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Obama climate report points to bioenergy

The Obama Administration has released a new US National Climate Assessment, which it describes as the most comprehensive scientific climate change assessment ever generated. Source: Biomass Magazine
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Remote controlled forestry management

A remote-controlled helicopter will launch into a new phase of forestry management. Source: The Canberra Times
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Frame conference to show trends for new construction

As it prepares to host the Prefab Timber and Engineered Wood in Building Construction conference in Melbourne on May 19, Frame Australia says a trend toward increasing use of engineered timber products has taken hold in Europe and North America. Source: Sourceable
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Industry consolidation for survival

A Moutere sawmill will close and a Nelson mill will switch to purely Douglas fir processing in an industry consolidation that could cost about 30 jobs. Sources: Fairfax NZ News,
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NZ government at fault for timber mill closure

The blame for the closure of yet another timber mill can be laid squarely at the feet of the National Government and its refusal to intervene in the New Zealand log market according to the New Zealand First party. Source: Scoop
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No more government money for Forestry Tasmania

Tasmanian State Resources Minister Paul Harriss said that Forestry Tasmania would not receive any taxpayer subsidies in the new financial year. Source: The Examiner
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Downward trend in Australian wood chip exports broken

The Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) reported that the downward trend in Australian wood chip exports was broken in 2013 thanks to increased chip demand from Chinese pulp mills. Sources: Wood Resource Quarterly, Infolink
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Forest contractors call for government to alter industry exits

Forest contractors are calling on government to alter an industry exit package so businesses can buy back into plantation work. Source: ABC Rural
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Timber products exported without chemicals

New Zealand’s Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew welcomed the expansion of a trial, which has successfully exported timber products to Australia without chemical treatment. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop
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