Architects Embrace the Beginning of the Timber Age

Wood is taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, with architects praising its sustainability, quality and speed of construction.

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Overharvesting of Northland pine forests to satisfy a global demand for timber could force the closure of the region's wood processing businesses and loss of jobs for about 1600 workers. more »

Aug 24, 2016 8:39 AM Features

Whiskey enthusiasts often wax romantic about how various elements put flavor in their favorite spirits, but the cask and the time spent in it is the single biggest player in what whiskey tastes like. more »

Aug 24, 2016 8:27 AM Features

The Ontario government announced plans on Thursday to invest $4.5 million into a bio-refinery plant to produce eco-friendly products in Thunder Bay. more »

Aug 24, 2016 8:04 AM Features

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