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White River sawmill making major upgrades

April 23, 2018

White River Forest Products is making more than $9.5 million in upgrades and creating new jobs at its sawmill near the north shore of Lake Superior. The money is geared toward new product development which requires additional debarking and drying capacity, and sawline modifications, including residual handling. The province contributed $1.9

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Redwoods League Scientists Reveal Need for Forest Conservation Efforts

April 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — PRNewswire — Coast redwoods and giant sequoia are two of California’s iconic symbols and greatest natural treasures, and the work to save them is only just beginning. Save the Redwoods League, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that helped launch the conservation movement in the U.S. 100 years ago, has released its first-ever State of

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Cranbrook looks to log Crown land as preventative measure against wildfires  

April 18, 2018

  CRANBROOK B.C. — After widespread evacuations, last summer Cranbrook, B.C is looking at how to fireproof the community. The city has hired fire ecologist Bob Gray to look at the different options and evaluate the cost of creating a buffer zone. In a report by the CBC, Gray argues

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Husqvarna Canada Plants 17,600 Trees with Pro Soccer Teams

April 18, 2018

MISSISSAUGA – Thanks to every goal scored by Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact teams, Canada will have 17,600 more trees! Husqvarna Canada Inc., the official and exclusive lawn partner of each team during the 2017 season, is working with One Tree Planted to see through its commitment from

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Wood Trim Demand to Slow Down

April 18, 2018

  Demand for wood moulding and trim is projected to increase by only 3.7 percent annually to $5.5 billion in 2022, the slowest rate of advance of any material type. However, wood will still account for more than half of moulding and trim sales in 2022. Interior moulding is expected to

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Forestry, mining, others, urge for action on Trans Mountain pipeline

April 16, 2018

Small business, forestry, mining and other business leaders spoke in Vancouver Thursday to urge the federal government to save the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. The group is laying out a strategy to mobilize public support for the project, concerned about Canada’s reputation as a safe place to invest. Participants

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Paper biomass to build lithium-sulfur batteries

April 16, 2018

Researchers at Rensselaer have developed a patented method to use cheap and abundant paper biomass to make lithium-sulfur batteries. A major by-product in the papermaking industry is lignosulfonate – a sulfonated carbon waste material, which is typically combusted on site, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere after sulfur has been captured

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