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2013-11-26 14:28:44

Halting deforestation in tropical regions requires verification of forest conditions.

Google Aids Researchers In Mapping Global Forest Gain And Loss
2013-11-15 11:45:08

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, Google and the US government has put together the first comprehensive, high-resolution map of changes in global forest cover over the last 12 years.

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.


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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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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