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Today’s Takeaway

Need a distraction until 6:00 pm Eastern when the US midterm results start trickling in – Read on…

The Tree Frog Forestry News
November 6, 2018
Category: Today's Takeaway

The 2018 US midterm election results will start trickling in at six pm eastern when the first polls close. Until then, here are the headlines: Ontario has a new forest minister; Northern Pulp’s effluent challenge continues; Irving contravenes the Fisheries Act; Woodgrain finalizes its purchase of three Boise Cascade mills; Boise Cascade curtails its North Carolina LVL production; and what’s next for Weyerhaeuser’s shuttered Federal Way campus.

In Wood Product news: U of Toronto’s Mass Timber Institute is officially launched; automated nail laminated timber leverages the new NLT guide; prefabricated CLT makes headway in Finland; and used clothing is recycled into construction panels. Elsewhere, updates on EXPO 2019 (Atlanta); DEMO 2020 (Ottawa); and the 2019 Wood Protection AGM (Quebec).

Finally, BC introduces new legislation to put public interests first; and ISO updates their standards for agriculture and forestry machinery.

–Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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Business & Politics

Strong quarter in forestry

By Mike Aiken
KenoraOnline
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Forestry companies in the district are reporting increased earnings for the third quarter of 2018. Domtar, which has a mill in Dryden, has reported net earnings of $99 million dollars for the third-quarter. This is up from $70 million for the same quarter last year, or $43 million for the second quarter of 2018. “Our strong performance was driven by accelerating price realizations and margin expansion, particularly, within our Pulp and Paper businesses. Our operations also ran exceptionally well, despite some weather-related outages, with productivity gains across the mill system,” said John D. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have strong momentum to close the year on a high note, and the confidence that our Pulp and Paper businesses will enter 2019 in the best position in recent years,” Williams continued. Weyerhaeuser reported earnings of $255 million last quarter, compared with $130 million in 2017 or $317 million for the second quarter of 2018.

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Pictou officials learned of Northern Pulp pipe route from media reports

By Michal Gorman
CBC News
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

Representatives for the town of Pictou, N.S., did not learn the proposed route for a new effluent pipe from Northern Pulp would cross their watershed until the plan was made public in media reports. Officials from the pulp mill met with Pictou Landing First Nation officials and fishermen’s associations several weeks ago to detail the new proposed route after problems were discovered with the original route. …Both proposed plans from the mill — the original and the subsequent “Plan B” — have drawn criticism and opposition. …Pictou Mayor Jim Ryan said the town’s problems with the plan only grew when officials learned Plan B… would also cross the town’s watershed and the Caribou wellfield, a source of domestic drinking water for the town and some people in the immediate area.

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Nova Scotia fishermen to block Northern Pulp boat from entering Northumberland Strait

The Canadian Press in The Globe and Mail
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

A group of Northumberland Strait fishermen say they will block a survey boat hired by the Northern Pulp mill from entering the strait to do work on a proposed new route for an effluent pipe. …However, a spokeswoman for Northern Pulp said the survey vessel isn’t currently in the water, and that the company doesn’t plan on doing anything that will jeopardize the safety of its contractor’s employees. Kathy Cloutier, director of communications at the mill’s parent company, Paper Excellence Canada, said… there have been discussions over the past week between Northern Pulp, contract survey crew and leadership of fisheries groups.” …Paper Excellence, of Richmond, B.C., has said the mill and its 300 employees will be out of work unless it can build a pipeline to the strait.

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces cabinet shuffle months into mandate

Canadian Press in CTV News
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

John Yakabuski

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet Monday just months after taking the reins of the province, a significant and unexpected restructuring that followed the resignation of one of his top ministers. The move — which saw six Progressive Conservative legislators reassigned — was announced in a release Monday morning, prompting suggestions from critics that Ford’s government was struggling, and calls for the premier to explain his decision. Ford did not give reasons for the new appointments but said in the statement that the shuffle would help his government achieve its goals. …John Yakabuski, who served as transportation minister, will become minister of natural resources and forestry. Jeff Yurek, who held the natural resources portfolio, will take on the transportation file.

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Irving Pulp & Paper Limited sentenced to pay $3.5 million penalty for three Fisheries Act offences and commits to construct new effluent treatment facility

By Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cision Newswire
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada East, Canada

SAINT JOHN – The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental and wildlife protection legislation is one way that Environment and Climate Change Canada meets its commitment to maintaining clean air and water and protecting wildlife and their habitats. On November 5, 2018, Irving Pulp & Paper Limited was sentenced in the New Brunswick Provincial Court in Saint Johnand ordered to pay a $3.5 million penalty in connection with three offences under the pollution prevention provisions of the federal Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty on October 9, 2018. The fine is one of the largest penalties to be levied in Canada as a result of an environmental violation. Of the total fine, $2.34 million will be directed to the Government of Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. The remaining $1.16 million will be directed to the University of New Brunswick, with the funds to be used by the University’s Canadian Rivers Institute…

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Weyerhaeuser’s old campus is five times bigger than Disneyland. So what should it become?

By Joshua McNichols
KUOW News and Information
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

It’s hard to miss when you drive south on I-5: Weyerhaeuser’s iconic headquarters building, in the middle of a huge meadow with a lake out front. Weyerhaeuser abandoned all that when the company moved its headquarters from Federal Way to Seattle two years ago. And now, everyone seems to have a different vision for what this land should become. One developer envisions an office park in the trees, maybe with a zipline. Another hopes to preserve an award-winning historic building by building warehouses on the edges. But others want more of the grounds to remain open to the public, like a Central Park for Federal Way. …“The coolest thing was the building itself,” recalled Peter Orser, who used to work there. He was one of Weyerhaeuser’s CEOs.

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Woodgrain Finalizes Deal With Boise Cascade

By Katie Brown
The Door & Window Market Magazine
November 5, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US West

Kelly Dame

Woodgrain recently finalized a deal with Boise Cascade regarding the sale of its three operations in eastern Oregon. The companies began a deal in mid-September 2018. As of November 3, Woodgrain took ownership of Boise’s sawmills in Pilot Rock, Ore., La Grande, Ore., and Island City, Ore. “I am excited about the acquisition of these three facilities as they align well with our strategy of growth through vertical integration,” said Kelly Dame, CEO for Woodgrain. …U.S. Senator Ron Wyden added comment as well. …“I look forward to… moving forward on collaborative forestry and long-term stewardship projects that strike a balance between rural jobs and our forests’ long-term health.”

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Boise Cascade to Cease Laminated Veneer Lumber Production at Roxboro, North Carolina

By Boise Cascade
Global Newswire
November 6, 2018
Category: Business & Politics
Region: US East, United States

BOISE, Idaho – Boise Cascade announced today the 60-day notice of a permanent curtailment of its laminated veneer lumber (LVL) production at the Roxboro, NC, facility. The Roxboro facility will continue to produce I-joists. The curtailment will affect approximately 56 employees, and the company anticipates ceasing LVL operations by December 31, 2018. “Unfortunately, despite great effort by the team, we have been unable to reduce manufacturing costs to an acceptable level,” said Boise Cascade CEO Tom Corrick. …”We expect no impact on our customers from this curtailment as we have additional capacity at our Alexandria, LA, and Thorsby, AL, engineered wood facilities” said Mike Brown, Senior Vice President, Wood Products Operations.

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Wood, Paper & Green Building

Mass Timber Institute Officially Launched

The Working Forest
November 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

Anne Koven

The Mass Timber Institute officially launched on October 30 with an industry leaders’ collaboration event held at their offices at 110 Yonge Street in Toronto. Key industry leaders from education and industry participated in this collaboration to help propel the mass timber industry forward. In her welcome address, Anne Koven, director of the Mass Timber Institute spoke about the role MTI can play to push the industry ahead and how MTI can help the industry get access to so much more of the research that has been done. An adjunct professor at the University of Toronto and a Forester, Koven said coming into the Mass Timber Institute has been a “surprise for me that I am enjoying very much as I Learn about your industry. …“We plan to expand the Mass Timber Institute nationally and eventually internationally.

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Newfoundland couple horrified to find their hardwood floors bugged — well, beetled

CBC News
November 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

Tina and Brian Neary’s [hardwood floors] are coated in a thin layer of sawdust, forever regenerating itself … due to what they say is an infestation of powderpost beetles: tiny woodboring insects… And the Nearys said it all began with flooring purchased at Costco and manufactured by J. Sonic, a company based in St. Laurent, Que. “The entirety of every room in our house is infested,” she said. …They called a pest control company, who determined it was a true powderpost beetle infestation… the beetle’s larvae can spend up to five years maturing below the surface of the wood until they’ve fully developed [then they emerge by] boring telltale tiny holes up through the surface of the wood, and leaving …sawdust in their wake. …She wrote J. Sonic with “a request to just cover simply our [replacement and extermination] costs,” she said. “We truly thought that it would end there.”

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Automated Nail Laminated Timber process saves time, cost for timber builds

By Patricia Williams
The Daily Commercial News
November 6, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

With several installations under its belt, Timmerman Timberworks has opted to automate fabrication of nail-laminated timber (NLT) panels. The firm, based in New Lowell, Ont., near Barrie, is reportedly the only company in Canada to have done so. It is currently installing panels at 80 Atlantic Ave. in Toronto, the first new timber-frame commercial building to be constructed in the city in a generation. “Fabricating NLT panels by hand is quite labour-intensive,” says Timmerman president Michael Krans, “and much of the work is repetitive, so automating the process makes sense from a cost-of-labour perspective. …Krans said he believes the release last year of a NLT Canadian design and construction guide will help pave the way for more such projects in this country. …The guide was co-edited by architecture and design firm Perkins+Will and structural engineering firm Fast + Epp.

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The 50th Annual Meeting of the IRGWP to be held in Québec City next May

FPInnovations Blog
November 1, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada East, Canada

FPInnovations is proud to invite you to join the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection, to be held in Québec City, Canada from May 12-16, 2019. The International Research Group on Wood Protection is the leading global organization for the dissemination of scientific information on wood protection technologies. FPInnovations will be holding an important part in the organization of the event with many staff members in the organizing committee. The organizing committee is chaired by Rod Stirling, …current member of the IRG Executive Council. …The IRG scientific program committee is currently working on the meeting program; in addition to regular submissions, participants are invited to submit papers for the Knowledge transfer in the wood protection sector and Mass timber – Protecting its potential special sessions.

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EXPO 2019: Robust Exhibit Sales

By Eric Gee, SFPA
Southern Forest Products Association
November 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

 Nearly 100 companies have contracted 80% of the available exhibit space for the 35th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition – Expo 2019 – to be held June 26-28, 2019 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. “Participation in Expo is approaching an early sell-out; most of the larger exhibit spaces are already occupied,” commented Eric Gee, SFPA’s exposition director. “Many of the exhibiting companies are determining the equipment they’ll bring for display in Atlanta, and some have expanded their exhibit space based on strong, pre-show orders,” he added.

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100 Projects UK CLT Explores Pioneering Mass Timber Projects

Think Wood
September 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

By: Anthony Thistleton 100 Projects UK CLT co-author
Wood is a building material that can last for centuries. It doesn’t rust, corrode or spall, and it complies with all expected building code and performance requirements. Wood design can add dimensional stability, immense strength and a low carbon footprint. It’s also beautiful, cost-competitive, strong and versatile, providing endless possibilities to design and build structures that leave a legacy. Now more than ever, with innovations like CLT, wood is capturing the imaginations of today’s leading building designers. The UK in particular has been a global pioneer of CLT construction with more than 500 completed projects to date. To celebrate the innovation and showcase what’s possible with CLT, we’ve compiled a book, 100 Projects UK CLT, from research commissioned by the Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and Forestry Innovation Investment (FII).

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High-End Composite Bows in a World of Endangered Trees

By Heather Kurzbauer
Violinist
November 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

News from Italy this past week was devastating. …winds reaching 200 kilometers per hour felled more than 300,000 trees in the Val di Fiemme, the world-renowned Violin Forest. A heritage site, the forest protected resonance firs, the prized raw materials for tone wood. …With the tone wood supply severely depleted, the question as to how instrument makers and instrumentalists will react is a pressing one. Will we become more open-minded toward instruments made from composite materials? …Archetiers, better known as bow makers have experimented with composite materials ranging from carbon fiber to graphite for decades. …A little over two decades ago, Strad Magazine (London) commissioned me to set forth and report on a new generation of composite bow makers. Two proponents of the cause with very contrasting backgrounds, the Frenchman Benoît Rolland and the New Zealander Michael Duff were chosen from the growing field of composite specialists.

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‘Puukuokka’ is a trio of wood-framed apartment buildings in Finland

Design Boom
November 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Architecture studio OOPEAA has completed a wood-framed apartment complex in jyväskylä, a city in central finland. The development, titled ‘puukuokka’, comprises three multi-storey structures. …In order to provide environmentally responsible and high-quality affordable housing, OOPEAA explored the potential of modular prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction. consequently, the entire load bearing structure and frame of the three buildings is made of wood. …The use of CLT modules, which were prefabricated in a local factory, made it possible to cut the construction time on site down to just six months per building, thus reducing exposure to Finland’s winter weather conditions.

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Old and unwanted clothes can be turned into tough panels of water and fire resistant building materials instead of being sent to the landfill

By Victoria Bell
The UK Daily Mail
November 5, 2018
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Used and unwanted clothes could be turned into water and fire resistant building material instead of being sent to landfill, researchers say. Experts are experimenting with fabric waste and turning it into solid material in the hope that it will be used in construction. The panels proved to be durable, as well as water and flame resistant, properties which could be fine tuned depending on the fibres used in their manufacture. The recycling scheme aims to reduce the millions of unwanted garments that are thrown out after only an average of two years use. …The group is the first to turn clothes into building material but researchers are trialling recycling them into soft mats for use as heat and noise insulators inside flooring and walls.

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Forestry

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation and the Forest Enhancement Society of BC Strengthen Conservation Partnership with $3 Million Commitment

Forest Enhancement Society of BC
November 6, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Victoria, BC – The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) and the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) are pleased to announce the renewal of their partnership to support wildlife habitat projects in BC. To meet shared conservation objectives, FESBC has committed $3 million toward conservation projects to be awarded and administered by HCTF. “Strengthening our partnership with HCTF makes good conservation sense,” said Steve Kozuki, Executive Director of FESBC. “HCTF has an unparalleled track record for its rigorous, science-based approach to identifying projects with strong potential return. FESBC is pleased to work with HCTF to strengthen the impacts of our BC government funded conservation investment and are delighted to deploy this funding for the benefit of wildlife and people who rely on wildlife.” FESBC and HCTF first established their partnership in 2016. Since then, FESBC has invested approximately $1.5 million in HCTF-administered projects across BC designed to address important wildlife conservation issues.

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Sperling questions impact if community loses timber access

By Scott Brooks
Energetic City
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – …Peace River Regional District sent a letter to Premier Horgan outlining the Boards displeasure of the recent decisions made by the province. The letter …looks at the Province’s a proposal that could claw back 400,000 cubic meters of timber as part of the caribou recovery program. …the Ministry of Forests responded stating, “As part of our commitment to caribou recovery, the Province is currently negotiating a Caribou Recovery Partnership Agreement with the federal government and West Moberly & Saulteau First Nations. …There is no imminent clawback of timber.” Brad Sperling, Regional District chair says he isn’t buying that statement. …Sperling adds, “They may make offers to the timber industry to compensate them for the loss of their cuts, but who is compensating the community for the loss of the tax base of that mill or the jobs that it’s going to affect? Where is the social impact?”.

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New legislation to put public interest first in resource decisions

By Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Government of British Columbia
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to modernize the environmental assessment (EA) of major resource projects. This is designed to provide a clear and timely path for the approval of responsible resource projects, pursue reconciliation with B.C.’s Indigenous peoples, increase public engagement and transparency and deliver stronger environmental protections. British Columbia was one of the first provinces in Canada to introduce environmental assessment legislation in 1995 and is making its comprehensive regulatory framework stronger. …Revitalizing the environmental assessment process in B.C. is a shared priority between government and the B.C. Green Party caucus, and is part of the Confidence and Supply Agreement. …In introducing the environmental assessment act, Heyman said Indigenous participation in environmental assessments will also be greatly enhanced. If passed, the legislation will result in an EA process delivering timely, evidence-based decisions where the public can more actively participate.

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DEMO 2020 prep underway outside of Ottawa

By Scott jamieson
Wood Business – Canadian Forest Industries
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada
The industry advisory committee helping to organize DEMO International 2020 got its first peek at the active logging site just north of Ottawa/Gatineau, and early indicators are very positive. DEMO 2020 will be held September 24-26 on land belonging to SBC Cedar, a family-owned manufacturer of eastern white cedar products. The 3.5-km DEMO loop is on the Low Property within the company’s 360-ha Venosta forest, and boasts gently rolling and well-drained terrain, and just about every wood type available in this part of the world. …The harvesting prescriptions for the live demos will include a mix of partial cutting and clearcut, all part of the landowner’s directive to improve the area’s value for the local white tail deer population.

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FPInnovations and partners make history in forestry truck platooning

FPInnovations Blog
November 2, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada East, Canada

FPInnovations and its partners took truck platooning research a giant step further this week and earned a spot in history by successfully road testing the emerging technology in the deep forests of Quebec in the first trial of its kind in Canada. The day-long trial took place in Rivière-aux-Rats, Quebec and signals the beginning of a transformation of the forest transportation industry on a scale not seen in decades. It could also solve the chronic issue of a skilled-driver shortage that’s plagued the industry for years and shows no signs of abating. The tests involved two platooned trucks hauling logging trailers on resource roads between a Resolute Forest Products saw mill and the company’s logging site 75 km away. Drivers were at the wheels of the trucks but in the future, only the lead truck will have a driver and the following trucks will be fully automated.

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Forest workers seeking recreation information in surveys

Helena Independent Record
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

Forest Service employees will be working in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along Forest Service roads to conduct surveys. The workers will be wearing bright orange vests and be near a sign that says “Traffic Survey Ahead.” The interviewers want to know about your visit to the national forest. …This on-going national forest survey has already been conducted at least once on every national forest in the country. Now the agency is returning five years later to update the information as well as to look at recreation trends over time. The information is useful for forest planning and even local community tourism planning.

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‘What extinction looks like’: U.S. mountain caribou to be moved to Canada

The Associated Press
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

SPOKANE, Wash. — The six mountain caribou remaining in the lower 48 states will be relocated farther north into British Columbia, a move that ends decades of efforts to reintroduce the large animals into Idaho and Washington state. Biologists hope to breed the few survivors of the South Selkirk herd in captivity north of Revelstoke, B.C. “This is what extinction looks like, and it must be a wake-up call for wildlife and habitat managers in both Canada and the United States,” said Joe Scott, international programs director for Conservation Northwest. …Mountain caribou were listed as an endangered species in the U.S. in 1983. …In 2009, George said, the South Selkirk herd had 46 animals and was increasing every year before wolves entered the region. …Logging roads and increased snowmobiling also played a part in the demise of the herd.

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Virginia Department of Forestry commitment to sustainability recognized

The Augusta Free Press
November 6, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

The Virginia Department of Forestry has certified all of Virginia’s State Forests to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and American Tree Farm System standards. These certified forests cover more than 68,000 acres. The state forests system is self-sustaining and receives no general funds, so they must support operations through timber sales like other private landowners. Certification of Virginia state forest lands demonstrates for Virginia landowners how certification can be part of their land management efforts while validating that working forests are sustainable. …“The market for forest products is international, and consumers expect assurance that their products are produced sustainably and support a healthy environment,” said Virginia State Forester Rob Farrell. “SFI and Tree Farm Certification provide an assurance that forest products from Virginia landowners are legally and sustainably harvested.”

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Trees Atlanta has new logo

By Pamela Miller
Atlanta Journal Constitution
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

For the first time in its 33-year history, Trees Atlanta is changing its logo and tagline, according to a news release. Founded by a group of dedicated and like-minded civic leaders in 1985, Trees Atlanta started as a small group focused on planting trees in downtown Atlanta. Since that time, the organization’s mission has grown to include tree planting across Atlanta, restoration of local forests and greenspaces, youth and adult education, advocacy and providing vital conservation resources to the community. The nonprofit says it has grown in geographical reach as well – expanding the planting reach to include cities outside the original focused Atlanta core.

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Report reveals illegal logging is still a major problem in Romania

By Irina Marica
Romania-Insider
November 5, 2018
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The latest report by Greenpeace Romania not only shows that illegal logging continues to be a major problem for Romania, but also reveals a worrying increase in cases of illegal logging. A total of 12,487 cases of illegal logging were identified nationwide in 2017, which would translate into 34 cases per day, representing an increase of 32% compared to the previous year. …The Greenpeace report also revealed that the total damages incurred at national level in 2017 due to illegal logging added up to over RON 41.5 million (some EUR 9.1 million), which is 5.25% higher than the previous year. In July this year, following an emergency ordinance adopted by the government, the management of the natural protected areas in Romania passed under the authority of the state National Agency for Protected Areas (ANANP). However, this move has raised some controversies, as the emergency ordinance removes the notion of “custodian” of protected natural area from the management process.

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Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy

Attis Industries Launches Video Series to Demonstrate Bio-Based Technologies and Discuss Targeted End Use Products

By Attis Industries, Inc.
Global Newswire
November 5, 2018
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: US East, United States

Jeff Cosman

MILTON, GA  — Attis Industries, Inc., a diversified company focused on innovation and technology throughout key components of the new economy, which include renewable fuels, bio-based plastics, healthcare and communications infrastructure, today launched a video series that will offer investors and interested parties additional information on the technologies and bio-based products offered under the Innovations division. In the video, Attis Chief Executive Officer Jeff Cosman and members of the Innovations team discuss the current inefficiencies in biomass processing and how the Company is taking the next steps to double the biofuel output from biomass. …Attis plans to convert its lignin into transportation fuels such as gasoline, diesel and/or jet fuel, which could double the fuel output of biomass, or to convert the lignin into various materials such as plastics, adhesives or carbon fiber.

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Health & Safety

Improving farm safety: standards for agricultural machinery just updated

By Clare Naden
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
November 5, 2018
Category: Health & Safety
Region: International

Tractors and self-propelled ride-on machines used in agriculture and forestry have evolved over the years since Old MacDonald’s days and now feature as many electronic parts and systems as your modern car. A number of these are designed to reduce risks by preventing unintended movements and recognizing errors and other possible hazards, because ensuring the vehicles function correctly is as important as the functions themselves. The series of standards ISO 25119Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry – Safety-related parts of control systems, is widely used by the agricultural industry and its suppliers and has recently been updated. It sets out the general principles for the design and development of safety-related parts of control systems on tractors and self-propelled ride-on machines used in agriculture and forestry. It can even be applied to mobile equipment used in municipalities such as street-sweeping machines.

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