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2008-10-09 12:00:24

The Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) today announced a bold commitment to protect the remaining forests and critical ecosystems of Sumatra, an Indonesian island that holds some of the world's most diverse - and endangered - forests.

2008-10-08 18:00:16

A MORE joined-up approach to managing water is urgently needed in the face of the growing risk of flooding and drought, the National Trust warned yesterday.

2008-09-08 15:00:50

By Rob Edwards Environment Editor A MAJOR opencast coal mining company has been reported to the police for allegedly breaching planning conditions and damaging an internationally important peat bog in Ayrshire.

2008-08-22 03:00:14

By Donatantonio, Domenic Funding could be given to landowners who retain natural carbon storage areas under plans for an audit of England's natural resources announced this week. Environment secretary Hilary Benn has launched a two-year project to look into wildlife, habitats and ecosystems.

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2008-08-20 10:05:00

Scientists have found that the ground is drying out in a 13,700-year-old peat bog, just another sign, they say, of the Earth’s warming climate.

2008-08-07 12:00:46

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot The fire that raged through more than 40,000 acres of North Carolina forest and farm land - and sent smoke into Hampton Roads - appears to be nearly extinguished.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot Officials have begun scaling back efforts to extinguish a wildfire that continues to smolder 50 miles west of the Outer Banks.

2008-07-24 03:00:50

By Ozenc, Damla Bender This study was carried out to determine effects of composted hazelnut husk (CHH) on tomato seedlings grown under water stress conditions. Seven media were prepared using CHH mixed, in different ratios, with native peat and perlite.

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2008-07-21 13:40:00

Threatened by climate change, development and dehydration, wetlands throughout the world could release a “carbon bomb” if they are destroyed, scientists reported Sunday.

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2008-07-15 15:35:00

The Tunguska catastrophe in 1908 evidently led to high levels of acid rain. This is the conclusion reached by Russian, Italian and German researchers based on the results of analyses of peat profiles taken from the disaster region.


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