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Brazil approves commercial use of genetically modified eucalyptus

Source: Daily News | 2015-04-15
Brazil has become the first jurisdiction worldwide to permit the commercial use of FuturaGene’s genetically engineered eucalyptus. The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved the commercial use of the...

FSC demands respect from Resolute

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-25
In an open letter to the president of Resolute Forest Products Canada, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has requested Resolute “immediately stop its discriminatory activities against FSC, and take appropriate corrective and preventive...

NB online map shows details of Crown forests

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-18
A new online map released by the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources shows, in detail, Crown land conservation areas as well as changes in those areas in relation to the Crown Land Forest Management Strategy released by the province...

Hear from global pulp and paper leaders at PwC conference

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-17
Several hundred CEOs and senior executives are expected at PwC’s 28th Annual Global Forest & Paper Industry Conference on May 6 in Vancouver. Participants will hear and discuss how companies are capitalizing on new business...

New video highlights the value of our forests

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-10
A new video showcasing the deep connection between humans and our forests is now available. The video, entitled “Connecting to our Forests," made its debut at Forests Ontario's annual conference on February 20 to a crowd of nearly 300...

FSC Canada discusses informed consent with First Nations and industry

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-10
More than 50 forest managers, technicians, academics, lawyers, industry representatives and First Nations chiefs attended a meeting to discuss free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) in the context of the forest industry. Facilitated by...

FPInnovations receives $20 million in federal funding

Source: Daily News | 2015-03-04
The federal government will invest $20.6 million towards reinforcing innovation in the Canadian forest sector through the work of FPInnovations, a research organization focused on the forest products sector.

CORRECTED: J.D. Irving expecting to hire 7800 people by 2017 for all divisions

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
Representatives of the J.D. Irving group of companies are visiting universities and colleges across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in February, looking for potential new hires for its co-op and summer internship programs. J.D. Irving...

UNB receives funding for biofuels research

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-18
The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel from biomass.

Resolute settles legal dispute with Rainforest Alliance over FSC audit

Source: Daily News | 2015-02-11
Resolute Forest Products has reached a settlement in the legal case launched last May against third-party auditor The Rainforest Alliance. The lawsuit concerned draft audit reports for the Black Spruce Dog River Matawin Forests and Caribou...