Deforestation and forest degradation have been occurring for thousands of years. Both deforestation, which completely removes the forest canopy, and degradation, which maintains the canopy but causes losses of carbon, are important sources of global warming pollution, as well as threats to biodiversity and to the livelihoods of forest peoples.

Wood fuel, one of the oldest energy sources on the planet, could become the newest commodity market if it can overcome supply limits and green concerns as demand grows for renewable energy.

Supply constraints are starting to put wood fuel into competition with the paper industry, experts say, in an uneasy reminder of existing tension between the food industry and companies making biofuels from

Scientists, field experts and various stake-holders need to work towards building a consensus towards the evolution of a national wood use policy, Additional Director General of Forests (Forest Conservation) and Director General of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education AK Bansal said while inaugurating a two-day national seminar on advances in wood science and technology research inclu

Evaluation of chemical properties in the present experiment showed that the maximum cold water solubility, hot water solubility, 1% alkali solubility, alcohol-benzene solubility along with lignin content were observed in Bombax ceiba followed by Anthocephalus cadamba. The findings of the present investigation can be feasibly used in screening and selecting the appropriate species in the field of pulp and paper, fibre board, particle board industries and different structural and constructional purposes.

Towards the south-eastern part of Nagaland, a big problem looms. A problem least thought about by most people; nonetheless, is a grave one. Meluri, a subdivision under Phek district, is one of the remotest places in Nagaland. The land inhabited predominantly by the Pochury tribe extends uptill the border of Myanmar.

This study examines whether the forest conservation measures implemented as part of the National Forest Policy are the limiting factors in the supply of timber in India. Says that domestic production of timber can be increased substantially if the opportunities & policy options are effectively utilised by the forest based industry in India.

The climate around the most important renewable resource-wood-is becoming increasingly rough. On the one hand, many countries are pushing the use of wood as an energy source in order to protect the climate. On the other hand, the traditional users of wood as a raw material, the timber, pulp and paper industries, complain about prices being forced up by the current run on firewood.

Climate change can be mitigated in several ways, but most strategies emphasize reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy use and switching to energy sources that are less carbon intensive than fossil fuels. This publication explores the scope, potential and implications for using woodfuels to replace fossil fuels and thereby contribute to climate change mitigation.

All those looking for an eco-friendly way to perform the last rites of their near and dear ones in the city not have much of an option. The electric crematorium at the Sector 25 cremation ground has not been functioning properly for the last one week.

This publication synthesizes observations and findings from almost 50 country and thematic reports in providing analyses of the status and trends of all aspects of Asia-Pacific forestry. Key factors driving changes in forestry in the region are analysed.

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