Scientists warn forest clearing more harmful than thought

SYDNEY (AFP) – Clearing natural forests in Australia would pose a greater danger to the global climate than previously thought because they hold three times as much carbon as estimated, a report released Tuesday said. The Australian National University report warns that all nations, not just those in the developing world, should prevent the clearing […]

Forest glut jams timber mills

Clear felling in Canterbury and the central North Island has created a massive backlog at pulp mills as forestry and farm owners try to avoid carbon charges which come into effect on January 1. Brian Trott, finance manager for local government authority Environment Bay of Plenty, said there is a year’s backlog of timber at […]