3 reasons why bamboo plywood is better than hardwood | Architecture And Design

… environmentally and socially responsible sources such as those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But FSC hardwood is also costly and the user is responsible for ensuring the FSC timber products they source come from a reliable local provider. Definitely sustainable Designers are being offered bamboo ply as a new alternative to hardwood timber, allowing them to contribute to minimising the destruction of native forests while moving towards managed commercial plantations that …

Legislature considers banning microbeads: Oregon environment news | OregonLive.com

… city property. The Portland City Council voted Tuesday to ban the insecticides, which are responsible for multiple mass bee die-offs in Oregon in the past year and are suspected to contribute to colony collapse disorder. The ban does not extend to private property. The Oregonian’s Andrew Theen reports Portland’s ban follows similar actions in Spokane, Seattle and Eugene. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also pledged to ban the insecticides last year on more than 150 million acres …

‘Man-made’ climate change a major woman’s problem – Business Insider

… along and accentuates all of those,” she added on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where the issue of climate change and rights was debated. – Cannot swim, climb trees – According to the World Bank, 90 percent of some 140,000 victims of the 1991 cyclone that battered Bangladesh were women, as were nearly two thirds of those killed by Myanmar’s 2008 Cyclone Nargis. “There are many reasons but one of them is that they cannot swim, they …