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There are a couple of terms in use now that try to look at the entire life of a product, not just the product itself. These terms often start with “Cradle to ..." The more familiar version is...
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When you first hear “wood chips” you think of biomass, or garden landscaping or paper pulp, right? You think of something like this:   But now, maybe you’ll think of something like...
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I’ve blogged in the past about how we can use universities and colleges as business resources. Well today, one of them is using us as a resource. A student contacted me asking for help...
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"News is about things that happen, not things that don’t happen. We never see a reporter saying to the camera, 'Here we are, live from a country where a war has not broken out'—or a city that has...
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Got hardwoods? Wood: The green fiber. The Incredible Renewable Resource. Those are variations on familiar “checkoff” programs—“Got Milk?” "Pork. The Other White Meat." "The Incredible,
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The last two weeks provided some interesting statistics on the state of the world’s forests. This week, I wanted to point your attention to a number of recent articles on another use for forests,
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Last week I directed you to a useful WWF resource, and this week I want to send you to review some info on FSC, the Forest Stewardship Council. Twice a year they are now putting out a “Market Info...
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Regular readers know I’m a big fan of the WWF and the WWF's Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN). The reason why is here in the opening announcement for their new newsletter: “The WWF Forest...
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The last few weeks have provided information about pulling pigments from fungus with the intent to use them to dye products, eventually in industrial applications. (You can click these links to see...
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OSU professor Sara C. Robinson has been telling us about her research into “spalting.” (See Part 1 and Part 2 of our posts so far with Sara.) Sara, as noted, I’ve always associated spalting...
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