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Logging during bird breeding season raises the ire of Nova Scotia birdwatchers

A post and a subsequent series of exchanges on Birding News – Nova Scotia (where the Nature Nova Scotia Listserv is made publicly available) highlight an oft-expressed concern about logging in Nova Scotia: why is logging permitted during peak breeding … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia DNR, Port Hawkesbury Paper, Premier McNeil: please help us with the math/accounting

A lengthy back and forth discussion on Woods and Waters Nova Scotia (WWNS) followed a post on WWNS about an article in the Chronicle Herald – Mill’s deal with province raises concern (Aaron Beswick for Chronicle Herald, May 25, 2018). … Continue reading

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Celebrating spring and a bit of ornithological humour

I never have minded a late spring, as it means we can just enjoy it later into the year. I made this collage after a walk in forest by Sandy Lake (Bedford) a few days ago to celebrate. Click on … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia math: FOIPOP reveals PHP pays $3.1 million in stumpage fees, gets $4.4 million for silviculture

Government, industry won’t to release stats on returns from Crown Land harvests; similarly mum on composition of feedstocks for the PHP biomass boiler Bob Bancroft has often said that in Nova Scotia we get next to nothing from Port Hawkesbury … Continue reading

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#NOPIPE

The Friends of Northumberland Strait are asking people who are concerned about Northern Pulp’s plan to pump treated mill effluent directly into the Northumberland Strait for some help: write Catherine McKenna, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to … Continue reading

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Zwicker & Bishop attempt to justify clear cutting to Nova Scotia Legislature Committee

UPDATE May 30, 2018: Op-ed: “The session amounted to an industrial version of the dance of the seven veils deftly performed, not by the biblical Salome, but by the forestry industry proponents and apologists.” read more UPDATE May 26, 2018: … Continue reading

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Pipes versus Environment challenge Liberal governments in Ottawa and Nova Scotia (and the rest of us)

A Canadian Press article in today’s Chronicle Herald, The growing impatience of an industry town: ‘This has really created tension’ about The Pipe proposed for the Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou, and a Reader’s Corner letter – Vote pipeline in … Continue reading

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Welcome Back: Northern Parula & a welcome sight: Hepatica

The Northern Parula has become a bit of a poster child for birds displaced by clearcutting in Nova Scotia, highlighted by Healthy Forests advocate Donna Crossland: I…walked over a fresh clearcut where the birch once stood. The lake would be … Continue reading

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Emerald Ash Borer now in New Brunswick

Via a post on the Nature NS Listserv by Ian Manning, I learned that the Emerald Ash Borer is now in New Brunswick: CFIA Press Release, May 17, 2018 Some interesting perspectives follow: CS (May 18, 2018): Interesting that there … Continue reading

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May 17, 2018: Species at Risk in Forested Wetlands returning to Nova Scotia

In our rapidly changing world, it’s can be re-assuring to view the same seasonal changes for another year. A couple of recent entries on the Birding News – Nova Scotia (posting entries on a Nature Nova Scotia Listserv) highlight the … Continue reading

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