Network Features

October 16, 2014
Timber harvests in the US and Canada have gone up for four consecutive years with log exports and softwood lumber production driving the higher demand for logs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Increased North American log exports and higher...
October 16, 2014
Researchers at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Texas and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the US have determined that biochar, a substance produced from plant matter, is a safe, effective and inexpensive method to treat...
October 16, 2014
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-...
October 16, 2014
The Earth’s soils store four times more carbon than the atmosphere and small changes in soil carbon storage can have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. A new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change concludes that...
September 11, 2014
Choosing clothes makes an individual fashion statement ―but it can also say something about how the individual feels about the environment. A growing number of discriminating consumers are paying attention to where products are manufactured and...
September 11, 2014
Manufacturers of hardwood pulp have seen their wood fiber costs decline the past three years from a record high in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. In contrast, producers of softwood pulp have had fairly stable fiber costs with the...
September 11, 2014
The International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. Within the report, the authors predict that the expansion of renewable...
August 13, 2014
For the second year in a row, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) went out into the field to film a video showing how forestry activities coexist with wildlife. The short documentary that was produced sketches a realistic picture of the Quebec...
August 13, 2014
The future is now for the country’s largest national forest. A new era focused on sustainable young-growth management is underway on the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest. The Tongass is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the...
August 6, 2014
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chief Economist Kermit Baker and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Chief Economist David Crowe provided a collaborative...
August 6, 2014
A new study reveals that California's historic drought will cost the state $2.2 billion in 2014 and result in the loss of more than 17,000 jobs. The report released on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) by the University of California Davis Center for...
August 6, 2014
Make-A-Wish Vermont granted the wish of 6-year-old Keegan Brooks by taking him out for a day with Plum Creek Timber loggers in Essex County. Brooks suffers from muscular dystrophy, which severely reduces an individual's life expectancy. During...