A Spar Tree Group survey confirms job losses associated with BC’s old growth policy. In other Business news: Hood Industries closes its Metcalfe, Georgia mill; Metsä starts up new mills in Kemi, Finland; and Stora Enso appoints Hans Sohlström CEO. Meanwhile, on the market front: US housing starts declines 11.3% in August; and Canada’s inflation rate is on the rise again.
In other news: NASA imagery shows scale of logging in Oregon; a UK study says most forest carbon credits are junk; Wisconsin Senator Baldwin secures money to fight climate change; the University of Arkansas Monticello hires new forest/climate expert; Wood Solutions Australia has new leadership; and more evacuation alerts for BC’s southern Interior.
Finally, an economist on why market incentives should be used to mitigate wildfires.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor