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 ...

Feds to consider endangered species listing for spotted owl

Federal biologists will consider increasing Endangered Species Act protections for the northern spotted owl, reflecting the bird's continued slide toward extinction despite steep logging cutbacks in the Northwest forests ...

Wildlife groups sue feds over California logging

Wildlife advocates are suing a federal agency over its plan to allow loggers to remove trees killed last year in the third-largest wildfire in California's history.

Feds allows logging after huge California wildfire

The U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow logging on nearly 52 square miles of the Sierra Nevada burned last year in a massive California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

Australians rally over future of Tasmania forest

Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meeting where the issue will be discussed.

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