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Ineffective Management Causing Tropical Grassy Ecosystems To Be Threatened
2014-03-13 14:50:41

University of Liverpool Tropical grassy areas in India, Australia, and South America store around 15% of the world’s carbon Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world’s ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management. According to research, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, they are often misclassified and this leads to degradation of the land which has a detrimental effect...

2014-03-05 23:31:08

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Google's New Mapping Tool Fights Deforestation
2014-02-21 06:36:11

[ Watch the Video: Google Joins The Fight Against Deforestation ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google and several environmental organizations unveiled a new online forest monitoring system on Thursday that will help governments and corporations track deforestation in nearly real-time. The online forest monitoring system, dubbed Global Forest Watch, will show tree loss around the world in high resolution and with frequent updates, making it possible to...

2014-02-12 16:21:45

Pacific Office Automation Denver points out that green initiatives such as transitioning to a paperless office are good for the environment and a company's profitability. DENVER, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- More and more companies are striving to become more green in order to demonstrate their dedication to environmental responsibility. While it is very important to be environmentally responsible, Pacific Office Automation Denver points out that many of the so-called green...

2014-02-10 11:12:35

Naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia’s reptiles, scientists have proposed. Research at the National Environmental Research Program’s (NERP) Environmental Decisions Hub has found that woodlands in the Australian subtropics can be restored as a haven for native reptiles if cleared areas are left to regrow. In turn, reptiles such as skinks, dragons, and geckos help restore the woodland ecosystems by providing links in the food chain....

2014-02-04 11:43:47

Biodiversity co-benefits and climate change mitigation strategies A team of Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists created maps of habitat corridors connecting protected areas in the tropics to incorporate biodiversity co-benefits into climate change mitigation strategies. Drs. Patrick Jantz, Scott Goetz, and Nadine Laporte describe their findings in an article entitled, "Carbon stock corridors to mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity in the tropics," available online in...

2014-01-08 17:19:59

UT Arlington researchers focusing on the Amazon recently found that widespread conversion from rainforest to pastureland has significant effects on microorganism communities that may lead to a reduction in the region’s role as a reservoir for greenhouse gas. The Amazon rainforest is the largest terrestrial reservoir or “sink” for carbon dioxide, a gas that has been linked to climate change. Through photosynthesis, the Amazon absorbs 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the...

2014-01-08 16:27:48

PRE-LAUNCH PREVIEW: FileThis Brings Effortless Way for Anyone to Store, Manage and Access Important Household Information; Makes it Easy to Keep Up on Tax Documents, Finances, Medical Records and More LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FileThis, the consumer application designed to safely fetch and organize any and all important personal documents, this week is previewing its online platform for the first time at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas,...

China’s Forest Sustainability Packs Global Impact
2013-12-20 15:44:31

Michigan State University As China increases its forests, a Michigan State University (MSU) sustainability scholar proposes a new way to answer the question: if a tree doesn’t fall in China, can you hear it elsewhere in the world? In this week’s journal Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, MSU’s University Distinguished Professor Jianguo “Jack” Liu dissects the global impact of China’s struggle to preserve and expand its forests even as its cities and population balloon....

Where Carbon-stocking Projects Provide Greatest Benefits In Africa
2013-12-19 10:40:41

Aarhus University It is increasingly recognized that climate change has the potential to threaten people and nature, and that it is imperative to tackle the drivers of climate change, namely greenhouse gases. One way to slow climate change is to increase the number of trees on Earth, as they, through photosynthesis, take up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, converting it to carbon products which are stored in the vegetation (in the form of wood, roots, leaves) and oxygen. New forests...


Latest Deforestation Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'