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Amazon Deforestation Could Mean Droughts For Western United States
2013-11-07 12:22:13

In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires.

2013-10-30 23:27:35

ITAZ Technologies is working to spread awareness about the benefits of a paper-free work environment with their ‘Go Paperless’ campaign.

2013-10-29 15:54:20

As global forest and climate experts gather at the Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 to ramp up international efforts to protect carbon-storing forests in the developing world, a recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and European and Southeast Asian institutions finds that local communities—using simple tools like ropes and sticks—can produce forest carbon data on par with results by professional foresters using high-tech devices.

2013-10-28 23:29:20

Turf Feeding Systems launches program to increase farm production and reduce deforestation. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Michael Chaplinsky,

Brazilian Amazon Study Shows 50,000 km Of Road Was Built In Just Three Years
2013-10-28 13:18:15

Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood.

World's Forests Will Continue To Shrink
2013-10-11 03:42:55

As developing nations continue to expand their land use, the area around the world covered by forests will decline and then stabilize at a lower level, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE.

Increasing Crop Yield, Decreasing Food Consumption Needed To Slow, Reverse Deforestation
2013-10-09 09:09:27

Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next century


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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