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Contactor appointed to bushfire clean-up

The State and Federal Governments have announced Grocon as the contractor to clear debris from bushfire sites.
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Third Forestry firefighting crew on ground in Victoria

FORESTRY Tasmania has just sent its third crew of firefighters to help fight the Victorian bushfires. The first crew of 19 firefighters and 11 vehicles travelled to Victoria on Monday February 9, following the devastating February 7 bushfires.
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Loggers under pressure

Up to one third of Tasmania's small forestry businesses are predicted to fold in the next few months.
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International Biomass Conference promises focus on feedstocks

The 2009 International Biomass Conference & Expo, to be hosted by BBI International Inc. in Portland, Ore., on April 28-30, will feature 90 speakers and six feedstock-oriented session tracks to appeal to the most diverse of biomass interests. In addition, 150 exhibitors are expec
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Combining bio-heat and power with power train technologies and fuels

Two highly acclaimed and reoccurring activities on the international renewable energy events calendar have teamed up for a special combined edition. The organisers behind World Bioenergy respective Clean Vehicles & Fuels will togeth
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PEFC announces comprehensive revision of core documents

PEFC International, the world's largest forest certification scheme, is calling on all stakeholders to nominate candidates for a working group dedicated to the revision of two of its core documents. The documents deal with PEFC's global criteria for sustainable forest management and i
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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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