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Fires Turn Boreal Forests Into Deciduous Woodlands
2013-07-23 09:27:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most flammable high-altitude regions of the world, a 2,000-square-kilometer zone in the Yukon Flats of interior Alaska has seen dramatic increases in both the frequency and severity of fires in recent decades. A research team led by the University of Illinois reports the area has seen higher wildfire activity more recently than at any other time in the past 10,000 years. The findings were reported...

Boreal Forests Expected To Shift Poleward
2013-05-06 04:58:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online What will happen to the climate in various parts of the world as the effects of global warming become amplified? Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new way to predict what will occur as temperatures rise across the Earth. The research, which was published in Sunday´s online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience, is anticipating major changes for boreal forests, which the authors...

2011-10-07 13:36:37

A new University of Guelph study shows that gray jays hoping to survive and reproduce through Canada´s harsh winters need to be able to store food in the right kinds of trees. The study appears in Oecologia and was co-authored by Prof. Ryan Norris, Department of Integrative Biology; Brian Kielstra, an undergraduate student in the Department of Geography; and Dan Strickland, retired chief naturalist of Algonquin Park in Ontario. Unlike most birds that migrate for winter, gray jays...

2011-04-18 07:00:00

OTTAWA, April 18 /PRNewswire/ - Signatories to the landmark Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) today unveiled a new Boreal Business Forum which is a roundtable comprised of CBFA participants, leading corporations and investors with a strong interest in conservation of the Boreal Forest. The membership reflects a variety of sectors representing the marketplace regions sourcing from the Boreal, including Canada, the US and Europe. The Boreal Business Forum is intended to closely...

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2011-03-17 07:30:00

A new report by the Pew Environment Group has revealed that Canada's boreal forest, the world's largest on-land carbon storehouse, contains more freshwater than any other ecosystem, totaling more than 197 million acres of surface freshwater. As water scarcity and pollution continues to be a major topic, especially as the United Nations celebrates the International Year of Forests and World Water Day, scientists are calling boreal protection a top global priority. Canada must limit...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.