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November 22, 2017

In August pulplog inventories in US Northwest reaching lowest level since 2Q 2014 because of unusually long fire season

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Overshadowed by BC’s unprecedented wildfire season, the US states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana also experienced a significant and disruptive wildfire year, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. By early September, almost two million acres of forest and rangeland had burned in th...
November 10, 2017

Borregaard to reduce NOx emissions by more than 50% from 2018

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By investing strongly in various environmental measures, Borregaard will reduce NOx emissions by more than 50% from 2018, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.One of Borregaard’s energy sources is a bioboiler that converts residual products from vanillin and cellulose...
October 19, 2017

Smurfit Kappa introduced innovative trucks for reducing CO₂ emissions at Piteå paper mill, Sweden

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Smurfit Kappa has introduced innovative new trucks which have increased capacity and slashed CO₂ emissions by 20%. The vehicles, which have been pioneered at the Piteå paper mill in Sweden, can handle heavier loads, resulting in a 30% reduction in the number of trips annually, as the company said in...
October 17, 2017

The Forest Practices Board to audit 11 woodlots in Burns Lake and Francois Lake area, Canada

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The Forest Practices Board will examine forest planning and practices on 11 woodlots in the Nadina Resource District, Canada. Auditors will examine whether harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning, carried out between October 2015 and October 2017. ...
October 13, 2017

Catalyst Paper: Water use plan development underway for the Cowichan Watershed in British Columbia

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Changes in the demand for water, including environmental flow needs, as well as changing climate and land use changes in the watershed over the past 50 years are challenging the security and availability of water to meet the community’s needs. This has been increasingly evident over past years where...
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