How tracking timber helps prevent illegal logging and deforestation

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Plus, five key recommendations for developing and rolling out timber tracking systems

Versatile data logging

Envirotec Magazine

Voltage data loggers measure from 0 to 25V DC, current loggers from 0 to 20 mA DC, and count loggers record up to 14,000 counts per logging interval.

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Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

Inhabitat - Innovation

Several salvaged logs and other found objects Blending contemporary design with natural materials, Washington-based residential architecture firm Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture completed a stunning timber home that feels like an extension of its alpine forest environment.

Logging is destroying southern forests — and dividing US environmentalists

Grist

logging and woods products industry has positioned itself as a purveyor of “natural climate solutions.” As our civilization begins the slow process of jettisoning fossil energy, logging interests assure us that wood products are not a retrogression but a way forward.

Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America: Nuclear Or Logging?

Jim Conca

The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. The safest job in America is the commercial nuclear industry, with less than 1 fatal injury per 100,000 workers. This huge difference results from a hyper-awareness of safety in the nuclear industry

Monarch butterfly population declines due to climate change and logging

Inhabitat - Innovation

Migrating monarch butterflies declined 26% in December 2020 compared to December 2019

Commentary: Which Industry Offers The Safest Jobs In America – Nuclear Or Logging?

CleanTech Alliance

Source: James Conca, Forbes, Dec 13, 2019 The most dangerous job in America is logging, with over 132 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. The next nine most dangerous jobs, with fatality rates between 10 and 100, are: commercial fishing, aircraft pilots, roofers, trash collectors, steel workers, truck drivers, farming, construction worker supervisors (yes, just the supervisors), […]. Commentary

Illegal logging possibly contributes to majority of mislabeled wood in US markets

Inhabitat - Innovation

Mislabeling often signals wrongful supply chain violations — illegal logging and deforestation — that consequently hamper endeavors to promote sustainable wood

Anti-logging protests make history in Canada

AGreenLiving

More than 866 protesters against old-growth logging have been arrested in western Canada since April. The number of arrests has already surpassed those made in the 90s during the anti- logging “War in the Woods” protests. In June, British Columbia announced a two-year logging moratorium. Originally posted here: Anti-logging protests make history in Canada. These protests are now the biggest act of civil disobedience in the country’s history.

Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA

Green Roof Technology

Around 50 years ago there was trend in the USA of having Norwegian Log Cabins as a second home. Rather common in the USA: Norwegian Log Cabins. The post Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA appeared first on Green Roof Technology.

Sunnova Logs Another Quarterly Loss, but Picks up Solar Dealers Amid Coronavirus

GreenTechMedia

Residential solar and storage company Sunnova logged an overall loss in the third quarter of 2020, as the industry emerges from a difficult period in which the coronavirus pandemic challenged overall sales.

Monarch butterfly population declines due to climate change and logging

AGreenLiving

Unfortunately, logging in Mexico and some climate factors have dealt a blow to their population. While natural events, such as wind and drought, have contributed to tree loss, the decline in trees is also attributed to logging and pest-control activities.

Sarawak communities gather data to challenge claims made by logging company

Eco-Business

Indigenous communities in Sarawak have been monitoring their forests for the past year, gathering data to counter a logging company's assumptions about the value of their traditional lands

Tree planting can help tropical forests ‘recover 50% faster’ from logging

Eco-Business

A tropical forest will typically take around 60 years to fully recover from a single logging event. But logged forests in Malaysia that were actively restored showed that recovery can be shortened to 40 years

Vestas Logs Strong Q3 Despite Price Pressure and Trade Woes

GreenTechMedia

Shares in Vestas, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind turbines shot up 11 percent after the firm announced order, profits and revenues were all up in the third quarter compared to last year. This came despite warnings of ongoing trade issues, a slowdown in Asia and ongoing price pressures. The order backlog climbed to a record of 3,646 million euros (U.S. 4,039 million).

Solar-Log® Helps Comet Solar Boost Solar ROI

altenergymag

By installing a Sonnen storage system and using Solar-Log's control technology, the plant owner is able to make use of the solar power produced while limiting the amount of power exported to the grid. Comet Solar installed an 8kW rooftop solar PV plant in Island Harbour, Anguilla. They purchase less power from the utility company and avoid feed-in charges

As Australia’s logging ‘madness’ fuels more fires, will it hasten ecosystem collapse?

Eco-Business

In the aftermath of the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires, logging has recommenced in the Australian state of Victoria, despite intense criticism from scientists and conservationists

Cracking down on illegal trafficking and logging: how environmentalists are protecting biodiversity in the Philippines

Eco-Business

In celebration of environment month in the Philippines, Eco-Business asks local conservationists about the biggest challenges they face in preserving wildlife in one of the world’s richest ecosystems

A forest saved? – Cambodia’s Phnom Tamao Protected Forest escapes logging but faces an uncertain future

Eco-Business

On 1 August 2022, excavators began tearing down parts of the Phnom Tamao Protected Forest, an area of 2,300 hectares barely 40 kilometres south of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. The heavy machinery rapidly uprooted scores of trees to prepare significant parts of this last green oasis close to the capital, for development

Burning issue: Australia debates risks of logging fire-damaged forests

Eco-Business

While scientists say 'salvage logging' can encourage wildfires, timber companies say removing burned trees makes forests safer

Tesla Model 3 logs 100,000 miles with little reported battery capacity loss

Charged

Imam logged 100,000 miles on his 2018 Model 3 Long Range in just over two years, and has been quite impressed with the total cost of ownership. “I There are plenty of high-mileage Teslas on the road , but so far we’ve heard from few Model 3 owners who’ve passed the 100,000-mile mark. Kazi Imam is one driver who’s passed that milestone, and he recently told his story to Electrek.

Solar-Log and Kitu Systems collaborate on Rule 21-compliant grid support communications

Solar Power World

Solar-Log and Kitu Systems announced a collaboration to offer expert solar plant monitoring, control and communication solutions that meet the new California Rule 21 mandate.

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

AGreenLiving

Several salvaged logs and other found objects from the surroundings were deliberately left in their natural state to emphasize the organic beauty of the design. Located on a site where a previous log home once stood, Cedar Haven was created in response to the client’s desire for a more contemporary house that still exuded the warm, rustic feel of a traditional log cabin. Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs.

NREL Just Logged a New Record for PV Cell Efficiency. Does the Solar Industry Benefit? [GTM Squared]

GreenTechMedia

Illegal mangrove logging increases in Indonesia’s Batam amid economic hardship

Eco-Business

Police in Indonesia’s Riau Islands have reported a 280 per cent increase in seizures of mangrove wood from would-be smugglers this year

Malaysia’s Indigenous Penan block roads to end logging in Borneo

Eco-Business

Penan activists allege Samling is encroaching on tribal land without their consent, and say they only put up the blockades after authorities failed to respond to their complaints

Malaysian timber giant Samling files US$1.18 million defamation suit against green group over logging activity

Eco-Business

The company says its business has been harmed by web posts in which advocacy group SAVE Rivers alleges the company failed to properly secure consent of Indigenous communities in and around forest concessions

10 Tips for Making Forestry Sustainable

Green Living Guy

Climate Change Climate Resiliency Environment global warming going green Nature Protect Forests sustainability certificate clear-cutting forest logging plant trees sustainable sustainable forestry wildlifeForests are an essential part of the world’s ecosystem.

Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA

Green Roof Technology

Norwegian Green Roof Log Cabins in the USA. Around 50 years ago there was trend in the USA of having Norwegian Log Cabins as a second home. All of these cabins came entirely from Norway and they all had a Green Roof. Most of these cabins with timber from Norway still exist and the owners are very proud of having these solid, cozy and unique structures. Unfortunately most of Green Roofs have been replaced by metal roofing during the last 20 years.

Lost giants: Logging and climate shifts slash forest carbon storage

Eco-Business

Deforestation, drought and wildfires are changing forests forever, reducing the planet-warming carbon dioxide they suck up

Indonesia scraps timber legality rule, stoking fears of illegal logging boom

Eco-Business

This could open the door to more illegal logging, experts warn Indonesia’s trade ministry has stopped a requirement for wood exporters to obtain licenses verifying their wood comes from legal and sustainably managed sources.

Where the logging ends, the forest clearing begins in Indonesian Borneo

Eco-Business

A recent study of timber concessions in the Indonesian Bornean provinces of East and North Kalimantan found that concessions that were not actively being logged showed higher rates of deforestation than active operations

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

AGreenLiving

Several salvaged logs and other found objects from the surroundings were deliberately left in their natural state to emphasize the organic beauty of the design. Located on a site where a previous log home once stood, Cedar Haven was created in response to the client’s desire for a more contemporary house that still exuded the warm, rustic feel of a traditional log cabin. Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs.

As IKEA is hit by illegal logging link in Europe, furniture firm's sustainability function in Southeast Asia dissolves

Eco-Business

Soh Bee Lian, the Southeast Asia manager of sustainability for homeware multinational Ikea, has left the company after just over a year to join Dyson

Super-charged battery market logs 87 per cent price drop since 2010

Business Green

Analysts predict battery market will be worth $116bn a year by 2030

Webinar: Monitor, troubleshoot, and manage plants in less time – October 8

Solar Power World

Attendees will be introduced to Solar-Log®, a neutral and inverter-independent expert solution to streamline the monitoring process… The post Webinar: Monitor, troubleshoot, and manage plants in less time – October 8 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Introducing the First Solar-Specific Data Logger from NRG Systems

altenergymag

LOGR-S is an advanced data logging system for post-construction resource monitoring of utility-scale PV plants

Stunning House on the Rocks uses geothermal power

AGreenLiving

On Finland’s windswept Turku archipelago, Helsinki-based design practice and log house kit purveyor Pluspuu has completed yet another ecological wood house — fittingly named the House on the Rocks.

Illegal logging possibly contributes to majority of mislabeled wood in US markets

AGreenLiving

Mislabeling often signals wrongful supply chain violations — illegal logging and deforestation — that consequently hamper endeavors to promote sustainable wood According to Amy Smith, the World Wildlife Fund’s forests deputy director, “Wood products are intentionally mislabeled, sometimes to pass off lower-value wood for more expensive varieties, and sometimes to cover up the fact it was illegally sourced.

More than half of Europes native trees face extinction

Inhabitat - Innovation

The unfortunate decline is due to the combination of three paramount factors: problematic invasive species, unsustainable deforestation from logging and wood harvesting and urban development

Why should the Scottish woodlands be protected?

Inhabitat - Innovation

Although Scotland is more heavily forested than England or Wales, much of its woodlands have been lost to human factors, like logging and urban sprawl, or to environmental pressures, such as climate change

Antarctica reaches record high temperature

Inhabitat - Innovation

The frozen continent recently logged its warmest temperature to date, a whopping 65 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s quite a leap from its previous record of about 63 degrees Fahrenheit, set five years ago in 2015

New Emails Show Trump Admin Exploited Wildfires to Help Logging Industry

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 4 mins This is a guest post by ClimateDenierRoundup. Earlier this month we discussed how during Australia’s devastating fires, conservatives tried to claim that it was green party forest management policies that were to blame. That is, of course, wrong.