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Africa deforestation must be addressed

Africa will continue to feel the effects of severe climate change but efforts continue to save the continent’s forests. Source: Newstime Africa.
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FSC welcomes European Union proposal

The European Union (EU) has presented a number of proposals that according to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) can combine the need to protect forest biodiversity with social needs and a green economy. Source: Sustainable-timber-action
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Weak housing quarter continues

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures confirm a very weak quarter in new housing and major alterations during December 2011. Source: Timbernews
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Elders sells forestry interests

Elders will sell most of its forestry assets in the Green Triangle, Albany and Bunbury for more than $45 million. Source: Adelaide Now
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NZ proposal for levy on logs

The New Zealand Forest Owners Association (NZFOA) is developing a proposal for a commodity levy on harvested logs to support industry activities. Source: Bay of Plenty Times
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Timber Queensland wants native forest access

Queensland's timber industry has asked the new LNP state government to consider allowing harvesters back into some native forests. Source: ABC Rural
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Integrity Commission powerless with Gunns

Comments made by Tasmania’s anti-corruption watchdog saying it is a toothless tiger lacking sufficient powers to properly investigate the Lennon government’s possible collusion with Gunns to fast-track its pulp mill were reported by The Australian. Source: The Australian
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US companies continue importing illegal timber

A multi-year investigative report released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says that since 2008 more than 20 US companies have imported illegally logged timber worth millions from the Peruvian Amazon. Source: AlertNet Thomson Reuters
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Biomass plant for Lincolnshire UK

In the North East Lincolnshire area of the UK the council has approved a biomass-fuelled plant that will be built at a cost of around £130 million. Source: Bioenergy News.
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