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Increased forest cover could reduce landslides in NZ

Landslides can cause substantial environmental, social and economic impacts. Under future climate scenarios the frequency of landslide-triggering events is likely to increase. Land managers urgently require reliable high-resolution landslide susceptibility models to inform effective l
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IFA says Fraser Island bushfire inquiry should question water bombing

The effectiveness and cost of relying on water-bombing aircraft in fighting bushfires has been questioned by the Institute of Foresters of Australia and Australian Forest Growers. IFA/AGF president Bob Gordon made the call in response to the Queensland Government’s announcement of inq
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Australian bushfire National Emergency Medals go international

Those who responded to last summer’s devastating bushfires between may be eligible for the National Emergency Medal. Source: Timberbiz It follows the Governor-General David Hurley declaring the fires between September and February a nationally significant emergency. Defence Personnel
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FWCA says WorkSafe refuses to take action on Tas protestors

Forest & Wood Communities Australia has called on Tasmanian Work Health and Safety regulator WorkSafe to investigate continued breaches of the Tasmania Work Health & Safety Act by Bob Brown Foundation members. Source: Timberbiz This week members of the corporate activist group
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Blowering dam forest closed over Christmas due to bushfires

Access to State forest on the western foreshore of Blowering dam will remain closed over the Christmas period, as there remains a high risk with dead trees continuing to fall and the roads being severely damaged as a result of the devastating Black Summer bushfires. Source: Timberbiz
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Scion on the lookout for fire awareness knowledge

Local knowledge around fire awareness and preparedness in the northern Wānaka and Albert Town area is being sought by fire researchers to help residents, Fire and Emergency New Zealand and local government plan for future wildfires. Source: Timberbiz Central Otago is growing rapidly.
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Citations for Forestry Corp firefighters

NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to Forestry Corporation staff in Tumut, acknowledging their contribution to the 2019-20 firefighting efforts. Source: Timberbiz NSW Emergency Bushfire Citation recipients receive a citation, certificate of recognition, commemorative
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Jaclyn Symes accused of withholding release of harvestable burnt timber

The Victorian Government has been accused of deliberately delaying the release of timber burned in the catastrophic January bushfires in north-east Victoria and Gippsland. The burnt timber will be saved from going to waste through a grants program funded by the Federal Government and
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Opinion: Roger Underwood – Bushfire Commission ‘a retired Air Force officer, a green academic and a lawyer’ and no bushfire specialists

When Prime Minister Morrison announced that there would be a Royal Commission into the 2020 bushfires in NSW and Victoria, my first reaction was ‘it’s not needed’. People who know about bushfires already knew precisely what caused the disaster and what needs to be done to ensure it do
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Wood-based wound care product with exceptional benefits

FibDex is a new wound care product created by UPM in collaboration with researchers from the University of Helsinki and surgeons and nursing staff from the Helsinki Burn Centre. It is the third biomedical product based on renewable and responsible wood-based raw materials to be commer
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