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2012-08-10 06:22:26

(Note to editors: This is not a typo - one BILLION planted!)  MONTREAL, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today celebrated the planting of one billion trees at its forestry operations in northern Ontario. This achievement is the result of collective efforts made over the past 30 years by the Company, its employees, numerous contractors and suppliers, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. To mark the occasion, two-meter...

2012-07-25 06:21:18

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, ASAE is partnering with American Forests to plant a tree for every person who attends the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 11-14. This effort, part of American Forests' new Meeting ReLeaf program, will offset the carbon footprint of the meeting and augment ASAE's broader sustainability efforts. All the trees will be planted in Texas in honor of the host state for this year's annual meeting. "In the...

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2012-07-13 11:29:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The clearing of the Brazilian rainforest is racking up a debt than won´t be paid by any government, but instead will be paid by the species that become extinct as a result of the destruction of their habitat. If deforestation and development in the Brazilian Amazon occur at their current rates over the next 40 years, 25 vertebrate species will become locally extinct, according to new research published this week in Science....

2012-06-25 23:04:04

Formerly certified with their sister company, New Energy Works was awarded independent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® certification and joined the Forest Products Certification Group. Farmington, New York (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 New Energy Works Timberframers, a leader in the timber frame industry, has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® Chain of Custody Certification. They are certified in three categories: FSC 100%, Mix, and Recycled. An audit, administered by the Forest...

2012-06-16 01:03:07

Tiny microbes are at the heart of a novel agricultural technique to manage harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists have discovered how microbes can be used to turn carbon dioxide emissions into soil-enriching limestone, with the help of a type of tree that thrives in tropical areas, such as West Africa. Researchers have found that when the Iroko tree is grown in dry, acidic soil and treated with a combination of natural fungus and bacteria, not only does the tree flourish, it also...

2012-06-14 10:21:00

Tree Pittsburgh Rallies Community in Promoting Healthy, Diverse Tree Life PITTSBURGH, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For five years Tree Pittsburgh has been working to restore Pittsburgh's urban forest by planting thousands of new trees from diverse stocks, maintaining the existing population of trees, and educating the public about the environmental benefits trees provide for the city. In 2009, Tree Pittsburgh sought to expand their operation by constructing a nursery to house...

2012-06-13 02:28:24

TORONTO and MONTREAL, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are pleased to announce that Resolute has become the largest manager of Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC(®)) certified forests in the world. The Company recently certified 3.2 million hectares (7.9 million acres) of forestlands in the Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec to the FSC Boreal Standard. This certification raises the total area of...

2012-05-22 06:21:29

NEW ORLEANS, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation announced completion of the registration of a reforestation project in Arkansas and Louisiana that will remove an estimated 460,000 tons of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years. The project, which involved restoring 2,942 acres of marginal agricultural land to native bottomland hardwood forests, is registered with the widely respected American Carbon Registry and is one of only a few U.S.-based reforestation projects registered...

2012-04-25 10:26:04

Lexington, Ky., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Forest and Wood Certification has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120424/MM94369LOGO) The FSC is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging responsible management of the world's forests. FSC <dfn>certification</dfn> is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management...

2012-04-10 23:00:26

Plant a Tree in April: An Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration Launched from the Cloud. Bedford, Texas (PRWEB) April 09, 2012 FilesAnywhere, a pioneer in cloud storage and collaboration since 1999, is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation and FilesAnywhere customers to plant a forest´s worth of trees. In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day 2012, FilesAnywhere will plant a tree for every new, paid sign up and account upgrade during the month of April. Trees will be planted in the...


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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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