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  • Oregon pushes for wooden skyscrapers to revive timber industry

    04/30/2017 5:08:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | April 30, 2017 | Elliot Njus and Molly Harbarger
    It's rare that a governor shows up to celebrate a new condo tower. But this one's made of wood, and that's a bigger deal than it seems. Gov. Kate Brown was on hand the day Carbon12 in North Portland reached its full eight stories and became the nation's tallest wood building. The feat was made possible by cross-laminated timber, wood engineered to have the strength of steel. The distinction won't last long. Another Portland development, an 11–story high-rise made of the same wood product, is expected to secure a building permit within weeks and start construction this summer. For Oregon,...
  • Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill

    04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 46 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | PTI
    "Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying. Lahore - A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal. "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is...
  • Arauco breaks ground on Michigan particleboard plant (700 construction & 250 permanent jobs)

    04/13/2017 10:32:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Woodworking Network ^ | April 13, 2017 | Karl D. Forth
    GRAYLING, Mich. -- Arauco North America has broken ground on its $400 million particleboard plant. The new operation will employ more than 250 and will make both raw particleboard and TFM. The Grayling particleboard plant is reported to be one of the largest mills of its kind. When completed the new location will feature North America's largest continuous particleboard press. Kelly Shotbolt, president of Arauco North America, said the upper Midwest is the largest consuming region of particleboard in all of North America. Shotbolt and Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, spoke at the groundbreaking event. The plant is expected to...
  • Hunt on for 'hijacked cargo ship'

    08/12/2009 2:14:01 AM PDT · by Jonny foreigner · 33 replies · 2,276+ views
    A search is under way for a cargo ship which may have travelled through the English Channel after apparently being hijacked by pirates. Coastguards fear the Maltese-flagged Arctic Sea, carrying 15 Russian crew, was hijacked in the Baltic sea. UK authorities made contact before it entered the Strait of Dover but the Russian navy told the Itar-Tass agency it was now looking for the ship. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said the situation was "bizarre". Spokesman Mark Clark said: "Who would think that a hijacked ship could pass through one of the most policed and concentrated waters in the world?...
  • EPA To Alaskans: We Might Fine You For Burning Wood To Stay Warm

    01/02/2017 5:57:52 AM PST · by xzins · 95 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 01, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, in the Alaskan interior, winters can be brutal. With temperatures dropping below zero, burning wood is the only viable way for Alaskans in these rather desolate areas to stay warm. Yet, government thinks this is a problem concerning small-particle pollution. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency is so concerned that they’re mulling fining people who burn wood to stay warm. John Daniel Davidson, a senior correspondent for The Federalist (and Alaskan native) had more: ***If only the bureaucrats in Washington DC knew what the wolf-dog knew. But alas, now comes the federal government to tell the inhabitants of Alaska’s...
  • EPA To Alaskans In Sub-Zero Temps: Stop Burning Wood To Keep Warm

    12/30/2016 5:25:04 PM PST · by Twotone · 121 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | John Daniel Davidson
    In Jack London’s famous short story, “To Build A Fire,” a man freezes to death because he underestimates the cold in America’s far north and cannot build a proper fire. The unnamed man—a chechaquo, what Alaska natives call newcomers—is accompanied by a wolf-dog that knows the danger of the cold and is wholly indifferent to the fate of the man. “This man did not know cold. Possibly, all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold 107 degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited...
  • Elijah Wood: Hollywood in grip of child sex abuse

    05/23/2016 8:23:07 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 05/22/2016
    Actor Elijah Wood, best known for his role as Frodo in “Lord of the Rings,” is spilling the beans on a dark, ugly secret in Hollywood: child sex abuse. The former child actor said in an interview with London’s Sunday Times that young actors are being sexually abused by high-powered predatory “vipers” in the movie industry. He says the abuse is “probably still happening.” “What Hollywood Believes: An Intimate Look at the Faith of the Famous” shares the spiritual beliefs of over 120 top Hollywood stars from past and present. Get your copy today from WND’s Superstore. Wood draws uncomfortable...
  • Scrap metal thieves shift attention to wood

    05/11/2016 1:43:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Prague Monitor ^ | 19 April 2016
    Organised groups that used to steal manhole covers from streets or pipes and other metal from construction sites have started to steal wood in some Czech regions after the introduction of stricter rules for buying out scrap metals, weekly Tyden writes in its issue out on Monday. The "tree thieves" are not only individuals who use the wood themselves for heating, but also gangs that sell the wood to others. In 2015, the Environment Ministry banned scrapyard operators to pay for metals in cash. Moreover, the prices of metals have dropped considerably due to their surplus in Europe. As a...
  • Bay Area first: Wood-burning heating devices to be banned in new homes

    10/21/2015 10:05:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/21/2015 | Denis Cuff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Wood-burning heaters -- including modern pollution-fighting wood stoves -- will not be permitted in new homes built in the Bay Area starting next fall, as part of a first-in-the-nation ban approved by air quality regulators Wednesday. The new rules, approved unanimously by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, will also require every seller of an existing home with a wood-burning fireplace to give buyers a disclosure statement warning of the health risks of wood smoke. Even wood stoves certified by the federal Environmental Protection Agency as low emission would not be allowed in new homes whose...
  • Norway Company Turns Pine Trees Into Hotdogs

    09/05/2015 11:34:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Sep 2015
    A Norwegian biorefinery company has started turning waste wood fibre into a cream-like fat substitute which it claims can be used to make ice cream, mayonnaise and even hot dogs. Borregaard has already opened a plant in Wisconsin, USA, producing the revolutionary new substance, which it calls Sense-Fi,and plans to open a second factory in Sarpsborg, Norway, in 2016. "We are rolling it out primarily in the US, where it has been approved. Sales are just about underway, and there is a lot of focus on fighting obesity," says business director Harald Rřnneberg Borregaard to Norway's Dagbladet newspaper. Researchers at...
  • ‘Switch to that unicorn power’: Obama to announce major escalation of ‘war on energy’

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass https://twitter.com/WSJPolitics/status/627796768328183808 … It’s not like Americans weren’t warned. All in the name of fighting “climate change,” of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • Replacing Fossil Fuels: Energy Evolution Has Happened Before

    07/25/2015 8:42:31 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 60 replies
    fool.com ^ | Travis Hoium
    Replacing Fossil Fuels: Energy Evolution Has Happened Before If renewable energy replaces fossil fuels as our main source of energy it won't be the first time a fuel source was rapidly replaced. On the surface, energy seems like a pretty stagnant industry these days. Oil has dominated transportation for most of the last century while natural gas and coal provide a vast majority of the electricity we consume. That's not all that different than the way things were at the turn of the 20th century.But if you look at the overall energy mix over more than two centuries there's a...
  • Wood Pellet Power: A Climate Threat?

    05/18/2015 1:57:48 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    forbes ^ | 5-18-2015 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    From the report: [The modeling shows that it will take approximately 55 years for forest regrowth to recapture enough carbon from the atmosphere to reduce the plant’s cumulative emissions below those of coal. At levels greater than 40 percent, pellets emit more carbon than coal for most of this period. In addition, as the percentage of whole trees increases above 70 percent (not shown in the figures), the level of carbon emissions continues to increase. When whole trees make up 20 percent of the wood in pellets, emissions are slightly higher than natural gas and slightly lower than coal for...
  • Likud likens V15 activity to past corruption allegations against Herzog

    02/02/2015 6:10:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-2-15 | Lahav Harkov
    Herzog exercised his right to remain silent during the investigation, which was closed because there was not enough evidence to press charges. A public campaign to change the political leadership is the Left’s corrupt attempt to buy an election victory, a Likud campaign said Saturday. The comments referred to V15, an organization dedicated to bringing political change that is partnered with OneVoice Israel, which works with Israelis and Palestinians to lobby their political leadership to bring about a two-state solution. The Likud said V15’s activities break campaign finance laws, comparing them to the “Barak nonprofits affair,” in which former prime...
  • EPA rules on residential wood heaters fuel outcry in Minnesota, Wisconsin

    03/09/2015 6:47:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 82 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-7-15 | David Lieb
    Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing. Citing health concerns, the Environmental Protection Agency now is pressing ahead with regulations to significantly limit the pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters. But some of the states with the most wood smoke -- including Minnesota and Wisconsin -- are refusing to go along, claiming that the EPA's new rules could leave low-income residents in the cold. Missouri and...
  • The EPA Is Getting Ready To Regulate Americans’ Wood Stoves Forcing Them To Buy New Ones

    02/07/2015 6:36:42 AM PST · by xzins · 148 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 06 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    When my husband and I move to a new area, we specifically look for a home with a wood burning stove. It’s cheaper and if the power grid goes down, we have a way to survive it. Yep, we’re preppers. These regulations are meant to do away with wood stoves and force people to get their heat from gas or electric, paid for at exorbitant rates from utility providers. In some areas, even with gas or electric, the only way to truly keep a home warm is with a wood or pellet stove. This is more of the EPA’s fascist...
  • The Most Economically-Correlated Commodity Is Flashing Red (Lumber)

    01/22/2015 5:58:17 AM PST · by blam · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1-22-1015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 01/21/2015 While Crude Oil and Dr. Copper are often cited as economic indicators, as @Not_Jim_Cramer notes, in fact Lumber prices are the most correlated with ISM and GDP of all industrial commodities. That is a problem. Lumber prices are tumbling and are breaking the 6-year up-trend that has 'proved' the recovery. With no CCFD manipulation and less financialization than crude, perhaps Lumber is the real canary in the economic collapse coalmine... Lumber is the most correlated to ISM and GDP of all the industrial commodities... and that is not good for the US economy...
  • David Wood and Osama Abdallah debate: Is the Islamic State Islamic? (video)

    01/01/2015 2:00:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 1/1/15 | Robert Spencer
    The answer would be obvious were it not for the denial and obfuscation of Western political and religious (Muslim and non-Muslim) leaders. In this intriguing debate, Osama Abdallah spreads more of that fog, but David Wood clears it away.
  • FDA Bans Wood from Cheese-Making; Industry Decries 'Devastating Development'

    06/11/2014 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 96 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday that it will not allow cheese makers use wooden boards to age their cheese - a ruling that would effectively wipe out artisanal cheeses.The FDA's ruling came to light after several cheese makers in New York were cited - despite state laws that allow the use of wood boards."Reports showed that the porous structure of wood made it susceptible to the colonization of bacteria on the surface and inside the wood," Monica Metz, the branch chief for the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dairy and Egg Branch, wrote...
  • For the first time a 'Palestinian Nakba' event is disrupted (at St Johns Wood church)

    05/26/2014 3:31:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/26/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    Here's the video maker's description: I went along to this nakba event with two signs. 'Palestinian christians are persecuted by palestinian muslims how can this church support this?' The other saying 'If you dont believe me ask Christy Anastas' (A palestinian christian who is pro Israel and exposes the PA and Hamas. Those two girls confronting me. Imagine how they would be treated dressed like that under hamas control? Or being harassed by men who go unpunished in the PA?! Yet they want to blame Israel, where Palestinians in Jerusalem have applied for Israeli citizenship I wonder why?! Let's go...