Environmental Law Alert Blog: Should Chevron pay for the Mountain Pine Beetle Epidemic?

Thursday, May 22, 2014 The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic – a direct result of climate change – has cost British Columbia billions in lost timber value alone – a reality that has influenced the public consciousness of British Columbians about the cost of climate change. Public awareness that climate change is costing us here and ...

Cowichan Conversations: B.C. Liberals Must Stop Unsustainable Forest Practices

This account of BC Forestry from Vicky Husband and Anthony Britneff was carried in the Vancouver Province. They focus on the lack of responsible stewardship of our forestry resource and call on the Chief Forester and Forest Minister Thomson to reduce the Annual Allowable Cut. Opinion Vicky Husband Anthony Britneff Recently, we had the opportunity to ...

the reeves report: Ontario Forests Will Be Net Carbon Source Until 2040

Ontario Forest in Spring. (Flickr image by jd_09) Ontario’s Crown forests are expected to remain a net source of carbon emissions for the next three decades, according to the latest forestry report from the Ministry of Natural Resources. The latest State of Ontario’s Forests report released January 3 – the third issued by the government, this one covering the ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canadian Greenhouse Emissions Thrown Off By Bugs

Simon Donner has  a couple of posts on Canadian Green House Gas emissions and the government’s spin on them.  In the first, he notes that: GHG emissions grew by only 2 Mt CO2e (that includes CO2 plus other GHGs converted to “units” of CO2) despite the fact that the economy was rebounding from the recession. This was viewed by some, ...