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Shumlin announces $1.9 million for county wood heat projects

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 04:37

A delay in Academy School's planned wood heat boiler project has turned into a windfall for the district.

Fact-based research dispels forestry myths

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 04:29

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding forest destruction and deforestation in Canada.

Apple to invest in Maine timberland

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 04:16

Technology giant Apple is partnering with The Conservation Fund to preserve more than 32,400 acres of timberland in Aroostook County.

More bad news for Lumber Liquidators

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 04:07

Accused of selling Chinese-made flooring that gives off dangerous levels of formaldehyde, Lumber Liquidators offered free test kits to any consumer who requested one so homeowners could check for themselves whether the air inside their homes was safe to breathe.

A “tall timber” alliance aims to position Oregon as a front runner in the glamorous new world of wooden skyscrapers

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 03:52

Created by the railroad, raised on timber jobs, Riddle, Oregon, population 1,180, has been ground down by timber’s downward spiral.

New Brunswick’s tides, trees hold energy potential, say experts

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 03:33

New Brunswick's forests and tides are regularly marketed as tourist attractions, but renewable energy experts say they could both play an important role in reducing the province's greenhouse gas emissions.

Canadian supplier to provide gasification for UK wood waste power plant

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 03:18

Vancouver-based Nexterra will provide the gasification technology for the Welland Waste Wood Power Plant.

4FRI contractor gets grant

GFIS - Fr, 17/04/2015 - 03:10

The company that holds the principal contract on the Four Forest Restoration Initiative has received almost $250,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to facilitate a program to compost biomass thinned from the forest.

Northern long-eared bat listed as threatened

GFIS - Do, 16/04/2015 - 23:11
“They exempt many forest management activities within the whitenose buffer zone,” said Parham. The buffer zone includes most of the eastern half of ...

Patrick Industries, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call Webcast on April 30, 2015

Forest Products IIII - Do, 16/04/2015 - 23:05
[PR Newswire] - ELKHART, Ind., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PATK), a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle ("RV"), ...

Boise Cascade Company First Quarter 2015 Earnings Webcast and Conference Call

Forest Products IIII - Do, 16/04/2015 - 22:45
[GlobeNewswire] - For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015 BOISE, Idaho - Boise Cascade Company (NYSE: BCC) will host a webcast and conference call to discuss 2015 first quarter earnings on Thursday, April 23, at 11 a.m. ...

Norbord Inc. Completes Offering of Senior Secured Notes

Canadian Forestindustries News II - Do, 16/04/2015 - 22:41
Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. Announces Early Results of Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation and Announces Redemption of Remaining 7.5% Senior Secured Notes Due 2017 TORONTO and VANCOUVER, April ...

Brazil to Offer Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables

REDD monitor news - Do, 16/04/2015 - 22:24
By Vanessa DezemRaymond Colitt, Bloomberg, 16 April 2015 Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview. In its proposal to the United Nations climate conference in Paris this year, Latin America’s largest nation will propose ambitious new targets to reduce destruction of the Amazon rainforest, boost reforestation and increase solar, hydro and wind energy. To do so, it will require more foreign capital and technology, Teixeira said in her office in Brasilia... Amazon deforestation plummeted to 4,571 square kilometers in 2012 from 27,772 square kilometers in 2004. It rose the following year and fell again to 4,848 square kilometers in 2014, according to data on the National Space Research Institute’s website.

UFPI Board Approves Semiannual Dividend of $0.40 Per Share

Forest Products IIII - Do, 16/04/2015 - 22:05
[Business Wire] - The Universal Forest Products, Inc. Board of Directors approved a semiannual dividend payment of $0.40 per share at their April 15, 2015, meeting. The dividend is pa

Launching of "2015 Vale Unsustainability Report"

REDD monitor news - Do, 16/04/2015 - 20:30
Intercontinental Cry, 16 April 2015 Human rights violations and environmental impacts committed by Vale in Brazil and eight other countries in America, Africa and Asia are reported in the "Vale Unsustainability Report 2015". The launching will be on Thursday, April 16th, at 11 am, at the headquarters of the Journalists Union of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. Produced by the International Articulation of those Affected by Vale, the report gathers information on over 30 violation cases involving the company's entire production chain in different countries. The most severe violation cases include episodes of espionage and poor working conditions, including forced labor and other forms of modern slavery, which were recently subject of complaints addressed to the Public Prosecutor Office in Brazil.

Event: 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

GFIS - Do, 16/04/2015 - 19:45
The 13th UN Crime Congress will convene under the theme ‘Integrating crime prevention and criminal justice into the wider UN agenda to address social and economic challenges and to promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and public participation.' Participants will discuss: the links between crime prevention, security, justice and sustainable development; successes and challenges in implementation of policies and strategies for preventing crime and criminal justice in order to strengthen the rule of law and support sustainable development; international cooperation to prevent, combat and respond to transnational organized crime; and national approaches to public participation in strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice. The event will also feature side events, including on wildlife and forest crime. The Congress is expected to adopt the ‘Doha Declaration,' which will contain recommendations for the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in May 2015.

Event: International Conference on Illegal Exploitation and Trade in Wildlife and Forest Products of Africa

GFIS - Do, 16/04/2015 - 19:40
This conference will bring together governments, bilateral and multilateral partners, non-governmental organizations and regional cooperation agencies to discuss international and regional cooperation to combat illegal wildlife trade and crime affecting the region.

Fertilizer tree options for farmers

GFIS - Do, 16/04/2015 - 18:44
It has been proven that certain trees on farm can boost crop productivity when grown in combination with annual crops. These trees improve the soil’s condition, can offer food (fruit, nuts, vegetables), fodder for animals, and  fuel wood....

UN Crime Congress raises stakes in fight against wildlife crime

GFIS - Do, 16/04/2015 - 17:34

Doha, Qatar, 16th April 2015 — Declaration calls for effective measures to counter transnational organized environmental crime. With the world facing a poaching crisis and an unprecedented surge in illegal wildlife trade, the UN Crime Congress this week has taken a significant step to boost global efforts to tackle transnational organized environmental crime.

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