Putting cork, screw top and plastic wine stoppers into perspective
March 11, 2014, 10:08 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
Student film "Battle Behind the Bottle" tells the story of the cork industry positive response to the “kick in the pants” screw tops and plastics gave it.
Your choices matter, even if the consequences are hidden
September 16, 2013, 9:11 a.m. by Robin Shreeves
The Rainforest Alliance's new video for Follow the Frog week gives you a glimpse of what it would be like if the environmental consequences of your food choices happened in your own backyard.
Wood meets the waterfront in Timber in the City design competition
August 14, 2013, 5:04 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A team from the University of Oregon wins top prize in Timber in the City, a student design competition that challenged entrants to design a wood-centric mixed-use complex for Red Hook, Brooklyn.
One percent of global commercial wood supply used to make IKEA products
July 8, 2013, 1:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Yes, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.
Marijuana growers may be destroying national forests
December 12, 2011, 11:12 a.m. by Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience
Remediation and clean-up of sites pot growing sites can cost thousands of dollars an acre, officials say.
Trade law hits raw note for Gibson Guitars
September 19, 2011, 2:49 p.m. by Tim Ghianni
When federal agents seized rare ebony and rosewood from famed guitar maker Gibson Guitars, it sparked a firestorm over illegal logging.
Forest and paper industry group announces new sustainability goals
March 29, 2011, 12:16 p.m.
As part of the goals, the organization says it will push to recover more recyclable paper from office buildings.
More trees than there were 100 years ago? It's true!
February 9, 2011, 5 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Protection and responsible harvesting are the reasons behind the success story.