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2009-05-01 09:51:37

In the last decade, Asian farmers have cleared tens of thousands of square miles of forests to accommodate the world’s growing demand for palm oil, an increasingly popular food ingredient.

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2009-02-26 14:59:57

A top Australian scientist said Thursday that the nation’s bushfires, which have devastated Victoria state, have released millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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2009-02-23 09:44:09

Severe fires in Indonesia – responsible for some of the worst air quality conditions worldwide – are linked not only to drought, but also to changes in land use and population density.

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2009-01-30 09:22:05

More than 200 scientists from around the world have attended the weeklong POLinSAR 2009 workshop hosted at ESRIN, ESA’s Earth Observation centre in Frascati, Italy.

2009-01-29 09:59:36

A team of Czech, Spanish and British scientists has produced the first map to outline the level of alien plant invasions across the European Union. The researchers said biological invasions are one of the major threats to biodiversity and also affect the economy and human health.

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2009-01-22 11:12:14

Biological invasions are one of the major threats to biodiversity and in many cases they have considerable impact on economy and human health.

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2008-11-06 09:40:00

Billions of tons of carbon sequestered in the world's peat bogs could be released into the atmosphere in the coming decades as a result of global warming.

2008-10-31 09:00:23

Finnish industrial process provider Metso has announced that it will supply electricity and heat supplier Kuopion Energia with a multi-fuel fired power boiler for installation at its new combined heat and power plant located in Haapaniemi, in the town of Kuopio, Finland.

2008-10-30 09:00:34

Metso will supply Kuopion Energia Oy with a multi-fuel fired power boiler to their new combined heat and power (CHP) plant located in Haapaniemi, in the town of Kuopio, Finland. Start-up of the boiler is scheduled for the end of 2011.


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lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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