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Potential Effects of Climate Change on Forests and Forestry

Wednesday, August 24, 2011:

Report: Potential Effects of Climate Change on Forests and Forestry (Summary for Tasmania). This is a summary of a more detailed assessment on the potential effects of climate change on wood plantations and related industries in Tasmania (ABARES 2011b). 
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Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement

Monday, August 15, 2011:

Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the State of Tasmania. 
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Repoort: Asian Honeybee - Possible Environmental Impacts

Monday, August 15, 2011:

Executive Summary: This report reviews current scientific literature to determine what is known about the possible impacts of Asian honeybees (Apis cerana) on the Australian environment. The report was commissioned by the Australian Government (Department of Sustainability, Environment, Population, Water and Communities) to provide information for decisionÔÇÉmakers and policy officers seeking to influence environmental biosecurity. Close to 100 references were reviewed and stored in an Endnote biobliographic database. 
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Build Green With Wood - August 2011 Newsletter

Friday, August 05, 2011:

Build Green With Wood is a community for professionals to share their best practices and discuss new innovations. It is also the place to keep up to date on the latest news while learning more about Building Green With Wood from sustainably managed forests.  
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Virgin Australia Developing Unique Bio-fuel

Friday, August 05, 2011:

Virgin Australia have announced that it has partnered with Renewable Oil Corporation (ROC), Dynamotive Energy Systems Corporation (DYMTF) and Future Farm Industries Co-operative Research Centre (FFI CRC) to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel that also has benefits for the Australian farming community and the environment. 
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Revealing the Secrets of Tree Felling Excellence

Friday, August 05, 2011:

A recent study completed by Scion researcher Richard Parker reveals how experienced tree fellers gain efficiency when using a chainsaw. Parker developed new ways of measuring worker activities using lightweight video cameras attached to the helmet and shoulder of loggers. The cameras recorded exactly what tree fallers were doing and seeing during an average work day, giving an up close and personal view of how they worked. 
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Horse Logging Makes a Comeback

Friday, August 05, 2011:

Using horses in a woodlot to help logging might be considered old school, but for Aaron Wozniak, it is a task that won't make him rich. 
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Thinning Saved 100's of Homes

Tuesday, August 02, 2011:

Wallow Fire underscored danger facing Rim Country | Five years worth of sometimes-controversial tree thinning projects saved hundreds of homes in Alpine, Springerville and Greer from the ravages of the Wallow Fire, a just-released Forest Service report has concluded. 
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