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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, 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...
Friday, August 29, 2014
From 2008 through 2012, researchers studied forested lands on more than 3,000 areas across New Mexico. Researchers will continue to study New Mexico’s forest health trends and plan to publish updates every five years. “A significant trend we found was an overall increase in tree mortality and decline in tree growth,” said...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Plant waters are rising! Introduced several years ago, coconut water has been big for a while. Maple water is a newer entry and is essentially maple sap, the stuff that normally is boiled down to syrup. Brands include Vertical Water and SEVA. And that’s not the only tree water on the market. There’s also birch water and,...
Friday, August 29, 2014
Today over one-third of all K-12 students in Vermont attend a wood heated school and Vermont is home to the greatest concentration of installed modern wood heating systems in North America. The industry’s growth in Vermont is attributed to a high dependence on expensive heating oil, a wealth of forest resources, a culture...

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