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Palm Oil Plantation Development Creating Massive Source Of Carbon Dioxide
2012-10-10 16:29:04

Expanding production of palm oil, a common ingredient in processed foods, soaps and personal care products, is driving rainforest destruction and massive carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study by Yale and Stanford researchers. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that deforestation for the development of oil palm plantations in Indonesian Borneo is becoming a globally significant source of carbon dioxide emissions. Plantation expansion is...

2012-10-10 04:01:23

Leading wear parts supplier to the mining industry, ME Global, Inc., selects IntelliChief Document Management -— solution will be seamlessly integrated with their custom in-house ERP Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 IntelliChief LLC, the leading provider of Paperless solutions for the IBM i (System i, iSeries, AS/400) and Power Enterprise, today announced that ME Global, Inc. has selected IntelliChief to raise efficiency across department operations, starting with their...

More Floods Caused In Snowy Regions From Deforestation
2012-10-03 14:19:29

New research suggests that cutting down swaths of forest in snowy regions at least doubles - and potentially quadruples — the number of large floods that occur along the rivers and streams passing through those forests. For decades, the common perception in hydrology has been that deforestation in such areas made seasonal floods bigger on average, but had little effect on the number of large floods over time, said geoscientist Kim Green of the University of British Columbia. But a...

2012-10-01 23:00:02

New union brings high-quality signature pads to users looking to further paperless processes Elmhurst, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Ambir Technology, a leader in document capture solutions and SignoTec GmbH, a German frontrunner in digital signature capture, have formed an international partnership. The new joint venture brings unique signature capture solutions to American businesses interested in paperless processes. The two companies offer complementary pieces of the paperless process....

Coastal Habitats Must Be Saved From Destruction
2012-09-07 10:40:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, led by Duke University, estimates that destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, which is about 10 times higher than previously reported. The analysis provides the most comprehensive estimate of global carbon emissions from the loss of these coastal habitats to date: 0.15 to 1.2 billion tons. The study, published online in PLOS ONE, suggest there is a...

Deforestation Reduces Rainfall
2012-09-06 10:45:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tropical rainfall can be significantly affected by deforestation, a new study finds, which can have potentially devastating impacts for people living in and near the Amazon and Congo forests. The research team, a collaboration between the University of Leeds and NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, found that for a majority of the Earth's tropical land surface, air passing over extensive forests produces at least twice as much...


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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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