The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change proposed new sustainability criteria for biomass sourcing last September and a comment period wrapped up at the end of November, but the official standards are yet to be released. As proposed, a biomass power facility would have to demonstrate that 70 percent of the wood used to manufacture the pellets it procures has chain-of-custody (COC) certification, from the forest of origin to the final user.
The North Carolina House of Representatives gave its final approval this week to legislation making clear no taxpayer-funded project could use a green-building rating system in which North Carolina forestry products are at a disadvantage compared to imported lumber.
A win for the lumber industry in the state, bill supporters say a very small percentage of North Carolina forests meet LEED standards, highlighting the need for the legislation.
Last week Colorado residents participants were part of a pilot program called Wildfire Preparedness Day of Service. Hundreds of volunteers pitched in to work with a variety of organizations and governmental agencies on
Which mulch is the right mulch? Research on mulch and fire can help you decide. There are many choices to use to beautify your landscaping. There are wood chips, pine bark, pine needles, shredded rubber and more. But which one is the safest?
By early May, industry benchmark prices were off their highs for the year so far although much stronger than year-ago levels amid growing evidence of increasing demand for construction of single-family homes and especially multi-family buildings.
The people whose livelihood depends on forests have a message and they’re launching a campaign next week to deliver it. The message is that the industry isn’t just about cutting down trees. It also plants and cares for trees and the environment they grow in.
A new study released by the Forest Service addresses the loss of eastern hemlock from forests in the Southern Appalachian region of the United States. The hemlock woolly adelgid, an exotic invasive insect, has caused widespread hemlock mortality," says Steven Brantley, a post-doctoral researcher and lead author of the paper.
Current urban expansion is the greatest in history. By 2050, three billion additional people will live in cities. While urbanization is frequently linked to environmental problems, it also offers solutions for global sustainability if cities can move from net consumers to net generators of ecosystem services.
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