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Aug 15, 2012

California city eyes carbon credit revenue from its trees

(Reuters Point Carbon) - California's seventh-largest city may try to bolster its strained budget by maintaining its 393,000-tree urban forest and selling carbon credits to regulated greenhouse gas emitters in the state's forthcoming cap-and-tra

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July 23, 2012

Wood-Fired Plants Generate Violations

BLUE LAKE, Calif.—Malodorous brown smoke from a power plant enveloped this logging town on April 29, 2010, and several hundred residents fled until it passed.

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July 18th, 2012

British Columbia Lumber Trade Council pleased with softwood lumber decision

The British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (BCLTC) responded today to the decision by the London Court of International Arbitration that Canada and British Columbia were not in breach of the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA) in the pricing of British Co

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July 20, 2012

Tax Loopholes Block Efforts to Close Gaping U.S. Deficit

WASHINGTON — As a member of the “Gang of Six,” Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho has emerged as something of a hero among advocates of bipartisanship, one of three conservative Republicans working with three Democrats to cut the deficit by closing loopholes that allow businesses and households to avoid

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July 20th, 2012

1.8 billion acres of timberland sold to TIMO

The world’s largest timber investment management organisation (TIMO), Hancock Timber Resources Group, and Molpus Woodland Group, have bought a 1.88 million acre plantation from Oregon’s Forest Capital Partners.

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Jul 9, 2012

Weyerhaeuser Establishes Procurement Preference for American Tree Farm System®-Certified Wood

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced its preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System®. This decision aligns with the company's commitment to responsible fiber sourcing.

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June 17, 2012

Alaska's Tongass forest sparks battle over logging

(REUTERS) -- Environmental advocates readied for battle in Congress this week over what they maintain is an erosion of protections for the biggest, oldest trees in Alaska's Tongass National Forest, often called the crown jewel of the U.S. forest system.

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19 Jun 2012

As the Earth warms, forest floors add greenhouse gases to the air

Huge amounts of carbon trapped in the soils of U.S.

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June 14, 2012

U.S.-India Bilateral Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change

ecalling the 2009 U.S.-India MOU on clean energy, energy efficiency, energy security and climate change, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Minister of External Affairs S.M.

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May 31, 2012

Standing trees better than burning ones for carbon neutrality

But a new study by researchers at Duke and Oregon State universities finds that leaving forests intact so they can continue to store and keep it from re-entering the atmosphere will do more to curb climate


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