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2012-06-25 23:04:04

Formerly certified with their sister company, New Energy Works was awarded independent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® certification and joined the Forest Products Certification Group. Farmington, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 New Energy Works Timberframers, a leader in the timber frame industry, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® Chain of Custody Certification. They are certified in three categories: FSC 100%, Mix, and Recycled. An audit, administered by the Forest...

2012-06-16 01:03:07

Tiny microbes are at the heart of a novel agricultural technique to manage harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists have discovered how microbes can be used to turn carbon dioxide emissions into soil-enriching limestone, with the help of a type of tree that thrives in tropical areas, such as West Africa. Researchers have found that when the Iroko tree is grown in dry, acidic soil and treated with a combination of natural fungus and bacteria, not only does the tree flourish, it also...

2012-04-10 23:00:26

Plant a Tree in April: An Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration Launched from the Cloud. Bedford, Texas (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 FilesAnywhere, a pioneer in cloud storage and collaboration since 1999, is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation and FilesAnywhere customers to plant a forest´s worth of trees. In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day 2012, FilesAnywhere will plant a tree for every new, paid sign up and account upgrade during the month of April. Trees will be planted in the...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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