Canada weighing multiple trade actions against U.S. over softwood lumber

Canada weighing multiple trade actions against U.S. over softwood lumber

The Canadian government is threatening multiple trade actions against the United States in retaliation for duties on softwood lumber, warning that several American industries could be targeted in the event of a protracted dispute.

AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

AP investigation shows Peru backsliding on illegal logging

Never before had so much lumber been denied entry at a U.S. port on evidence that it was harvested illegally.

China to plant ‘green necklace’ of trees around Beijing to fight smog

China to plant ‘green necklace’ of trees around Beijing to fight smog

Senior Chinese officials have tried tackling their country’s chronic air-pollution problem in piecemeal ways — fining some polluting companies, investing in alternative energy sources and ordering lower-level officials to enforce standards, for example.

International efforts hope to save Vancouver Island rainforests

International efforts hope to save Vancouver Island rainforests

Rainforests are disappearing but there might be a way to save them while still keeping a thriving logging industry.

Polish law change unleashes 'massacre' of trees

Polish law change unleashes ‘massacre’ of trees

New law allows private landowners to cut down any number of trees without applying for permission or even informing authorities.

Kevin McCloud: Sustainable timber

Kevin McCloud: Sustainable timber

Our editor-at-large discusses his favourite houses from his latest TV series and praises WWF for championing sustainable timber.

How to stop deforestation: 'Indigenous people are the best park rangers' 

How to stop deforestation: ‘Indigenous people are the best park rangers’ 

Trees soak up greenhouse gases, so how do we ensure their protection?

Accsys wood chip plant to create 160 new jobs at Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull

Accsys wood chip plant to create 160 new jobs at Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull

Up to 160 jobs are to be created in East Yorkshire thanks to a new manufacturing plant at Saltend.

“Forest-smart” strategies deliver benefits for people and the environment

“Forest-smart” strategies deliver benefits for people and the environment

On International Day of Forests, we discuss what it means to be “forest smart.”

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

In defining plantations as forest, FAO attracts criticism

Nearly 200 organizations have signed an open letter to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), calling for the agency to change how they define “forest” – the very landscape honored on International Day of Forests.

A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA

The most common uses of Canadian dairy normally include milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese.

Trump’s trade nominee targets Canada, vows to end softwood lumber dispute

Trump’s trade nominee targets Canada, vows to end softwood lumber dispute

President Donald Trump’s nominee for United States Trade Representative is vowing to end the long-running softwood-lumber dispute with Canada – whether by cutting a deal or fighting it out in trade court – and take Ottawa to task for not cracking down on counterfeit goods destined for the U.S.

Northwest lumber producers watching Canada closely

Northwest lumber producers watching Canada closely

A long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over softwood lumber is heating up again.

Japan's forestry industry thin on workers: survey

Japan’s forestry industry thin on workers: survey

Japan’s forestry sector is vastly understaffed, leaving lumber resources planted decades ago in danger of going to waste, according to a survey by The Nikkei.

Greenpeace admits its attacks on forest products giant were 'non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion'

Greenpeace admits its attacks on forest products giant were ‘non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion’

Now Greenpeace says it never intended people to take its words about Resolute’s logging practices as literal truth.

Invasive beetle from Asia threatens New York lumber exports to Asia 

Invasive beetle from Asia threatens New York lumber exports to Asia 

New York exports of ash wood, used in hard wood flooring, are unusually strong, said John Bartow, executive director of Empire State Forest Products Association.

India planted 50 million trees in one day – smashing the world record

India planted 50 million trees in one day – smashing the world record

Volunteers in India planted 50 million trees in 24 hours in order to fight climate change.

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

‘Forest cities’: the radical plan to save China from air pollution

When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it.

U.S. ambassador 'optimistic' about softwood talks

U.S. ambassador ‘optimistic’ about softwood talks

Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. says it’s too early to say how the Donald Trump administration will approach lumber trade, but he’s optimistic about the general approach to Canada so far.

B.C. government commits $150 million to forest rehab

B.C. government commits $150 million to forest rehab

The B.C. government announced $150 million in spending to “treat” forests to reduce wildfire hazards, rehabilitate forests damaged by fire and disease and increase B.C.’s carbon sink.