Underwater Logging Takes Off – A More Responsible Choice?

sawf.jpgAround the world, there are an estimated 200 million trees submerged under water, mostly as a result of reservoir filling, but also from the days when the logging industry was less careful about letting logs roll overboard. It’s not exactly a renewable resource, but given the immense quantity and dwindling forests on land, why not encourage the harvesting of this otherwise wasted resource?
The Triton Logging Company is doing just that, with a submersible logging device called “The Sawfish”. Grist has a lengthy report on the practice with some history and details. Check it out.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.