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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...

2013-07-22 12:22:05

BALTIMORE, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Canadian boreal forest is one of the world's great natural treasures. Stretching from the Yukon in the west to Newfoundland and Labrador in the east, this ecologically diverse region contains the largest blocks of intact forest and wetlands left on Earth. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2013-05-17 08:25:35

OTTAWA, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join a moderated teleconference on Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), signed by seven leading environmental organizations and 19 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), applies to 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC members. The Agreement, when fully implemented, will conserve significant areas of Canada's vast Boreal Forest,...

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...

2012-04-17 10:21:12

Pew praises visionary conservation legislation QUEBEC CITY, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mathew Jacobson, manager of the Pew Environment Group's International Boreal Conservation Campaign in Quebec, issued the following statement today in reaction to the Quebec government's introduction of legislation to protect half of northern Quebec - nearly 600,000 square kilometers, an area about the size of France - from all industrial activity. The legislation is a part of...

2012-02-22 15:45:00

KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCmarkets - Pinksheets:BRWC) A Chinese Group represented by Hong Kong Blue Mineral Enterprise Group Co., Limited is proud to announce that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mrs. Francine Lavoie, CEO of Boreal Water Collection, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BRWC), to distribute Boreal Water into China. President Mrs. Ya Ming Chen from Hong Kong Blue Mineral intends to leverage her contacts and her expertise of the different...

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...

2011-09-28 15:37:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just three minutes, participants at today's Google Earth Outreach Canada launch will get a nonstop, coast-to-coast, interactive experience with the earth's "green halo," the boreal forest. The Pew Environment Group tour lets anyone with a computer hover over the vast northern forests and waterways to learn about an ecosystem that stores twice as much carbon per acre as tropical rainforests, holds more freshwater than any other...

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...