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2011-05-20 06:00:00

NYBRO, Sweden, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The once degraded forests in the Curacautin Valley in Chile have now recovered sufficiently, after hard work over the last decades, to be able to help provide a sustainable living to the people in the area, based on fair trade and responsible forest management principles. Wooden floor maker Kahrs from Sweden is the first company in the world to support and purchase dual-labelled material from Chile that meets both FSC and Fairtrade certification...

2011-05-05 09:56:00

WAYCROSS, Ga., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oglethorpe Power Corporation and the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) this week celebrated the planting of nearly 150,000 seedlings in a partnership to reforest about 400 acres of hardwood forestland burned in wildfires near the Okefenokee Swamp in 2007. The replanting took place over several seasons from 2009-2010 in the 33,000-acre Dixon Memorial State Forest located in Ware and Brantley counties. In commemoration of the project, Oglethorpe...

2011-04-21 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) (short cut: O.CO) today, announced the debut of carbon-neutral shipping for every purchase made from its Worldstock Fair Trade inventory, effective immediately. This sustainability effort establishes Overstock.com as one of the largest online retailers to take responsibility for the environmental impact of its product shipping program. Through a partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation, a leading...

2011-04-20 00:00:28

For every web sign-up during the week of Earth Day, Green Mountain Energy Company will plant a tree to help support the environment Austin, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Planting trees is a powerful way to help the environment, improve communities, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Beginning today, Monday, April 18, through Friday, April 22, Green Mountain Energy Company will plant a tree, in partnership with AMERICAN FORESTS, for each new customer who signs up online for Green...

2011-04-07 14:23:00

SHELTON, Conn., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All Pionite® Decorative Surfaces' products are now available with full Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification upon request at no extra cost. Pionite customers now have the capability of producing certified products from the full complement of Pionite laminates without the need for a minor component derogation. Full FSC certification is another measure of Pionite's high environmental standards. As the company grows,...

2011-04-07 14:18:00

SHELTON, Conn., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nevamar® Decorative Surfaces' products are now available with full Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification upon request at no extra cost. Nevamar customers now have the capability of producing certified products from the full complement of Nevamar laminates without the need for a minor component derogation. Full FSC certification is another measure of Nevamar's high environmental standards. As the company grows, this...

2011-02-23 07:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KODAK Gallery (www.kodakgallery.com), the only online photo service designed for your KODAK MOMENTS, has earned the privilege to offer its customers personalized Photo Books, Photo Cards and Calendars carrying the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label. Displaying the FSC® label on these products will assure KODAK Gallery customers that their personalized Photo Books, Photo Cards and Calendars were created using paper...

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2011-02-03 07:16:48

A top expert with the United Nations said Wednesday that forests around the world could start expanding again within a few years. But, according to a UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) global study, trees are still being cut down at "alarmingly high" rates, mainly in the Amazon and Africa. FAO assistant director general Eduardo Rojas-Briales said that many new trees will only have "junk" value in the disposing of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming. While the estimated...

2011-01-21 00:00:51

4OVER4.COM, one of the first online printing companies, and a leading green printing firm, has announced GREENTEAM, a fund raising program for non-profit organizations focused on the environment, conservation and sustainability. All organizations focused on environmental conservation and sustainability are encouraged to participate. Organizations participating in GREENTEAM will be able to raise funds for their activities and programs, while at the same time create value for their members...

2010-12-29 00:01:20

4OVER4.COM, one of the first online printing companies in the United States, and a leading Green Printing firm, has inaugurated a new Charitable Partnership program called GREENTEAM, to promote the activities of environmental charities, and is calling on the participation of all charitable and non-profit organizations focused on the Environment, Conservation and Sustainability. The partnership, 4OVER4.COM believes, will make for a larger-scale positive impact on the environment, while...


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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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.