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Jumping tree lice’ threaten over 14,000 Winnipeg ash trees

July 17, 2018

Cottony ash psyllids were found in Winnipeg last summer but are having more impact this season. According to a CBC News report, Winnipeg trees are under a fresh attack from a new foe this season: the cottony ash psyllid, also known as jumping tree lice. The tiny, yellow-and-black bugs were

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OSU receives grant to study mass timber

July 17, 2018

Oregon State University will receive nearly $500,000 from the USDA to study the effects of moisture accumulation in mass timber buildings. According to a report in the Captial Press, Oregon State University will receive nearly $500,000 from the USDA to continue studying mass timber in commercial building design. The latest

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EACOM Commits to Building Stronger Communities

July 15, 2018

Sault Ste. Marie — EACOM Timber Corporation was joined by Habitat for Humanity Canada and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) at its Sault Ste. Marie plant to unveil an important partnership. Building on its support of Habitat’s 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, EACOM will donate $100,000 in lumber

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Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

July 15, 2018

STOWE, Vt.– ASSOCIATED PRESS — The grey trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below. A main reason, scientists say, is

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Swedish research closer to a commercial paper battery

July 15, 2018

BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University are making paper batteries a reality, paving the way for energy storage in packaging materials. BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have together taken an important step towards the future’s paper batteries. Together they have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed

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Tiny fern holds big environmental promise

July 15, 2018

ITHACA, N.Y. – A tiny fern – with each leaf the size of a gnat – may provide global impact for sinking atmospheric carbon dioxide, fixing nitrogen in agriculture and shooing pesky insects from crops. The fern’s full genome has been sequenced by a Cornell University and Boyce Thompson Institute

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U.S. tariffs removed from Port Hawkesbury Paper Products

July 11, 2018

A paper mill in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., is celebrating a decision by the United States Department of Commerce to end countervailing duties that were imposed in 2015 on its glossy paper. According to a report by the CBC, some American companies had complained that several Canadian mills, including Port Hawkesbury Paper,

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