Climate adaptation needed, B.C. auditor general says

BC – Auditor General Carol Bellringer’s report, agrees with previous government estimates that B.C. will not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. It also questions whether the more ambitious 2050 target to reduce emissions can be met. B.C.’s adaptation plans to deal with climate change haven’t been updated...

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Canadian Company Powers World’s First Bio Fuel Flight

Quebec – An “aviation first” for Quebec-based Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.  The company’s oil-seed bio-jet fuel powered the world’s first dedicated transpacific flight by Qantas Airways between Australia and the United States. The inaugural green fuel flight of the new Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner left Los Angeles International Airport on January 28, 2018, and arrived 15 hours later in Melbourne,...

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  • Inauguration of biomethanation plant

    SAINT-HYACINTHE, QC – The Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Isabelle Melançon, accompanied by the Mayor of Saint-Hyacinthe, Claude Corbeil, inaugurated the Saint‑Hyacinthe biomethanation plant, the largest of its kind in Canada. Completed under phase 2 of the project work, the new facilities in Saint-Hyacinthe will be able to...

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  • Beetle Damage Primes Colorado Forests For Intense Wildfires

    Bark beetle devastation has been an ongoing issue in Colorado’s forests for years and remains a concern into 2018. The latest Colorado State Forest Service report says more than 200,000 acres of active infestations were observed in high-elevation spruce-fir forests in Colorado. Dan West, an entomologist with the service, says drought conditions...

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  • Forests Ontario Announces Award Winners at Annual Conference

    Lumberman Jamie McRae was one of several award winners announced at Forests Ontario’s annual conference today. McRae took home the 2018 Ontario Wood Award for his contributions to the positive promotion of the Ontario Wood brand.   A fifth-generation forestry professional, McRae’s family history dates back to the forestry boom...

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  • Super wood, stronger than most metals

    Natural wood has been used to build structures for centuries, but it has its limitations. Even after pre-treatment, temperature changes like extreme heat can make wood expand causing it to weaken. A team of scientists at the University of Maryland came up with a two-step process to help natural wood...

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  • Citizens asked to help solve natural resource violation cases

    Ontario –The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is encouraging citizens to help it solve natural resource violation cases. They include poaching large and small game; unlawful hunting or shooting from a roadway; fishing out hunting out-of-season; the illegal sale of species at risk, wildlife or animal parts; taking...

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WINTER #2 2017 VOL. 21 #8

WINTER #2 2017 VOL. 21 #8

January 19, 2018
By: The Working Forest

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