THE GOVERNMENT is learning to lead by example. Its largest construction agency, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), has decided that the use of wood in its housing projects will be banned

Large-scale production of crop based (first generation) biofuels may not be feasible without adversely affecting
global food supply or encroaching on other important land uses.

The boreal forests of Scandinavia offer a considerable resource base, and use of the resource for the production of less carbon-intensive alternative transport fuel is one strategy being considered in Norway. Here, we quantify the resource potential and investigate the environmental implications of wood-based transportation relative to a fossil reference system for a specific region in Norway.

The international pellet industry published the latest market figures at the European Pellet Conference in Wels, Austria. In spite of the generally depressed state of the economy, the pellet industry remains optimistic and anticipates rapid growth in industrial pellet production.

The 5th edition of the Indiawood, Asia's largest sourcing ground for wood working machinery, tools, accessories, products and materials which concluded on Tuesday, evoked a good response from the Indian as well as the foreign wood working industry. Wood working machinery, tools, products and accessories worth Rs 1,000 crore were sold during the five-day event. Nearly 400 exhibitors participated, and over 400 machines from 31 countries were on display.

When the new president of the Confederation of Indian Industry took charge last fortnight, he reportedly made the following observation: While the flow of direct foreign investment is important,

• The Ministry for Protection of the Environment and Natural Resources of Russia has sold nine plots of wood in the Kaluzhsky region through an Internet auction. Apart from over 1,600 hits from

Society itself doesn’t care to know about headloading

The Supreme Court has sug gested that the forested states, which lose revenue because of the ban on felling of trees should be compensated for keeping their forests intact. Protection of the

Sri Lanka's power and energy ministry is moving towards