Wood

Organized crime drives global deforestation

Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, according to research by Jennifer A. Devine from Texas State University. Of the main drivers of deforestation is organized crime activities, including drug trafficking.

USDA accepting grant applications for wood products

Washington D.C. – Grants worth approximately $13 million are available to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy. The Oct. 19 announcement from Deputy Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh came during a “Leaders for the Built Environment” virtual event and kicks off National Forest Products Week as proclaimed by President Biden. 

Machining to the end

Q. We have a machining problem. As we machine a piece, it is good until the last half inch. At this end, we all too often get a piece that chips out all the way to the end. Where should we look?

Your stress may be 7 percent lower if you're in a wood building

A new research paper from wood product firm Stora Enso dives into the science behind the health and wellbeing benefits to building with wood.   "Considering in the developed world, around 90 percent of our time is spent inside – something that’s been exacerbated in recent times by the COVID-19 pandemic – it is more important than ever to assess wellbeing whilst indoors, and the whitepaper demystifies the role building materials play in this," says the firm.