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Deforestation Doubles in Amazon in One Year
Bloomberg News
Deforestation has soared in the Brazilian Amazon since a new forestry code was passed at the urging of the agribusiness lobby.
More Heat, Drought and Floods in 2013
Scientific American
Global average temperatures in June were the fifth highest on record, as above-average heat conditions continued a multidecade streak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported yesterday.
Norway offers Guyana up to $250mln to save forests
OSLO, Nov 9 (Reuters)
Norway agreed on Monday to pay Guyana up to $250 million by 2015 to preserve forests in the South American nation as part of a scheme to slow climate change.
Tropical Forests Fight for Survival
UXBRIDGE, Canada (Tierramérica)
Current rates of deforestation suggest there will hardly be any tropical forests left in 20 years. Sixty percent of the rainforests, which survived for 50 million consecutive years, are already gone.
Rainforest Hope: Congo Cancels 60% Timber Contract
BBC 19 - Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has ended 65 logging contracts in order to stamp out corruption and to enforce legal and environmental standards. While ending huge concessions to almost untaxed logging companies, the move will reduce the rainforest's exploited timber by almost half and pave the way to real development for local communities.
Malaysia uses satellite to fight illegal logging
AFP
Malaysia is zooming in on forests with a satellite in order to fight illegal logging which its government says is harming the major timber exporting country, a report said Sunday.
Jakarta demands Malaysia block illegal loggers
Indonesia's forestry minister, MS Kaban, has accused Malaysian companies of buying illegal timber to fuel the booming furniture industry.
AHVS program verifies sustainable forests
Furniture Today
HIGH POINT -- In March, the American Home Furnishings Alliance said it will accept the Appalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable program as meeting its certified wood requirement for its new Sustainable by Design program...
Renewable Furniture Highlights Market
WFMY News 2, NC - New styles and lines feature new uses of renewable resources at the Spring High Point Furniture Market.
SFC announces High Point Market seminars
Furniture Today
HIGH POINT – The Sustainable Furniture Council is partnering with Merchandise Mart Properties for a week-long series of free educational breakfast and lunch seminars to be staged this April High Point Market...
Siberia's black market logging
BBC News - The vast forests of Eastern Siberia, known as the Taiga, are a goldmine for Chinese wood traders, who send raw logs over the border to serve their home country's booming economy. But much of the wood trade is illegal.
Restricted timber harvest keeps forest healthy
Indianapolis Star - Our state forests have been certified by two independent organizations as meeting or exceeding best management practices and sustainability standards. To achieve certification, the state had to prove tree growth exceeds the amount being cut.
Maku gaining presence with plantation-grown teak
Furniture Today
SAN DIEGO, Calif. ¯ Maku Furnishings, an importer of plantation-grown teak outdoor furniture from Indonesia, has been steadily building its presence in the U.S. market since its launch here last year...
Banana Bank Ranch to Sell Teak Plantation
The owners of Banana Bank Ranch, a 4,000 acre multipurpose ranch, farm, and tropical forest lodge (www.bananabank.com), nestled in the Belize River valley in Belmopan, Belize, Central America has retained the sales consulting firm The Allasso Group of Norwalk, CT USA to represent their interests in the sale of their 100 acre Teak Plantation.
Gov’t foresty policy passed to villagers
Solomon Star, Solomon Islands
Sir Allan at the occasion explained that under the plan, landowners could be assisted with the supply of seeds, adding that individuals have the option for high value species such as teak, mahogany and eucalyptus.
The FSC responds to its critics
Mongabay.com
Last month, Mongabay.com reported on recent and various criticisms of the FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council). The FSC is an international organization that certifies forest products which, according to their standards, have been harvested in an environmentally-sustainable and socially-responsible manner.
Conservationists stage logging protest
ABC Regional Online, Australia
Two people have set themselves up on platforms in eucalyptus trees 30 metres above the ground. The platforms are attached by cables to logging machinery preventing them being used for tree felling.
How Green is the Latin American Left?
Across Latin America, resurgent indigenous, labor and campesino movements have contributed to the rise of new governments that declare their independence from the neoliberal economic model, promise a more equitable distribution of wealth and increased state control over natural resources. But it is uncertain how far these new governments have gone to transform the ecologically unsustainable model of development that dominates the region.
Sawmills cut production in tougher market
Carter Holt Harvey's Eves Valley sawmill near Brightwater is likely to cut back production as the demand for timber declines but there doesn't appear to be any threat of redundancies or the mill closing, a union spokesman says.
Furniture/Today Green e-newsletter receives award
Furniture Today
AT THE MARKET — Green, Furniture/Today’s online newsletter devoted to the business of eco-friendly initiatives in home furnishings, was the winner in the trade publication category of the American Home Furnishings Alliance’s annual HOME Awards, presented here this week....
AHFA, MMPI to offer environmental seminars
Furniture Today
HIGH POINT — Two seminars on environmental topics are set for Monday and Wednesday, April 7 and April 9, at next week’s High Point Market..
Rainforest Alliance third party certification
Furniture Today
Dallas, TX – Rustic-style reclaimed teak wood producer Groovystuff has initiated a third party audit of its product lines through the Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood Rediscovered certification program...
AHFA accepting Appalachian Hardwood verification
Furniture Today
HIGH POINT – The American Home Furnishings Alliance has opted to recognize the Appalachian Hardwood Verified Sustainable program for meeting the certified wood requirement in its Sustainable by Design program...
Green designs make a splash at Las Vegas Market
Furniture Today
Exhibitors introduced a variety of new, eco-friendly “green” furniture at last month’s Las Vegas Market. The introductions features sustainably harvested woods, organic cottons and other natural or recycled materials. Here are a dozen highlights from Furniture/Today’s showroom visits during market...




FSC: Forest Stewardship Council

FSC: Forest Stewardship Council



SFC: Sustainable Furniture Council

SFC: Sustainable Furniture Council






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