Highlights / boreal forest

Environment

‘Logging scars’ point to Canada’s deforestation problem: report

Ontario loses about 21,700 hectares of forests – the equivalent of about 40,000 football fields – every year due to logging roads and landings that scar the province’s boreal forests, according to a report by a Canadian conservation group released» 

Environment

2019 Arctic wildfire season ‘unprecedented’ say experts

June and July are shaping up to be the most intense Arctic wildfire periods on record with blazes raging everywhere from Siberia and Alaska to even Greenland. Although fires are a natural part of the boreal forest life cycle, the» 

Environment, Society

Songbirds in trouble over climate change, habitat loss

A new report suggest North America’s boreal songbirds face a serious threat of decline and even extirpation in some areas. The report says climate change is driving species further and further north,  and “refugia” corridors of natural forest are needed» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study shows wildfires are accelerating permafrost melt

Many studies have shown that the huge permafrost layers under the Arctic are melting. A newly published study shows that the permafrost in northern regions in the boreal forest may be melting much faster than previously thought, up to 25» 

Environment, International, Society

Protection of a huge swath of boreal forest ‘of global importance’

One of the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem is the boreal forest that encircles the globe’s northern latitudes and one-third of it is in Canada. A new project will conserve a part of it that is more than twice the» 

Economy, Environment, International

Vast boreal forest in Alberta threatened by climate change

New research shows the boreal forest in Alberta will be dramatically changed in the decades to come due to human induced climate change. As the climate warms, droughts longer and more frequent and forest fires become more prevalent the study» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Quebec plans for caribou shock environmental groups

A number of environmental and conservation groups are expressing a mixture of shock and surprise at a Quebec announcement concerning a small herd of caribou. Woodland caribou (boreal caribou) herd populations are in decline across the entire country and listed» 

Environment, Society

Natural Lake Superior coastline area to be preserved

It’s a rugged forested area along the western Ontario shore of the vast Lake Superior. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has announced it has completed the acquisition of 1,000 hectares of land around Big Trout Bay. The almost untouched Big» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Wildfires in Canada could change world weather

We’ve seen some spectacular images of huge forest fires in Canada in recent years.  A new study involving Canadian researchers and NASA is looking into how fires are changing the boreal forest, and also the amount of carbon emissions released» 

Environment

Greenpeace says won’t bow to Resolute’s ‘bullying’

A multimillion-dollar lawsuit by forestry giant Resolute Forest Products Inc. will not deter it from continuing its mission of “investigating, exposing and confronting environmental abuse by corporations,” Greenpeace said on Friday. “Our work to create a green and peaceful world»