Category Archives: Climate Change

CTV News on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Keji Park, Nova Scotia & social media on moving wood and hemlock nostalgia 14Nov2019

Thanks, CTV & Keji Park,  for an informative video about HWA in NS, especially given the apparent lack of effort by Lands and Forestry and Big Forestry to raise awareness around it “Enjoy them now”, says Maria Panopolis introducing CTV’s … Continue reading

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The gentle music of teens’ fingers clicking in approval at the Law Amendments Committee Public Hearing 31Oct2019

The proceedings of the Law Amendments Hearing for the public on the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ACT (Bill 213), held on Monday Oct 28, 2019, are now available on YouTube, at least up to the point where it was prematurely terminated … Continue reading

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Hemlock Vampire Denial in Nova Scotia 31Oct2019

Perhaps the ghosts of the hemlock wooly adelgid in the form of those dead grey trees could have a benefit, which is to remind ‘adults’  of the costs of denying our real impacts on our natural world and we will … Continue reading

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Mon Oct 28, 2019: Law Amendments Public Hearing on Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27Oct2019

A thorough sham – and shame – of process View Update Oct 29, 2019 Just received: The provincial government quietly posted on their website on Friday afternoon that there is a Law Amendments Hearing for the public, on Monday morning … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia municipalities lead the way in addressing climate and biodiversity crises, L&F Please follow! 26Sep2019

In this week of global attention to climate change, with the biodiversity crisis usually cited in the same breath, there have been two encouraging developments in NS, both at the municipal level. First, in Annapolis County, which is mostly rural … Continue reading

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Fri Sep 20 to Fri Sep 27, 2019: A week of Climate Action globally and in Nova Scotia

UPDATES: – 9 Aerial Shots Of Canada’s Climate Marches That Are Absolutely Breathtaking (PHOTOS) Lisa Belmonte on narcity.com/ Sep 28, 2019 – ‘Let’s hope everyone hears us’: Students take climate strikes to the streets of N.S. Emma Davie · CBC … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Government issues a RFP – Assessing the Potential for Carbon Offset Credit Generation in Nova Scotia 16Sep2019

The “RFP Particulars” should be made publicly available; we are all stakeholders when it comes to climate change Update (Sep 20, 2019): Nova Scotia asking for input on carbon credit opportunities Stuart Peddle in the Chronicle Herald, Sep 19, 2019 … Continue reading

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Fires in the Amazonian and Boreal Forests: more reason to increase carbon storage in our Acadian forest by “proforestation” 26Aug2019

It’s so convenient, sometimes,  to point the finger elsewhere. Recently  I read that “Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron agree: Amazon wildfires are an ‘international crisis’ (Global News, Aug 22, 2019) Our house is burning. Literally. The Amazon rain forest – the … Continue reading

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Don Wilson on Biodiversity in and for Nova Scotia 27July2019

Monday, July 29, 2019 is the final date for submitting comments on the proposed Biodiversity Act. Don Wilson shares his perspectives on how forestry can be practiced to protect biodiversity in Nova Scotia. L&F conducted a Biodiversity Act Consultation over … Continue reading

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“It’s time for Nova Scotia political leaders to stop what seems to be a runaway, and rationally incoherent, biomass energy policy” 9July2019

So reads a line in EDITORIAL: Senseless biomassacre (Chronicle Herald Fri July 5, 2019). Some  extracts: A groundbreaking scientific study released earlier this week showed the unparalleled power of the world’s trees to quickly and cheaply limit climate change. The … Continue reading

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