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June 4, 2012

Public perception puts pressure on biomass

Biomass had so much promise. But now it's about to go up in smoke. Only a few years ago, energy production from biomass had one of the brightest, most promising futures in both the US and Europe.

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June 3, 2012

Large-scale forest bio-energy creates carbon debt

While some logging advocates continue to talk up forest biomass as a green energy source, there’s good reason it isn’t happening on a significant scale.

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May 18, 2012

Is New Green Law Creating More Green for Logging Companies?

California's new Cap and Trade program has been hailed as the gold standard in environmental law for the entire world. Not only are other states looking to the law but other countries, too, are watching to judge its effects on the global economy and environment.

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May 9, 2012

A Papermaker’s Perspective on Sustainable Forestry

There is not a single matter related to papermaking that touches each of us as personally and emotionally as forestry. Simply put, people love trees.

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May 17, 2012

Misleading Labels and Greenwashing: What’s A Consumer to Do?

Woe is the eco-conscious consumer. Just when they think they’re buying green, something screws it all up.

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May 8, 2012

Our too-thirsty forests

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April 23, 2012

Bye-bye biomass? Cheap natural gas displaces in-woods fuels at US pulp mills

A mild winter in the Eastern USA plus advances in low-cost drilling fattened natural gas supplies and dragged prices to a 10-year low in early April. In fact, prices began falling last summer.

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April 5, 2012

Wood pellet exports from the US and Canada to Europe reached a record high

Wood pellet exports from the US and Canada to Europe reached arecord high in the 4Q/11 thanks to increased demand in the United Kingdom, reports the North American Wood FiberReview

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06 February 2012

Timber industry notes drought losses

Jan. 19, 2012 - According to the Texas Forestry Service, East Texas has an abundance of forestland. Individual East Texans own about 64 percent of the forestland, with Timber Investment Management Organizations, forest industry and government owning the rest.

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03/ 1/2012

Carbon Canopy: A Model for Solving Problems by Protecting Rather Than Destroying Our Natural Resources

A consortium of forward-thinking environmental groups led by the Dogwood Alliance, major corporations such as Staples and


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by Dr. Radut