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Working the Night Shift – Bats Play an Important Role in Pollinating Crops

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 18:00
Most people associate pollination with bees and birds but often forget the work of their furry colleagues: bats. Bats take the night shift, playing a major role in pollinating crops and spreading seeds. One important bat is the Mexican long-nose bat, which dwells in large colonies. Their range includes the southern parts of Texas, California, [...]

UN-REDD Releases Semi-Annual Progress Update

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 17:50
The UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD) has released its 2014 Semi-annual Progress Report in preparation for its Thirteenth Policy Board Meeting. The report highlights the completion of the external evaluation of UN-REDD, which covered the period 2008 to 2013.

Domtar declares regular quarterly dividend

Canadian Forestindustries News II - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 17:11
TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has approved its third quarterly dividend for the 201...

Domtar Corporation elects Domenic Pilla to its Board of Directors

Canadian Forestindustries News II - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 16:43
TICKER SYMBOL(NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced today the election of Domenic Pilla to its Board of Directors. Mr....

Colloque De Bois et de Services

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 16:05
On november 4th-5th the “Colloque De Bois et de Services: Aménager dans un monde changeant”  will be conducted in Shawinigan, Quebec. Newforests Canadian members will participate as speakers, and european members will be among the assistant public.  

Under Secretary Bonnie Tells World Congress of Scientists Their Work will Light the Way to Better Forest Management

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 16:00
Confronting climate change will be substantially cheaper and easier if we conserve forests, and the key to that is expert knowledge and science, Undersecretary of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Bonnie told thousands of attendees at the recent 24th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations in Salt Lake City, Utah. [...]

IUFRO commits itself to expand interdisciplinary research on forests

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 15:27
2014 Wed, 2014-10-29 (All day)

2,500 scientists from more than 100 countries gathered at the 24th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Convened under the theme “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research”, the Congress took place from 5 to 11 October in Salt Lake City, USA.


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National Campesino Cultures Meeting

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 15:26
From 29-31 October 2014 the National Campesino Cultures Meeting will take place in Curití (Santander). The meeting will provide an opportunity to express and debate the great variety of cultural expressions of farmers (campesinos) in Colombia and for the recognition of the knowledge and practices of rural communities around the country.

Cincinnati Paperboard to close by year­-end

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 15:19
RockTenn plans to close its uncoated recycled paperboard mill in Cincinnati, Ohio by the end of the year.

European Commission decides to close proceedings against Ahlstrom and Munksjö

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 14:57
The decision is taken following consideration of responses made by the companies to the Statement...

There are several tricks you can use to prepare...

Forestry popular - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 13:26
Shelling a Black Walnut. Forestry.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Identify the Firs

Forestry popular - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 13:26
Identify the Firs - The Important American Conifers - The Important Firs
Kategorien: Forestry US

Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests: Gary Dunning Set for this Knowledge Blast at PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 13:25
Sustainable landscapes and how they relate to supply chains for food, feed, fiber and fuel is the focus of one of the ‘knowledge blasts’ at the upcoming PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue, taking place on 20 November in Paris, France. Gary Dunning, Executive Director of The Forests Dialogue, will present...

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Handbook To Help Establish Study Tours To Rural Renewable Energy Projects

GFIS - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 13:08
Handbook REMOTE project 
The REMOTE study tour concept handbook is a guide for organizing renewable energy study tours. It describes and recommends points to consider in planning and includes practical hints that are especially useful for decision-makers, entrepreneurs and other professionals, where the most valuable outcome from the networking will be knowledge transfer and initiatives for further cooperation.

The guidelines can be applied to a wide variety of activities or business sectors in areas where it is seldom easy to generate large-scale economic activities. If your region or your stakeholders have unique things that are worth seeing or experiencing, why not use this handbook to tell the world and make some business!
The REMOTE study tour concept handbook can be found here, more information on the REMOTE project can be found here.

Eco Building Products Mill Direct Lumber Position In New Jersey Turns Defensive In Support Of Modular Home Production

Forest Products IIII - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 13:00
[PR Newswire] - VISTA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (ECOB) announced today that Future Home Technology's (FHT) first Eco Red ShieldTM home was delivered today in preparation for production to commence this week prior to shipment to the Jersey Shore in the Defensive Sandy Rebuild. FHT recently completed their certification in Eco's Defensive Builder Program which can be found by visiting this link: http://www.ecob.net/index.php?p=services&id=124. Steve Conboy, President & Chief Executive Officer of Eco Building Products, Inc. commented that "Our plan was to find people that are devoted to raising the bar in this Northeastern rebuild, and willing to be trained in our Eco Defensive Certified Builder program.


Forestry What's hot now - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 12:10
The tree margin may have teeth or serrations and is a necessary term to know when identifying tree leaves.
Kategorien: Forestry US

You have trees you need to sell. Here is what...

Forestry What's hot now - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 12:10
Timing a timber sale is very important. Plant your sell when the market is up.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Canker Tree Disease - Prevention and Control

Forestry What's hot now - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 12:10
I have compiled the most common hardwood tree diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can do a lot to prevent and control hardwood disease including canker disease. Here is how.
Kategorien: Forestry US

Pine is one of the most important trees in...

Forestry What's hot now - Mi, 29/10/2014 - 12:10
Pine trees are one of the most common coniferous species in North America. Here is a list of those major pines most often seen in the United States and Canada.
Kategorien: Forestry US


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