Forestry

02/11/20
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Forest - The logging industry continues to cut faster than Canada's managed forests can keep up with. Photo by: Joe Stone

November 2nd 2020

Canada's vast managed forest lands used to be critical allies in our climate fight and efforts to build a sustainable, carbon neutral forestry economy. That's because these forests used to be healthy enough to absorb the huge amounts of CO2 created by the logging industry's harvests — plus lots more.

27/10/20
Author: 
Stephen Pyne
A burning forest. Photo by Matt Howard on Unsplash.

October 23rd 2020

This article was originally published by Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of Canada's National Observer's collaboration with Climate Desk.

 

There is a paradox at the core of Earth’s unravelling firescapes.

15/09/20
Author: 
Democracy Now
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

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AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman.

20/08/20
Author: 
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07/06/20
Author: 
Judith Lavoie
An ancient yellow cedar in an area of Dakota Ridge that's listed as a new cutblock by BC Timber Sales. Photo: Elphinstone Logging Focus

 Jun 5, 2020

Local conservation group asks province to cancel cutblocks containing ancient yellow cedars and unofficial bear sanctuary

A new plan plotting the course of the logging industry on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast over the next five years has placed a treasured forest, home to some of Canada’s oldest trees and an unofficial bear sanctuary, on the chopping block. 

03/05/20
Author: 
Scientific American
Credit: Taylor Callery

SARS, Ebola and now SARS-CoV-2: all three of these highly infectious viruses have caused global panic since 2002—and all three of them jumped to humans from wild animals that live in dense tropical forests.

30/04/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Undated photo supplied by Conservation North and Stand.earth that the groups say shows a logging truck entering a pellet plant in Prince George, B.C. Dominick DellaSala Photo

April 30th 2020

Companies can cut down whole trees to be ground into pellets for fuel if they are “inferior,” says British Columbia’s natural resources ministry, a position that has led to concerns the government is "rebranding" old growth forests as low-quality in order to justify logging them.

23/12/19
Author: 
Agence France Presse 
Cherán (Mexico) (AFP)
21/12/2019
 
When illegal logging turned their green, pine-covered hills into an ecological wasteland, the people of the Mexican indigenous town of Cheran decided to arm themselves with rifles and reclaim their land.

Today, eight years after rising up against illegal loggers and the drug cartel behind them, Cheran is practically an independent enclave tucked into the lawless mountains of western Mexico.

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