native forests

Logging can make forests more flammable

February 14th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 14 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that logging makes forests more flammable, by shifting the composition of moist forests to resemble drier, more fire prone ones. According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

WWF: Saving forests 20 percent of climate-change challenge

September 29th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Sep 29 (DPA) Saving the world's remaining native forests must be a big part of any new climate deal as about 20 percent of global carbon emissions are due to deforestation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Brown tree snake wiped out Guam’s bird species

August 8th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Brown tree snakes which caused the extinction of nearly every native bird on the Pacific island of Guam could be inflicting even more severe consequences indirectly, according to ... Read more...

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Brazil to launch international pro-ethanol campaign

May 17th, 2008 - 7:20 am ICT by admin
DPA Lima/Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (DPA) The Brazilian government plans to launch an international campaign to defend the use of ethanol as an alternative to oil-derived fuels, a key advisor to Brazilian ... Read more...

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