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  • Ripley, W.Va., logging company cited by US Labor Department`s OSHA for tree felling hazards following February fatality

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Best Logging, a company based in Ripley, for 14 alleged serious and four other-than-serious violations – including tree felling hazards – found at a Rock Castle, W.Va., work site. OSHA's February inspection was initiated following the fatality of a worker, who was struck by a tree during logging ...

  • John Deere Expands Tracked Feller Buncher Reach with New Long Boom Option

    With John Deere's 903K and 909K tracked feller bunchers new long boom option, more trees can be harvested with less travel. The new long boom delivers increased productivity by stretching maximum reach to more than 32 feet (9.82m), a 10.6 percent increase over the standard boom, when used with John Deere's field proven FR21B Disc Saw Felling Head. Designed to maximize productivity, the new long ...


    By John Deere

  • Allan Bruks AB: We like the concept of “Taking you from know-how to show-how”

    "World bioenergy is one of the most important shows for our business and we have participated since it started in 2004", says marketing manager Kia Bruks at Allan Bruks AB. "We like the concept of "Taking you from know-how to show-how" and always give high attention to demo-shows in our stands. It is simply the best way to describe our specialty, cost effective biofuel production." ABAB ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Allan Bruks AB: We like the concept of “Taking you from know-how to show-how”

    "World bioenergy is one of the most important shows for our business and we have participated since it started in 2004", says marketing manager Kia Bruks at Allan Bruks AB. "We like the concept of "Taking you from know-how to show-how" and always give high attention to demo-shows in our stands. It is simply the best way to describe our specialty, cost effective biofuel production." ABAB ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Mondi profit loss indicates bow out from UK market

    International paper and packaging manufacturer and supplier, Mondi Group has reported it expects a full year loss after its operating profits for 2009 fell by more than 20% compared to the year before. The company is due to publish end of year results on 23 February in the wake of multiple UK plant closures.  Mondi’s Holcombe brown paper plant, which was ...

  • EU emissions down 23 percent, passing 2020 target

    The European Union, the world's No. 3 greenhouse gas polluter, says its emissions fell 4 percent last year, meaning the 28-nation bloc has already surpassed its target for 2020. A report by the EU's environment agency on Tuesday said 2014 emissions were 23 percent lower than in 1990. The EU's goal is to achieve 20 percent reductions by 2020, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Russia plans timber tracking to control illegal logging

    By 2011 there will be a unified information system in operation in Russia for controlling timber circulation that may help the government combat illegal logging, according to a report in 'Russian Forestry Review' magazine. The new system was announced by Valery Roshchupkin, head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resource's Federal Agency for Forestry, or Rosleskhoz, at a meeting of the ...

  • Ohio’s 2015 Soybean Crop Performance Trials Reveal Higher than Expected Yields

    Despite the heavy rains that hit the region early during the growing season this year, soybeans in the majority of test plots planted by researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University still managed to beat expectations. In fact, in four of the six test sites for the 2015 Ohio Soybean Performance Test, soybeans averaged over 70 bushels ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Near record high food prices keep poorest people on the edge

    Global food prices are at high levels and when combined with continued volatility, put the poorest people in the developing world at continued risk, according to the World Bank Group's Food Price Watch released today. While the emergency in the Horn of Africa was triggered by prolonged droughts, especially in areas struggling with conflict and internal displacement such as Somalia, food prices ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Policies put the EU on track to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets but bigger push needed for 2030

    European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020. According to EEA analysis of Member States' own projections, the EU is ...

  • The ebeaver – a fuel-efficient bioenergy harvester

    “How much diesel is it acceptable to use to produce green energy? Harvesting thinnings with a big machine is like eating with a pair of cudgels. We offer an alternative that harvests bioenergy in an energy-efficient way and has minimal environmental impact.” The speaker is Johan Dagman, one of the men behind the ebeaver, the radio-controlled mini-harvester that drew big ...


    By Elmia AB

  • South Asia nips on agricultural research funding

    South Asian countries significantly increased funding for agricultural research and development (R&D) in the last decade but the numbers fell short of set targets, says a new report. South Asia as a whole more than ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rio+20 wraps up with `More of a Whimper Than a Roar`

    The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) comes to a close today. In total, more than 100 heads of state and tens of thousands of representatives from government, business, and civil society came together over two weeks to advance solutions on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro. [Editors’ note: You can find WRI’s experts’ analysis on specific issues and ...

  • Commodity Supercycle Slows Down in 2012

    Global commodity prices dropped by 6 percent in 2012, a marked change from the dizzying growth during the “commodities supercycle” of 2002–12, when prices surged an average of 9.5 percent a year, or 150 percent over the 10-year period, according to the new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). This change of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 3 imperatives for the next global development agenda

    This post was co-authored with Vinod Thomas, Director-General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank. Can extreme poverty be eliminated in the next 20 years? With much of the world still mired in an economic slump, the question might seem ill-timed. Yet, as heads of state arrive in New York on Monday for the 67th United Nations General Assembly, this goal should be at the top of ...

  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

    For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey. The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell. "We had not seen the sun in a two-and-a-half months," ...


    By Associated Press

  • Agriculture and Livestock Remain Major Sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    New Worldwatch Institute study examines the agricultural sector’s impact on global greenhouse gas emissions Washington, D.C.—Global greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector totaled 4.69 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in 2010 (the most recent year for which data are available), an increase of 13 percent over 1990 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Green Companies as the Main Player in a New Business Culture

    On April 21 and 22, the China Entrepreneur Club and the Qingdao Municipal Government hosted the 2011 Annual Summit of Green Companies and the Announcement of China's Top 100 Green Companies in Qingdao.Over 600 domestic and international political dignitaries, entrepreneurs, leading scholars and NGO ...


    By China Entrepreneurs

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