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Friday, September 5, 2014
The American Southwest faces a dry and dusty forecast, with a 90 percent chance of a decade-long drought searing southern regions of Arizona and New Mexico this century, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The drought risk for southern portions of California and Nevada is nearly as great, with an...
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, September 5, 2014
Clemson University has formed a new institute whose founders hope to change how commercial buildings are constructed in the United States. Clemson’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute (WU+D) will leverage the university’s assets in forestry, architecture, construction science and engineering to design, test and market...
Friday, September 5, 2014
The home of West Virginia University head football coach Dana Holgorsen is the first all-inclusive cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure in the United States.   Here's a sneak peek at the 8,000-square-foot home...
Friday, September 5, 2014
In 2010, the last standing mill in Josephine County, Oregon closed its doors due to a precipitous decline in federal timber supply. Rough and Ready is a 92 -year-old family owned business, and when it shuttered its small diameter mill, 85 employees lost their jobs in a county that already carried one of the highest...
Friday, September 5, 2014
AES Hawaii Power Plant, the only coal-fired plant in the state, has been asked to convert some of the energy being produced at the plant in to biomass from coal. "Hawaiian Electric believes that AES could provide superior optionality for the Oahu power system to optimize between cost and Renewable Portfolio Standard should...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Weyerhaeuser, one of the Pacific Northwest’s cornerstone companies for more than 110 years, plans to relocate its headquarters and 800 employees from Federal Way to Seattle. Weyerhaeuser is Washington state’s seventh most valuable public company, with an $18.1 billion market capitalization that ranks it just above...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken. By failing to provide an emergency funding source for federal firefighting efforts, Congress...
Friday, August 29, 2014
The climate of the northern arm of the Rocky Mountains is getting warmer, even faster than the rest of the world. Scientists say climate change is scrambling the complex relationship between water and nature and could threaten some species with extinction as well as bring hardship to ranchers and farmers already suffering...
Friday, August 29, 2014
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) started the process of revisiting permanent monitoring plots established in 2004 in the forests of St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix as part of a recurring effort to measure and monitor the public and private forestland of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Information from the inventory is used on a...

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