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Researchers at Philippines’ Forest Products Research and Development Institute explores thermally modified wood

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Los Baños-based Forest Products Research and Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DoST-FPRDI) are currently looking into a process called thermal modification or TM as a more environment-friendly way of protecting wood and bamboo from insect pests and fungi, reported the Manila Times. “Thermal …

Arauco aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

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Arauco announced its commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. The company aims to capture more greenhouse gas emissions than its emissions at a global level, positioning Arauco as the world’s first forestry company to achieve this important goal. In addition to this important milestone, the company announced it will join the Science …

Editor’s pickLife Science Bioengineering B202 building in Denmark

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The new building for Life Science and Bioengineering is the largest project since the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was inaugurated in the 1960s. (Photo credit: Adam Mørk) In a respectful yet innovative transformation of the original architecture, the façade of gold-anodised and black-lacquered aluminium is broken into …

Editor’s pickThe science behind saunas

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Enjoying a hot bath in a wood-clad sauna is perhaps a very Finnish past time. This lakeside sauna is no different from others, but has a story behind it. One 1951 winter, a sauna was pulled in with a Citroën 15CV over the frozen lake. Decades later, it fell into disrepair and was dismantled. A new one was rebuilt on the same site, a …

Australia's forestry sector sees strong growth in 2H/2015

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Australia's forestry sector demonstrated strong growth in 2014-15, thanks to robust residential building activity and increased exports. Total housing starts increased by 18% to 214,000 units while log harvest rose by over 10% to more than $2 billion for the first time, according to the latest statistical report released by the Australian Bureau …