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GOP lawmakers want more timber cutting in Wisconsin forests
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Thousands of acres in Wisconsin state forests will be subject to more timber cutting, under a plan Republicans inserted this month into the proposed state budget. The measure would provide fresh supplies of wood for the state's large pulp and timber products industries, which have traditionally relied on private land and a mix of state, county and federal forests for sources of raw material.
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DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability today
Ethanol Producer Magazine
The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability today, Wednesday, May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply.
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Transferring dead trees from source of wildfire fuel to biofuel
United States Department of Agriculture
Trees killed by bark beetles have, for years, been a source of fuel for forest fires. Now, those very trees are being turned into biofuel and biobased products. This vast bioenergy resource — approximately 46 million acres — requires no cultivation, circumvents food-versus-fuel concerns and may have a highly favorable carbon balance compared other forestry feedstocks.

The problem, however, is that beetle-killed biomass is typically located far from urban industrial centers in relatively inaccessible areas, which means transportation costs are a key barrier to widespread utilization of this vast resource.

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Hopes new forestry safety council will cut industry's high death toll
TVNZ
It's hoped that the forest industry's new safety council will save lives and enlighten other dangerous workplaces. The recently launched Forest Industry Safety Council will be made up of forest owners, contractors, workers, unions and Worksafe New Zealand. It was a key recommendation put forward last year by the Independent Safety Review Panel, set up to review the industry after a record number of deaths and injuries.
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University of Canterbury part of new $14 million forestry industry research
Yahoo New Zealand
The University of Canterbury is part of a new $14 million, seven-year collaborative research effort aimed at maximizing the value and export earnings of the forestry industry. The government recently announced it will invest the research funding in the effort, to be matched dollar for dollar by the forestry industry.
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Construction, forestry divisions boost John Deere Q2 results
Construction Dive
Machinery manufacturer John Deere reported Q2 net income of $690.5 million, or $2.03 per share. That's down from the same period last year when the company reported $980.7 million, or $2.65 per share. Higher shipment volumes and price realization gave construction and forestry a 2 percent increase for the quarter and a 7 percent lift over a six-month period.
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Ohio forestry, wildlife conservation camp offered for teens
The Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle
A weeklong forestry and wildlife conservation camp for teens will be held in eastern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the camp will be June 7 through June 12 at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County. The department's forestry and wildlife divisions support the camp sponsored by the nonprofit Ohio Forestry Association Foundation.
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Officials uncover 'mass graves' of illegal timber in Malaysia forest reserve
Yale University
Malaysian authorities have uncovered timber "mass graves" where illegal loggers attempted to conceal valuable timber following a government crackdown on unlawful logging that started in February. The sites, located in the Belum-Temengor forest reserve, were revealed after the recent excavation of patches of land roughly the size of football fields, beneath which an estimated two stories of felled trees were stacked.
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The skyscrapers of the future will be made of wood
Econintersect
Until recently, the potential for using timber in towers was very limited. The game-changer reached the skyline in 2009, not in North America but in London. The idea of using timber for taller buildings is still in the early days of being accepted across the industry.
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Greenpeace wants probe of imports of timber from the
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Voice of America
The environmental protection group Greenpeace is calling on China, the European Union and the United States to launch investigations immediately into companies that may be importing illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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