Claim: Using more wood for construction can slash global reliance on fossil fuels

A Yale University-led study has found that using more wood and less steel and concrete in building and bridge construction would substantially reduce global carbon dioxide emissions and fossil fuel consumption.

Testing batteries made of wood

Get ready to throw all of your assumptions about how to make a battery right out the window. Scientists at the University of Maryland are working on a powerful new battery that could help reduce hazardous waste usually associated with power storage. The main ingredient? Wood.

Video: A battery made of wood?

A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery.

Cockatoo seen making tools for first time

A captive cockatoo has been observed spontaneously making tools to get at food - the first time any type of parrot's been seen to do this.

The Gibson guitar wood wars

Ebony and rosewood are both standard woods in guitar construction, and how the woods all blend together on a guitar is also crucial to how an instrument sounds.

Can wood replace plastic?

Plastic packaging could one day be replaced by a derivative of wood, if European scientists are successful.

Wood-based biofuels get boost by USDA

The U.S. biofuels industry has mostly been centered in Midwestern agricultural states. 

All-wooden bike aims for world record

It's not the first wooden bike - but it's the first to be made completely from wood, with not a single metal or plastic element in sight.