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2014-04-03 12:55:13

Researchers at Winrock International have developed a first-of-its-kind method for estimating carbon emissions from forest degradation caused by selective logging in tropical regions. Refined over a period of 15 years and tested in six countries, the approach is highlighted in an article authored by Winrock’s Ecosystems Services experts, Timothy Pearson, Sandra Brown and Felipe Casarim — published April 1 in Environmental Research Letters. Until now, efforts for reducing emissions from...

2014-03-27 23:33:38

Planning for new countries and increased planting goals, tentree looks towards a more eco-conscious future. REGINA, SK (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Having already provided 160,000 hours of employment to locals in developing countries, tentree announced today that the Canadian lifestyle apparel company has officially planted their first million trees. By partnering with international non-profit organizations, tentree is stepping up to become a major part of reforestation efforts in several...

2014-02-27 16:22:34

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This winter has been especially cold, grey and snowy and Trees New York is working to beat the winter blues by planting more evergreen trees! One day last February, Trees New York's Executive Director, Nelson Villarrubia, turned the corner and saw a cluster of evergreens blanketed in snow. The beautiful scene swept away his winter doldrums and he realized he couldn't be the only New Yorker who craves color and vitality during the...

Controlling Invasive Weeds Can Help Attempts At Reforestation In Panama
2014-01-28 14:53:12

Pensoft Publishers Saccharum spontaneum is an invasive grass that has spread extensively in disturbed areas throughout the Panama Canal watershed, where it has created a fire hazard and inhibited reforestation efforts. The weed originally believed to be originally from India, is perfectly adapted to the conditions in Panama and produces excessive amounts of biomass during the wet season, which impedes reforestation efforts. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota proposes...

How Does A South American Tree Adapt To Volcanic Soils?
2014-01-24 15:50:12

American Journal of Botany Low soil nitrogen, not soil phosphorus levels, stimulate cluster root adaptation in the Proteaceae, Embothrium coccineum, a tree that may be key to reforestation in Patagonia Soils of southern South America, including Patagonia, have endured a high frequency of disturbances from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, and erosion. In addition, massive fires in the mid-20th century were set to forests in the region in an effort to promote colonization. In...

2014-01-21 20:20:42

GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique 2013 relationship between Associated Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation rewarded the bank's consumer and business banking deposit product customers switching from paper statements to eStatements with a tree planted on their behalf by the Foundation. Associated estimates that 113,567 trees have been pledged to the Arbor Day Foundation during 2013 for planting in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota thanks to the program. Associated...

Do Faster-Growing Old Trees Translate To More Carbon Storage?
2014-01-16 07:03:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Contrary to the commonly held belief that trees become unproductive as they grow older, new research appearing in the journal Nature demonstrates that most of them experience increases in their growth rates and store more carbon as they age. As part of their research, the study authors reviewed records from studies on six continents, including measurements from over 650,000 trees belonging to 403 tropical and temperate species....

2014-01-14 23:21:08

National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program helps communities and young people learn about the importance of trees for communities and wildlife. Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is currently accepting applications for youth leaders and organizations wishing to hold a sapling tree planting event this Spring as part of NWF’s Trees for Wildlife program. The program aims to educate and prepare a generation of conservation stewards,...

Young Tropical Forests Contribute Little To Tree-Biodiversity Conservation
2013-12-12 17:14:28

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute A satellite image of a green swath of tropical forest does not tell the whole story. About half the world's tropical forests are relatively young. Unless protected, they are unlikely to last more than a human generation before falling to bulldozers and chainsaws. These ephemeral secondary forests may contribute little to tree-biodiversity conservation, according to a new report by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama....

2013-12-06 13:59:59

For first time, Dartmouth study puts a dollar value on snow's reflection of solar energy Replacing forests with snow-covered meadows may provide greater climatic and economic benefits than if trees are left standing in some regions, according to a Dartmouth College study that for the first time puts a dollar value on snow's ability to reflect the sun's energy. The findings suggest more frequent logging or deforestation may better serve our planet and pocketbooks in high latitude areas...


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Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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