Front-month Lumber Futures Settle at All-time Highs Thursday

Front-month Lumber Futures Settle at All-time Highs Thursday

#lumber #futures #cash $LBU20 Lumber futures have more than 2X’s in price since the start of the year to mark their highest levels record. Futures prices for the front-month September lumber contract settled at 939 per 1,000 board ft Thursday, the highest on record, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Prices based on the front months […]

Naples, Italy: The Pizza Ovens are Fired Up, Pizzerias are Open after 8 wks of Lockdown

Naples, Italy: The Pizza Ovens are Fired Up, Pizzerias are Open after 8 wks of Lockdown

“Wood is burning again in Naples” The city’s pizza ovens are up and hot, giving a savory boost to Neapolitans after 2 months of lockdown meant a temporary end to their iconic favorite food. Pizzerias reopened Monday night in the birthplace of pizza but for home delivery only. Whereas pizzerias in Rome and elsewhere were […]

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming

Deforestation, Prime “Man Made” Contributor to Global Warming Deforestation may well be the Key “man-made” contributor to global warming. Cut down trees gradually rot, giving off CO2 (carbon dioxide) the most important of the man- made, heat-trapping ‘Greenhouse gases’. Burn them, they give off CO2 faster. A possible solution is to manage this deforestation prudently, […]

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash and Waste

Commodities Industry Turns Trees into Cash, Fuel and Waste Deforestation is clearing our planet’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. Forests still cover about 30% of the world’s land area, but huge areas are lost each year to commercial interests. The data shows that the world’s […]