Ecojustice says a Federal Court Justice has ruled in favour of conservation groups on interpretation of the Species at Risk Act. In related news: SFI assesses it value with the EU Deforestation Regulation; Oregon is still split on who should pay for wildfire protection; sharing expertise to prevent biomass silo fires in Japan; and Chile’s death toll rises as megafires blamed in part on exotic species tree plantations.
In Business news: Canada considers making sustainability reporting mandatory; the Red Sea crisis hits Swedish forest products exports hard; recycled cardboard is still market-hot; Ontario looks to mass timber for affordable housing; and a 25-storey mass timber tower is approved in Vancouver. Meanwhile: Conifex loses its court bid on cryptocurrency mining; and Mondi completes its acquisition of the Hinton Pulp mill.
Finally, wood cellulose replaces plastics in sunscreen as biodegradable glitter. Seriously.
Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor