Category Archives: Climate Change

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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Nova Scotia Annapolis County Council seeks protection for Corbett-Dalhousie Lake Forest as a “Climate Forest” 27May2019

The Annapolis County Council’s letter to the Premier requesting an out from the Westfor deal played a pivotal role in the emergence of the Independent Review of Forest Practices in Nova Scotia which was announced by the Liberal Government just … Continue reading

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School Strike 4 Climate in Nova Scotia May 3, Shelburne students also target local clearcutting 2May2019

UPDATE May 7, 2019 – Climate change makes teens fear for the future (CBC Info AM Podcast) UPDATE May 3, 2019 – Students across Maritimes march to join Youth Strike 4 Climate CTV News May 3, 2019 – Youth march … Continue reading

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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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