Category Archives: Climate Change

Mon Apr 15, 2019: Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia to demand a stop to burning of coal and forests for electricity

The initiative of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia to highlight Forest Biomass in the upcoming event is a breath of fresh air Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia, founded in November 2018, lifted off in Nova Scotia on Feb 17, 2019 On the … Continue reading

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Marcus Zwicker: Managed forests sequester more carbon than unmanaged forests

Some do, some don’t; the statement is unlikely to apply to current management of the forests of Nova Scotia In a post on Marcus Zwicker’s Facebook page, the WestFor General Manager presented the diagram below, with the comment “Managed forests … Continue reading

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“My Little Bit Won’t Hurt” – Carbon Emissions & Biomass Burning

Or maybe it will Guest Post by Norris Whiston The following graph of an Antarctic ice core sample covers Earth’s last 800,000 years. It was done by the British Antarctic Survey (Natural Environment Research Council) and reported 14 November 2016. … Continue reading

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Reposting: Readings from Maine: Mitch Lansky on managing forests to increase carbon capture and reduce carbon emissions

The movie Burned is getting a lot of attention these days in Nova Scotia, as it is shown in communities around the province. As a constructive contribution towards the discussions that follow, it seemed appropriate to repost this item, originally … Continue reading

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Climate Warming Warnings: time to be objective about forest bioenergy in Nova Scotia

For a few days, warnings of why we need to act quickly to reduce GHG emissions hold the headlines following the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Oct 8, 2018: Global Warming of 1.5 … Continue reading

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Worry about exotic forest pests and climate warming prompts talk about fertilizing deficient soils, reducing clearcuts and Assisted Range Expansion

Could we add a dozen or so species to our hardwoods to better adapt to climate warming and increase resilience to pests? A recent post on the Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners Facebook page on how we might reduce … Continue reading

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Forest management group proposal for biomass heating provides an opportunity for Nova Scotia government to “get it right” on forest bioenergy

Minor edits made Sep 27 a.m. Can the Nova Scotia Government  set climate- and ecologically-smart standards for forest bioenergy? In a half page colour ad on page A12 of last Saturday’s (Sep 22, 2018) Chronicle Herald, North Nova Forest Owners … Continue reading

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Lack of Info about locations, times of forest management herbicide spraying on Nova Scotia Environment website

UPDATE Aug 12, 2018: Residents seek clearer information from province on herbicide spraying Mairin Prentiss for CBC News ——————— Woods and Waters NS has posted a copy of a notice about herbicide spraying by Northern Pulp, but as of yet, … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia forests, forestry and GHGs 2: Who accounts for the EU’s emissions from bioenergy generated from imported chips?

For chips from Canada, we do. Sort of. By not specifically addressing Land Use Changes associated with forest bioenergy in GHG accounting, industry and government avoid admitting that many of these schemes are net emitters of GHGs over timeframes  meaningful … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia contracts Western Climate Initiative Inc. to track GHGs for NS-only cap and trade system

NS Press Release (May 14, 2018); Nova Scotia joined the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) Inc. today, May 14, as the province develops a new cap and trade carbon pricing program, required by the federal government by the end of the … Continue reading

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