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Viewing entries posted in January 2014
Pulp mill seeks more Crown land
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.
Hemlock regrowth offsets effect of invasive pest
Reforestation and succession have offset the negative impacts of the hemlock woolly adelgid at the regional scale.
Salamanders predict health of forest ecosystems
Researchers say that salamander population size reflects forest habitat quality and predicts how ecosystems recover from forest logging activity.
Why are maple syrup yields shrinking?
Scientists are investigating why maple syrup tree taps are yielding less sap than decades ago and whether climate change is one of the culprits.
Maple syrup produces weather storm after storm
Despite Mather Nature’s winter-wrath, maple producers in the region are reporting minimal damage to trees and lines.
Mill's 'green' status in jeopardy
An audit of Port Hawkesbury Paper has exposed problems with how the Cape Breton paper mill manages woodlands.
Old trees grow faster, store more carbon
For most species, the biggest trees increase their growth rates and sequester more carbon as they age, scientists now say.
Please don't feed the deer
Biologist Shavonne Meyer says at this point there’s little need for concern about wildlife.