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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...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Over 40 partner organizations including the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Google have teamed together to launch the Global Forest Watch (GFW), an online platform that integrates satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to monitor world forests in near real-time.  Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of WRI,...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
During the first full week of October, thousands of forest scientists and managers from over 100 countries will converge in Salt Lake City, Utah for two co-located events.  The first event, a joint convention hosted by the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) will focus heavily...
Friday, February 14, 2014
The rule of law has always been fragile in Honduras, but since a 2009 coup, it has disintegrated even faster under the pressure of corruption and drug trafficking. Illegal loggers, cattle ranchers and land speculators have long laid waste to the shimmering greens of the forest canopy here at the edge of the country’s...
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
With 117 million hectares of forest in Europe, the EU is wary of the fact that renewable utilisation of this potential - particularly in terms of privately-owned resources - is falling short of reasonable expectations. It is expected demand for timber and other wood produce for use in construction and energy applications...
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Despite concrete and steel industry backlash, the B.C. government is sticking with Wood First policy.  The 2008 financial crisis and resulting recession hammered the U.S. housing market and the B.C. lumber exports that fed it. Climate change unleashed the pine-beetle plague that destroyed millions of hectares of B.C....
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The World Bank has announced the launch of a $280 million BioCarbon Fund Initiative, titled 'Sustainable Forest Landscapes,' to be funded by the Governments of Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Examples of activities that may be supported under the new initiative include improved livestock management,...
Friday, October 18, 2013
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today called for greater support for American lumber workers response to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) demonstrating how wood is illegally harvested abroad and sold in the United States. The trouble EIA report highlighted the extent and complexity of the...

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