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Category: wood products

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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APHIS Expands Quarantine Area For The Emerald Ash Borer

The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has added the entire state of Connecticut and Massachusetts and expanded the quarantine area in the state of Wisconsin for the Emerald Ash Borer. On February 9, APHIS added eight counties (Adams, Buffalo, Calumet, Juneau, Kewaunee, Manitowac, Oneida and Outagamie) and the Oneida Indian Reservation in Wisconsin to the EAB Regulated Area. On the same day, APHIS also announced the inclusion of the entire... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 0 comments
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