Forestry

11/10/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

Today is a monumental day.

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03/04/18
Author: 
Peter Ewart
a wetland with abundant green grasses, broad leaf plants and young tree

March 31, 2018

The images are alarming.  In photo #1 — a wetland with abundant green grasses, broad leaf plants and young trees, an ideal habitat for insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals.  In photo #2 — the same wetland gripped by a grey death after being sprayed from helicopters with the herbicide glyphosate.  Most of the vegetation (except for a few coniferous trees) is now dead and the insects and other animals gone.

08/12/17
Author: 
Joseph Serna

Southern California may get the Santa Ana winds every year, but — according to recorded history — they’ve never been like this.

13/11/17
Author: 
Nicole Mortillaro
Over 15,000 scientists signed an open letter published in BioScience warning humanity that we need to change our behaviours in order to protect the planet. (NOAA)

A similar warning was first issued by scientists in 1992

Nov 13, 2017

More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth.

It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning. 

This new cautioning — which gained popularity on Twitter with #ScientistsWarningToHumanity — garnered more than 15,000 signatures. 

27/09/17
Author: 
Avery Forrester
A firefighter in British Columbia, Canada. Province of British Columbia / Flickr

For British Columbia's forests, threatened by the worst wildfire season on record, it's either socialism or extinction.

08/09/17
Author: 
Christian Parenti

"T​he private sector and the profit motive cannot deploy enhanced weathering technology at the scale needed, nor push a rapid energy transition, nor build coastal protections at the scale and speed necessary. But none of these tasks is technically or economically impossible. The mechanism needed in each case is state action and the public sector."

13/06/17
Author: 
WWF-Canada

Widespread disturbances dispel the notion of a nation of pristine waters

28/04/17
Author: 
Stephen Leahy
world deforestation

UXBRIDGE, Canada (IPS) - The world's last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost -- and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines.

A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 more than 104 million hectares of forests -- an area three times the size of Germany -- have been destroyed or degraded.

 "Every four seconds, an area of the size of a football (soccer) field is lost," said Christoph Thies of Greenpeace International.

20/04/17
Author: 
Marc Lee

April 3, 2017 - In its August 2016 climate plan update—and subsequent advertising campaign—the BC government put forests front and centre. While this may sound positive, it is really a sleight of hand by a province seeking to shirk its responsibility to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

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