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China`s huge demand for timber is stripping one of the world`s largest remaining areas of pristine tropical forests
British development agency DFID has suspended funding for a timber industry reform project because of the Rakhine crisis
Balsa wood - the balance between softness and sturdiness
Lignetics bought New England Wood Pellet LLC
Glass Beads for Shot Peening and Cleaning of Surfaces
Press Release: The most significat innovations in forest technology over the past 10 years
Press Release: Which will be the Future Technologies for Food and Biomass Production?
US softwood lumber demand will reach record-hights by 2030
Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the US Market
The Global Forest Industry in the 4Q/2017
New type of wood - stronger than steel
An increase in wooden products exports is expected this year
Forests will become an invaluable "carbon sink"
Net forest growth is now holding down the rate of climate change, making forests an invaluable "carbon sink". Reducing this sink by cutting down more trees adds carbon to the air and makes climate change worse just like burning any other carbon-based fuel. As a whole, EU companies are profitable. But this does not mean that an EU company losing money is also profitable. Similarly, those cutting down trees in one location to burn them do not help the world just because trees grow elsewhere. Without the cutting, there would be more trees and more carbon in the forest overall. It is true that cutting down trees today creates additional capacity for trees to grow on the same land in the future - in the way that emptying a bucket creates the capacity to refill it. But because burning wood is inefficient and trees regrow slowly, this refilling unfortunately takes decades to centuries even if the wood displaces fossil fuels. Under the present versions of the Renewable Energy Directive, most Europeans alive would pay more only to increase global warming throughout their lifetimes, and future Europeans would still face the potentially irreversible consequences of thawing permafrost and melting glaciers. In addition, the forest bucket is heavily depleted as a new paper in Nature just showed. The real challenge to rebuilding forests stocks is to reduce the effects of logging. Article and image source: https://www.euractiv.com
February 05, 2018