MAINE MILL CALLS PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER “SUBSIDIZED COMPETITION” . . . LIVING SHORELINES TRAINING WORKSHOP . . . THE GOATS FIGHTING AMERICA’S PLANT INVASION . . . HARPER GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS NEW DAIRY RESEARCH CENTRE . . .
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MAINE MILL CALLS PORT HAWKESBURY PAPER “SUBSIDIZED COMPETITION”
Source: Pulp & Paper Canada
UPM’s supercalendered paper mill in Madison, Maine, is taking a temporary shutdown for several weeks, citing international competition, energy costs, and market conditions, reports the Bangor Daily News. In a letter advising Maine’s congressional delegation of the shutdown, Russ Drechsel, manager of the mill and president of Madison Paper Industries, is said to complain about “subsidies” given to a competing mill in Port Hawkesbury, N.S. (read more)
LIVING SHORELINES TRAINING WORKSHOP
Source: Ecology Action Centre
The Climate Research Lab at University of P.E.I. is hosting a Living Shorelines Training Workshop on Wednesday February 18 at the Duffy Research Centre at the University of P.E.I., Charlottetown. Living Shorelines Expert Kevin M. Smith from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will lead the training covering topics such as causes and outcomes of shoreline erosion, traditional shoreline erosion control practices, benefits, costs, and monitoring. email@example.com
THE GOATS FIGHTING AMERICA’S PLANT INVASION
Each country has its own invasive species and rampant plants with a tendency to take over. In most, the techniques for dealing with them are similar – a mixture of powerful chemicals and diggers. But in the U.S. a new weapon has joined the toolbox in recent years – the goat. Originally bought to be butchered – goat meat is increasingly popular in the U.S. – these animals had a lucky escape when the owner and his business partner discovered they had hidden skills. (read more)
HARPER GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS NEW DAIRY RESEARCH CENTRE
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The Harper Government will invest $3 million towards helping the Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) set up a world-class research and innovation centre at the University of Guelph. This facility will drive world-class research, fostering innovation, and helping the industry capture new opportunities across the entire dairy value chain . . . (read more)
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