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  • `Set of decisions` on forestry, tech expected at Cancun

    Countries expect a "set of decisions" on forestry, technology, adaptation and financing at the upcoming international climate meeting in Cancun next week, which will "lay the roadmap" for a future legally binding agreement on climate change in 2011, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh predicts. Ramesh and other senior officials at his ministry talked about a "logjam" in the current stage ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FAO’s State of the World’s Forests Calls for Positive Interactions Between Agriculture and Forestry

    It is not necessary to cut down forests to produce more food. Promoting more positive interactions between agriculture and forestry can stop deforestation, build sustainable agricultural systems and improve food security. This is the key message of 'The State of the World's Forests' (SOFO), the flagship publication of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), presented at the opening ...

  • U.N. Clean Development Mechanism Approves Arcadia Biosciences Methodology, Links Carbon Credits to Crop Genetic Improvements for First Time

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, today announced that the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has approved Arcadia’s methodology to allow farmers to earn carbon credits from reduced ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Arcadia Biosciences and FuturaGene Enter Agreement to Develop Nitrogen Use Efficient and Water Use Efficient Eucalyptus and Poplar

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, and FuturaGene, Inc., a world leader in the enhancement of yield and sustainability of woody crops for plantation forestry, bio-power, and biofuel markets, today announced that they have signed an agreement for FuturaGene to develop ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Greenoxx joins the Chicago Climate Exchange

    The NGO “Asociación contra el Cambio Climático Greenoxx” has been recently approved as an “Offset Aggregator” of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). CCX is the world’s first and North America’s only voluntary, legally binding rules-based greenhouse gas emission reduction, registry and trading system. This generates a great opportunity for sustainable forestry projects in Latin America. CCX is a ...


    By Greenoxx

  • The Role of Forest Carbon in Emerging Ecomarkets Will be Significant

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va., — Forest carbon will play a significant role in emerging environmental markets designed to address climate change, despite the reluctance of some countries to accept forest carbon offsets, predicted environmental economics expert Ricardo Bayon at a seminar for forestry professionals representing all facets of the industry. “Forest carbon has been ostracized by the world’s ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • The Forest Carbon partnership facility gets a boost from Norway

    Norway today became the latest entrant into the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility which was launched this week at the UN Climate Change conference in Bali.  Norway’s US$5 million commitment brings the new facility’s resources to US$165 million.  Working through two mechanisms -- the Readiness Mechanism and the Carbon Finance Mechanism -- the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) ...


    By The World Bank

  • Morbark Introduces Redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper

    Morbark, Inc., is excited to announce its redesigned 30/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper. Building on the success of the redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper, Morbark takes these innovations to the smaller, transport-friendly 30/36 model. “The improvements we’ve made to the 30/36 drum chipper are focused on the moderate-sized contractor,” said John Foote, Morbark VP of Sales and ...


  • FAO launches latest report on the State of the World’s Forests 2009

    The dual challenges of economic turmoil and climate change are bringing the management of forests to the forefront of global interest.  The need to reform forestry institutions and increase investments in science and technology are key to the better management of forests, notes the State of the World’s Forests 2009 launched today.  A highly mixed situation is expected, with gains in ...

  • European force on forest fires

    Stavros Dimas, European Commissioner for Environment and Civil Protection welcomed the idea of former Commissioner Michel Barnier on a rapid reaction force on forest fires. Mr Barnier is the author of a report on a European civil protection force, where he proposes the creation of a European force that could immediately react in emergencies like the recent forest fires. This idea becomes timelier ...


  • Ten African countries unite to protect rainforests

    Ten central African countries have come together to protect the Congo Basin rainforest — the world's second largest rainforest — from severe deforestation, through implementing improved national forest monitoring systems and boosting regional cooperation. The 18-month project, launched on 26 July, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Eaton’s Low-Temperature Hydraulic Hose is Critical in Extreme Cold Environments

    Power management company Eaton today introduced the ICE CHAMPION™EC810 hose for extreme low temperature applications. This spiral wire reinforced hydraulic hose withstands temperatures as low as -57°C (-70°F) and pressures as high as 420 bar (6,100 psi) making it particularly well-suited for use in high pressure hydraulic circuits operating in polar climates. Eaton’s ICE ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • New Speed Sensor on Eaton’s Char-Lynn® HP30 Motor Enhances Speed Sensing Capabilities, Integrated to Shield from Harsh Environments

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the new speed sensor for the company’s Char-Lynn® HP30 motor. This additional feature offers customers the ability to measure pulses per revolution of the HP30 motor. The HP30 provides high starting torque efficiency, best in class no-load pressure drop and series circuit capability for general motor applications in the ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Forest carbon scheme gains support, faces hurdles

    Among the few policy agreements to emerge from December's United Nations climate summit was recognition of the 'immediate' need to sequester more greenhouse gases in forests through a mechanism known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD.  The ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • `REDD+ actions can have varying impacts`

    Impacts of actions under Reduction of Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) – a UN mechanism to stem deforestation and degradation – on biodiversity and carbon vary across forest types and landscape conditions, a new global assessment shows. Key findings of the preliminary assessment of links between ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nepal foresters ready to sell carbon stocks

    A pilot project underway in Nepal aims to strengthen the capacity of the government and community forest user groups (CFUGs) to measure and monitor carbon stored in the country’s forests. A project management unit (PMU), launched 16 July 2010, has initiated a payment distribution system to reward CFUGs that increase and maintain carbon storage levels. The four-year project, covering three ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Financiers warns of huge costs for failing to protect forests

    A coalition of the world's foremost financial institutions have issued a warning about the huge financial and environmental losses that could stem from unchecked deforestation and forest degradation. In a new report, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EC endorses Poznań declaration on reducing emissions from deforestation

    At the UN climate change conference in Poznań, Poland, European Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas endorsed a joint ministerial declaration launched today by like-minded countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. The statement commits a number of developed and key tropical developing countries to take early action to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest ...

  • Sales Engineer to Nord-Lock Finland Oy

    We are looking for a Sales Engineer to join Nord-Lock Finland Oy. Nord-Lock Finland Oy is looking for the right person to accelerate our sales volume in Finland. It’s an exciting opportunity for a Sales Engineer to be responsible for expanding the customer reach for Nord-Lock Group’s products, primarily in the West and South of Finland.  With the right energy ...


    By Nord-Lock Inc

  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS)

    Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS) is a disease that can be easily confused with other disorders, such as hand-arm vibration syndrome (an occupational illness) or Raynaud’s disease, which is hereditary. HHS can lead to serious injury in the affected fingers—and could even result in their amputation without appropriate diagnosis and treatment. So, it’s important that you ...


    By SafetySmart

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