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2009-11-04 12:52:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Green Carbon Corporation ("Global Green Carbon", "GGCC" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed a structured financing deal with Legends Capital. The proceeds of the funding are allocated to developing reforestation projects. Global Green Carbon is a world-wide developer of reforestation projects utilizing carbon credit financing. Global Green Carbon recently announced the acquisition of Andean Carbon Corporation, which is the project...

2009-10-20 13:49:00

COHOES, N.Y., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Mohawk Fine Papers is the latest company to resign from the United States Chamber of Commerce over climate policy. "We believe that our continued membership in an organization that vigorously opposes sensible climate change policies is detrimental to our position as a business leader with a strong record in the areas of environmental innovation and climate protection," says George F. Milner, Mohawk's Senior VP, Energy, Environmental, and...

2009-10-12 09:30:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional recently became the first away-from-home tissue products provider in North America to receive Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification for a broad range of tissue and towel products. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091012/PH90239 ) These FSC-certified products are now available for purchase and the FSC label will begin appearing on product packaging this month. Customers purchasing...

2009-10-02 14:05:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, has helped the environment by planting a tree for every book rented, sold or bought. Today, the company announced that it has planted over one million trees in 2009 through a partnership with the American Forests' Global ReLeaf® program. The tree-planting program demonstrates that Chegg not only gives back to students in the form of serious savings on their textbooks,...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Australian state of Victoria has become the first in the world to effectively inventory the amount of carbon stored in its public forests, parks and reserves using a carbon accounting system proposed by the Australian government's cap-and-trade system. "This new information will help Victorian landowners to enter the carbon market, identify reforestation sites and measure carbon on their own land," said Victoria Environment and Climate...

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2009-09-15 11:31:04

Vegetation in an area may determine its usable water supply, ecologists find Ecologists have discovered that timber plantations in Hawaii use more than twice the amount of water to grow as native forests use. Especially for island ecosystems, these findings suggest that land management decisions can place ecosystems "“ and the people who depend on them "“ at high risk for water shortages. "Scientists used to think that forests in same environments use water in the same way," says...

2009-08-26 17:30:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) and Oglethorpe Power Corporation have formed a first-of-its-kind partnership in the state to reforest as much as 500 acres of hardwood forestland burned in wildfires near the Okefenokee Swamp in 2007. The replanting project is taking place in the 33,000-acre Dixon Memorial State Forest located in Ware and Brantley Counties. The two parties made the announcement at the 4th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference in...

2009-08-17 10:46:06

Massive burning of forests for agriculture thousands of years ago may have increased atmospheric carbon dioxide enough to alter global climate and usher in a warming trend that continues today, according to a new study that appears online Aug. 17 in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews.Researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County say that today's 6 billion people use about 90 percent less land per person for growing food than was used by far...

2009-08-13 10:09:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Professional has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification for a broad range of tissue and towel products, making it the first away-from-home tissue products provider in North America to receive this distinction. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=MTE2 "FSC standards are globally recognized as the highest social and...

2009-08-11 14:07:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Carbon Friendly Solutions Inc. (TSX Venture Exchange: CFQ) ("CFS" or the "Company") (http://www.carbonfriendly.com) is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Global CO2 Reduction Inc. has initiated its Northern Ontario Pilot Project (the "Project"). CFS has completed planting 92,000 Jack pine seedlings on 40 hectares of land during stage one of its first North American reforestation project, in coordination with Trees for Clean Air (TFCA)....


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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