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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A Canadian professor says the scientific community in Canada has failed the forest fire industry. more

Oct 29, 2016 12:00 AM Features

A Victoria-based filmmaker is shedding light on BC’s coastal forest industry with a new documentary series entitled Heartwood: A West Coast Forest Documentree. more

Oct 23, 2016 12:00 AM Features

About 200 Marquette County schoolchildren recently got a close-up, hands-on look at how consulting foresters operate, from measuring the height of a towering pine, to aging a maple or searching for signs of forestland pests and disease. more

Oct 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Over the years, Forestry has had to fight back against unreasonable negativity. But for all the naysayers and environmental pessimists, a little research will reveal that modern forestry is about much more than most people realize. more

Oct 16, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Over the past 30 years, human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of forest area lost to wildfires in the western United States, a new study has found. more

Oct 15, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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The 2016 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Alexander Katsevich and Federico Giudiceandrea for the development of a CT scanner for whole tree logs. The laureates received their diploma from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden. more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Features

On the UBC campus, workers are finishing an 18-story dormitory set to be the world's tallest wooden building. It represents a leap forward for a material long regarded as too weak, variable, and flammable to support high-rise buildings. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

DroneSeed wants to turn over the specially hard for the replanting part of responsible forestry, where seedlings need deliberate, tender care so they can begin to replace their fallen predecessors to drones. more

Sep 29, 2016 4:58 PM Features

The war between Greenpeace and Resolute is ongoing, but what effect has it had on the different groups involved? more

Sep 29, 2016 4:21 PM Features

B.C.’s economy may be the strongest in the country right now, but the last thing it needs is to revisit the rancorous “War in the Woods” that convulsed the political landscape in the 1990s. more

Sep 28, 2016 5:48 PM Features

A new scientific report says adding more mercury to the area near Grassy Narrows First Nation is “irresponsible” and “shameless” more

Sep 18, 2016 2:46 PM , Features

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