Architects Embrace the Beginning of the Timber Age

Wood is taking over from steel and concrete as the architectural wonder material of the 21st century, with architects praising its sustainability, quality and speed of construction.



Nova Scotians are sometimes negative towards necessary, commonly accepted and approved forest sustainability practices. In the press there appears to be a persistent anti-forestry-resource-management bias. more

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Cortes has a way of attracting some of the top eco-intellectuals in the world. Some have set about to heal these wounds by purchasing clear-cut lands and attempting to restore them. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Large parts of the Southeast are on fire this week, with tens of thousands of acres affected by wildfires. Even many of those who aren’t forced to evacuate are still struggling with the effects of poor air quality. more

Nov 25, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Laser Technology Inc.

In large parts of Yorkshire, chances are that the electricity you use was generated using wood from Virginia, Georgia and other southern states of the USA. more

Nov 17, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Timothy Allen

Trees and forest systems play an important role in the water cycle by intercepting rainfall and regulating water flow to the soil for more efficient stormwater infiltration. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM , Features

A study reveals that biodiversity – the variety of living things on Earth – in forests promotes productivity. In other words, when the number of tree species increases, so does the amount of timber that can be harvested. more

Nov 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Recently opinions (May the forest be with you, Oct. 29) have generated public discussion about a number of forest practices and have questioned the science behind timber harvesting on Nova Scotia’s government owned Crown land and private land. more

Nov 11, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is calling on the US marketplace to urge the logging company Resolute Forest Products (Resolute) to drop its litigation against public interest organizations. more

Nov 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Daniel J. Pierce

It has been hypothesized that the trees growing on Cortes Island millions of years ago, when conditions were much hotter, might be ideally suited to thrive here again in the next century, as temperatures continue to climb. more

Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM Features


Photo by Rhett A. Butler

Ecologists have struggled to peg a value to logged forests for the plants and animals that call them home. They know, for example, that these altered landscapes don’t offer the rich habitats that old-growth forests do, but to what degree? more

Oct 30, 2016 12:00 AM Features