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  • Forest Certification to Help Ensure the Sustainable Use of Southern Mediterranean Forests

    Desertification is one of the major environmental problems faced by Maghreb. The sustainable use of forests in these countries would help to mitigate and adapt to this global change. This is why MENFRI, the Mediterranean Network of Forestry Research and Innovation, gathered together forestry experts in Barcelona this summer to discuss opportunities and challenges ...


    By PEFC International

  • Preventing forest fires with tree power

    MIT researchers and colleagues are working to find out whether energy from trees can power a network of sensors to prevent spreading forest fires. What they learn also could raise the possibility of using trees as silent sentinels along the nation's borders to detect potential threats such as smuggled radioactive materials. The U.S. Forest Service currently predicts and tracks fires with a ...

  • Golfers compete to save PEI forest

    Big Break Prince Edward Island, a weekly Golf Channel show in which contestants compete for a $100,000 prize, has helped to save a piece of endangered forest each week. Waste Management has donated a weekly sum to Trees In Trust so that we can permanently preserve a mapped piece of woodland in the name of each weekly winner.Waste Management (wm.com) is donating enough funds to ...


    By Trees In Trust

  • Sweden discovers diesel in its forests

    After six years of research and 300 million krona ($47 million CAD), Sweden's largest oil company Preem has announced it's latest alternative fuel will enter the domestic market in April 2011.  Preem Evolution Diesel is being touted as the world's first truly green diesel. While bio-fuel is not a new invention, it has been accompanied with controversy as the biomass is often derived from an ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • BTEC and RPG Awarded Grant by U.S. Forest Service

    The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) and Resource Professional Group (RPG) today announced that they were awarded a $70,000 grant by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC). The project will promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by educating building architects and biomass appliance manufacturers on wood energy. ...

  • Hitachi Showcases New Foresters at DEMO International 2016

    Anything and everything to do with forestry operations was found at DEMO International, one of North America’s largest and most distinctive outdoor equipment shows, held Sept. 22-24, 2016. The flagship event of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, DEMO International is held every four years in a different location. For the first time in 16 years, the show returned to Western Canada and was hosted ...

  • NASA Partners With Forest Service To Highlight Wildfires, Science

    NASA and the U.S. Forest Service signed a Space Act Agreement this week that unites the two agencies in raising awareness about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. ...

  • Pöyry acquires 60% of Brazilian forest-based consulting

     PÖYRY PLC          Press Release 22 November 2010 at 1:15 p.m. Pöyry has acquired 60 per cent of the shares of Silviconsult Engenharia Ltda, a Brazilian forest-oriented ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Dynamic New Platform to Protect Forests Worldwide

    Managing the world's forest resources is today both a local and global undertaking, and technology has provided Global Forest Watch with an unprecedented opportunity to connect not only information and data but people, whether they be forest managers, businesses and private sector, or consumers across the globe. The World Resources Institute (WRI), Google,UNEP and a group of more than 40 ...

  • Asia Pacific Bucks World Trend in Forest Cover

    While global forest cover is moving on a downward spiral with a loss of nearly 130 million hectares of forest worldwide, Asia Pacific's forest cover has grown by some 24 million hectares over 20 years. Seven million of Asia's forests have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, according a new UNEP report released today. "This region accounts for nearly half of global trend emissions," ...

  • Rejuvenating arid badlands: from barren slopes to living forest in 80 years

    A reforestation project has revitalised its surroundings just 80 years after its inception. In the late 1920s, the Saldaña badlands in northern Spain were a barren region, with a thin layer of intensely weathered soil, and only 5% vegetation cover. Now that cover has increased dramatically to 87%, the soil quality is improving, and the water flow in the area has stabilised, bringing ...

  • FireIce Successfully Used by US Forest Service to Control Timber Fire in Washington State

    GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water-enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, announced that FireIce was chosen over water and long term retardant to combat the Mount Barney fire burning in heavy timber north of Winthrop, Washington in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. FireIce was ...


  • Tetra Tech Awarded $20 Million USAID Program for Community Management of Forest Resources in Liberia

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $20.4 million contract to provide technical support for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) People, Rules, and Organizations Supporting the Protection of Ecosystem Resources (PROSPER) program. Tetra Tech will help USAID promote community management of forests and other ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Q&A: Sylvia Earle on the planet`s blue engine

    SciDev.Net talks to Sylvia Earle, scientist, oceanographer, explorer, about her hopes for oceans at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil in 2012. The oceans are a life-support system and they are under severe threat, says Sylvia Earle. That’s why she wants to ensure that they are on the agenda of next year’s international conference on sustainable development in Rio de ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Enterprise rent-a-car foundation to plant 5 millionth tree in 2010 as part of 50 million tree pledge with Arbor Day foundation and U.S. forest service

    The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation will plant its 5 millionth tree in 2010 as part of the 50 Million Tree Pledge, a private/public/nonprofit partnership between Enterprise, the Arbor Day Foundation and the U.S. Forest Service. For the fifth consecutive year since the program's launch in 2006, 1 million trees will be planted in national forests in countries in which Enterprise operates. ...

  • Responsible Forestry and CSR – The Business Case

    The significance of responsible timber sourcing practices to promote sustainable forest management and combat climate change will be the focus of the keynote speech by Ben Gunneberg, PEFC International Secretary General at the forthcoming World Engineers Summit (WES) in Singapore next week. Sustainable forest management is key to maintaining the forest carbon stock ...


    By PEFC International

  • Easement exchange between UPM Blandin and Minnesota Power will restore 160 acres of forestland

      GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., Aug. 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- UPM Blandin and Minnesota Power (MP) have agreed to an easement exchange that will re-establish 160 acres of forest land north of Taconite. MP is vacating an existing utility easement for No. 94 transmission line on Blandin forest land.  In exchange, Blandin has granted MP a 130-acre utility easement on UPM land ...


    By UPM

  • Natural fortification against typhoons

    “The low number of casualties of this typhoon compared to Haiyan can be attributed to good disaster preparedness and timely evacuation, and the fact that there was no storm surge”, states Merijn van Leeuwen of Wetlands International, who is currently in the Philippines. Although the fatalities are less, the impact of typhoons like Haiyan and Hagupit can be disastrous to infrastructure ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA Settles Lawsuit Against North Georgia Landowner for Violations of the Clean Water Act

    The Duvall Development Co., Inc., Duvall & Son Livestock, Inc. and the president of both companies, Jeffrey H. Duvall, will pay a $30,000 penalty and have purchased five acres of forested land that was donated to the Chattahoochee National Forest in order to resolve federal Clean Water Act (CWA) violations. “This enforcement action sends a strong message about the importance of ...

  • `Mirror, mirror on the wall, who`s the `greenest` of them all?`

    Today, Dogwood Alliance and ForestEthics, released the 2010 Green Grades Office Supply Report Card, an important vehicle for educating consumers and large purchasers of office supply products about the big paper sellers' environmental practices. This year's report shows strong progress from the traditional office supply ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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