, overfishing...

2012-11-19 16:25:51

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) Executive Director Emiliano Escobedo today announced that it has retained CRT/tanaka as the Agency of Record, after an in-depth Request for Proposal review and selection process. CRT/tanaka will work with HAB to provide strategic public relations programs as part of the Board's new marketing communications strategy for Hass Avocados, which is focused on communicating the health benefits of avocados and driving avocado...


Latest Biogeography Reference Libraries

Hispaniolan Pine, Pinus occidentalis
2014-02-26 08:30:03

Hispaniolan pine (Pinus occidentalis) is found largely on the Caribbean island Hispaniola growing on the slopes. Hispaniolan pine forests can be found on the island of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the mountain range. The Hispaniolan pine can grow in mixed stands of trees with other broadleaf trees at elevations between 2789 and 6890 feet and in pure stands from 6890 feet up to 10,420 feet. These trees are also found in the lowlands growing in acidic soil that is rich in iron and...

Avocado Tree, Persea americana
2014-02-14 16:17:00

Persea americana is a flowering plant that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is widely known as the Avocado tree. P. americana is a tree that grows up to 66 feet tall. It has alternately arranged leaves that measure about 5 to 10 inches long. Its flowers are tiny and greenish-yellow, measuring .2 to .4 inches in diameter. The tree’s popular, pear shaped green fruit measures 2.8 to 7.9 inches long and weighs between 3.5 and 35 ounces. It contains a single large seed, measuring 2 to 2.5...

Micro Frog, Microbatrachella Capensis
2013-07-16 12:33:22

The Micro Frog (Microbatrachella capensis) is a minute species of frog belonging to the Pyxicephalidae family, in the monotypic genus Microbatrachella. At about .71 inches long, it is one of the smallest regional species. Its color varies from rufous brown with dark mottling, to tan or green, depending on the population. It is native to the south-western Cape area of South Africa, with a single population located on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and a series of populations on the eastern...

Great Basin Shrub Steppe
2013-04-19 20:40:07

The Great Basin shrub steppe ecoregion, located within the Deserts and xeric shrublands Biome, incorporates a variety of xeric shrub-steppe sub-ecoregions in the area of the Great Basin in the Western United States. It’s within the North American Desert area, and includes a great deal of Nevada, northeastern and eastern California east of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range rain shadows, and some parts of Utah and Idaho. The Great Basin Desert and semi-arid non-desert xeric shrubland...

Mulga Lands
2013-04-19 20:34:07

The Mulga Lands are an interim Australian bioregion out of eastern Australia made up of dry and sandy plains that are scattered with mulga trees. Located in inland New South Wales and Queensland these are level plains with some low hills and infertile sandy soil with a cover of shrubs and grasses with mulga and eucalyptus trees. The region incorporates regions of wetland, the majority of which are only seasonally flooded, these include Lake Numalla and Lake Wyara, the Currawinya Lakes,...

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