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Keyword: reforestation

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  • ABOUT THOSE “VANISHING” FORESTS. . .

    09/10/2018 6:34:12 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 32 replies
    https://www.powerlineblog.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 8 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    Most people think—and charlatan environmentalists are happy to reinforce the impression—that deforestation is taking place on a massive scale, that the world is literally going to run out of trees. I have noted from time to time the data from the United Nations Global Forest Resource Assessment (UNGFRA) that has found that deforestation stopped at least 25 years ago, and that net reforestation has been taking place. But the UN data is not as good as one would like. This week, however, Naturemagazine published a major new studywith much more precise measurements and analysis than the UNGFRA based on 35...
  • Columbus blamed for Little Ice Age

    10/13/2011 2:17:57 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 118 replies
    ScienceNews ^ | 10-22-11 | Devin Powell
    Depopulation of Americas may have cooled climate MINNEAPOLIS — By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate for centuries. The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist at Stanford University. “We have a massive reforestation event that’s sequestering carbon … coincident...
  • Carbon Trade Ends on Quiet Death of Chicago Climate Exchange

    11/07/2010 9:34:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 84 replies
    suite101.com ^ | Nov 7, 2010 | John O'Sullivan
    Republican mid-term election joy deals financial uncertainty among green investors as the Chicago Climate Exchange announces the end of U.S. carbon trading. The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on October 21, 2010 that it will cease carbon trading this year. However, Steve Milloy reporting on Pajamasmedia.com (November 6, 2010) finds this huge story strangely unreported by the mainstream media.To some key analysts the collapse of the CCX appears to show that international carbon trading is “dying a quiet death.” Yet Milloy finds that such a major business failure has drawn no interest at all from the mainstream media. Milloy noted...
  • PRT project could bring 35,000 new trees to Panjshir province [enviros will love this]

    07/09/2010 2:57:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Air Force News ^ | 2nd Lt. Jason Smith, USAF
    7/9/2010 - PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Panjshir Governor Keramuddin Keram met with Provincial Reconstruction Team Panjshir officials July 1 to discuss a project that could bring 35,000 new trees to the province by the end of the year. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey Casada, a Kentucky National Guard Agri-Business Development Team leader, and Jim Hoffman, a U.S. Department of Agriculture advisor, presented the governor with a slide show highlighting key elements of the Panjshir Valley Green Belts Project. The ADT, in a joint venture with the PRT and provincial government line directors, have proposed a large-scale reforestation project. The...
  • Evidence of Ancient Amazon Civilization Uncovered

    01/09/2010 5:52:40 PM PST · by fishhound · 30 replies · 2,095+ views
    The Sphere/AOL ^ | 1/09/2010 | David Knowles
    (Jan. 8) – As a result of the deforestation of the Amazon basin, a startling discovery has been made. Hidden from view for centuries, the vast archaeological remains of an unknown, ancient civilization have been found. A study published in Antiquity, a British archaeological journal, details how satellite imagery was used to discern the footprint of the buildings and roads of a settlement, located in what is now Brazil and believed to span a region of more than 150 miles across. "The combination of land cleared of its rain forest for grazing and satellite survey have revealed a sophisticated pre-Columbian...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • OSU FORESTER HELPS AFGHANS REBUILD A NATION

    04/29/2004 8:31:03 PM PDT · by neversweat · 2 replies · 137+ views
    Oregon State University, Research Office ^ | 04-02-04 | Celia Schiffman
    CORVALLIS - Robin Rose, a forestry professor at Oregon State University, says he has never before done reforestation work in a land riddled by such devastation. Rose recently returned from Afghanistan, where he worked on forestry and agricultural development as part of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002. The reality of the terrors Afghans have been through, he said, is beyond the understanding of most people in America, and he wanted to help. Robin Rose, a forestry professor at Oregon State University, is working with Afghan natives on forestry development. "I felt compelled to try to help the people...