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Winning At Water
22 March, 2017
Harvest sa
Mr Dhesigen Naidoo, CEO of the Water Research Commission (WRC) has a leadership style that reflects precisely this, which is why he was the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Africa Water Leadership Award in an award ceremony held at Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius, on 7 December 2016. read more
Dovetail Partners Encourages Celebration of Forests and Water Quality
21 March, 2017
Dovetail
(Minneapolis, MN) - Celebrate forests on March 21st, the annual International Day of Forests as promoted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The theme of the 2017 International Day of Forests is 'Forests and Energy'. In 1971, at the request of the European... read more
Forestry NSW donates home grown food for Koalas
17 March, 2017
Timberbiz
Two thousand eucalyptus seedlings grown at Forestry Corporation of NSW's Grafton production nursery have been donated to Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, where they will help to expand a new feed tree plantation established to supply leaves to feed the koalas in care.  read more
Rainbow trout to taste fish feed from the forest industry in a Swedish project
17 March, 2017
Processum
SALMONAID is a new Swedish project initiated by RISE Bioscience and Materials, Processum, SLU and Domsjö Fabriker and financed by Vinnova. With microorganisms cultivated on side streams from the forest industry, the project aims to optimize the process for production of... read more
Husqvarna Helps Reforest South Africa with International Day of Forests (21 March 2017)
13 March, 2017
Husqvarna
Many people are unaware that forests cover one third of the earth's land mass - and that some 1.6 billion people, including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures, depend on forests for their livelihood. Probably just as many people don't know that global deforestation continues at an alarming rate... read more
Teen on track to plant a trillion trees
9 March, 2017
Timberbiz
Children are not often invited to speak to the United Nations General Assembly. But there stood Felix Finkbeiner, German wunderkind in his Harry Potter spectacles, gray hoodie, and mop-top haircut-with a somber question about climate change.  read more
Aurecon engages with communities to adopt Champion Trees
28 February, 2017
aurecon
Champion Trees have been identified among South Africa's 1 700 indigenous species of trees and shrubs, and even non-indigenous varieties, to be of national importance due to their remarkable size, age, or aesthetic, cultural, historic and tourism value. Some of them are...
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Growing collaborations between FABI and Japanese Forest and Forest Products Research Institute
28 February, 2017
FABI
FABI has been developing relationships and collaborations with researchers at the Forest and Forest Product Research Institute (FFPRI) in Japan since 2007. Currently researchers in these two groups have an NRF-bilaterally funded project on the characterization of the diversity... read more
Network-based integration of systems genetics data,reveals pathways associated with lignocellulosic,biomass accumulation and processing
23 February, 2017
FABI
As a consequence of their remarkable adaptability, fast growth, and superior wood properties, eucalypt tree plantations have emerged as key renewable feedstocks (over 20 million ha globally) for the production of pulp, paper, bioenergy, and other lignocellulosic products. read more
The Vertical Forest comes to China
21 February, 2017
Treehugger
For a long time this TreeHugger was skeptical of hugging Stefano Boeri's Vertical Forest concept, but others thought it the most beautiful and important high-rise in the world. Now Boeri is building his third complex, the Nanjing Vertical Forest. It will have 1100 trees from 23 local species... read more

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