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timberbiz -17 hours ago

Citations for Forestry Corp firefighters

NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to Forestry Corporation staff in Tumut, acknowledging their contribution to the 2019-20 firefighting efforts. Source: Timberbiz NSW Emergency Bushfire Citation recipients receive a citation, certificate of recognition, commemorative cap and a letter from the Premier acknowledging their contribution and thanking them for their service. Acting CEO...

timberbiz -3 days ago

Environmentally friendly fire-fighting chemical developed

Kiilto and PPO-Elektroniikka Oy have combined their expertise and developed an environmentally friendly fire-fighting chemical for extinguishing forest fires and wildfires. Source: Timberbiz Kiilto’s 100-year expertise in the chemical industry and PPO-Elektroniikka’s experience in fire extinguishing technology have made it possible to develop this unique solution. Kiilto is responsible for the...

timberbiz -1 week ago

New $1m fire spotting tech for Limestone Coast

New fire detection technology and the upgrade of fire-spotting towers across the Limestone Coast forestry estate will be funded as part of a $1.1m State Government investment. Source: The Border Watch The investment will see the fire-tower network staffed, as well as the continuation maintenance work to address issues with the ageing tower infrastructure, some of which are 80 years old. Extra fund...

The Guardian -1 week ago

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

Tesco, Lidl, Asda, McDonald’s and Nando’s all source chicken fed on soya from Cerrado tropical biome regionHow can we stop using soya linked to deforestation?The Cerrado: how Brazil’s vital ‘water tank’ went from forest to fields for soyaSupermarkets and fast food outlets are selling chicken fed on imported soya linked to thousands of forest fires and at least 300 sq miles (800 sq km) of...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Which forests are better at storing carbon

An international team led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) has studied which types of forest, in terms of biodiversity, are the most effective in storing carbon. Inventory data from natural forests on five continents show that species diversity is optimal for equatorial and tropical rainforests, and that, conversely, in forests located in cold or dry regions, it is the abundance of trees and no...

USFS -1 week ago

Determining the impact of wildland fires on ground level ambient ozone levels in California

Wildland fire smoke is visible and detectable with remote sensing technology. Using this technology to assess ground level pollutants and the impacts to human health and exposure is more difficult. We found the presence of satellite derived smoke plumes for more than a couple of hours in the previous three days has significant impact on the chances of ground level ozone values exceeding the norm. ...

Mongabay -2 weeks ago

A million hectares ablaze as forest fires sweep through Bolivia

Forest fires in Bolivia have burned 1.4 million hectares (3.4 million acres) across the country this year, according to the government. And as in 2019, the Chiquitania and Chaco ecosystems are the hardest-hit areas. There were 57 active wildfires as of Oct. 8, according to María Elva Pinckert, the country’s environment minister at the time. […]...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Five-day bootcamp for NSW firefighters

Forestry Corporation firefighting staff from the Tumut, Moss Vale, Deniliquin, Bombala, Bathurst and Central Cypress forest protection areas honed their skills recently in a five-day training camp at Laurel Hill in preparation for the fire season ahead. Source: Timberbiz All up, 44 staff were trained in essential firefighting skills such as fire behaviour, tactics and strategy, leadership, com...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Ponsse has firefighting equipment for forwarders

Ponsse is introducing firefighting equipment that can be installed in the load spaces of forwarders for extinguishing wildfires. Source: Timberbiz “Forest machine is the most natural and effective way to access a forest fire area. Operations in difficult terrain come as second nature to them, and they have more than enough capacity in their hydraulic system for demanding conditions”, Juha Have...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Australian Institute of Architects on reforms post Royal Commission

The Australian Institute of Architects has welcomed the public release of the report from the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements and called for its recommendations to be swiftly implemented. Source: Timberbiz Institute CEO Julia Cambage said that while elements of the report would require longer term reform, governments needed to act urgently on a number of safety measure...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Citations to Forestry Corp staff for firefighting efforts

NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to Forestry Corporation staff in Coffs Harbour and Grafton acknowledging their contribution to the 2019-20 firefighting efforts. Source: Timberbiz NSW Emergency Bushfire Citation recipients receive a citation, certificate of recognition, commemorative cap and a letter from the Premier acknowledging their contribution and thanking them for their ...

CBD -1 month ago

Lessons from 2020: time for a circular economy

This year, humanity has faced two key crises: the Covid-19 pandemic and forest fires that have raged across the world. There is strong evidence that Covid-19 originated in bats that spread to humans through intermediaries. As for forest fires, rising global temperatures intensified damage across the world....

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