Category Archives: Climate Change

Nina Newington comments on the Nova Scotia Sustainable Development Goals Act 27July2021

“Nice words are not enough. Actions speak far louder, and if we listen to this government’s actions, it is hard not to suspect that this SDGA consultation is just more window dressing. We need proposed actions, we need a mechanism … Continue reading

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Struggles over forestry: the same script & same characters, only different actors and staging in Nova Scotia, B.C. & Europe 6Jul2021

  Forestry issues  tend to be local; we react to what we see in the forests around us. This is especially true in NS which is 75% forested and few areas are very far from our towns and villages and … Continue reading

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Nature Nova Scotia recommendations on on the Sustainable Development Goals Act and Climate Plan for Clean Growth 3July2021

Received From Nature NS* today (July 3, 2021): *Nature Nova Scotia is a federation of natural history societies and other environmental groups in Nova Scotia Nova Scotians have a unique opportunity to affect the future of our forests through provincial … Continue reading

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Achieving Net Zero for Nova Scotia: can we take a lead from Dr. Strang? 26Jun2021

 The pandemic & Dr. Strang have taught us a lot about how to use ‘the science’ to deal with complex issues, and to date, at least, we have  done it better than most other jurisdictions; why not apply the same … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Government seeks “Corporate Strategist” to join Clean Growth Division of Energy & Mines for one year 1May2021

From the posting on https://jobs.novascotia.ca/ Competition # : 30112 Department: Energy and Mines Location: HALIFAX Type of Employment: Term Union Status: Exclusion – Non Union – NSPG Closing Date: 5/12/2021

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Thoughts on Earth Day 22Apr2021

For a while, this scene has been in my mind, but especially today. I like to spend some time at this site at Nova Scotia’s Five Islands Provincial Park at least once a year. It is surely one of the … Continue reading

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Addie & Fred Campaigne on the revised Silvicultural Guide for Nova Scotia: Carbon-based silviculture is paramount 12Feb2021

And a lot else Just under a year ago I needed some inspiration to comment on the High Production Forestry Discussion Paper, and it came from Addie and Fred Campaigne who had posted their thoughtful comments on a social media … Continue reading

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Landscape-level “Log the best and leave the rest” on Nova Scotia’s Crown land forests 10Jan 2021

Examples from the two most recent Harvest Plan Notifications, one in Queens Co. in SW Nova Scotia and one in the area of the proposed Ingram River Wilderness Area (Halifax Co.)  illustrate how the practice of “log the best and … Continue reading

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Liberal Leadership Candidate’s Responses to Question re: 30% Protection for Nova Scotia by 2030 6Jan 2021

UPDATE Jan 7, 2021: Same question posed to leaders of NS Green, NDP, Conservative parties. Note:  The Final Candidate Forum is this evening at 7:00 p.m. It can be viewed livestream at liberal.ns.ca.  I have submitted this question to the forum. … Continue reading

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Elmsdale Biochar initiative provides some good news on the forestry front, but we still need rigorous forest & forestry carbon accounting for Nova Scotia 28Dec2020

UPDATE DEC 30, 2020: Another good news item involving Mr. Wilbur appeared in the news yesterday: view NS Nature Trust Wild Blue Announcement ——- Kudos are due to oft-outspoken Robin Wilbur of Elmsdale Lumber for his seriously pursuing production of … Continue reading

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