In the News 2020

This page  provides a list of links to news items related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia beginning Jan 1, 2020,  as I am able to catch them. For older items (beginning June 21, 2016),  view Older News.

The dates cited below are the dates of publication of the news items (not the dates on which I accessed them).

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Exclusive: A $5 billion foundation literally founded on oil money is saying goodbye to fossil fuels
By Matt Egan, CNN Business “The Rockefeller Foundation, a 107-year-old philanthropy built by oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, is breaking up with fossil fuels in an effort to save the planet. Beyond pledging to dump its fossil fuel holdings, the $5 billion endowment is also promising not to make any new investments in the beleaguered sector. The moves make the Rockefeller Foundation the largest US foundation to embrace the rapidly growing divestment movement.”
Letter to the province : This era of autocratic governance and environmental degradation must end
By Lindsay Lee in the Nova Scotia Advocate “I had never before thought of myself as an activist. However, I understand the escalating threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. I recognize that urgent action is needed. I expect our government to make well-researched decisions that reflect the best available science. If trusting in science makes one an activist, then I will wear that label with pride.”
Ecojustice defends Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia Association against injunction
On ecojustice.ca “James Gunvaldsen Klaassen, lawyer for Ecojustice, said: “Members of Extinction Rebellion Nova Scotia Association have been peacefully protesting to draw attention to the risks that forestry activity will have on endangered Mainland Moose and the habitat on which they depend. They have a legal right to do so. “Habitat loss is putting the survival of Nova Scotia’s iconic Mainland moose at risk. It’s time for the Government of Nova Scotia to stop prioritizing the interests of the province’s forestry industry, including companies such as WestFor Management, and start fulfilling its legal duty to protect these animals before it’s too late.”
Province complicit in tragedy of mainland moose
Bev Wigney in the Chronicle Herald. View on WWNS
Protestor takes issue to city hall
Francis Campbell in the Chronicle Herald

BIODIVERSITY LOSS
News Cluster, Sep 28-Oct 5, 2020

CLIMATE CHANGE/FOREST BIOMASS
News Cluster, Sep 29-30, 2020



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