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Friday, September 19, 2014
In collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and The University of Vermont, Spatial Analysis Laboratory, Toronto Urban Forestry has taken advantage of sophisticated modeling and remote sensing tools to paint a more detailed picture of Toronto's urban forest. The resulting study, Every Tree Counts: A Portrait of Toronto's...
Friday, September 5, 2014
Wild boars roam the forests of Germany, where they are hunted for their meat, which is sold as a delicacy. But in recent tests by the state government of Saxony, more than one in three boars were found to give off such high levels of radiation that they are unfit for human consumption.   They radioactive boars are...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Beijing will plant 66.7 square kilometers of forest in 2015, in a step to guarantee the capital city's water security and improve local eco-systems. The forests will cover areas along Beijing's Miyun Reservoir, the city's major source of drinking water, and the upper reaches of Guanting Reservoir on the Beijing-Hebei...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Between 2010 and 2012, forest cover in India increased by 2,266 square miles according to the State of the Forest Report 2013 released this month. The UK's Guardian newspaper paints a less rosy picture, however, citing India may be losing quality of its forests. Read the full article and decide for yourself > >  
Friday, June 27, 2014
NASF President and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch was in Rome this week to participate in the Committee on Forestry, referred to as COFO 22.   The biennial sessions of COFO bring together heads of international forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Aloha! Hawaii will host the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress. The 2016 meeting--considered by some to be the world’s largest conservation event--will be the first hosted by the United States in the over-60 year history of the IUCN. Held from September 1 to 10, 2016, the...
Friday, May 23, 2014
According to a study released last week by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a new international standard for wood packaging material used in international trade is slowing the inadvertent export of stowaway invasive bark-and-wood-boring insects by as much as 52%.  The International Phytosanitary...
Monday, April 7, 2014
The Poverty and Environment Network (PEN), led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a study that reveals that income from forests and other natural environments significantly contribute to the livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries. The study found that income from natural...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The global market for pellets is expected to reach $9 billion by 2020, more than doubling the current $4 billion market.  Michele Rebiere, from Viridis Energy Inc., said that the largest market by far is the European market with 20 million metric tons used n 2013.  Seth Ginther, executive director of the U.S. Industrial...
Friday, March 21, 2014
Scientists from the U.S. Forest Service are coming together with researchers across the globe to share information about how exotic pests can move and spread, threatening our natural resources.  The International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup (IPRMW) assesses the likelihood of the establishment of potential stowaway pests...

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