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Swap steel, concrete, and brick for wood – wooden buildings are cheaper and cleaner

Architecture Design - April 2015- Although it may seem counter-intuitive, it would be better if we built buildings from wood than from concrete, brick, aluminium and steel. We use millions of tonnes of these modern materials every year. They have many valuable properties, but are energy-intensive to create, accounting for around 16% of the entire planets' fossil fuel production. Instead we could be using wood, which is also strong, renewable, and plentiful – we use only a fraction of the world’s... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Friday, April 24, 2015 | 3 comments
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Funding Available For Landowners Who Lost Trees To Beetles

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee – announced the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the Ohio Department of Agriculture plan to control the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in Clermont County. “Clermont County’s residents and business owners know the devastating effects that Asian Longhorned Beetles can have on our state’s hardwood forests and nursery industry,” said... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | 0 comments
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