User: flenvcenter Topic: Land-Independent
Category: Land Management :: Forestry
Last updated: Nov 22 2017 18:43 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Giving thanks for four decades of protecting turkeys 21.11.2017 TreeHugger
The wild turkey is one of the most enduring symbols of Thanksgiving – but you may not know how close we’ve all come to losing these birds. As recently as 1973, there were only about 1.5 million wild turkeys in all of North America.
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UTAS Wood Project Wins the Built Environment Category in the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia 8.11.2017 Planet Ark News
Sustainability leaders from across Australia and New Zealand were on the edge of their seats on 2 November, as the winners of the 2017 Green Gown Awards Australasia were announced live from RMIT University's Storey hall in Melbourne. 35 finalists from 18 institutions held their breath as the President of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), Leanne Denby, and Vice President, Corey Peterson, announced the winners.
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What's the best way to build in wood? 6.11.2017 TreeHugger
In some cases, cross-laminated timber and robotic wood frame can both do the same job. Which should you choose?
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Dalston Lane: The world's largest Cross-laminated timber Building 3.11.2017 TreeHugger
But that's not the only reason it's important.
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Where is the forest-restoration economy? 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The budget-starved Forest Service gives jobs to the lowest bidder instead of local communities.
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How the outsourcing of forestry jobs seeps into our public lands debates 30.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Cash-strapped agencies use private contractors to the detriment of local communities.
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The Myth of the Managed Wildfire: How US Forest Service Policies Perpetuate Deadly Wildfires 26.10.2017 Truthout.com
The idea that wildfires can be controlled is a dangerous and costly myth, promoted in large part by the timber industry, which views wildfires as a waste of economic resources, not the forest's way of rejuvenating itself. Ecologically speaking, fighting wildfires makes about as much sense as fighting hurricanes, yet we spend nearly $3 billion annually on the effort. Tanker helicopters fight a wildfire on October 16, 2017, in Oakville, California. At least 40 people were killed with many are still missing, and at least 5,700 buildings have been destroyed since wildfires broke out a week ago. (Photo: Elijah Nouvelage / Getty Images) Research is clear  that the wildfires the US experienced this year are more widespread and increasingly intense as our climate heats up. Consistent with the US government's head-in-the-sand approach to the climate crisis generally, our national wildfire "management" policy flies in the face of science and reason. If we don't learn to adapt to climate change's growing coastal ...
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Why architects and designers have to choose woods responsibly 23.10.2017 TreeHugger
Grace Jeffers explains that while trees are renewable, forests are not.
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The Feds Spent Millions Seizing 5 Million Marijuana Plants in 2016, Did Not Solve Any Drug Problems 18.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Rainer Vandalismus ) Even as he talks about declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency, Trump is actively seeking to cut Medicaid and undermine the Affordable Care Act, which extended access to addiction treatment for millions. It's time Congress acted to push government toward public health solutions for the US's drug problems rather than pouring money into failed law enforcement policies. Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. Last year, the Drug Enforcement Agency's marijuana eradication program confiscated 5.3 million marijuana plants in operations nationwide, a 20 percent increase from the year before and by far the heaviest haul since President Obama's first term in office. The DEA pulled 3.5 million plants in California, more than any other state by a long shot, even as Californians voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use. The DEA still spends millions of dollars every ...
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New biomass plant to cut Simon Fraser University's greenhouse gases by two-thirds 17.10.2017 Environmental News Network
A new project at Simon Fraser University (SFU) will soon divert wood waste from the landfill and help reduce greenhouse gasses at the University.SFU and SFU Community Trust are collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc., on a $33-million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU).
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Your next home might be built by robots, and you will never know 12.10.2017 TreeHugger
They are already doing this in Sweden.
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World's largest trees given new hope for preservation 12.10.2017 Planet Ark News
A new project will decode genetic make-up of world's largest trees in order to better understand and protect them.
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Exquisite Way to Show the Benefits of Prefabricated Wood Construction 9.10.2017 Planet Ark News
This prototype house overlooking Lake Maggiore in the foothills of the Swiss Alps was designed to demonstrate the capabilities of prefabricated wood construction, and features charred-timber facades enclosing a bright-white interior.
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PLP Architecture's Oakwood Timber Tower 2 is built like a basketweave 6.10.2017 TreeHugger
I was stumped by their Timber Tower 1, but I am on board with this.
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UMN researchers find recipe for forest restoration 23.9.2017 Environmental News Network
To find out what works best for reestablishing tropical dry forests, the researchers planted seedlings of 32 native tree species in degraded soil or degraded soil amended with sand, rice hulls, rice hull ash or hydrogel.
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New forest resilience bond blazes a trail 20.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A public-private partnership can address this burning problem.
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Brush-tailed phascogale makes a surprise appearance on revegetated islands 14.9.2017 Planet Ark News
A cute surprise awaited conservationists on the mid-north coast of New South Wales when they found an unexpected guest, the brush-tailed phascogale.
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Students move in to the world's tallest timber tower 13.9.2017 TreeHugger
Worried about wood? Brock Commons Tallwood House is probably one of the safest buildings anywhere.
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After its dams came down, a river is reborn 4.9.2017 Current Issue
A look at the Elwha unleashed.
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Healing the landscape, healing ourselves 4.9.2017 Current Issue
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