Category Archives: Climate Change

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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Plourde urges Premier to reset the agenda on nature for Nova Scotia 13Oct2020

Raymond Plourde says that we can move to 14% protected with a stroke of the Premier’s pen. Then it’s time to go further. A spate of recent local or locally relevant news  underscores a basic conflict that confronts many jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Coastal Black Spruce, Climate Change and Lake Aluminum levels are topics of upcoming MTRI webinars 11Aug2020

From the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, Aug 10, 2020: “We have 3 more presentations as part of our Summer Webinar Series for the month of August! Registration is as easy as emailing emma.beaton@merseytobeatic.ca to receive the ZOOM link”

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Dale Prest to give MCFC webinar on Fighting Climate Change with Forests on Wed Aug 5, more in the series and view those already given 29July2020

Update Aug 6, 2020: A video archive of Dale’s presentation is available at https://youtu.be/bAJDBB4mWo0 ————————– Coming up next week: Intro to the Forest Series: Fighting Climate Change with Forests – how do we get there? by Dale Prest. Wednesday, August … Continue reading

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What a Canada Day gift: Cliffs of Fundy to become a designated UNESCO Global Geopark 1July2020

UPDATE: – It’s official! Cliffs of Fundy, Bonavista Peninsula named UNESCO Global Geoparks Emma Davie, Emily Chung · CBC News July 10, 2020 ———– There are so many special places in Nova Scotia. Twenty years ago or so, I fell … Continue reading

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