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NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its new position paper published today, "
WASHINGTON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Secretary of Agriculture announced a partnership agreement between the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the U.S.
HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Communities across Pennsylvania will become a little greener this spring thanks to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources'
Department releases results of 2012 survey of timber harvested, processed in Pa. HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using recently compiled data as a baseline,
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI) is proud that the
OTTAWA, April 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its members understand and embrace the value and importance of managing Canada's forests responsibly.
VANCOUVER, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Canfor Corporation (TSX:CFP) announced today that, further to its news release of September 30, 2014, it has completed the purchase of the operating assets
Largest commitment to NFF's tree-planting program kicks off with Boxed Water's "Retree Project" LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Boxed Water, an environmentally conscious
Swingle cautions Colorado homeowners and businesses about the effects of the 2014 November freeze DENVER, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In November 2014, Colorado experienced
MONTREAL, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc.
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, 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 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 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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