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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.

2008-07-05 00:00:11

For peat's sake - a Mumbles- based conservation group is planning to spread the word about composting this summer. Coeden Fach, which means little tree in English, has won pounds1,600 of B&Q products to set up a peat-free compost scheme, after beating off stiff competition.

2008-06-27 09:03:03

Finnish electricity generation group Fortum has built a 23MW combined heat and power plant in the city of Parnu, Estonia, for a total investment of around E80 million. The plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2010. The plant will have a 23MW heat production capacity.

2008-06-21 06:00:11

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 21--The fire in Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern North Carolina has burned more intensely and spread more widely because of changes to the land in earlier decades to promote farming.

2008-06-14 09:00:20

This week we watched wildfires in California and our own backyard. A fire that began from a light ning strike two weeks ago continued to spread across rural eastern North Carolina, with smoke from burning peat blanketing Hampton Roads on Tuesday evening.

2008-04-21 10:45:00

Plans by Lewis Wind Power to erect 181 wind turbines on the Western Isle of Scotland have been denied by government officials.

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2008-03-26 01:50:00

In an investigative report published today by Eyes on the Forest, evidence shows that a new logging road in Riau Province -- strongly indicated as illegally built by companies connected to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) -- is cutting into the heart of Sumatra’s largest contiguous peatland forest, a rare hydrological ecosystem that acts as one of the planet’s biggest carbon stores.

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2007-04-02 00:40:00

Only a few years ago, oil from palm trees was viewed as an ideal biofuel: a cheap, renewable alternative to petroleum that would fight global warming. Energy companies began converting generators and production soared.

2006-12-13 03:00:30

By Moldes, A; Cendn, Y; Lpez, E; Barral, M T Municipal solid waste (MSW) compost from aerobic or anaerobic bioprocesses was evaluated as components of substrates for potted plant production.

2006-08-09 03:20:00

By Ed Davies JAKARTA (Reuters) - Choking smoke from Indonesian forest fires marks the return of an annual hazard across the region which authorities appear powerless to stop and that only one thing can be relied upon to contain -- rain.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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