Building High-Rises Out of Wood Can Help Save the Planet

Building High-Rises Out of Wood Can Help Save the Planet

“You end up with a basically a sheet of wood that is, in its size and the way you use it when you engineer or design with it, very similar to a slab of concrete,” says Michael Ramage, director of the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge, who wasn’t involved in this new work.

Timber Rattlesnakes: Cool Facts and an Uncertain Future

Timber Rattlesnakes: Cool Facts and an Uncertain Future

The area was one of the few places in New York where timber rattlesnakes had escaped a couple hundred years of bounty hunters, fearful farmers and pet-trade poachers. Timber rattlesnakes den with other snake species during the winter, typically on south-facing slopes under talus or inside rock fissures.

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

Where Logging Reigns, Going Beyond Sharing vs Sparing

A new analysis from the Science for Nature & People Partnership will determine which combination of land use — sharing or land sparing — in Indonesia’s Berau district is best for maintaining timber yields, while still protecting forest biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being.