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2010-03-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Choosing wood floors for your home is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your flooring is environmentally friendly. The raw material necessary to make wood floors - trees - is a resource that can be renewed time and time again, but how can you be sure that the wood you are buying was legally harvested? In the United States, illegal logging is extremely rare, but in other areas of the world, illegal logging is epidemic. The National Wood...

2010-02-08 03:00:00

OXFORD, England, February 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Helveta Ltd., the leading provider of asset management and supply chain monitoring technology for the forest sector, has announced an exclusive 5 year supply agreement with Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A. (SGS), to supply the Ministry of Environment, Conservation of Nature and Tourism (MECNT) for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with the software technology platform and support services to manage the entire supply chain of wood and...

2009-12-07 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the framework of the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Forest Service, and the Russian Federal Forest Agency signed a Protocol of Intent to strengthen collaboration in the sustainable management of forests through 2013. The Protocol provides a framework for joint activities to protect the world's largest expanse of forest, including initiatives to support both...

2009-11-19 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local news sources reported Tuesday that agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service searched the Tennessee manufacturing facility of Gibson Guitars as part of an investigation under the Lacey Act into harvested wood from Madagascar. This search represents the first use of a landmark 2008 amendment to the Lacey Act prohibiting trade in illegally sourced wood products. The Lacey Act is a 100-year-old statute that restricts traffic in illegally...

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2009-11-13 13:34:04

The Brazilian government said it experienced the smallest loss of its sprawling Amazon rainforest over the past year in more than two decades, attributing the change to its tougher environmental policies, AFP reported. However, the region still lost 2,700 square miles of rainforest between July 2008 and July 2009. Officials said that was 45 percent less than what was lost during the previous 12 month period to inroads by ranchers, loggers and other human development in the planet's largest...

2009-11-12 15:56:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Deforestation rates in the Brazilian Amazon dropped 45.7 percent from August 2008 to July 2009, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced today during a meeting with state governors and mayors in Brasilia. According to new data based on analysis of satellite imagery by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), an estimate of 7,008 square kilometers of forest were cleared in Brazil during the 12-month period, the lowest rate...

2009-11-03 12:50:00

Landmark reforms were aimed at halting deforestation, illegal wood products WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers (USW) today voiced concerns over a decision by regulators to grant special exemptions for pulp and paper from the Lacey Act reforms of 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) These landmark reforms aim to protect the world's forests and communities by halting the import and sale of...

2009-10-01 17:50:00

Additional HTS Headings Require Plant Product Declaration Form at Border WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It has been five months since the official beginning of the declaration requirement phase-in for plant and plant products under the amended US Lacey Act. USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) now requires importers of certain wood products including logs and veneer to declare the value, volume, scientific name, and country of harvest origin of the...

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2009-06-12 06:20:00

According to a new study, researchers say that deforesting large swathes of the Amazon to clear land for cattle and soy does not bring long-term economic progress. The study examined some 286 Amazon municipalities and found that clearing forests offered only short-lived economic benefits that were soon reversed. In the most recent issue of the journal Science, the researchers use their data to argue that the deforestation cycle helps neither people nor nature in the long-run. They further...

2009-02-16 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A lot of focus has been directed toward the destruction of the world's forests during the past few decades. The truth is that deforestation is happening with alarming frequency. Millions of acres of forest land are harvested illegally throughout the world every year, which contributes significantly to global warming and the destruction of wildlife habitat. Because this activity adversely affects our environment, the National Wood Flooring...


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