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Viewing entries posted in January 2014

Pulp mill seeks more Crown land

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 25 January 2014

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The Pictou County pulp mill says it needs access to more of the province’s forests in order to be cost-competitive and sustainable over the long term.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1182036-pulp-mill-seeks-more-crown-land

Hemlock regrowth offsets effect of invasive pest

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 24 January 2014

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Reforestation and succession have offset the negative impacts of the hemlock woolly adelgid at the regional scale.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122202306.htm

Salamanders predict health of forest ecosystems

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 23 January 2014

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Researchers say that salamander population size reflects forest habitat quality and predicts how ecosystems recover from forest logging activity.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122112713.htm

Why are maple syrup yields shrinking?

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 21 January 2014

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Scientists are investigating why maple syrup tree taps are yielding less sap than decades ago and whether climate change is one of the culprits.

Read more ... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/why-are-maple-syrup-yields-shrinking-1.2504215

Maple syrup produces weather storm after storm

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 20 January 2014

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Despite Mather Nature’s winter-wrath, maple producers in the region are reporting minimal damage to trees and lines.

Read more ... http://www.atlanticfarmfocus.ca/Forestry/2014-01-20/article-3583399/Maple-producers-weather-storm-after-storm/1

Mill's 'green' status in jeopardy

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 17 January 2014

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An audit of Port Hawkesbury Paper has exposed problems with how the Cape Breton paper mill manages woodlands.

Read more ... http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1180191-mill-s-green-status-in-jeopardy

Old trees grow faster, store more carbon

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 16 January 2014

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For most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age, scientists now say.

Read more ... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140115132740.htm

Please don't feed the deer

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 8 January 2014

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Biologist Shavonne Meyer says at this point there’s little need for concern about wildlife.

Read more ... http://www.novanewsnow.com/News/2014-01-08/article-3568072/Nova-Scotia-wildlife-biologist%3A-Please,-dont-feed-the-deer/1

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