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Fungal diversity and its relationship to the future of forests

January 23, 2020

STANFORD UNIVERSITY -If you indulge in truffles, or porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, you have enjoyed a product of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Forming symbiotic relationships with plants – including pine, birch, oak and willow tree species – these fungi have existed for millions of years, their sprawling filaments supporting ecosystems throughout their

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Komatsu to debut new products at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

January 23, 2020

CHICAGO — With a focus on creating connections to empower the success of its global network of distributors and customers, Komatsu will debut several product and technology advancements to support the construction, waste, forestry, energy and aggregates industries at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 10-14, 2020. Across

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January 23, 2020

Wood raw material price drop Wood raw-material costs for the world’s pulp manufacturers have fallen the past year with the biggest decreases for wood chips and pulplogs occurring in Europe, reports the WRQ. Softwood pulplog prices fell in the key markets of Europe in the fall of 2019. This price

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Climate not considered a top 10 risk by CEOs – survey  

January 22, 2020

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND,  ASSOCIATED PRESS, PWC — Climate issues are set to be one of the main talking points at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week, but a survey of CEOs released Monday shows that they are not even ranked among the top ten

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Cold snap killing off mountain pine beetle

January 22, 2020

EDMONTON, CTV NEWS — Albertans may have survived last week’s extreme cold snap, but experts are hoping mountain pine beetles did not. In recent years the tree-killing pests invaded the forests of Jasper National Park, leaving red, dead pines in their wake, and have since moved into communities like Hinton

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U.S. housing market short 3.8M new homes

January 22, 2020

PRNewswire — As the new decade begins with a strong economy and low-interest rates, homebuyers still face a big hurdle — extremely low inventory. An analysis released today by realtor.com found that the 5.9 million single-family homes that were built between 2012 and 2019 are simply not enough to offset

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Susan Irving new CMO for Kruger Products

January 22, 2020

Nancy Marcus to retire as CMO effective March 1, 2020; Susan Irving formerly of PepsiCo to become new CMO for Kruger Products MISSISSAUGA, CNW- Nancy Marcus joined Kruger Products in 2001 as vice president of Marketing and became a key member of the executive team where she has been focused on building the company’s brand portfolio

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