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Viewing entries posted in October 2013

Plourde: We're feeding this monster our forests

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 31 October 2013

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Along with electricity, the biomass plant at Point Tupper generates controversy.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1164013-power-starts-in-ns-forests

Earthworms and forest soils

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 30 October 2013

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Vermont scientists ponder the good, the bad and the ugly about earthworms.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131029133126.htm

New minister of natural resources named

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 22 October 2013

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Zach Churchill, MLA for Yarmouth, has been named Minister of Natural Resources. Welcome and best wishes!

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/premier-stephen-mcneil-welcomes-16-member-cabinet-1.2158475 and http://nslegislature.ca/index.php/people/members/zach_churchill

Thievery in PEI's woods

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 21 October 2013

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Walk a few steps into any forested area on Prince Edward Island and the chances are good that you will encounter a low-growing shrub with flat green needles called the eastern yew.

Read more ... http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/science/thievery-in-peis-woods/article1003552/

Cimate change impacts complex, varied

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 16 October 2013

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Climate change affects forests across North America -- in some cases permitting insect outbreaks, plant diseases, wildfires and other problems. But Dartmouth researchers say warmer temperatures are also making many forests grow faster and some less susceptible to pests, which could boost forest health and acreage, timber harvests, carbon storage, water recycling and other forest benefits in some areas.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131015103953.htm

NB-NS moose corridor receives funding

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 11 October 2013

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a $52,753 donation to promote interprovincial moose love between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/maritime-moose-sex-corridor-gets-52k-from-u-s-charity-1.1959338

A new non-timber forest product?

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 10 October 2013

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Here's yet another way that wood can enhance our lives. Should we add ambience to the list of non-timber forest products?

Read more ... http://www.torontosun.com/2013/10/09/whiskey-tastes-better-in-a-wood-room-study-finds

Albino moose shot in Cape Breton

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 7 October 2013

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Mi'kmaq communities in Cape Breton are upset after hunters shot a rare albino moose last week.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/albino-moose-killing-in-cape-breton-outrages-mi-kmaq-1.1928740

The election and the environment

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 4 October 2013

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Want to know what Nova Scotia's parties say about the environment?

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1158527-the-election-and-the-environment

Death of a spruce tree

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 4 October 2013

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Scientists study black spruce growth, death and carbon storage in the boreal forest.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131002185515.htm

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