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2015-05-22 23:00:23

Pioneer Millworks will share the latest in reclaimed wood design trends and products at the Dwell on Design trade show in LA May 29 - 31. Portland, OR (PRWEB)

2015-05-21 12:24:59

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People of all ages and backgrounds from across the U.S.

2015-05-21 08:35:58

TOANO, Va., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) today announced that Robert M.

2015-05-20 16:28:35

OTTAWA, May 20, 2015 /CNW/ - For the 18(th) year in a row, IKEA co-workers will join Tree Canada today to plant and maintain trees and shrubs in local communities surrounding IKEA Canada's 12

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2015-05-18 13:28:52

You go, Ecuador! According a Tweet by Ecuador’s Environment Minister, Lorena Tapia, 44,883 people took part in the record-breaking dig-in which covered more than 4,942 acres.

2015-05-18 08:24:29

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A local grassroots project launched last year marked an important milestone yesterday with the dedication of a new home for a family of four

2015-05-12 12:24:51

Representatives from US Fish & Wildlife Service, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), World Resource Institute, Forest Legality Alliance and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), U.S.

2015-05-11 08:24:43

ASHLAND, Ore., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two decades of monitoring and scientific studies have shown that the Northwest Forest Plan is meeting its ecosystem management objectives across nearly 25

2015-05-08 12:21:43

Receipt of fifth payment brings total earned to US$190 million GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Government of Guyana this morning announced the receipt

2015-05-05 12:22:51

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) represents forest and paper associations from 33 countries SAO PAULO, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The President


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.