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Sunshine Coast researcher to use forest waste to fight climate change

A University of the Sunshine Coast researcher is investigating how forest waste can help fight climate change and boost the incomes of farmers and landowners. Source: Noosa Today USC Sunshine Coast PhD candidate Trinh Huynh has won a 2021 Student Award from the Crawford Fund to pursue
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Sustainable Timber Tas sustains swift parrots

Pro-active monitoring and on-ground expertise from Sustainable Timber Tasmania has confirmed that migratory swift parrots have returned to search for nest sites in forests on the east coast of Tasmania. Source: Timberbiz General Manager Conservation and Land Management Suzette Weeding
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Australia a bioenergy powerhouse in a new Roadmap

Australia’s potential as a bioenergy powerhouse has been unveiled in the Australian Renewable Agency’s Bioenergy Roadmap, which recognises the potential of industrial heat in Australia’s future renewable energy mix. Source: Timberbiz Australian Forest Products Association CEO Ross Ham
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Renewable timber side by side with renewable energy in NSW

Renewable energy and renewable timber may soon be produced side-by-side, with the passage last week of legislation to enable clean energy developments such as wind energy to be established in New South Wales State forest pine plantations. Source: Timberbiz NSW Parliament passed amendm
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Timber troubles escalate in Victoria with workers stood down

The Victorian timber industry is facing a fresh crisis with VicForests’ contractors and timber workers stood down last week because of more recent injunctions placed on the harvesting of coupes. Source: Timberbiz The timber workers union held urgent talks with forest contractors
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VicForests independent audit garners good results

An independent audit of VicForests has found its operations to be 95% compliant overall and better than that in the five key environmental compliance areas. Source: Timberbiz As part of its Annual Forest Audit program, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) co
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Opinion: Viv Forbes – on fashionable green fantasies

Trying to bury carbon dioxide deep underground is another fashionable green fantasy. It consumes big dollars for taxpayer subsidies, but coal and gas producers will love it as it wastes energy and will increase demand for reliable energy. Artificial carbon capture is an unnecessary wa
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Friday analysis: KI Port refusal will sink SA State Planning Minister

The end days of the Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers saga involving the timber company building a deep-water harbour facility on the island played out in the South Australian Parliament this week. And it looks like it could cost the State’s Attorney General, who is also Planning Min
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Lendlease among leaders calling for reduction to embodied emissions

Representatives of Lendlease, Stora Enso, Google, WEB Limited Group, World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Green Building Council have called on governments and industry to make urgent commitments to tackle climate change and achieve a net zero society. Sour
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FAO report on forest products welcome in Australia

Australia’s forest industries have welcomed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ new report on forest products and the vital role they play in the global bioeconomy and climate change mitigation. Source: Timberbiz The report, Forest products in the global bioec
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