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Nature or negligence? Creating a global context to understand destructive wildfires 

Nature or negligence? Creating a global context to understand destructive wildfires 

Extreme fire events are being reported around the world, in some cases involving substantial loss of life and property.

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84 Lumber CEO speaks out on Super Bowl ad

The CEO of the hardware company that injected itself into the national debate over immigration with an ambiguous yet polarizing Super Bowl commercial declared that she supports President Trump but didn’t intend to foster division with the ad. Maggie Hardy Magerko, owner and CEO of 84 Lumber, told People magazine that she backs Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico but didn’t intend to take a political stand with the emotional advertisement.

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Museum exhibit challenges notion that wood is an antiquated building material

For centuries, wood was civilization’s primary construction material, but as the use of concrete, glass and steel grew, wood was largely relegated to flooring and interior paneling. An exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington challenges that narrow use. It suggests that tomorrow’s buildings will or should be constructed of wood.

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The Softwood Lumber Board unveils new video featuring CEOs from across North America

The story of softwood lumber is as old as time and the Softwood Lumber Board is helping write the next chapter. The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) is pleased to present a new video featuring CEOs from across North America discussing the importance and impact of the check-off and how the SLB is helping to write an exciting new chapter for the softwood lumber industry.

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Mass timber: From ‘What the heck is that?’ to ‘Wow!’

Big timber is sprouting up in cities in North America and abroad. After years of feasibility studies and design proposals, buildings six stories or taller constructed primarily from pre-engineered wood products are being considered in cities around the world. In London, one proposal, called the Splinter, would rise to 100 stories. In Chicago, Perkins+Will (in collaboration with Thornton Tomasetti and the University of Cambridge) has designed an 80-story high-rise with 300 duplex apartments.

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