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Forest fires threaten large areas of western Nova Scotia

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 9 August 2016

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Fire crews have been fighting three forest fires in western NS since the evening of Thursday, Aug. 4th. At least one of those fires is still burning out of control. The three fires are located near: Kejimkujik National Park, Seven Mile Lake on Medway Community Forest Coop lands, and Greenfield in Queens County. On Tuesday, Aug. 9th the NS Department of Natural Resources announced restrictions on camping, hiking and fishing on forested Crown land in Nova Scotia.

Read more:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/kejimkujik-national-park-medway-community-forest-co-op-fire-maitland-1.3710486

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/forest-fires-nova-scotia-kejimkujik-greenfield-maitland-bridge-annapolis-1.3709518

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-wildfires-seven-mile-lake-fire-annapolis-county-1.3712945

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/wildfire-risk-prompts-travel-restrictions-1.3711980

Warming climates are causing expanded ranges and earlier arrivals for blacklegged ticks

Posted by Christie Verstraten on 20 February 2015

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Warmer spring temperatures in northeastern US are leading to earlier arrivals of Lyme disease-carrying blacklegged ticks and increasing their geographic range.

Learn more here... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150218122947.htm

Hurricane Juan's legacy lingers

Posted by Andrew Kekacs on 27 September 2013

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On Sept. 28, 2003, Halifax’s beloved Point Pleasant Park was an oceanside haven of walking trails protected by a lush canopy of leaves.

The next morning, 70,000 of its trees were laid out like matchsticks, their roots wrenched from the earth by hurricane Juan — a brawny Category 2 storm that ripped through the Halifax area, across central Nova Scotia and through Prince Edward Island, causing an estimated $100 million in damage.

Read more ... http://metronews.ca/news/canada/808162/hurricane-juans-legacy-lingers-decade-later/

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