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2010-04-12 12:12:00

SHELTON, Conn., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Panolam Industries' Nevamar® and Pionite® High Pressure Laminates (HPL) have received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification through the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance, the world's premier certifier of non-timber forest products. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. "The FSC certification...

2010-04-05 09:26:00

ST. LOUIS, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Naya, a new line of beautiful, comfortable and eco-friendly women's footwear, is honoring Earth Day's 40th anniversary (April 22, 2010) by teaming up with e-tailer Shoes.com and worldwide tree planting organization Plant-It 2020 to replenish indigenous trees in communities around the world, by planting at least 5,000 trees. During the month of April, when shoppers purchase a pair of Naya shoes on Shoes.com, Plant-It 2020 will receive a...

2010-04-01 11:26:00

COHOES, N.Y., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mohawk Fine Papers, a third-generation family-owned business, announced the launch of Mohawk Loop: the world's most comprehensive line of recycled and environmentally preferable papers. Made with renewable energy and post-consumer fiber -- including the largest selection of 100% postconsumer waste (pcw) options -- these papers offer an unquestionable environmental pedigree without sacrificing quality, variety or performance. The line also...

2010-01-26 16:21:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its participation in the recently published Ecosystem Marketplace report titled "State of the Forest Carbon Markets 2009", which surveyed 100 market participants, 65 of whom develop forest protection and restoration projects. Ecosystem Marketplace is a leading source of news, data, and analytics on markets and payments for ecosystem services...

2009-12-16 11:08:00

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Lin, the world-renowned artist and designer, will tonight debut her new media piece - Unchopping a Tree - at the Support REDD+ Gala in Copenhagen at COP15, hosted by The Coalition for Rainforest Nations and the governments of Gabon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea. The video is the latest iteration of What is Missing?, Ms. Lin's last memorial, and links deforestation prevention and sustainable reforestation with reducing carbon emissions and protecting...

2009-12-15 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that it has joined forces with several prominent environmental groups in an effort to create a program that recognizes the environmental attributes of wood flooring. Working with the Forest Stewardship Council-US and the FSC Family Forests Alliance, the NWFA created the Responsible Procurement Program, which recognizes wood flooring companies that work to sustain our world's forest. To...

2009-12-14 07:30:00

LAVAL, QC, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Uniboard, a North American leader of manufactured engineered wood products, is pleased to announce that its plant in Mont-Laurier, Quebec has been issued a Chain of Custody (COC) Certificate Multi-site by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) SW-COC 002726. "FSC certification is the industry's environmental gold standard and this achievement underlines Uniboard's ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices," said Lise Plante Product Manager, Panel...

2009-11-24 15:55:00

VINELAND, N.J., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- To hear the claims that wooden pallet producers have clear cut, raped and pillaged their way through America's old growth virgin forests, stripping them of trees, leaving them bald and naked. Sounds like a horror movie. Scary, but fictitious. According to Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of wooden pallets, "It's time to set the record straight because exactly the opposite is true." Smith explained the production process wooden...

2009-11-18 17:03:00

TEMPLE, Texas, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilsonart Flooring is the first laminate flooring manufacturer to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certification, ensuring that products marked with the recognizable FSC "checkmark and tree" ecologo were sourced from responsibly managed forests. Through the use of materials from well-managed forests and recycled sources, Wilsonart offers High Pressure Laminate (HPL) Flooring manufactured in the USA that provides a responsible...

2009-11-16 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Wood Flooring Association has announced that it has formed the Forest Stewardship Council Procurement Group, whose mission is to explore, review and develop systems for private landowners to adopt FSC certification. FSC certification offers the highest assurance of environmental and social performance in the forest products industry. Demand for FSC-certified wood has increased dramatically during the past few years based on...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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