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Rainforests May Be Resilient To Climate Change
2013-03-11 04:51:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Tropical forests may be more resistant to the effects of greenhouse gas emissions than previously believed, according to a new study published online this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. In what Olive Heffernan of Nature refers to as “the most extensive study of its kind,” researchers from the US, the UK, Australia and Brazil created a simulation of the impact that carbon-based emissions would have on tropical...

2013-02-14 23:04:02

Developer of innovative diagnostic imaging agents, Lantheus Medical Imaging selects IntelliChief Document Management -— solution will be seamlessly integrated with their Infor ERP Mansfield, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013 IntelliChief LLC, the official document management solution provider to Infor, and leading provider of paperless solutions for the IBM i (AS400, iSeries, System i) and Power Enterprise, today announced that Lantheus Medical Imaging has chosen to implement IntelliChief...

Study Measures Vulnerability Of Earth’s Lungs
2013-02-07 09:46:02

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Because they draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, tropical rainforests are often called "the lungs of the planet." However, yearly variations in climate can cause the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed and released by these forests to vary considerably. A new study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Exeter, the Met Office-Hadley Centre and the Natural Environmental Research Council´s (NERC) Centre...

2013-01-02 05:02:23

New campaign challenges people to go paperless, once and for all San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 01, 2013 The paperless office has finally arrived. Led by HelloFax, a coalition of companies today launched Paperless 2013, a push to deliver free online tools to consumers and businesses that allow them to retire their printers and fax machines to the scrap heap. When people pledge to go paperless at http://www.Paperless2013.org, they will receive an email with links to a set of web services...

Amazon Deforestation Threatens Microbial Life
2012-12-25 05:22:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A troubling loss of diversity among the microbial organisms responsible for a functioning ecosystem is accompanying deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, an international team of microbiologists led by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has discovered. "We found that after rainforest conversion to agricultural pastures, bacterial communities were significantly different from those of forest soils. Not only did the pasture...

New Analysis Of Amazon Trees Shows They Will Survive Global Warming
2012-12-14 08:39:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Past studies on climate change´s effect on trees–notably those in the Amazon Rainforest–have suggested they will likely die out as a result of warming temperatures. However, a new genetic analysis has revealed this is not the case, finding that Amazon tree species would likely survive man-made climate change. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University College London show through their research that...


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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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