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2013-08-26 16:22:28

NEW YORK and BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Equitable Origin (EO), the first stakeholder-based, independent social and environmental certification for the oil and gas industry, has formed a landmark partnership with Colombia's Country Brand, to promote certification of Colombia's oil and gas production under the EO100(TM) Standard. The EO100(TM) Standard is part of the Equitable Origin(TM) System, which combines a certification standard with a certificate-based...

2013-08-26 08:24:03

SCS Global Services Confirms Travel Guide Leader's Conformance to Forest Stewardship Council Requirements MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 98% of Lonely Planet's paper consumption is now Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, as confirmed based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), an internationally recognized certification body. Nearly all of Lonely Planet's print publications, including travel guides, phrasebooks,...

First High-resolution National Carbon Map Of Panama
2013-07-23 11:11:56

Carnegie Institution A team of researchers has for the first time mapped the above ground carbon density of an entire country in high fidelity. They integrated field data with satellite imagery and high-resolution airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to map the vegetation and to quantify carbon stocks throughout the Republic of Panama. The results are the first maps that report carbon stocks locally in areas as small as a hectare (2.5 acres) and yet cover millions of hectares...

2013-07-22 11:18:57

Deforestation in parts of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, a study suggests. A more strategic approach to managing trees across the continent could have a positive impact on the changing climate, researchers say. A pioneering study of African savannas by the University of Edinburgh has revealed deforestation in south-central Africa, driven by rising populations in the aftermath of war, and increasing demand for trees for agriculture and fuel. This loss of forests...

Climate Change Threatens Survival Of Forests On Drier, Low-elevation Sites
2013-06-28 10:10:53

Oregon State University Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests. Researchers from Oregon State University concluded that moisture stress is a key limitation for conifer regeneration following stand-replacing wildfire, which will likely...

2013-06-25 16:22:13

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services announced that it has independently verified the Madre de Dios Amazon Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Project under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), thereby allowing the project to generate carbon credits that will finance the protection of key Peruvian rainforest habitat. SCS confirmed that the carbon offset project avoided emissions of approximately 4.5 million tons of carbon...

2013-06-20 23:15:36

Cricket works to alleviate the negative impact on the environment with product offerings certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 The Lights International Operating unit of Swedish Match AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, today announced that the recently introduced Cricket 5-Minute Firestarter is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). The FSC is an independent, international non-profit organization established to promote the...

2013-06-20 16:22:08

Ship made with local, responsibly harvested wood to set sail in San Francisco Bay and beyond SAUSALITO, Calif., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A $5 million historic sailing brigantine currently under construction in Sausalito has officially entered the process of earning Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) project certification to demonstrate that it will be constructed from timber produced with responsible forestry practices. The nonprofit group behind the project, Educational Tall...

2013-06-17 16:21:07

ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While some activist environmental groups push for a monopoly, a new study released today found that a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) monopoly on forest certification in the U.S. could destroy tens of thousands of American jobs and hurt forest economies in the South and the Pacific Northwest. The study also found that a FSC monopoly would significantly reduce wood flows in the U.S., resulting in substantial economic losses for...

2013-06-04 23:00:14

In 2013, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests are partnering to plant 175,000 trees in 19 forest restoration projects around the globe. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 On the United Nations World Environment Day, Alcoa Foundation and American Forests announce that through the Partnership for Trees Program, more than 175,000 trees will be planted across 19 global project sites this year. The Partnership for Trees Program is part of Alcoa Foundation´s commitment to plant 10...


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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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