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2013-06-12 23:02:53

BambooHR leads the way in paperlessly tracking and managing employee data. San Francsico, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 The coalition of companies that launched Paperless 2013, announced today that BambooHR, the No. 1 Human Resource Information System (HRIS) for small and medium businesses, has joined its membership. Paperless 2013 is now offering even more ways than ever to streamline efficiencies for small businesses looking to take the paper out of paperwork. With the addition of BambooHR,...

Carbon Found To Leak From Land To Water
2013-06-11 09:35:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In general, scientists have thought that about half of the carbon emitted by human activities remains in the atmosphere, with the other half being stored in the oceans and on land. A new study, published in Nature Geoscience, suggests that human activity might be increasing the transition of carbon from land to rivers, estuaries and the coastal zones. This indicates that large quantities of anthropogenic carbon might be hidden in...

NASA Satellites Calculate Damage Of Previously Undiscovered Amazon Wildfires
2013-06-09 07:46:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A previously undetected type of wildfire occurring in the Amazon region is responsible for far more rainforest loss than deforestation in recent years, NASA scientists have discovered using innovative new satellite techniques. Known as “understory fires,” these wildfires have long remained undetected because they are located below the forest treetops, explained Tamarra Kemsley of Nature World News. However,...

2013-06-06 23:22:57

Quick Life, Denver, CO, announced its selection of Paperless Solutions Group´s suite of eProcess products to further automate Quick Life´s life insurance application fulfillment service. Gainesville, FL — (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 -- Quick Life Center (Quick Life), Denver, CO, announced its selection of Paperless Solutions Group´s (PSG) suite of eProcess products to further automate Quick Life´s life insurance application fulfillment service. “After surveying...

2013-06-03 23:22:50

Industry leaders join forces to enable secure Straight-Through-Processing (STP) globally. DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 AlphaTrust Corporation (http://www.alphatrust.com), the preferred provider of eSignature process automation solutions to a growing portfolio of corporate clients worldwide, today announced it has formed a partnership with Intelledox (http://www.intelledox.com). This new partnership will integrate AlphaTrust´s PRONTO Enterprise Platform eSignature technology with...

Agricultural Fires In Africa
2013-06-03 18:02:07

NASA The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA´s Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn in grass or cropland, which is brownish in this image. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land. Farmers often use fire to return nutrients to the soil and to clear the ground of unwanted plants...

Amazon Tree Seeds Become Smaller, Weaker Because Of Bird Decline
2013-05-31 11:39:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region´s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers. The findings, published in Science, provide evidence that human activity can trigger fast-paced evolutionary changes in natural populations. Mauro Galetti, biological sciences professor from the...


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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