Forestry

05/05/16
Author: 
Ivan Semeniuk

Even fire scientists are stunned by the scale of disruption and damage wrought by an out-of-control wildfire that swept into Fort McMurray, Alta., on Tuesday. But when it comes to the underlying factors that allowed the blaze to become so severe so quickly, experts say larger forces are at play and there is a growing risk of similar events occurring across the northwest.

05/05/16
Author: 
Ivan Semeniuk

Even fire scientists are stunned by the scale of disruption and damage wrought by an out-of-control wildfire that swept into Fort McMurray, Alta., on Tuesday. But when it comes to the underlying factors that allowed the blaze to become so severe so quickly, experts say larger forces are at play and there is a growing risk of similar events occurring across the northwest.

27/02/16
Author: 
BRUCE LIVESEY

[Webpage editor's note: The proposed Energy East pipeline would terminate at the Irving refinery and export terminal in St John, New Brunswick. Just one telling tidbit from this article: Property taxes on the Irving's oil-by-rail terminal are half those of the Tim Horton's across the street.]

 

The Irvings run New Brunswick like a hermit kingdom. But as the Energy East pipeline catapults the family onto the national stage, the timing is awkward. Now even the Irvings aren’t talking to the Irvings,

 

27/02/16
Author: 
JONNY WAKEFIELD
http://www.alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/kwadacha-first-nation-seeks-to-build-biomass-plant-1.2185149#sthash.OjUm4R4z.dpuf

Waste wood could soon replace diesel power at the remote Kwadacha First Nation, which is seeking financial help to build a small biomass plant.

The off-the-grid community of just over 300 wants to build a small biomass facility that would produce around 145 kilowatts of electricity.

"What we're looking at is co-generation, green energy, to burn wood waste to offset the electricity (from diesel) and heat some buildings and a greenhouse we're building," Chief Donny Van Somer said. "We're trying to get off fossil fuels as much as possible."

22/02/16
Author: 
John Quinton
Nature’s own carbon capture and storage. Matthias RippCC BY

October 5, 2015  -  French wine lovers have always taken their soil very seriously. But now the country’s government has introduced fresh reasons for the rest of the world to pay attention to their terroir.

15/02/16
Author: 
Sharmini Peries
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SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.

02/08/15
Author: 
Chris Mooney

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Hundreds of wildfires are continually whipping across this state this summer, leaving in their wake millions of acres of charred trees and blackened earth.

01/08/15
Author: 
Federico Fuentes

When Bolivian President Evo Morales announced in May that his government was allowing oil and gas drilling in national parks, mainstream and progressive media outlets alike were quick to condemn his supposed hypocrisy on environmental issues.

Writing for the Associated Press, Frank Bajak argued that although Morales is known internationally for his outspoken campaigning on climate change, at home he faces constant criticism from conservationists “who say he puts extraction ahead of clean water and forests”.

29/07/15
Author: 
Garth Lenz

Garth Lenz's 2011 TED talk (17.4 minutes), illustrated by striking photographs of the tar sands and northern boreal forest.

21/07/15
Author: 
JENS WIETING, EDUARDO SOUSA AND VALERIE LANGER

Transition period: During run-up to deal, company has logged above its allocation in Great Bear Rainforest.
How would you expect a government and a car manufacturer to handle information that a certain car had defective brakes? Issue a recall, right?

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