FSC disassociates from Schweighofer, following WWF complaint 

FSC disassociates from Schweighofer, following WWF complaint 

WWF welcomes FSC’s decision to disassociate from wood industry company Holzindustrie Schweighofer (HS), and calls on the company to take action against illegal timber trade and address weaknesses in its management of timber.

Volatile lumber prices here to stay amid trade spat, Canfor says

Volatile lumber prices here to stay amid trade spat, Canfor says

Canfor Corp., one of Canada’s top lumber producers, says fluctuating lumber prices are here to stay amid “the emotion and confusion” regarding potential duties on the country’s softwood exports to the U.S.

The rainforest of Brazil has many secrets, and some of them should really stay hidden

The rainforest of Brazil has many secrets, and some of them should really stay hidden

Deforestation has revealed the large geometrical geoglyphs built over 2000 years ago – their discovery holds valuable lessons for today.

Fox forced advertiser to re-tool Super Bowl ad that depicted Trump's border wall

Fox forced advertiser to re-tool Super Bowl ad that depicted Trump’s border wall

Politics appeared to play a larger role than ever in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

B.C. government, lumber industry to launch softwood lobbying campaign

B.C. government, lumber industry to launch softwood lobbying campaign

The BC Lumber Trade Council and provincial government said they will try to convince American consumers, politicians and lumber buyers that an equitable softwood lumber deal is needed to avoid the damage that will result from import restrictions into the U.S. and higher prices.

SC Johnson launches acre-for-acre match to protect Amazon rainforest

SC Johnson launches acre-for-acre match to protect Amazon rainforest

SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Pledge®, Glade®, OFF!®, and Ziploc® announced an acre-for-acre matching challenge to help protect the Amazon rainforest.

Resolute CEO confident he can persuade U.S. in softwood lumber dispute

Resolute CEO confident he can persuade U.S. in softwood lumber dispute

The head of Eastern Canada’s largest lumber producer said he is confident he can demonstrate to American authorities this month that the region deserves free and unencumbered access to the U.S. market.

Logging in certified concessions drove intact forest landscape loss in Congo Basin

Logging in certified concessions drove intact forest landscape loss in Congo Basin

A recent study found that certified forest concessions in Central Africa had the same or higher proportion of intact forest landscape loss as non-certified concessions.

Rising fiber costs threaten Russian pulp & paper industry

Rising fiber costs threaten Russian pulp & paper industry

As a hedge against rising fiber costs, Russian pulp & paper producers will need to know their domestic and international markets.

New Nafta could settle Canada-U.S. lumber war, Resolute CEO says

New Nafta could settle Canada-U.S. lumber war, Resolute CEO says

A renegotiation of Nafta could be used to settle a lumber dispute that’s been simmering between Canada and the U.S. for decades and threatens to make housing unaffordable for thousands of Americans, according to the world’s largest newsprint maker.

Norway starts $400-million fund to halt deforestation, help farmers

Norway starts $400-million fund to halt deforestation, help farmers

Norway is marshalling $400 million to help cut deforestation rates and bolster sustainable small-scale farming.

Forestry colleges in Japan increasing under shortage of workers

Forestry colleges in Japan increasing under shortage of workers

Japan is suffering a severe shortage of forestry workers at a time when many trees planted after World War II have grown enough and now need to be cut down.

Deadly wildfire razes entire town in Chile: 'Literally like Dante's Inferno'

Deadly wildfire razes entire town in Chile: ‘Literally like Dante’s Inferno’

An entire town has been consumed by flames in Chile as unusually hot, dry weather undermined efforts to combat the worst forest fires in the country’s recent history.

Cargill joins other multinationals in eliminating deforestation for food production

Cargill joins other multinationals in eliminating deforestation for food production

Wal-Mart, Mars and other major companies join the effort that focuses on the Amazon.

Jogging in forest twice as good as trip to gym for mental health

Jogging in forest twice as good as trip to gym for mental health

A jog through a forest can cut the risk of suffering from mental health problems and is twice as good for you as working out in the gym, according to a survey.

Greenpeace argues Resolute racketeering suit ‘brute force’ intimidation

Greenpeace argues Resolute racketeering suit ‘brute force’ intimidation

A $300-million lawsuit filed by a multinational forest giant against Greenpeace under American racketeering laws enacted to deal with organized crime is simply an intimidation tactic that would set a dangerous precedent if successful, the environmental group argues in new court filings.

A total of 130 square kilometres have been charred, mainly in sparsely populated rural areas, according to the National Emergency Office. Although most of 150 fires that broke out this summer season were under control or extinguished, 48 are still raging. Three firefighters have died and another three were wounded battling the flames.

Chile fires cause ‘worst forestry disaster’ in its history

Vast woodland fires in the center and south of Chile have caused “the biggest forestry disaster in our history,” President Michelle Bachelet said, canceling a trip abroad to supervise the emergency.

Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

Fashion giant Ralph Lauren Corp, whose designs are sashayed on Hollywood’s red carpets, has unveiled plans to trace wood pulp used in its clothes to avoid buying from regions destroying forests or violating human rights.

Ireland's forestry sector contributes €2.3 billion to the Irish economy

Ireland’s forestry sector contributes €2.3 billion to the Irish economy

The Irish forestry and forest products sector contributes in the region of €2.3 billion to the Irish economy and supports 12,000 jobs.

Cross-laminated timber and other mass timber the focus of hundreds of global attendees at the International Mass Timber Conference

Cross-laminated timber and other mass timber the focus of hundreds of global attendees at the International Mass Timber Conference

The second annual International Mass Timber Conference is attracting professionals from around the globe to Portland, Oregon, March 28-30, as innovative building products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), nail-laminated timber, and other mass timber take the design and construction worlds by storm.