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World Bioenergy Conference on renewable energy and efficiency

In the first week of June, four Victorians and a Tasmanian are attending the 2014 World Bioenergy Conference in Jönköping, Sweden, with two from the group involved in proceedings. Source: Andrew Lang World Bioenergy Association board member for Australasia-Oceania
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World forests may hold 20% more carbon

The world’s forests could hold 20% more carbon than previously thought, according to a study. Source: Climate Spectator
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World Heritage rewind

Last year, after decades of fighting, environmentalists and the forestry industry reached a landmark agreement that added 170,000 hectares of old growth forest in Tasmania as a part of a World Heritage Site. Source: Eco-Business
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Tree houses of the world

Remember the good old days when a tree house was a rough assemblage of two-by-fours and plywood wedged into the crook of your backyard oak tree? These days, tree houses are more than just hideaways. Source: USA Today
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10 of the best rain forests in the world

Rain forests are natural theme parks, packed with plant, animal, and human diversity, says Federico Solano of the Rainforest Alliance. Source: USA Today
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World Building of the Year is in Auckland

New Zealand’s Auckland Art Gallery was named the World Building of the Year at last
week’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore. Source: Business Insider
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Burke bungled World Heritage nomination says Colbeck

According to Senator Richard Colbeck, the Environment Minister Tony Burke has bungled the World Heritage nomination of 170,000 hectares of forest he bulldozed past Tasmanians in February. Source: Timberbiz
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World Forests Summit on now

The World Forests Summit, hosted by The Economist, is where CEOs, government ministers, scientists and activists will meet to discuss the framework for future sustainable management of this global resource. Source: The Economist
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Carbon neutrality in the bag – a world first for Stirling Fildes

Stirling Fildes ‐ an Australian‐owned pharmacy labelling, printing, packaging and consumables company ‐ will offer the world’s first carbon neutral paper to its customers. Australian Paper, Australia’s only packaging paper manufacturer, created the carbon neutral MG brown and bleached paper for bags this year. Source: Timberbiz
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High-tech timber industry gears up for world conference

Superior disaster resilience of new high tech engineered timber products are being touted at a world timber conference being held Auckland next week. Source: NZ Herald
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