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The Importance of Woody Biomass Products in Sustainability

The Importance of Woody Biomass Products in Sustainability There is a growing understanding and acceptance in this country about the huge role that woody biomass plays, both now and in the future, toward conserving resources and overall sustainability of the environment. The term R
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Fashion Start-Ups Use Wood-Based, Cotton Alternatives

Fashion Start-Ups Use Wood-Based, Cotton Alternatives For a great many years now, cotton has been touted as the ultimate fabric for the manufacture of all kinds of clothing, due to its natural, breathable composition and its comfortable feel against the skin. However, according to Wat
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Wood Pallets Are Diverted from Landfills

Wood Pallets Are Diverted from Landfills In the year 2014, approximately 258 million tons of waste materials were generated by Americans and eventually reached various landfills stationed around the country. A report issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke down the c
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5 Reforestation Projects in the United States

5 Reforestation Projects in the United States If you ever doubted that the great forests of the U.S. are under attack, consider the following forces which are acting daily to diminish one of this nation’s greatest natural resources. Infestations of harmful wood-boring beetles li
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History of Earth Day

History of Earth Day Earth Day was the brain child of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was horrified after witnessing a terrible 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara, California. Sen. Nelson hoped to tap into the restless energy which was still being expressed by the counter-culture move
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Wood Pallets are USDA Certified Biobased Products

Wood Pallets are USDA Certified Biobased Products If you live in North America and regularly buy fresh produce at a grocery store, you’ve probably seen organic produce displayed for sale. In the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the certificati
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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Forests

8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Forests It’s estimated that about 30% of the Earth’s land area is covered in forests. The rainforests of South America, Central America, Africa, Southern Asia, and Australia hover around the equator while the Boreal forest in the Northern Hemisp
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Wood Pallets Help Kids at Refugee Camps

Wood Pallets Help Kids at Refugee Camps According to the UNHCR, developing countries host 86% of the world’s refugees and about 51% of all refugees are children. To be clear, a refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution, or natural disast
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Forest Health Benefits from Genomics

Forest Health Benefits from Genomics In addition to sustainably managing North American forests, foresters are working hard to ensure that the trees planted today will survive for the next generation. Canadian scientists working in field called genomics are identifying the trees that
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