Are you interested in breaking news, the latest scientific research, and insightful commentary on issues of importance to the owners of woodlands in Nova Scotia, and to the health and protection of the Acadian Forest?
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Red spruce recovers
In the 1970s, red spruce was the forest equivalent of a canary in the coal mine, signaling that acid rain was damaging forests and that some species, especially red spruce, were particularly sensitive to this human induced damage. In the course of studying the lingering effects of acid rain and whether trees stored less carbon as a result of winter injury, U.S. Forest Service and University of Vermont scientists came up with a surprising result -- three decades later, the canary is feeling much better.
Salamanders, healthy ecosystems linked
Woodland salamanders are a viable indicator of forest ecosystem recovery, according to researchers from the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station.
The chandelier in the forest
BY JIM WALKER, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN
My lifelong commitment to conservation spurs from my close association with nature during my idyllic, storybook boyhood on the famous Miramichi River in New Brunswick, fly fishing for Atlantic salmon.
Back to Nature
If you live in an urban area, do you deal with stress by taking a vacation somewhere rural or wild? Many of us do. So, have you ever wondered why and how immersing yourself in a more natural environment makes you feel different? Why do we feel restored when we take a walk in the great outdoors?
Bumper mosquito crop bugs Nova Scotians
A bumper crop of mosquitoes this year is all some in parts of Nova Scotia are talking about.
“They’re pretty nasty down here. I just got bit by one it felt like a bee sting almost,” said Frank Melanson at his cottage in Tatamagouche.