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Forests in the Philippines Benefit Local Communities

Forests in the Philippines Benefit Local Communities The planet’s forests are necessary for supporting a healthy biosphere and healthy economies. In addition to the positive impacts forests have on climate change, they also support economies and peoples’ livelihood. When forests are s
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United Nations Supports Using Sustainably Sourced Wood Products

United Nations Supports Using Sustainably Sourced Wood Products More and more organizations, businesses and even individuals are pitching in when it comes to preserving, protecting and managing forests.  The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) previously made headlines when they la
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Togolese Women Use Technology to Conserve Forests

Togolese Women Use Technology to Conserve Forests Togo is a small but proud country nestled between Ghana and Benin in West Africa and is one of many countries participating in the REDD+ program. REDD+ is a program overseen by the United Nations and it helps participating countries to
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How do Trees Grow?

How do Trees Grow? Wood is strong, flexible, and has been used in a variety of building applications for hundreds of years because it is safe and is a renewable resource. There are many external factors that can affect trees and thus the quality of lumber they produce.  These external
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A Quick Take on the Growth Cycle of Trees

A Quick Take on the Growth Cycle of Trees Trees within forests are like wind and solar power in that they are a renewable resource. Whereas wind and solar energy can be regenerated relatively continuously, trees require more time to convert solar energy to wood so it can be utilized.
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Mars Corp Creates a Sustainable Plan

Mars Corp Creates a Sustainable Plan Our world’s natural sources are limited and more big businesses seem to be taking the initiative to lower their environmental impact, preserving these limited, valuable resources.  Mars Corp. recently launched their Sustainable in a Generation Plan
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Illegal Logging Stopped In Its Tracks

Illegal Logging Stopped In Its Tracks Illegal logging is a serious issue that has a tremendous impact on the timber industry and our world’s natural wood resources.  It is believed that illegal logging is one of the leading causes for the degradation of the world’s forests.  Luckily I
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Could Life on Mars Flourish with Sustainably Managed Forests?

Could Life on Mars Flourish with Sustainably Managed Forests? The red planet is one of the last places you would normally associate with sustainability. Yet, this might just change in the near future. A team of engineers and architects at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) re
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Wood Pallet Businesses Recycle Burnt Trees from Forest Fires

Wood Pallet Businesses Recycle Burnt Trees from Forest Fires Forest fires are one of the most destructive natural disasters that can possibly hit dense forest areas.  It is hard to contemplate why anyone would ever consider forest fires to be ‘needed’ when so many trees, animals, plan
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