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2013-11-26 23:23:46

After just one year of their Forests for the Future initiative, Eminence has planted an incredible 1.5 million trees. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Last November, Éminence Organic Skin Care (http://www.eminenceorganics.com) embarked on an environmental initiative that helps restore and rebuild the environment one tree at a time. Deforestation is the leading cause of climate change as millions of acres of trees are lost every year. Éminence is determined to make a...

2013-11-26 14:28:44

Halting deforestation in tropical regions requires verification of forest conditions. VTT has developed a new satellite image based method for accurate assessment of tropical forest cover. Part of the EU's seventh framework program, the ReCover project has involved using satellite imaging to map forest cover in sites in Mexico, Guyana, Columbia, Congo and the Fiji Islands over a period of up to 20 years. The REDD program is the United Nations' collaborative initiative designed to combat...

2013-11-21 12:23:20

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), has issued a new UL Standard (UL 175) for Sanitary Paper Products that specifically includes the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) among forest certification standards that can be used as evidence that a product meets the "Sustainable Forest Source" or "System for Evidence Sourcing" criteria. Another acceptable certification program cited was the...

2013-11-14 16:30:35

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryland-led, multi-organizational team has created the first high-resolution global map of forest extent, loss and gain. This free resource greatly improves the ability to understand human and naturally-induced forest changes and the local to global implications of these changes on environmental, economic and other natural and societal systems, members of the team say. (Logo:...

2013-11-05 20:23:41

Actions Align with Weyerhaeuser's Commitment to High Standards of Forest Management FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company this week joined 25 of the world's leading forest products companies in announcing the need to significantly scale up sustainable forest management. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120111/AQ34535LOGO) Weyerhaeuser and the 25 other members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Forest Solutions...

2013-11-05 16:21:42

ISTANBUL, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a statement Monday that promotes the expansion of forest certification across the supply chain. The statement marked a significant step towards the growing trend of recognizing all credible forest certification programs as a proof point for responsible forestry. The WBCSD Forest Solutions Group, led by 26 of the world's leading companies along the forest products...

2013-10-29 15:54:20

Study finds half of UN projects do not engage local communities in monitoring, argues REDD+ projects that integrate community participation are more likely to save forests As global forest and climate experts gather at the Oslo REDD Exchange 2013 to ramp up international efforts to protect carbon-storing forests in the developing world, a recent study by researchers at the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and European and Southeast Asian institutions finds that local...

2013-10-28 08:22:26

SCS Global Services Validates and Verifies Portion of a FSC-Certified Forest as a REDD+ Project under the Verified Carbon Standard EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Jari-Amapa forest managed by Biofílica Environmental Investments has just achieved third-party validation and verification by SCS Global Services (SCS) for its Jari-Amapa forest under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program, registered to the Verified...

2013-10-22 12:21:24

Project results in nearly 300,000 carbon offsets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and complements woodland protection for the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Finite Carbon and Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced the successful development and registration of the Brosnan Forest Improved Forest Management carbon project. The project meets the Climate Action Reserve's forest project protocol and resulted in...

Forest Ecosystems Keep The Earth From Cooking
2013-10-17 04:10:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study led by Princeton University, enhanced growth of the Earth's plants during the 20th century has caused a significant slowdown of the Earth's transition to being "red-hot." This study, the first to specify the extent to which plants have prevented climate change since pre-industrial times, found that land ecosystems have kept the planet cooler by absorbing billions of tons of carbon, especially during the past 60...


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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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