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2012-03-26 18:36:32

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have investigated how much carbon the natural forests of Sri Lanka contain. The results are important for work to reduce deforestation of tropical countries, and for international negotiations in climate policy relating to a new climate agreement. Global deforestation can be reduced by measuring the amount of carbon contained in natural forests. The measurements may make it possible for tropical countries to receive compensation from...

2012-03-16 06:20:13

PAAUILO, Hawaii, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) today announced the completion of an independent feasibility study to assess the economic viability of afforestation carbon offsets using a native tree species (Acacia koa). The model was tested using both the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) and American Carbon Registry (ACR) carbon offset protocols. The assessment reveals that mid-size to smaller scale private landowners do indeed have options to generate carbon...

2012-03-15 20:42:00

?More Work Needed to Drive Market Transformation MINNEAPOLIS, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open for public comment now, the third draft of LEED 2012 offers improvements but still falls short of its stated goal: driving market transformation to sustainability. While the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recognizes and appreciates the substantial effort the staff and technical advisors at the USGBC invested in addressing weaknesses in earlier drafts, significant changes...

2012-03-13 11:30:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) today furthered its commitment to sustainability and the preservation of global forests by announcing that its consumer brand Softly bath and facial tissue and Ultra Thirsty paper towels are now produced to the high environmental and social responsibility standards of the Forest Stewardship Council(TM) (FSC®) and the Rainforest Alliance. Shoppers can identify FSC-certified and Rainforest Alliance-certified(TM)...

2012-01-30 08:27:03

New wall-to-wall carbon storage map can help developing nations track deforestation and report on emissions A study published in Nature Climate Change today finds that tropical vegetation contains 21 percent more carbon than previous studies had suggested. Using a combination of remote sensing and field data, scientists from Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), Boston University, and the University of Maryland were able to produce the first "wall-to-wall" map (with a spatial resolution...

2012-01-06 23:25:00

IMC Client, SelecTrim Corp. has been granted a membership certification into the Forest Products Certification Group, LLC. This certification allows SelecTrim to sell and promote themselves as manufacturers and distributors of Forest Stewardship Council (R) certified products. Williamsport, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 IMC Client, SelecTrim Corp. has been granted a membership certification into the Forest Products Certification Group, LLC.. This certification allows SelecTrim to...

2011-12-09 13:40:00

<font size="2" face="Arial"> </font> STEIN, <font size="2" face="Arial">Germany</font>, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The forestry project was one of the first to be registered by the UN "Clean Development Mechanism" programme (CDM) for environmentally compatible developments. From 2012, Faber-Castell is expected to become the world's first private corporation authorized to deal in CO2 certificates from managed forests. In the north of Colombia, in the El...

Future Forests May Soak Up More Carbon Dioxide Than Previously Believed
2011-10-15 04:00:33

North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated. As a result, they could help slow the pace of human-caused climate warming more than most scientists had thought, a U-M ecologist and his colleagues have concluded. The results of a 12-year study at an experimental forest in northeastern Wisconsin challenge several long-held assumptions about how future forests will respond to the rising...

2011-10-05 07:51:00

As LEED 2012 considers lower standards, award winners push green envelope TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced today at Greenbuild the best commercial and residential buildings of 2011, based on innovative uses of FSC-certified wood products. At a time when the US Green Building Council is considering dramatically lower standards for wood in their flagship LEED program, the award-winning projects show that use of FSC-certified wood...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, ignites waves of consciousness through Project GreenHands and Inner Engineering. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a realized yogi, who was named one of Indiaâs 50 most influential people in 2010, has made it his mandate to raise human consciousness. According to Sadhguru, âœModern technology has a tremendous capacity for creating well-being, but it can also bring great destruction....


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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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