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Northern Biomass Of Earth Has Been Mapped And Measured
2013-06-26 07:53:13

ESA The biomass of the northern hemisphere’s forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth’s future climate. Accurately measuring forest biomass and how it varies are key elements for taking stock of forests and vegetation. Since forests assist in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mapping forest biomass is also important for understanding the global carbon...

2013-05-21 16:22:07

OTTAWA, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - As the President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), on behalf of the companies who signed the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), we regret that environmental groups have suspended negotiations in northwest Ontario and Quebec but we are pleased that they remain committed to continuing the hard work of the CBFA. This unique agreement covers all areas of the boreal where our companies operate from Newfoundland to the Rocky...

2013-05-21 12:29:37

Commitment to ongoing work with other forestry companies remains strong OTTAWA, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - On the third anniversary of the signing of the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), environmental signatories are suspending further work with Resolute Forest Products. They remain committed to continuing their work with other signatory companies to plan for protection of critical Boreal woodland caribou habitat and sustainable forest management practices. "We are very...

2013-05-21 08:22:54

MONTREAL, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today expressed the Company's disappointment that negotiations under the auspices of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) have broken down after three years of collaborative efforts. Parties were unable to reach mutual agreement on a workable plan to jointly further conservation efforts while balancing environmental, social and economic considerations in the Canadian boreal forest. The...

2013-05-17 08:25:35

OTTAWA, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join a moderated teleconference on Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA), signed by seven leading environmental organizations and 19 member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), applies to 72 million hectares of public forests licensed to FPAC members. The Agreement, when fully implemented, will conserve significant areas of Canada's vast Boreal Forest,...

Boreal Forests Expected To Shift Poleward
2013-05-06 04:58:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online What will happen to the climate in various parts of the world as the effects of global warming become amplified? Researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new way to predict what will occur as temperatures rise across the Earth. The research, which was published in Sunday´s online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience, is anticipating major changes for boreal forests, which the authors...

2013-04-30 16:31:54

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greg Siekaniec, Chief Executive Officer of Ducks Unlimited Canada, has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors. Mr. Siekaniec's election fills an open position with the SFI board's environmental chamber. "Greg Siekaniec is an outstanding leader who has dedicated his professional life to wildlife conservation and management, and he will make a strong contribution to our...

2013-02-21 12:22:32

OTTAWA, Ontario and WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew de Vries has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) as Vice President, Conservation, Indigenous and Government Relations. He will oversee the SFI(®) conservation program in Canada and engage Native Americans, First Nations and Metis groups both in the development and use of the SFI standard. Andrew will also work with governments in Canada and Europe to ensure inclusive forest certification related...

2012-12-06 12:29:27

OTTAWA, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Member companies of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) remain committed to the promises made to Canadians, rural communities, the environment and the marketplace under the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) and will continue to work hard with environmental partners on its implementation. Greenpeace has announced it has abandoned the agreement but all other signatories remain at the table, dedicated to both the spirit and the letter of...

2012-11-16 12:27:01

-- Resolute already world's largest manager of FSC-certified forests MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of Company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute tenures that are FSC-certified in North America to 15.8 million hectares (39 million...


Latest Taiga Reference Libraries

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

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2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe to the Bering Sea. There are five sub-regions of the Palearctic: European-Siberian, Mediterranean...

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