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Wood is being billed as the answer to creating greener cities -- lightweight and sustainable, it is even said to be more fire resistant than steel. more »

Aug 18, 2016 11:09 AM Features

Mexican farmers can make higher profits than most other crops so are thinning out pine forests to plant young avocado trees. more »

Aug 18, 2016 11:00 AM Features

Have wildfires increased globally over recent years? And if so, is global warming to blame? Research has illuminated this, along with what wildfires do to us and our environment, and which areas are most vulnerable. more »

Aug 18, 2016 10:03 AM Features

The long-running softwood lumber dispute is set to get a special hearing in Ottawa as MPs on the trade committee plan to reconvene this week. more »

Aug 18, 2016 9:34 AM Features

Until recently, strolling through a California forest meant walking in dappled light along a path strewn with leaves or pine needles. But across the state, once-towering pines have collapsed, their desiccated limbs sprawled across forest floors. more »

Aug 18, 2016 9:25 AM Features

Natural Resources Canada scientists say about 80% of spruce budworms collected in northern N.B. were female. more »

Aug 18, 2016 9:18 AM Features

European officials are moving to close a loophole that promotes the burning of wood for electricity by an industry that’s felling American trees, and a new report they commissioned has laid bare the urgent need for reform. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Efforts to spur the use of mass timber products as a safe and sustainable building material for mid-rise construction projects is already meeting with concerted pushback from the concrete sector. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

What can we do to slow climate change and restore America’s forests? I used to think the answer was to plant more trees. Boom. Done. Mic drop. But wait, that’s not the whole story. more »

Aug 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The West, and federal taxpayers, have a serious and growing problem as communities continue to expand in and around forested and grassy landscapes prone to fire. more »

Aug 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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