Canada, U.S. unlikely to get lumber deal by mid-Aug: Canada source

Canada and the United States are unlikely to strike a deal on a dispute over lumber exports by the time talks on renewing NAFTA start in mid-August, a source close to the matter said on Thursday. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said earlier in the day he hoped the issue...

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Fire crews enjoy slow start to wildfire season, but brace for hot, dry summer

A fairly wet spring has meant fewer wildfires than normal on the Prairies. Saskatchewan has had about 65 wildfires, well below the province’s five-year average of about 120 by this time. Alberta is reporting about 220 wildfires, compared to more than 500 by this time last year.  “This spring, we’ve received...

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  • Resolute U.S. racketeering lawsuit against Greenpeace moved to California

    A racketeering lawsuit launched by multinational forestry giant Resolute Forest Products against Greenpeace should be heard in California, an American court has ruled. Amid a ramped-up public relations offensive by both sides, a district court in Augusta, Ga., found that Montreal-based Resolute had failed to show why the $300-million lawsuit...

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  • American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why

    As the consequences of climate change strike across the United States, ecologists have a guiding principle about how they think plants will respond. Cold-adapted plants will survive if they move “up”—that is, as they move further north (away from the tropics) and higher in elevation (away from the warm ground)....

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  • The wooden skyscrapers that could help to cool the planet

    One building stands out in the old logging town of Prince George, Canada. Encased in a sleek glass facade, the structure towers above most of its neighbours, beckoning from afar with the warm amber glow of Douglas fir. Constructed almost entirely from timber in 2014, the 8-storey, 30-metre building is...

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Spring #1 2017 Vol. 21 #2

Spring #1 2017 Vol. 21 #2

May 3, 2017
By: The Working Forest

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