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2007-07-27 03:10:00

Soaring demand from Ugandan men seeking to restore their sexual potency is driving a species of tree known as the Omuboro to extinction. "It [the tree] is like a natural Viagra," said Hannington Oryem- Orida, a professor of botany at Makerere University.

2007-06-15 06:15:55

By Griscom, Bronson W Daly, Douglas C; Ashton, Mark S GRISCOM, B. W. (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511), D. C. DALY (The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458), AND M. S. ASHTON (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511).

2007-04-19 06:00:00

By Abrams, Marc D No species in the eastern United States better exemplifies a ubiquitous yet subordinate tree than does blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica).

2006-04-04 17:14:22

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Indonesia launched talks on Tuesday to curb illegal logging that threatens the Southeast Asian country's rain forests and advanced other initiatives that could lead to a free trade pact, top trade officials from both countries said.

2006-03-22 19:52:30

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Environmentalists say a new survey of logging and other development in Canada's forests, released on Wednesday, shows the need for greater conservation and protection.

2005-11-14 13:47:34

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 32.5 million acres of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday. The U.N.

2005-11-14 10:55:00

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 32.5 million acres of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday. The U.N.

2005-11-14 10:30:55

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.

2005-11-14 10:29:54

By Crispian Balmer ROME (Reuters) - Some 13 million hectares of forests are destroyed around the world each year, an area the size of Greece, although the net loss of trees has finally slowed thanks mainly to new plantations, the United Nations said on Monday.

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2005-11-14 05:45:00

The world's forests are reduced by some 13 million hectares each year but the rate of loss is slowing down, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said on Monday.


Latest Old-growth forest Reference Libraries

Allegheny National Forest
2013-10-30 09:24:27

The Allegheny National Forest is a National Forest that can be found in northwestern Pennsylvania. The forest covers 513,175 acres of land. In the forest is the Kinzua Dam, which impounds the Allegheny River to create Allegheny Reservoir. The administrative headquarters for the Allegheny National Forest can be found in Warren. It has two ranger stations, one in Bradford, McKean County and one in Marienville, Forest County. The forest lies in the heart of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas...

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...

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