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Here's how climate change is altering America's logging industry

While mills in western Canada and the US are still the dominant lumber suppliers, southern US states are catching up. Image: Unsplash/exp00

Clarisa Diaz
Multimedia reporter, Quartz Things team
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Chart showing capacity of North American lumber mills since 2021
US South has a reduced capacity of 0.15 million board feet of lumber mills Image: Quartz

List showing the top 10 sources of North American lumber in 2012 vs 2022
The British Columbia Interior has been the highest source of North American lumber since 2012. Image: Quartz

Figure showing openings and closures of lumber mills in western North America since 2014
British Columbia has had the highest openings of lumber mills in western North America since 2014 Image: Quartz
Figure showing openings and closures of lumber mills in the southern US since 2016
The most openings of lumber mills in the southern US has been spread around Alabama Image: Quartz

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