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Category: forestry

Announcement from the Hardwood Federation

EPA announced today that they have decided that no additional regulations are needed to address storm water discharges from forest roads under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at this time.  The action provides final certainty for businesses that make use of forest roads eliminating concerns about additional federal regulations.   In their decision, EPA noted that state, federal, regional, tribal government, and private sector programs already exist nationwide to address water quality... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 0 comments
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Great Green Wall of China

Augusta Free Press - May 11, 2015- Unlike the Great Wall of China, a 5,000-mile fortification dating back to the 7th century BC that separates northern China from the Mongolian steppe, the Great Green Wall of China—otherwise known as the Three-North Shelter Forest Program—is the biggest tree planting project on the planet. Its goal is to create a 2,800-mile long green belt to hold back the quickly expanding Gobi Desert and sequester millions of tons of carbon dioxide in the process. If all... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Monday, May 11, 2015 | 0 comments
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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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