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State will back new paper mills

President Dmitry Medvedev said the Government would support the creation of pulp and paper mills close to the country's borders to export more value-added products.
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Economists speak out against flawed Carbon Trading Scheme

A group of 10Australian economists has slammed the Rudd Government’s proposed carbon emissions trading scheme, and called for a science-based policy to achieve 25%-40% cuts in emissions by 2020.
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One in three bosses put production ahead of safety or just don’t care: WorkSafe research

One in three supervisors say senior management is not serious about safety and another 9 per cent are in denial, research commissioned by WorkSafe Victoria and to be presented at the Safety In Action Conference in March will reveal.
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ITC Funds Management expands team

Forestry and timber specialist ITC boosts its Funds Management team with three more executives, each boasting at least 15 years industry experience, as the group ramps up its services for financial planning groups and advisers.
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Metso to rebuild Stora Enso’s board machine line

Metso will modernize the BM 4 board machine line at Stora Enso Kaukopää mill in Imatra, Finland. The start-up of the rebuilt line is scheduled for November 2009. The parties have agreed not to disclose the order value. The order is included in Paper and Fiber Technology segment's Q1 o
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MDF firm holds crucial talks

An estimated 100 jobs could be saved after it was revealed a Doncaster company in administration was in talks with other firms regarding a takeover.
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BlueLinx announces new engineered lumber agreement with Georgia Pacific

Eat for a killer immunity Stocks tumble — Dow ends at lowest since Nov. Obama: Stimulus lets Americans claim destiny BlueLinx Holdings Inc., a leading distributor of building products in North America, has signed a three-year agreement to be the exclusive two-step distributor of
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Assistant Director for EFI appointed

Dr.Ir. Gert-Jan Nabuurs has been appointed assistant director of the European Forest Institute (EFI). Dr. Nabuurs will start his three-year term, with a possibility of extension, on 1 June 2009.
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Australian fires smoke out Kyoto failings

While the tragedy of the shocking loss of life and destruction of property in the Australian wildfires are the immediate focus for authorities, this shouldn’t stop their impact eventually reaching all the way to Copenhagen and the halls where climate negotiators will meet later this y
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