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New NASA Probe Will Study Earths Forests In 3D

New NASA Probe Will Study Earth's Forests In 3D

Elizabeth Zubritsky, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center A laser-based instrument being developed for the International Space Station will provide a unique 3-D view of Earth’s forests, helping to fill in missing information about their role in...

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2014-09-16 08:33:05

MONTREAL, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) and Habitat for Humanity Canada are going from being like-minded allies to official partners with the signing of a memorandum of mutual support at the SFI Annual conference in Montreal. "We are excited to have SFI's formal commitment to help Habitat for Humanity. SFI and its network of grassroots implementation committees work at the intersection of healthy forests, sustainable communities and the responsible...

2014-09-16 08:25:13

BOSTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced the addition of Senior International Timber Economist John Turland, to its wood products and timber economic analysis group. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080521/NEW122LOGO Turland comes to RISI from Greenwood Resources Inc., where he most recently held the position of Director of Resource Planning & Analysis. John has over 25 years of experience...

2014-09-15 16:23:30

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has been recognized by BREEAM for its ability to allow the construction industry to responsibly source forest products. The announcement was made by BREEAM on September 12th. BREEAM - the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method - is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings. Worldwide, there are more than a quarter of a...

2014-09-15 12:22:31

TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - This week, Domtar will be joining businesses around the globe to participate in the Rainforest Alliance's fourth annual Follow the Frog Week. Domtar is a commercial partner of the Rainforest Alliance's Follow the Frog campaign, which encourages consumers to seek products that come from responsibly managed forests that benefit communities, wildlife and the environment. (Photo:...

2014-09-12 12:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fixed wing air tanker and helicopter operators are helping firefighters get the upper hand on a massive fire which has been burning for the past month in the Klamath National Forest along the California-Oregon border. Known as the Happy Camp Complex fire, the lightning-sparked conflagration has torched nearly 100,000 acres and is currently just 30 percent contained. "Of our 10 tankers working right now throughout California and...

2014-09-04 08:24:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A single mom and her three kids are part of a grassroots movement to turn downtown Greenwood, South Carolina into a more sustainable community with help from Habitat for Humanity and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI). Six months after today's groundbreaking ceremony, the new family will be moving into a brand new home on a site occupied for 11 years by an abandoned building. "This part of Greenwood is an up and...

2014-08-27 23:14:33

Daniel Murphy of Murphy’s Tree Service and Stump Munchers from Wayne, PA is just one of the master arborists who will be present for X Week in Maryland the week after Labor Day. Through their videos posted on YouTube, these tree surgeons have brought their amazing skills into the public eye--but do not try this at home! Wayne, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Murphy’s Tree Service in Wayne, PA will have a week without its arborist, Daniel Murphy, the week after Labor Day. Murphy will join...

2014-08-27 08:23:11

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) announces that its mill in Longview, WA, has now been certified according to both the SFI and PEFC chain-of-custody standards, the highest levels of sustainable forestry certifications available. Previously the Longview mill had been certified to the SFI fiber sourcing standard. KapStone's three other paper mills, five chip mills, and one sawmill are also certified to these same...

2014-08-26 12:30:14

Tree Care Company Ranked in Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has earned a position on the 2014 Inc. 5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As an Inc. 5000 honoree for the eighth year in a row, Arborwell shares a prestigious pedigree with some of the most exciting, successful businesses...

2014-08-25 23:05:22

In the five years to 2019, the Logging industry is expected to continue growing, mostly due to increased demand for construction lumber; nevertheless, depleted forests and a continued decline in demand from paper mills will hinder growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Logging in Canada industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The Logging industry in Canada supplies primary wood inputs to...


Latest Forestry Reference Libraries

Cultigen
2013-08-21 08:41:06

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes. Cultigens can either be grown as a cultivated plant or planted in the wild and left to multiply on their own. Specifically selected plants are grafted with other plant material to produce mixed tissue used to create hybrids. The naming of cultigens is derived from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The Cultivated Plant...

Clearcutting
2013-04-02 11:17:47

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down. Clearcutting, in addition to shelterwood and seed tree harvests, is utilized by foresters to construct certain types of forest ecosystems and to encourage select species that require plentiful sunlight or grow in large, even-age stands. Logging companies and forest-worker unions in certain countries support the practice for...

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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