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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...

2013-10-11 08:21:06

Furniture Design Company Promotes Healthy Indoor Air, Responsible Sourcing and Resource Conservation EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based furniture company Humanscale has made sustainability a core principle of design, recently gaining distinction by earning multiple rigorous sustainability certifications. SCS Global Services (SCS) has just independently certified all of Humanscale's wooden tables to the Forest Stewardship Council's (FSC) Chain of Custody...

World's Forests Will Continue To Shrink
2013-10-11 03:42:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As developing nations continue to expand their land use, the area around the world covered by forests will decline and then stabilize at a lower level, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE. In the study, researchers looked at trends around the world to create a mathematical model for future land use. The study team’s most-likely model predicts that forests will drop from covering 30 percent of Earth's...

Increasing Crop Yield, Decreasing Food Consumption Needed To Slow, Reverse Deforestation
2013-10-09 09:09:27

Public Library of Science Feeding a growing global population while also slowing or reversing global deforestation may only be possible if agricultural yields rise and/or per capita food consumption declines over the next century, according to historic global food consumption and land use trends. Published October 9, 2013, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Chris Pagnutti, Chris Bauch, and Madhur Anand from the University of Guelph, this research underscores the long-term challenge of...

2013-10-02 12:23:08

"Made in America" web boutique puts eco-friendly mission into practice by donating trees FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lila Mae (www.lilamae.com), an online shopping destination for stylish, sustainable gifts and essentials all made in the USA, announces a new partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org). For every purchase made on the site, LilaMae.com will make a donation to reforestation projects in America in areas of greatest need. Lila Mae's...

2013-10-01 08:24:51

SCS Global Services Verifies REDD Project under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity and the Verified Carbon Standard EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oddar Meanchey REDD+ Project in Cambodia is the first project in the world to earn the verified "Triple Gold" distinction under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards for its avoided greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. SCS Global Services (SCS) independently verified the avoided emissions based on...

2013-09-25 08:23:24

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Wang Wenbiao, Board Chairman of China ELION Resource Group, received the first "Global Dryland Champion" award from the U.N. on the 23(rd) at Windhoek (Capital of Namibia) during the Eleventh UNCCD Conference of the Parties. In the award ceremony, Mr. Wang Wenbiao received the heavy medal from the hand of Mr. Luc Gnacadja, the Executive Secretary General of UNCCD Organization. (Photo:...

World's Forests Moving Uphill
2013-09-24 14:15:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A relaxing stroll through the woods is increasingly becoming an intense cardiovascular workout, as a new report from researchers at Aarhaus University in Denmark indicates that that the world’s forests are slowly being relegated to steep, mountainous slopes. According to study author Brody Sandel, the increasingly efficient removal of trees from flat areas around the world raises concerns about the biodiversity of the world's forests...

2013-09-17 08:23:57

Foundation contributes total of 340,000 trees to 56 organizations in 2013 HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today it has donated 150,000 trees to Black Bear Conservation Coalition (BBCC) to help restore the habitat for endangered black bears in Louisiana. The 2013 grant pushes total contributions to more than 1 million trees awarded to the organization. The BBCC is just one of many organizations to receive tree grants from...

2013-09-09 08:22:57

Woman-Managed Forestry Collaborative Independently Assessed by SCS Global Services EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tenzas Forest in Galicia, Spain has earned certification as a responsibly managed forest under the prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard, based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS). Under a unique, collaborative management enterprise, timber management and harvesting, beekeeping, and cattle production...


Latest Reforestation Reference Libraries

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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