Credit: Oregon State University Summer streamflow in industrial tree plantations harvested on 40- to 50-year rotations was 50% lower than in century-old forests, data from the long-term Alsea Watershed Study in the Oregon Coast Range showed. The research, led by Oregon State University’s Catalina Segura, is an important step toward […]

Tongass National Forest is a massive yet fragile treasure—logging and slicing roads into it will set off horrifying effects that will ripple through the ecosystem. PHOTOGRAPH: CARLOS ROJAS/GETTY IMAGES The Trump administration this week proposed ending the so-called Roadless Rule, which banned logging, development, and road construction in Alaska’s Tongass, the biggest national […]

Professor David Lindenmayer. Credit: Australian National University Logging in Melbourne’s largest water catchment has led to a loss of water equivalent to the amount used by 250,000 people each year, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows. The Thompson watercatchment, located to the northeast of the city, is Melbourne’s […]

Only 14% of logs cut from Victorian native forests end up as timber products used in buildings and furniture. Credit: Shutterstock Victoria has some of the most carbon-dense native forests in the world. Advocates for logging these forests often argue that wood products in buildings and furniture become long-term storage for carbon. However, these […]

Green groups have long accused palm oil companies of rampant environmental destruction in Indonesia The world’s largest palm oil trader is still linked to deforestation in Indonesia despite committing five years ago to stop logging the archipelago’s vast tracts of jungle, Greenpeace said Monday. Singapore-listed Wilmar International has close family […]

High intensity logging burns and the resulting smoke plume near Mount Baw Baw, April 2018. Credit: Chris Taylor, Author provided Earlier this year, Melbourne and large areas of Central Victoria, experienced days of smoke haze and poor air quality warnings as a result of planned burns. It’s a regular event occurring every […]