GFIS.net - Forest Information

Select content language:

Partner Login

Sponsors

 BMLFUW
 USFS

All Content on tags:Australia

Mixed results from all categories.

Results 1 - 10 (5601) RSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 561 Next >>

ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE FOR THE AMAZON Alert Conservation - News - 1 day ago
ALERT member Philip Fearnside, arguably the world’s leading authority on Amazon conservation, tells us about a chilling recent events in Brazil: The last two months have seen a spectacular series of blows to Brazil’s environmental licensing system and other eco-protections.  These have occurred in the days and even hours leading up to a congressional vote to begin impeachment actions against president Michel Temer, based on serious revelations of corruption. Environmental Nightmares There have been...
New Zealand wood products already undergo strict and independent, third-party scrutiny to ensure that they comply with the NZ Building Code. Source: Timberbiz All NZ wood products are made to standards and codes set by the official NZ standards body, Standards New Zealand, and by the building industry regulator, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Adherence to these standards is then assured through inspection by independent verifiers operating throughout the country. Assurance...
Build Christchurch new stadium in wood timberbiz - News - 7 days ago
NZ First Leader Winston Peters wants Christchurch’s new stadium to be built out of New Zealand-grown timber. Source: Stuff NZ He wants the Government make a major injection into the project, but only if the stadium earns revenue 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and only if it is built from wood. “We don’t want an Eden Park white elephant down here,” he said during a speech at the Transitional Cathedral on Wednesday where he also announced the party’s Christchurch candidates. “We’re backing New...
Lifecycle assessments whitepaper timberbiz - News - 7 days ago
A new whitepaper has been released recently on the importance of lifecycle assessments, sponsored by composite timber specialist Innowood. Source: Architecture And Design The paper titled Improving transparency: how lifecycle assessments help preserve our forests examines our dependency on forests in order to manufacture timber products and timber-based composites, and how deforestation and illegal felling jeopardise much more than just our ability to produce. Timber is a timeless and natural building...
Hawaii tree disease a threat to NZ timberbiz - News - 7 days ago
A disease wiping out native forests in Hawai’i could do the same to pōhutukawa and rātā here if biosecurity measures are not stepped up, leading botanists warn. Source: Radio New Zealand Rapid ōhi’a death has killed hundreds of thousands of Hawai’i’s native pōhutukawa – the ōhi’a tree. Once the fungal disease infects a tree it can die in a matter of days. Department of Conservation principal scientist Peter de Lange said if the disease got into New Zealand it could have a drastic effect on the the...
A look into Ironbark Timber history timberbiz - News - 7 days ago
Ironbark Timber Products was started in my family’s backyard in Buderim in 1980 by my father David Brady and his friend Laurie Morgan says Simon Brady. So, I grew up around timber from the time I was eight years old. Mum and dad were running the tennis centre then. Sunshine Coast Daily My dad and Laurie put in $500 each to buy a semi-trailer load of sleepers to meet a contract in Melbourne. The business name came from the fact that the sleepers were ironbark. For five years, the business operated...
NZ conservationists take kauri back to court timberbiz - News - 7 days ago
Northland conservationists who oppose the export of swamp kauri are heading back to court for another round with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Source: Radio New Zealand The High Court last year dismissed allegations by the Northland Environmental Protection Society (NEPS) that the ministry was allowing unlawful exports of the ancient timber. But the society is still worried that swamp kauri is going out of the country when it should not be. The group said it believed the Forests Act...
With the race to the tallest timber building comes a form of building construction that has surprised the design world in its cost, speed of construction and beauty. Source: Timberbiz This form of building design is Post and Beam construction made from Mass Timber. An all-day seminar will be held in Sydney on 13 September to explore this form of building construction. Australian leaders in this field will discuss the many options available in mass timber. Keynote speaker for this seminar will be...
PDF for download   The coordinator of a session on citizen science planned for the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress is aiming high. He hopes the session will inspire discussion about the merit and potential of a global initiative on invasive forest pest monitoring, with special emphasis and resources for countries with developing economies. The focus […]
TRANSFORMING FOREST KILLERS INTO FOREST SAVERS Alert Conservation - News - 1 week ago
WE ARE CELEBRATING A BIG MILESTONE: ALERT BLOGS ARE NOW REACHING OVER 1 MILLION READERS PER WEEK.  THANKS!  AND PLEASE CONTINUE SHARING ALERT BLOGS, NEWS, AND PRESS RELEASES WITH OTHERS WHO CARE ABOUT VITAL ENVIRONMENTAL, RESEARCH, AND POLICY ISSUES.    Clay Ogg is a leading author and researcher with the U.S. National Center for Environmental Economics in Washington, D.C., whose studies focus on benefiting farmers, forests, and consumers.  Here he tells us about widespread government subsidies...

Results 1 - 10 (5601) RSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 561 Next >>