Forestry

PennEast Concedes to Opposition, Cancels Pipeline Project

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 9:08pm

FAR HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PennEast Pipeline Company today announced it will abandon plans for a fossil gas pipeline in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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  • FAR HILLS, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PennEast Pipeline Company today announced it will abandon plans for a fossil gas pipeline in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • "PennEast has ceased all further development of the Project," the company said in a statement that cited lack of necessary permits as the reason.
  • Environmental advocates, residents, and federal, state and local government officials combatted the unneeded pipeline for seven years.
  • "My children and I are overcome with sheer joy and gratitude that the fight against the PennEast Pipeline is finally over!"

NICFI Satellite Data Program Extended to Include Recipients of the GEO-Microsoft Planetary Computer Grants Program

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 9:00pm

Announced at the FOSS4G conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the GEO-Microsoft Planetary Computer RFP will support a number of 12-month projects that use the NICFI Satellite Data and the Planetary Computer to address environmental challenges.

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  • Announced at the FOSS4G conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the GEO-Microsoft Planetary Computer RFP will support a number of 12-month projects that use the NICFI Satellite Data and the Planetary Computer to address environmental challenges.
  • Successful applicants will receive access to the NICFI Satellite Data within the Planetary Computer platform, up to $60,000 in financial support for 12 months, up to $60,000 in Microsoft Azure credits, and technical advice and support.
  • The projects will be developed and scaled using Microsoft Azure cloud services and the Microsoft Planetary Computer.
  • To learn more about the NICFI Satellite Data Program.

Historic office tower becomes namesake of legendary architect Arthur Erickson

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:30am

Globally celebrated architect Arthur Erickson created the striking Modernist tower for forestry giant MacMillan Bloedel in the 1960s.

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  • Globally celebrated architect Arthur Erickson created the striking Modernist tower for forestry giant MacMillan Bloedel in the 1960s.
  • Arthur was very proud of this building it was one of his favourites, said Geoffrey Erickson about his uncle, who was known as the Master of Concrete.
  • Two of those office buildings are in downtown Vancouver Evergreen Building and Arthur Erickson Place, both of which are listed on Canadas heritage registry.
  • Arthur Erickson Place is an iconic presence in the heart of Vancouver, expressed with timeless repose and finesse, said Christopher Erickson.

Japanese-inspired Canadian building renamed after legendary architect

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00am

Globally celebrated architect Arthur Erickson created the striking Modernist tower for forestry giant MacMillan Bloedel in the 1960s.

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  • Globally celebrated architect Arthur Erickson created the striking Modernist tower for forestry giant MacMillan Bloedel in the 1960s.
  • Canadas Historic Places Registry states Ericksons design of the MacMillan Bloedel building was influenced by the Japanese love for surfaces that express the nature of material.
  • The building is a prime example of the unique blending of Modernist and far-eastern aesthetics.
  • This building is bold and daring and broke new ground in engineering, office planning and the use of concrete.

During the month of September and Climate Week, Natura promotes dialogue on corporate governance for positive impact and launches platform to track deforestation in real-time

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 7:02pm

International participants included Margarita Ducci, executive director of the Global Compact Network, Chile, and Maria Laura Tinelli, founder of Acrux Partners.

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  • International participants included Margarita Ducci, executive director of the Global Compact Network, Chile, and Maria Laura Tinelli, founder of Acrux Partners.
  • For the executive "we urgently need to put effective measures to contain the impacts of the crisis into practice.
  • The crisis is serious, but conscious hope mobilizes, increases our capacity for joint cooperation and helps us reconnect with nature", he stressed.
  • One of the initiatives that confirm a company's effective environmental responsibility and social impact is B Corp certification.

Project Learning Tree Canada launches new video series to introduce young Canadians to forest careers

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:00pm

OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Young Canadians can now discover careers in the forest and conservation sector thanks to Project Learning Tree Canadas (PLT Canada) new Green Jobs video series.

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  • OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Young Canadians can now discover careers in the forest and conservation sector thanks to Project Learning Tree Canadas (PLT Canada) new Green Jobs video series.
  • The first video in the seven-part series is being released today to celebrate National Forest Week.
  • With this series, were hoping that young people across the country will be inspired to pursue these incredible job opportunities.
  • PLT Canada is a proud sponsor of National Forest Week 2021, which runs from September 19-25, 2021.

Ritchie Bros. to host Inside Edge online construction panel on September 30

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00pm

On Thursday, September 30, at 12 p.m. Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) Ritchie Bros. will host an Inside Edge panel about the construction industry, covering OEM production delays, auction volumes & pricing, labor shortages, climate change, and more.

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  • On Thursday, September 30, at 12 p.m. Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern) Ritchie Bros. will host an Inside Edge panel about the construction industry, covering OEM production delays, auction volumes & pricing, labor shortages, climate change, and more.
  • The September 30 panel will also include in-house Ritchie Bros. experts, including Doug Olive, Senior Vice President, Pricing, and Doug Rusch, Managing Director, Sales, for Rouse Services.
  • Ritchie Bros.' Inside Edge Construction Panel is open to anyone and will be held as a Microsoft Teams Live Event.
  • Ritchie Bros. also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, and Kruse Energy , plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. Financial Services.

Global business accelerators to power growth, opportunities in Alberta tech startup sector

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:55pm

EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business accelerators with global reach are setting up shop in Alberta to power new growth and opportunities in the provinces burgeoning tech startup sector.

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  • EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business accelerators with global reach are setting up shop in Alberta to power new growth and opportunities in the provinces burgeoning tech startup sector.
  • The accelerators are experienced in vaulting promising startups through scaleup and growth by providing intensive mentoring, networking, access to capital and other opportunities.
  • Alberta Accelerator by 500 500 Global, one of the worlds most active venture capital firms, is launching a one-of-a-kind accelerator to nurture seed-stage tech companies in Alberta.
  • The goal is to support Alberta Innovates in strengthening an Alberta innovation corridor which encompasses Edmonton, Calgary and rural Alberta.

Celebrating Canada’s nature leaders: Finalists announced for the 2021 Nature Inspiration Awards

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:00pm

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences, is pleased to announce the finalists and the Lifetime Achievement recipient for its 2021 Nature Inspiration Awards.

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  • OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences, is pleased to announce the finalists and the Lifetime Achievement recipient for its 2021 Nature Inspiration Awards.
  • The 24 finalists will be celebrated and winners announced during an online ceremony hosted by the museum on November 24.
  • We congratulate each of them and look forward to sharing their achievements through our national Nature Inspiration Awards.
  • The Nature Inspiration Awards are produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature.

ForestWorks weekly radio show launches with informed conversations about forestry in BC

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:00pm

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resource Works is getting to the heart of forestry matters with a new weekly radio show ForestWorks.

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  • VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Resource Works is getting to the heart of forestry matters with a new weekly radio show ForestWorks.
  • Starting this Saturday, September 25, the half-hour radio program will run on Kamloops CHNL radio 7 a.m.
  • Guests on Saturday's show include Vanderhoof councillor and outgoing UBCM president Brian Frenkel, who will be discussing why local communities are asking for a say on the future of forestry.
  • The new show follows the recent launch of ForestWorks, a companion podcast that offers deeper dives into trends in forestry.