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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...

2012-10-20 04:00:04

On August 28, 2012, Solutions Group, Inc. (PSG). purchased the business assets of MARKETech, Inc. including its peerless software platforms and tools that provide competitive advantages for our supported carriers and distributors of life insurance products. Gainesville, FL. (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 On August 28, 2012, Solutions Group, Inc. (PSG). purchased the business assets of MARKETech, Inc. including its peerless software platforms and tools that provide competitive advantages for our...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.