Forestry

14/10/19
Author: 
Peter Ewart
Peter Ewart

October 12, 2019

As is well known, the state of the forest industry and the forests themselves in British Columbia has deteriorated in the last 20 years, a culmination of longstanding bad policies and practices.  Big corporations have shut down dozens of mills devastating workers and communities across the province.  And there are many other problems.

The forests are unhealthy, plagued by insect infestations, decimation of old growth trees, poor planting practices, environmental deregulation, and so on.

12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

08/05/19
Author: 
Sarah Lawrynuik 

Up until the last two decades, our forests had the power to sequester in excess of a hundred megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year

 

Ted Hogg’s research usually takes him much deeper in Canada’s boreal forest — but on a chilly day strolling through Edmonton’s river valley, it doesn’t take long before he sees examples of the damage he’s looking for.

Pointing to several of the snow bearing trees, he indicates the deaths he’s already witnessing from climate change.

14/03/19
Author: 
Tracy Loew

Two Oregon lawmakers want to protect public drinking water sources by banning clear-cuts, pesticide and fertilizer applications, and new logging roads on private forestland in those watersheds.

The aim is to prevent disasters such as last year’s Detroit Lake algae bloom, which shut down drinking water supplies in the state Capital for more than a month.

23/11/18
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
Deforestation in the western Amazon region of Brazil. Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Nov. 21, 2018

World’s biggest protected area would stretch across borders from Andes to Atlantic

Indigenous groups in the Amazon have proposed the creation of the world’s biggest protected area, a 200m-hectare sanctuary for people, wildlife and climate stability that would stretch across borders from the Andes to the Atlantic.

07/11/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Illustration: Nathalie Lees

06 Nov 2018 

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

published in the Guardian 31st October 2018

19/10/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Rebelling Against Extinction- The Guardian Oct.18, 2018

When governments abandon us, we must step up

[Our politicians, under the influence of big business, have failed us. As they take the planet to the brink, it’s time for disruptive, nonviolent disobedience - Guardian headline]

published in the Guardian 18th October 2018

11/10/18
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

Today is a monumental day.

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