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Dr Brendan Choat from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment is using advanced imaging techniques normally used for human patients to gain insights into the way plants deal with severe droughts. more »

May 16, 2016 12:36 PM Features

There have been growing fears in British Columbia that an increasing number of catastrophic wildfires could erupt because more than 18 million hectares of forest have been killed by a pine-beetle epidemic over the past two decades. more »

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A new study shows that trees of different species can exchange large amounts of carbon via the fungal internet that connects their roots. more »

Apr 19, 2016 12:00 AM Features

University of Victoria scientists say they have some good news about global warming and its impact on British Columbia’s forests, especially about the environment’s recovery from the devastating mountain pine beetle outbreak more than a decade ago. more »

Apr 15, 2016 7:00 AM Features

Scientists have made a huge leap in lessening our dependence on fossil fuels, managing to break down raw biomass without using chemicals for the very first time. more »

Apr 7, 2016 11:49 AM News

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New system produces images clear enough to detect new roads and pathways beginning to snake through uncut primary forests, a first sign of illegal logging. more »

Mar 31, 2016 4:00 PM Features

Biochar is a term for charcoal which is used for biological ends, as opposed to heat. It is most commonly used as a soil amendment, but has significant potential as a way to sequester carbon long-term and may be an alternative to activated carbon. more »

Mar 30, 2016 4:30 PM News

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The bend-don’t-break adaptability of trees extends to handling climate change, according to a new study that says forests may be able to deal with hotter temperatures and contribute less carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than previously thought. more »

Mar 23, 2016 6:00 PM Features

A team of ecologists from Royal Holloway, University of London has taken part in a large collaborative EU project to find out what the effects of forest tree species diversity are on ecosystem services. more »

Mar 23, 2016 9:00 AM Features

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China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. more »

Mar 22, 2016 9:00 AM Features

WSRI is asking for proposals for a WSRI funded Research Project. The project should be designed to have the potential to benefit the wood fiber supply chain and improve the efficiency and productivity of the fiber delivery process. more »

Jan 22, 2016 9:00 AM News

The Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa recently released a final report for its Prairie Power Project. The project studied biomass production of four different native species seed mixes over three different soil types. more »

Jan 11, 2016 3:00 PM News

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Dr. Morishima discusses forest collaboration and hopes his management concept will allow forest landowners to work together on projects connecting tribal landownerships with neighboring lands... more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Features

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The web-based tool helps countries to improve the assessment of forest carbon stocks, necessary for mitigation of climate change. more »

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Ron Gray is vice president of the Northeast Washington Forest Coalition, a forest collaborative group based in Kettle Falls, Washington. Mr. Gray is also fuels manager for Avista Utilities 50 megawatt, all biomass power plant at Kettle Falls. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM , Features

Mark Teply is a senior scientist with Cramer Fish Sciences, a Gresham, Oregon consulting firm that works for federal, state and private clients in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California and Alaska. The firm offers a wide variety of services i more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 AM , Features

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California-based Sierra Pacific Industries, one of the largest lumber companies in the United States, has pledged $6 million to the College of Forestry at Oregon State University for its new advanced wood products laboratory. more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is celebrating the international recognition for the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement (CBFA) at the World Forest Congress now going on in Durban, South Africa. more »

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 AM News

Intense forest fires have been raging across the western United States this summer. So far this year, nearly 43,000 wildfires have torched almost 7 million acres of land. more »

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 AM Features