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2014-07-17 16:31:19

PLOS Deforestation patterns may provide insight for future conservation Forest cover in Borneo may have declined by up to 30% over the past 40 years, according to a study published July 16, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by David Gaveau from the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia, and colleagues. The native forests of Borneo have been increasingly impacted by logging, fire, and conversion to plantations since the early 1970s. Borneo lacks island-wide...

2014-07-17 16:21:49

Enbridge Gas Distribution thanks its e-billing customers by planting 50,000 trees TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - To help the communities it serves that were hard-hit by ice storm damage, Enbridge Gas Distribution, in partnership with Trees Ontario, has just finished planting 50,000 trees across the province. For residents in ice-damaged communities, restoring forest cover through tree planting initiatives provides countless benefits. New trees will compensate for existing damage to tree...

2014-06-27 08:22:48

ISSAQUAH, Wash., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earthdefine, a provider of high-resolution land cover products, has released the first statewide Canopy Height Model (CHM) for the state of Indiana. The SpatialCover CHM product provides spatially explicit information on canopy height across the state of Indiana by mapping tree overstory height above ground as a continuous surface. Earthdefine has shared a colorized map derived from the tree canopy data showing the variation in tree...

Freshwater Fish Depend On Healthy Forests To Survive
2014-06-12 06:56:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The phrase "forest loss" or "deforestation" brings to mind negative impacts such as a loss in habitat, the release of greenhouse gases, soil erosion and economic hardships. Such negative outcomes are seen in many of the world's forests. One thing that doesn't come to mind is dying fish. A new study from the University of Cambridge, however, reveals exactly that problem: dying fish populations. As debris from a healthy forest washes...

2014-05-29 12:24:52

Former Gatorade Virginia Girls Soccer Player of the Year Ali Krieger Surprises Standout with Elite Honor FOREST, Va., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 29(th) year of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Katie Cousins of Jefferson Forest High School (Forest, VA.) as its 2013-14 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Cousins was surprised with the news at school by Ali Krieger,...

Forest's Ability To Capture Carbon Choked By Vines
2014-05-27 03:01:03

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Tropical forests are a sometimes-underappreciated asset in the battle against climate change. They cover seven percent of land surface yet hold more than 30 percent of Earth's terrestrial carbon. As abandoned agricultural land in the tropics is taken over by forests, scientists expect these new forests to mop up industrial quantities of atmospheric carbon. New research by Smithsonian scientists shows increasingly abundant vines could hamper this...

Borneo’s Super-charged Tropical Trees Are Vitally Important For Global Carbon Cycling
2014-05-12 03:31:15

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology A team of scientists has found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year. The new study, published today in the Journal of Ecology, examined differences in above-ground wood production (one component of the total uptake of carbon by plants) which is critically important in the global cycling of carbon....

2014-05-06 16:21:22

WAKE FOREST, N.C., May 6,( )2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In what was formerly the historic Burlington Mills plant, U-Haul Company of Raleigh has opened a new center, U-Haul Moving and Storage of Wake Forest, at 9701 Capital Blvd in Wake Forest, North Carolina. The property sits on 35.16 acres and contains several buildings totaling 324,841 square feet, including, two brick buildings that were formerly used as an old boiler house and water-filtration plant, respectively....

2014-04-25 12:27:41

Environmental WatchDog Exposes 3M's Environmentally Destructive Practices MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leading environmental watchdog, ForestEthics, released a detailed expose and series of infographics exposing 3M Company's environmental destruction worldwide. 3M does not provide chain-of-custody sourcing information for any of its products. In order to discover the truth behind 3M's practices, ForestEthics invested hundreds of hours researching the sourcing...


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Davy Crockett National Forest
2014-01-20 14:27:28

The Davy Crockett National Forest is a national forest located off of U.S. Highway 69 lying west of Lufkin, Texas and east of Crockett. It is administered by the United States Department of Agriculture National Forest Service whose headquarters can be found in Lufkin. There are local ranger district offices found in Ratcliff. The forest encompasses a total of 160,647 acres in two counties. 94,481 acres are located in Houston and 67,361 acres are located in Trinity. This national forest...

Delta National Forest
2014-01-20 10:49:59

The Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres. The forest headquarters are located in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forest in Mississippi, but there are local ranger district offices found in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are featured entirely within a single county. The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research National Areas within the Delta...

Plumas National Forest
2014-01-20 10:17:50

Plumas National Forest is a 1,146,000-acre United States National Forest located in the Sierra Nevada, in northern California. Roughly 85 percent of Plumas National Forest lies in Plumas County, but smaller portions can be found in eastern Butte, northern Sierra, southern Lassen, and northeastern Yuba counties. The Plumas National Forest Supervisor’s office can be found in Quincy, California. There are local ranger district offices located in Blairsden, Oroville, and Quincy. It is...

Deschutes National Forest
2013-12-24 12:04:50

The Deschutes National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in some parts of Deschutes, Klamath, Lake, and Jefferson counties in central Oregon. It makes up 1.8 million acres along the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. In 1908, the Deschutes National Forest was established from some parts of the Blue Mountains, Cascade, and Fremont National Forests. In the year 1911, some parts of the Deschutes National Forest were split off to create the Ochoco and Paulina National...

Dixie National Forest
2013-12-24 12:00:06

Dixie National Forest is a United States National Forest located in Utah with headquarters located in Cedar City. It takes up 2 million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. As it is the largest national forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. It is located in parts of Garfield, Iron, Kane, Wayne, Washington, and Piute counties. The majority of the forest lies in Garfield County. There are local ranger district offices...

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