Monthly Archives: April 2020

Loggers Cut Down One Tree That Held a Surprising Discovery

You may adore your work, but let’s face it – after some time, everything starts looking the same. The working routine is the same; colleagues are the same; jokes are the same… Today resembled yesterday, and somehow you know what will happen tomorrow. So, when something unplanned happens, you can feel your blood running and adrenaline jumping to fix the

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AFPA forecasts a calamitous decline in housing construction: urgent recovery package needed

From AUSFPA.com.au >> The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is calling on Australia’s leaders to urgently put in place a stimulus recovery package for the housing construction sector to counter the massive reduction in new house starts and therefore the timber products used in their construction. Read the rest of the article here: https://ausfpa.com.au/media-releases/afpa-forecasts-a-calamitous-decline-in-housing-construction-urgent-recovery-package-needed/

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Earth Day Webinar to Highlight Plan to Protect 50% of America’s Wildlands

PORTLAND, Ore.— An Earth Day webinar led by one of the founders of the Center for Biological Diversity will explore a plan for protecting 30% of America’s wildlands and waters by 2030 and half of them by 2050. The Center’s Executive Director Kierán Suckling will convene a small panel of experts on a webinar to dive into the value of public lands and

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Project Learning Tree Celebrates Earth Day And Has Some Fun Activities For The Family

Amid the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first Digital Earth Day. To support Earth Day 2020, we’ve compiled stories and resources to help educators and youth learn about sustainability issues, climate science, and actions they can take this #EarthDay2020 and every day. Plus,

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World’s Tallest Wooden Building Might Soon Join Milwaukee Skyline

From WUWM.com >> There have been a lot of environmental stories coming out of the coronavirus pandemic — but one environmental win that has little to do with the pandemic is flying under the radar right here in Milwaukee. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.wuwm.com/post/worlds-tallest-wooden-building-might-soon-join-milwaukee-skyline#stream/0

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WOODEN SKYSCRAPERS PUSH TRADE IN CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER TO NEW HEIGHTS

From Global Trade Magazine >> American biologist Edward Wilson is known for popularizing the term “biophilia” to explain the inherent pleasure people derive from being in nature. By extension, “biophilic design” incorporates natural materials, natural light, vegetation, nature views and other experiences of the natural world into the modern built environment. A relatively new building material, cross-laminated timber (CLT), is

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Memoir of Forest Service career adds invaluable voice to agency’s story

From the Oregonian >> From Mount St. Helens to Baker City to the Willamette and Siuslaw national forests, Gloria Brown came to know and cherish the Pacific Northwest’s forests, mountains, rivers and public lands during her decades with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Read the rest of the story here: https://www.oregonlive.com/books/2020/04/black-woman-in-green-memoir-of-forest-service-career-adds-invaluable-voice-to-agencys-story.html

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