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Scientists Work to Protect Trees in Southeast Alaska from Non-Native Longhorned Beetles

GFIS - vor 2 Stunden 30 Minuten
Non-native longhorned beetles are easily transported around the world in solid wood packing material, arriving in a new location with no natural enemies to control their populations. Across the country, many of these non-native beetles, particularly the Asian longhorned beetle, have killed tens of thousands of hardwood trees, especially in eastern states. Will these pests [...]

CIFOR Reveals REDD+ Knowledge Gap in Central Africa

GFIS - vor 5 Stunden 1 Minute
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has exposed what it says is a significant gap in knowledge on the links between climate change and forests in Central Africa. Despite tropical forests being an important source and sink for greenhouse gasses (GHGs), CIFOR has released a study documenting that stakeholders in the region still lack a solid understanding of concepts such as REDD+ and climate change adaptation.

WAVES Highlights NCA Trainings, Capacity Building

GFIS - vor 5 Stunden 5 Minuten
The Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) programme released its October 2014 newsletter, which highlights trainings and capacity building on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA).

Meet youth session facilitator: Raquel Rosenberg

GFIS - vor 6 Stunden 1 Minute

Raquel Rosenberg – GLF youth facilitator Raquel Rosenberg will be facilitating a discussion at the youth session on integrated landscape approaches Learn more about the GLF youth session here! If you will be attending COP20 in Lima, check out the youth Masterclasses. My mission in life has been, since I remember, to work with people and organizations […]

Processum awarded innovation price for fish feed protein

GFIS - vor 6 Stunden 16 Minuten
At a price ceremony in Brussels 15 October, representatives for SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and its subsidiary SP Processum were awarded as runner-up of the EARTO Innovation Prize 2014 for the project GreenFeed, in which a method to produce Single cell protein from a residual stream from the forest industry has been developed for use in fish feed.

Sequana puts two paper mills in France for sale

GFIS - vor 6 Stunden 16 Minuten
Earlier this year, holding firm Sequana started a restructuring process for its Arjowiggins Graphic and Arjowiggins Creative divisions in Europe.

Wood consumption in Japan up 6 per cent in first half of 2014

GFIS - vor 6 Stunden 16 Minuten
Wood Resources International (WRI) reports that pulp production in Japan has picked up in 2014 as compared to 2013, with wood fiber consumption being six percent higher during the first six months of this year as compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Japan Paper Association.

Wood consumption by Japan's pulp industry up 6 per cent in first half of 2014

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 14 Minuten
Wood Resources International (WRI) reports that pulp production in Japan has picked up in 2014 as compared to 2013, with wood fiber consumption being six percent higher during the first six months of this year as compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Japan Paper Association.

Stop biodiversity offsets: Thousands sign letter to the European Commission

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 20 Minuten
More than 9,000 people and 67 organisations have signed on to a letter urging the European Commission to drop its plans for biodiversity offsetting. Biodiversity offsets would “harm nature and people” and “give power to those who destroy nature for profit”, the letter states. Biodiversity offsetting is a simple idea … read more

UK coated woodfree sheet prices edging higher in October

GFIS - vor 8 Stunden 40 Minuten
Prices for coated and uncoated woodfree papers are showing contrasting pricing trends at present.

[UK] Leicester project The Carbon Tree aims to help businesses become greener

REDD monitor news - vor 9 Stunden 15 Minuten
By Isobel Frodsham, Leicester Mercury, 20 October 2014 | Last December, East Midlands Airport became the first UK airport to announce that its entire ground services were carbon neutral. One way of achieving this is by a process known as “offsetting” carbon emissions by funding trees to be planted in forest locations. The Carbon Tree, based in Leicester, provides such a service. Founded by Tom Riley and Dennis Marshall-Hasdell in January, the Carbon Tree offers the opportunity for businesses to purchase woodland carbon capture units in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Scotland.

Ence shuts down production at Huelva pulp mill

GFIS - vor 9 Stunden 28 Minuten
Spanish company Ence Energía y Celulosa (Ence) halted production at its Huelva pulp mill for good...

FRIM successfully maintains MS ISO 9001:2008, QE/5S

GFIS - vor 9 Stunden 33 Minuten
21 October 2014 (Tuesday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has succesfully retained its MS ISO 9001:2008 certification through Audit Monitoring conducted on 14-15 October 2014. Since 2007, FRIM has obtained the MS ISO 9001:2008 certification for the management scope of research and development (R&D) and support services for the forestry sector development. FRIM has […]

Sonoco ThermoSafe Survey Reveals Future Needs, Trends of Cold Chain Industry

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 10 Stunden 11 Minuten
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.---Oct. 20, 2014-- Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, revealed the results of its survey entitled "Assessing the Future of the Cold Chain Industry” at the 12th annual Cold Chain Global Forum...

DublNature® by Wausau Paper PPI’s 2014 Most Innovative New Products

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 10 Stunden 13 Minuten
MOSINEE, Wis.----Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) announced that its DublNature family of premium towel and tissue products produced from 100 percent recycled fiber received the 2014 Most Innovative Product Award from PPI at the RISI 29th North American Forest Products Outlook Conference in Boston...

Meet youth session facilitator: Gabriel Yarlequé

GFIS - vor 10 Stunden 26 Minuten

Gabriel Yarlequé will be facilitating a discussion at the youth session on climate change Learn more about the GLF youth session here! If you will be attending COP20 in Lima, check out the youth Masterclasses. How can I be extraordinary enough to change the world? This question came to my mind on my graduation day. […]

Packaging Corporation of America Reports Record Third Quarter 2014 Results

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 11 Stunden 8 Minuten
LAKE FOREST, Ill.----Oct. 20, 2014-- Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG) today reported third quarter net income of $104 million, or $1.06 per share. Third quarter net income included after-tax charges for the Boise integration, debt refinancing...

Voith introduces new InfiltraScrewpress

GFIS - vor 12 Stunden 12 Minuten
Voith Paper recently announced addition of new InfiltraScrewpress to its BlueLine range of stock preparation machines. The new machine offers high dewatering performance, reduces energy consumption and has low maintenance.

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