Category Archives: Climate Change

From the Netherlands Re: Harvest Plan AP068499: Beal’s Brook, Nova Scotia 6Jan2022

I saw this letter from Sandy Martin, a Nova Scotian currently living in the Netherlands, posted on Annapolis Royal & Area – Environment & Ecology (Public Group Facebook Page) and messaged Sandy to ask if I could post it, also … Continue reading

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Nina Newington to Law Amendments Committee on Bill 57: The climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are intertwined 1Nov2021

Update, Nov 3, 2021 – Presenter says government needs ‘courage to lead’ on environmental bill Michael Gorman · CBC News Nov 2, 2021 “While the Tory environment bill was lauded by most, all agreed it must go further” – N.S. … Continue reading

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How important is Big Forestry to the Nova Scotia economy? 6Sep2021

An ad by Forest NS in Saturday’s Chronicle Herald prompted me to check some stats. Forestry’s role in Nova Scotia’s economy is far from enough, it would appear, to justify further subsidy of Big Forestry by allowing our most productive … Continue reading

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Announcement: Common Ground Woodlot tours Aug 21 & 28, 2021

The following was received from Christie Verstraten, Program Director Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners & Operators Association. Common Ground workshops to focus on woodland stewardship, climate change and biodiversity Are you interested in ecologically sensitive forest practices, woodland stewardship and climate-smart … Continue reading

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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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