wood products

British Columbia’s booming wood-pellet industry threatens old-growth forests

“BC’s inland rainforest — which once totaled over 1.3 million hectares — is endangered, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature criteria, and could experience ecological collapse within a decade if current logging rates continue,” as Brian Barth reports in …

Trump warns Canada, ‘We’re going to take care of our dairy farmers’

At an agricultural roundtable in the White House, President Trump turned up the heat in the U.S.-Canada dairy dispute, saying "we don't want to be taken advantage of by other countries – and that's stopping and stopping fast." At nearly the same time, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters separately that the administration is looking for measures to resume sales of ultra-filtered milk from U.S. farms to Canadian processors.

Global wood production recovers from recession

Wood industries, ranging from pulp and paper mill to saw mills, were among the hardest-hit by the global recession in 2008-09 and finally are recovering, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Contest aims to prove viability of wooden highrises

Development teams in New York City and Portland, Oregon, each won $1.5 million "to showcase the safe application, practicality and sustainability of a minimum 80-foot structure that uses mass timber, composite wood technologies and innovative building techniques."