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New Study Highlights The Precarious State Of The World's Primary Forests

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An estimated 95 percent of the primary forests that existed prior to the advent of agriculture have been lost in non-protected areas, according to new research published online Thursday...

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2014-08-05 23:06:34

The Biochar Company announces the release of a new four-part YouTube video series showcasing the social, economic, environmental, and scientific impact biochar is having on communities and individuals in Costa Rica. Berwyn, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The Biochar Company, creator of Soil Reef™ branded biochar and biochar-blended products, announces the release of a new four-part YouTube video series showcasing the social, economic, environmental, and scientific impact biochar...

2014-07-25 10:39:15

Rights and Resources Initiative Community forests around the world hold 37.7 billion tonnes of carbon Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens, according to a major new report. The report, called "Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights...

2014-07-17 16:31:19

PLOS Deforestation patterns may provide insight for future conservation Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a study published July 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by David Gaveau from the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia, and colleagues. The native forests of Borneo have been increasingly impacted by logging, fire, and conversion to plantations since the early 1970s. Borneo lacks island-wide...

2014-07-01 10:52:58

Duke University Rising middle class wants conservation and is willing to pay for it While inadequate funding has hampered international efforts to conserve biodiversity in tropical forests, a new Duke University-led study finds that people in a growing number of tropical countries may be willing to shoulder more of the costs on their own. "In wealthier developing countries, there has been a significant increase in public demand for conservation, which has not yet been matched by an...

2014-06-25 11:16:32

Virginia Tech Research review shows incentives slow rain forest encroachment The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has declined. An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research about policy interventions and commodity market effects, and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties. "The challenge now is to build...

2014-06-20 08:25:48

TROY, Mich., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Complete Data Products (CDP), the leader in paperless office technology, is now seeking distributors to help financial institutions become more efficient and productive. CDP products range from email receipts, text receipts, and e-signature services to encryption, e-teller and anti-spam solutions. The key drivers fueling the growth of paperless service are cost savings and enhanced profitability, as well as compliance and enhanced service...

2014-06-17 00:20:36

BARCELONA, Spain, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research shows advanced eTMF technologies improve inspection readiness and compliance while reducing costs At this week's Drug Information Association's (DIA) 50th Annual Meeting, Veeva Systems released the results of the Veeva 2014 Paperless TMF Survey: An Industry Benchmark [http://www.veeva.com/tmf-survey-2014 ], the largest TMF survey to date. This in-depth study of more than 250...

2014-06-05 10:59:03

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) Efforts reduce climate change emissions without obstructing commodities boom Programs and policies to reduce tropical deforestation, and the global warming emissions resulting from deforestation, are seeing broad success in 17 countries across four continents, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report, "Deforestation Success Stories: Tropical Nations Where Forest Protection and Reforestation Policies Have...

2014-05-30 11:14:25

The UC Santa Barbara Current Research by Bren professor projects land-use changes up to 2051 and examines options for auctions that provide incentives for landowners As population grows, society needs more — more energy, more food, more paper, more housing, more of nearly everything. Meeting those needs can lead to changes in how land is used. Native grasslands, forests and wetlands may be converted into croplands, tree plantations, residential areas and commercial developments....

2014-05-29 23:07:48

Forest carbon markets are constrained by estimation and invalidation risk. PEM Inc. introduces forest carbon products through a "Regulation A" public offering that promotes land conservation and sustainable land management tied to direct carbon measurements and project performance, the offering is open to the investing public, reports Planetary Emissions Management Inc. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Carbon sequestration by forests across the planet is universally recognized as...


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2009-07-02 22:38:33

The Amazon Rainforest (known as Floresta Amazônica or Amazônia in Portuguese, and Selva Amazónica or Amazonia in Spanish), also known as Amazonia, or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers almost all of the Amazon Basin in South America. The basin consists of 1.7 billion acres, of which 1.4 billion acres is rainforest. This rainforest covers nine nations (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana). Brazil contains...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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