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2015-04-02 12:34:09

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.

2015-03-30 08:25:20

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

2015-03-23 16:24:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites land developers, local governments, environmental consultants, and the general public

south american gold
2015-01-14 17:22:28

An ongoing gold rush in the tropical forests of South America is putting one of the planet’s most biologically diverse landscapes in danger, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

Reduced-impact Logging Supports Diversity Of Forests
2014-12-03 03:44:08

When it comes to logging, it may be possible to have our timber and our tropical forests, too.

2014-11-01 12:20:12

Initiative Continues Yearlong Environmental Conservation & Restoration Program LEMONT, Ill., Nov.

Mountain Lions In Southern California Face Genetic Decay
2014-10-10 03:48:04

Cut off by freeways and human development, mountain lions in southern California are facing a severe loss of genetic diversity

2014-09-09 16:22:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania will receive an additional $675,000 from the U.S.


Latest Habitats Reference Libraries

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

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Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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