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2008-12-17 11:13:53

A Canadian sustainable energy company in Montreal says real Christmas trees have less of an environmental impact than reusable artificial trees. The company, which uses no capitals in its name, ellipsos inc., said its analysis in a Life Cycle Assessment found real trees generate 6.8 pounds of greenhouse gases compared with 17.8 pounds for an artificial tree per year. The results are astonishing, ellipsos President Jean-Sebastien Trudel said in a release. Considering that the artificial tree...

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2008-12-12 15:20:00

Economical and easy way to keep trees green: Water works best This Christmas season, think twice about spending money on a commercial flame retardant for your Christmas tree. The good, old-fashioned method"”keeping your tree in a container of fresh water"”is probably all you need to keep your tree green and healthy. Researchers have determined that some flame retardants don't work on cut Christmas trees; in fact, in several cases the chemical retardants sped up the drying process...

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2008-12-10 14:33:47

U.S. Forest Service scientists at the Center for Urban Forest Research are providing online software that can show users how much carbon dioxide an urban tree in California has sequestered in its lifetime and the past year. The Tree Carbon Calculator is free and programmed in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that provides carbon-related information for a single tree in one of six California climate zones. It is the only tool approved by the California Climate Action Registry's Urban Forest...

2008-12-09 08:18:00

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa author Andrew Bowen and the Arbor Day Foundation are teaming up in a program that provides $1 from each sale of Bowen's new Christmas book to plant one tree in the nation's forests. The goal is to sell 2,400 copies of the book A Tree's Christmas online by Christmas Day, which will allow the Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) to plant 2,400 trees in one of the nation's forests. The Arbor Day Foundation depends on the U.S. Forest Service...

2008-11-13 09:00:17

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that the company's Tampa-Orlando-Ft. Meyers branch, in conjunction with Tampa's Mayor's Beautification Program and the Parks and Recreation Department, planted a tree in Al Lopez Park. As part of the tree planting ceremony, Thom Snelling, Tampa's first Green Officer, dedicated the large tree that was secured from a local nursery. "Through our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, we are honored to make a positive...

2008-11-07 09:00:11

RISO, Inc., a leader in digital printing technology, today announced that it has successfully expanded the company's tree planting initiative through an event organized by its Washington D.C. branch in partnership with Fairfax ReLeaf, Inc. and Level 3 Communications. As part of the Nov. 7 all-day tree planting event, representatives from RISO's Washington, D.C. branch and Fairfax ReLeaf were joined by over 40 employees from Level 3 Communications to plant 1,800 trees across four acres at the...

2008-11-04 09:00:13

TORONTO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Givex, a global provider of closed loop card technologies including gift, loyalty and other stored value programs announced today the successful planting of 2,500 trees in British Columbia by Tree Canada as part of Givex's reforestation program. Under the program, trees are planted with every card order, helping clients offset carbon emissions created through card production. This round of planting was carried out with the cooperation of the Kamloops Indian...

2008-10-21 15:00:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the success of TreeVitalize in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is launching a statewide tree planting program in metropolitan areas, with a goal of planting one million trees over the next five years. "Trees make us feel great, improve the quality of life in communities and increase property values, but they are disappearing in metropolitan areas across the state, and we want to...

2008-10-16 12:00:12

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the creation of the Tree Campus USA program, which will recognize college campuses that are committed to planting, maintaining and celebrating trees. To kick off the launch of its Tree Campus USA program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota honored Northern Kentucky University as a Tree Campus USA site with a tree-planting celebration at its Highland Heights, Ky., campus. Tree Campus USA is supported by...

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2008-10-14 15:20:00

Tropical nations should receive funds from rich nations to save the world's forests, according to a UK-commissioned report on Tuesday. Additionally, developing countries should also start paying to help create "carbon neutral" global forests through binding targets to slow deforestation and plant trees by 2030. Approximately one fifth of all greenhouse gases are caused by the burning and clearing of forests. "Deforestation will continue as long as cutting down and burning trees is more...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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