EU hopes licensing system will help save Indonesian forests

The European Union has admitted Indonesia to a special licensing system it hopes will prevent the illegally felled tropical timber that makes up a substantial part of the country's wood production from being shipped to the ...

Timber skyscrapers could transform London's skyline

London's first timber skyscraper could be a step closer to reality this week after researchers presented Mayor of London Boris Johnson with conceptual plans for an 80-storey, 300m high wooden building integrated within the ...

No logging at protected Tasmanian forest: Australia

Australian authorities Sunday said there would be no logging in the World Heritage-listed Tasmanian Wilderness, following recommendations in a report submitted to the United Nations's cultural body UNESCO.

Timber and construction, a well-matched couple

The IT 781-13 group (UPV/EHU) has for the last ten years been conducting research into building structures and materials (concrete, steel and timber). According to its latest research, timber is a very light, tough material ...

A great big new forest park won't save Leadbeater's possum

The recent change to the conservation status of Leadbeater's possum from endangered to critically endangered has renewed calls for an extended national park, because some experts argue that both the possum and the forests ...

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