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2014-06-20 23:01:18

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron have awarded their 2014 STEM Scholarships to 20 high school seniors who will pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines in college. Far Hills, N.J (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Chevron have awarded their 2014 STEM Scholarships to 20 high school seniors who will pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines in college. The scholarship recipients are...

2014-06-11 00:20:32

New report reveals how Japan's imports of Chinese wood products fuel illegal logging in Russia's eastern forests TOKYO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant quantities of illegal timber products from the forests of Siberia and the Russian Far East are flowing into Japan, according to a new report by the US-based nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). While the United States and European Union have recently enacted new policies that prohibit the import of illegally...

2014-05-31 23:05:50

Demand is on the rise for reclaimed timber in New Energy Works’ residential and commercial timber frame projects. Farmington, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 New Energy Works has seen a marked increase in the use of reclaimed timbers in both residential and commercial timber frame design during Spring of 2014. Currently in the design and engineering phase are two residential homes which will be crafted from reclaimed Douglas fir. Several commercial projects around upstate New York are...

2014-05-29 16:22:27

Company celebrates its 20-year commitment to responsible forestry practices by joining GFTN POULSBO, Wash., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- THE MAGELLAN GROUP, LTD. JOINS WWF'S GLOBAL FOREST & TRADE NETWORK Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92370 Strengthens a long-standing commitment to responsible forestry and trade POULSBO, WA.---The Magellan Group, Ltd. has formalized its commitment to responsible forestry and trade by joining the Global Forest...

2014-05-22 08:22:40

Eco Red Shield(TM) Orders Heading into All Types of Climates in Multiple Locations VISTA, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc. (OTCBB: ECOB) announced today the Company is experiencing an ever increasing operational tempo across the Country with orders shipping to Hawaii for Blazer Industries, and rail cars in support of multi-family projects in Colorado for Shelter Products. Additionally, both Southern California based ECOB facilities continues to produce...

2014-05-18 23:01:31

MarketReportsOnline.com adds “The Global Market for Nanocellulose to 2024” report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 The commericial development of nanocellulose over the last few years has mainly been driven by the ever-increasing prices of petroleum and the high-energy intensity in production of chemicals and synthetic polymers. Today there is a substantial amount of research on nanostructured cellulose, and commercial development is now underway with some...

2014-05-16 12:34:30

USDA Forest Service - Northern Research Station Report says as much as a 52 percent reduction in infestation rate A new international standard for wood packaging material used in international trade is significantly slowing the inadvertent export of stowaway invasive bark- and wood-boring insects, according to a study by the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS). Lead author Robert Haack, a research entomologist with the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Research...

2014-05-13 16:30:42

Analysts remark on success through cost cutting programs, expansion projects and commercial strategy SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Marcelo Castelli, Chief Executive Officer of Fibria, has been named the 2014 Latin American CEO of the Year by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The award will be presented to Mr. Castelli at the Ninth Annual RISI Latin American Pulp and Paper Outlook Conference on August 12, 2014 in Sao...

2014-05-13 12:29:23

LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Wood Preservative Chemicals Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/industry_manufacturing/wood/wood_preservative_chemicals.htmlThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wood Preservative Chemicals in US$ Million. The US market is analyzed by the following End-Use Applications: Decking, Landscape Products, Railroad Products, Utility Poles, Fencing, and Others. The report provides...

2014-05-09 23:00:15

The Georgia Forestry Association commends Governor Nathan Deal who recently signed legislation that allows for greater use of wood materials in public school facilities, providing K-12 schools throughout the state with alternative, cost-effective, and sustainable design options. Forsyth, GA (PRWEB) May 10, 2014 Governor Nathan Deal recently signed legislation that allows for greater use of wood materials in public school facilities, providing K-12 schools throughout the state with...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'