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El extrańo misterio del crecimiento de las hojas de las plantas

CRECIMIENTO HOJASEl extrańo misterio del crecimiento de las hojas de las plantas

La temperatura nocturna y el riesgo de heladas limitan el crecimiento de las hojas, según un estudio que destaca en portada la revista Science
El extrańo misterio del crecimiento de las hojas de las plantas
Las hojas del banano (Musa × paradisiaca) son un millón de veces más grandes que las del brezo, pero, ża qué se debe esta gran variedad de tamańo? Las hipótesis planteadas hasta ahora indicaban que el tamańo de las hojas de la mayor parte de vegetales depende de la disponibilidad de agua y de la temperatura ambiental. Un estudio internacional que destaca esta semana en portada la revista Science relativiza la importancia de estos condicionantes y, en cambio, indica que la temperatura nocturna y el riesgo de heladas influye decisivamente en la dimensión de las hojas.

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Swedes have strong desire to grow

plantaciones Swedes have strong desire to grow

Summary:
Kauppalehti publishes a comparison of Nordic forest companies. Essity, formerly a part of SCA, is the biggest Nordic forest company. It's revenue in the first half of the year was 5.5 billion EUR, while Stora Enso's was 5 billion and UPM's 4.9 billion. Swedish forest companies grew at a rate of 7 to 8 per cent in the first half of the year, while Stora Enso and UPM grew only 1.1 per cent. However, if the paper division is not taken into account, Stora Enso grew 8.5 per cent. The company is investing aggressively. Between 2014-2017 the company is investing a total of 3.1 billion EUR. Based on Kauppalehti's analysis, Holmen was the most profitable Nordic forest company in the first half of the year, with a profit margin of 14 %. SCA was second and UPM was in third place.

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The pulp mill is the mill of the future

CELULOSA MOLINOThe pulp mill is the mill of the future

An editorial about the future of pulp mills mentions that a new eucalyptus pulp production line has been launched in Brazil. The article briefly mentions that the production line is owned by Fibria, who is also Stora Enso's partner at the Veracel mill.

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New Assistant Director-General of FAO Forestry

alimentos y nutrición en ÁfricaNew Assistant Director-General of FAO Forestry
©FAO. Mr Hiroto Mitsugi, Assistant Director-General, FAO Forestry Department

A former Director-General of the Rural Development Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, with special responsibility for the promotion of food security and nutrition in Africa, Mr Hiroto Mitsugi, a national of Japan, joined FAO in June 2017 as Assistant Director-General of the Forestry Department.

Mr Mitsugi has an academic background in forestry, including a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture (Forestry and Forest Products) from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and a Master of Science degree in Forestry Extension from the University of Reading, UK. In 1987 he began his professional career in the Forestry Development Division of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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J&F vende planta de celulosa a firma holandesa por 4.700 millones de dólares

eldorado98J&F vende planta de celulosa a firma holandesa por 4.700 millones de dólares

El grupo J&F, involucrado en un serio escándalo de corrupción en Brasil, anunció hoy la venta de la firma Eldorado Celulose e Papel a la holandesa Paper Excellence, en una operación cifrada en 15.000 millones de reales (3.962 millones de euros).

Según una nota divulgada por ambas empresas, la operación será concretada en un plazo de 12 meses y supondrá la transferencia del 100 % de las acciones que el grupo brasileño posee en la celulosa a la firma con sede en Holanda, aunque de capitales indonesios.

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Kemira has successfully started up its new sodium chlorate production line in Joutseno, F

Kemira 1 NUEVOKemira has successfully started up its new sodium chlorate production line in Joutseno, Finland

Kemira has finalized its approximately EUR 50 million investment into a new sodium chlorate production line in Joutseno, Finland. The production of sodium chlorate as well as customer deliveries have started, well ahead of the original schedule. Full capacity is expected to be achieved by the end of the year.

The new production line is based on Kemira's proprietary in-house technology and it will significantly increase Joutseno site's current sodium chlorate capacity. Sodium chlorate is the raw material for chlorine dioxide (ClO2), which is produced on-site at the pulp mills and it is the primary bleaching agent for kraft pulp.

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Nippon Paper signs forest conserving agreement

weyerhaeuser ElPaisNippon Paper signs forest conserving agreement

Nippon Paper Industries entered into an agreement with the Forestry Agency Kyushu Regional Forest Office Okinawa District Forest Office to carry out forest conservation activities such as the eradication of non-native plants on the approximately 9 hectares of national forest of Iriomote Island, Japan.

This agreement is based on the "People's participation in the forest management through agreement" system of the Forestry Agency to provide national forests for the promotion of public participation in the creation of forests through a variety of forest maintenance and conservation activities.

In addition, the Company concluded an agreement regarding collaborative activities with the Iriomote Island Ecotourism Association, a specified not-for-profit organization, which has been a partner in activities carried out for the preservation of nature and traditional culture on Iriomote Island since 1996.

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