B.C. declares a state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn

The British Columbia government has declared a province-wide state of emergency in response to the ongoing wildfire situation. Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth made the declaration on Wednesday morning. “Public safety is always our first priority and, as wildfire activity is expected to increase, this is a progressive step...

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Nature Conservancy sees opportunity to fight climate change

A  growing number of businesses from as far away as California may be investing in Maine’s woods to address climate change. Trees absorb carbon dioxide – and larger trees mean more of the greenhouse gas is locked away.  According to a report in the Press Herald, in an effort to head...

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  • Lakehead researcher investigates climate change impact on forests

    The federal government is granting more than $440,000 to a Lakehead University researcher to study the impact of climate change on the boreal forest. According to a report in Northern Ontario Business, Chen, a professor in natural resources management at the Thunder Bay school, will spend the next three years working with...

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  • More than 1,000 forest fires in Ontario this year

    New forest fires continue to be discovered in Ontario, even as some of the biggest and most threatening fires in the province slowly edge toward being extinguished. The province’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said that four new fires had been found last Saturday in the province’s northwest. All...

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  • Wood density of trees decreasing

     A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) analyzed wood samples from the oldest existing experimental areas spanning a period of 150 years and reached a surprising conclusion — Trees are growing more rapidly due to climate change and have less density. The team led by Hans Pretzsch, Professor for...

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  • Biomass North Forum 2018 – Mapping Canada’s Bioeconomy

       The 3rd annual Biomass North Forum is taking place from October 16-18, 2018 on the shores of beautiful Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario. With this year’s theme of Mapping Canada’s Bioeconomy: Drivers, Roadblocks and Bridges, #BNDC2018 will serve as a cross-country checkup to showcase how government, industry, academia and communities...

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  • New annual health and safety conference for Timmins ON

    On Wed., Sept. 5, Workplace Safety North (WSN) hosts about 200 attendees to its inaugural Timmins Health and Safety Conference, themed, “Building safer communities.’ “Conference delegates have the opportunity to learn about trending topics in health and safety, attend the trade show, and network and share knowledge with professionals from...

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Summer #1 2018 Vol. 22 #4

Summer #1 2018 Vol. 22 #4

July 17, 2018
By: Brett Vezina

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