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UN PRESS | 10 years 5 months ago

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; Ninth Session; 12th & 13th Meetings (AM & PM): The “painful” history of State control over forests could be traced by following the heavily deforested footprints that colonizers had left on indigenous lands and territories, the Permanent Forum on...

10 years 5 months ago

The North-West of Russia is a region, where most of the Russian forest products export to Europe is originated. There are also several publications and papers which have indicated that illegal logging and the export of this illegally harvested wood are a major problem in this particular region....

RISI | 10 years 5 months ago

  ONTARIO, CANADA, April 26, 2010 (Viewpoint) - The mountain pine beetle (MPB) kill in British Columbia is a catastrophe and the epidemic will affect the development of forest product markets. The scale and magnitude of the MPB infestation is so large that it warrants comparisons to the "spotted...

Goolge News | 10 years 5 months ago

OTTAWA — A summer job for students that has become as iconic as the loon and beaver may be going the way of the $2 bill. Summer tree-planting jobs that helped put thousands of Canadian students through school for decades are declining because of a slack U.S. housing market and pine beetle damage...

EFI | 10 years 5 months ago

The development of EFI Regional Offices continues. The latest office to open its doors is the Central-East European Regional Office – EFICEEC in Vienna, Austria. The EFICEEC will strengthen implementation of the EFI‘s strategy 2022; and it is foreseen as a catalyst to foster networking, research...

Ottawa Citizen | 10 years 5 months ago

REGINA — Every time another elm tree becomes infected with Dutch elm disease (DED) and is cut down on Nathaniel Bowen's tree-lined street in Regina, he can't help but feel sad. "It's hard to see 80 years of history wiped out by a DED infection," said the 30-year-old, who's seen two trees on his...

BC Local News | 10 years 5 months ago

VICTORIA – The B.C. government issued 294 layoff notices Monday to staff in the forests and energy ministries, and announced it is closing the forests ministry field office in Prince Rupert. Forests Minister Pat Bell said the Prince Rupert office had been reduced to about 10 staff with...

LiveMint | 10 years 5 months ago

The government intends to afforest 600,000ha under the green India mission, part of a national action plan on climate change New Delhi: India will press for a global fund to help developing countries increase their forest cover—as part of efforts to combat climate change—at a crucial meet to be...

The Hill | 10 years 6 months ago

Power companies should get credit under a climate change bill for forest conservation, a coalition of groups said Monday. Companies also should get credit for supporting farming activites that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the groups said. They argue American farms can play a “major role” in...

Kaieteur News Online | 10 years 6 months ago

U.S. company Synergy Holdings has been awarded a US$15 million project to build roads and bridges necessary for the start-up of the Amalia Falls Hydro project, Head of the Privatisation Unit, Winston Brassington, confirmed last evening. President Bharrat Jagdeo announced the award of the...

Engineering News | 10 years 6 months ago

Paper and pulp manufacturer Sappi on Wednesday announced a proposed R814-million broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) deal that would benefit employees and communities surrounding its mills and plantations in South Africa. CEO Ralph Boëttger said in a conference call that the deal was...

YALE e360 | 10 years 6 months ago

During a half-century of studying Central American forests, Daniel Janzen has witnessed the steady destruction of tropical woodlands. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, the noted conservation biologist discusses his ambitious plans to use 21st-century technology to engage the public and...

Xin Huan Net | 10 years 6 months ago

XI'AN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Shaanxi Province has been successful in fending off desert encroachment with afforestation near the ruins of the Great Wall. Satellite images taken in August 2009 show the wind-and-sand zone along the ancient defence in Yulin City on the Loess Plateau...

Edmonton Journal | 10 years 6 months ago

An isolated First Nations region on the northern British Columbia coast is emerging as a new economic powerhouse, leading the rebirth of the forest industry in that part of the province. There are no roads to the village of Lax Kw'alaams, and most British Columbians would be hard-pressed to...

FDL - The Seminal | 10 years 6 months ago

  On its face, the bill is my-eyes-glaze-over routine: H.R. 2099 and companion bill S. 881 "will provide for the settlement of certain claims under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and for other purposes." The bill will permit an Alaskan Native corporation, Sealaska, to complete lands...

Montgomery Advisor | 10 years 6 months ago

A $494,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will study how the spread of cogongrass af­fects Alabama's pine forests. In recent decades the health of many loblolly pine forests in the state and Deep South has been deteriorating, said Stephen En­loe, invasive plant specialist at AU's College...

Forestry Invest | 10 years 6 months ago

Last week $100 million was given to the forestry industry in Canada for new green energy technologies. This makes it the only industry in the federal budget to receive targeted money from Ottawa. As well as this injection of cash initiatives have been introduced, such as accelerating write offs...

The Vancouver Sun | 10 years 6 months ago

Ailing forest economy unites first nations and businesses in B.C.'s northwest to create value from low-quality wood. A federation of first nations and independent loggers is forging a new type of forestry in northwestern B.C. by rebuilding their economy from the bottom up.

The Nation | 10 years 6 months ago

Why did America's leading environmental groups jet to Copenhagen and lobby for policies that will lead to the faster death of the rainforests--and runaway global warming? Why are their lobbyists on Capitol Hill dismissing the only real solutions to climate change as "unworkable" and "unrealistic...

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