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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...

2010-12-21 00:01:51

In the wake of threatening environmental realities like deforestation and global warming, 4OVER4.COM, one of the first ever online printing companies, has recently announced its plan to plant 100,000 trees through an initiative that encourages the use of web based social networking to help save the Earth's forests "One Tree at a Time". This program, appropriately named "100,000 Trees for Humanity", is the latest green printing initiative by 4OVER4.COM towards the development of its corporate...

2010-12-08 17:41:00

HONOLULU, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) recently translated their web site to Korean in order to better serve their South Korean clients. Although 65% of South Korea's land is forested, the country is still one of the top importers of forestry products in the world. South Korean residents understand the need for preserving natural resources and have expressed interest in investing with HLH. HLH is an evolutionary model for tropical reforestation, using...

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2010-12-01 11:18:31

A 13-year study has been key to understanding how and why an orchid species (Cypripedium calceolus), which is endangered in some countries in Europe, is surviving and recovering in the Pyrenees. The results suggest that the abandonment of farming and grazing, which is enabling reforestation to take place, is benefiting this orchid. Populations of species at the edges of their distribution areas, as is the case with the 'lady's slipper' orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) on the southern side of...

2010-11-24 09:41:55

Review of 10 years of research suggests lessons for COP16 negotiators in Cancun: Community forest owners can reduce illegal logging, forest fires, CO2 emissions, poverty A study released today amid debate over how to reduce the loss and degradation of the world's most vulnerable forests suggests that negotiators at the upcoming UN climate change conference in Cancun should look to Mexico's forest communities for a solution. When allowed to benefit economically from their forests, forest...

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2010-11-23 14:45:00

In many developing countries, forest restoration at home has led to deforestation abroad, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The authors say their findings could have significant implications for ongoing efforts to protect the world's remaining forests, which are disappearing at an annual rate of more than 32 million acres "“ an area roughly the size of England. "Reducing deforestation is an international priority, given its impacts...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

New Energy Works Timberframers was honored last night in a special reception hosted by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in conjunction with the USGBC GreenBuild Conference in Chicago for winning first place in the 6th Annual Design & Build with FSC Award. Portland, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) November 18, 2010 New Energy Works Timberframers was honored last night in a special reception hosted by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in conjunction with the USGBC GreenBuild Conference in Chicago...

2010-11-18 07:40:00

STEENBERGEN, The Netherlands, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Groasis Waterboxx, winner of Popular Science Magazine's "Best of What's New" 2010 swept all 11 categories for the best invention, leaving behind other fantastic inventions, such as the Apple iPad, Porsche 918 Spyder Green Supercar, Panasonic Viera TV, Intel Wireless display and 117 others for the Grand Prize. Pieter Hoff, inventor of the Groasis Waterboxx, is happy with his innovation, as it is pivotal to the success of...


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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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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