With his 17-year career in manufacturing paper at an end, ex-Aylesford Newsprint worker Kevin Fosberry has been booking himself on courses at the Jobcentre.
Canada’s top lumber companies, struggling to make two-by-fours from trees killed by the mountain pine beetle, made less lumber at home in 2014, but made up for it by increasing production at mills they own in the United States, according to a survey by industry consultants International Wood Markets.
“Fast Eddy” Maurin earned his nickname for his love of off-road racing.
The Forest Service is struggling to increase the pace of forest restoration and thinning efforts, but the soaring cost of fighting wildfires threatens to “cripple” the agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resource and Environment Robert Bonnie this week told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
The man tapped by the U.S. Forest Service to come up with a better fire shelter once had to get inside one on the side of a burning mountain and listen to flames roar past sounding like a jet airplane taking off.
The deadline for a final agreement on the Great Bear Rainforest – a precedent-setting pact between the B.C. coastal forest industry,
30 Mar 2015New Version: Building Green with Wood Toolkit
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Every time a baby girl is born in the village of Piplantri in Rajasthan, India, the community celebrates by planting 111 trees.
To meet the growing demand for sustainably sourced paper and office supplies, manufacturers are showcasing their latest eco-friendly products to trade buyers in Dubai this week.
Coast Forest is helping the provincial government to develop a comprehensive forest sector competitiveness strategy to elevate B.C.’s global marketplace position. The industry is made up of a number of inter-related segments, (i.e. timber harvesting, primary sawmills, speciality sawmills, veneer, pulp and paper, etc.), and that competitiveness of the industry, as a whole, depends on the health of all the individual segments. The key driver …
The earth loses more than 6 million hectares of tropical rainforest – an area the size of Sri Lanka – every year, and two-thirds of it goes to meet demand for palm oil, soybeans, beef, and wood products, according to environmental NGO Forest Trends. At the same time, new Forest Trends research finds that companies worth nearly US$4...
Kati McCrae believes it’s extremely valuable for students to do volunteer work, explore their world and try out potential career fields before earning their degrees. The natural resources major came to Oregon State wanting study and work outside, but contracted Lyme disease in 2012. She hasn't... (more)Additional Information: Beaver Nation: Kati McCrae (YouTube)...
This year SNS launches 3 general and on extra curricular call for funding research and networking activities with an overall budget of 11.000.000 SEK. In order to spend that money wisely SNS invites for a Matchmaking day. The purpose of … Continue reading →
Innovative approaches to information and communication technologies (ICTs) are showing potential in addressing the long standing issues of illegal logging and unsustainable forest use. At the same time, despite the increasing prevalence of mobile phones and internet access suggesting a central role for ICTs in bringing about change, using ICT tools to their full potential remains a challenge.
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The 2000-2003 drought in the American southwest triggered a widespread die-off of forests around the region. A team of scientists developed a new modeling tool to explain how and where trembling aspen forests died as a result of this drought, based on damage to the individual trees' ability to transport water. Their results suggest that more widespread die-offs of aspen forests triggered by climate change are likely by the 2050s.
The current global challenges for the forest sector and their relevance at a regional level - The achievements of the FOREST EUROPE process during the last 25 years and its future - The protection of forests in a changing environment - Green economy and social aspects of sustainable forest management.
In the news release, "Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Corporation Announces Annual General Meeting and First Quarter Results Conference Call", issued 26-March-2015 by Canfor Pulp Products Inc....
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What is really driving mountain pine beetle population outbreaks in the U.S.? A new study shows increasing minimum winter temperatures explain some, but not all outbreaks.
A packed event organised by Confor demonstrated how modern productive forestry can bring a range of benefits to communities and to Scotland in an era of land reform....
Researchers surveying for endangered primates in national parks and forest reserves of Ivory Coast found, to their surprise, that most of these protected areas had been turned into illegal cocoa farms, a new study reports.