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Environment & Animal Life

‘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 »

Trees up to 1,000 years old being felled by logging companies in spite of rules against it

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

The fall of giants: irreplaceable trees logged

(public commenting open on all RCI stories-scroll to bottom) These are some of the biggest, oldest living creatures that have ever existed in Earth’s history. It’s ethically wrong, it’s ecologically destructive”, Ken Wu, executive director, Ancient Forest Alliance After decades »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Alberta government approves controversial clear cut of forest

In a highly controversial move the government in Alberta has given a green light to a forestry company to clear cut a forest in the Kananaskis area of the province. The region, southwest of the urban centre of Calgary, will »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Supreme Court to decide on huge Peel wilderness watershed

It’s an area in Canada’s Yukon territory that is twice the size of Belgium, or one and a half times the size of Switzerland. The Peel watershed is about 68,000 square kilometres of wilderness, largely untouched with no permanent settlements »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Controversial forest clearcutting in Nova Scotia

Approvals and policies for clearcutting in the east coast maritime province of Nova Scotia have been raising the ire of residents and environmental groups. A recent decision by the provinces Natural Resources Minister, Lloyd Hines, will allow clearcutting of almost »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Ecological emergency: call to save remaining West Coast old growth forest

Environmental groups are sounding an urgent alarm over logging of ancient trees, the “old growth” forest, throughout Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia. The Sierra Club of B.C., in a press release said, 2,430 sq.km of rainforest were logged on »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Jobs vs nature: a BC fight

A fight is dividing a small town in the interior of British Columbia. The fight is over toads, and logging. The provincial government has approved logging near the small Summit Lake, a few kilometers south of the town of Nakusp. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Canada’s Great Bear rainforest preservation deal

It has been 20 years in the making. Now an agreement has been reached among environmentalists, aboriginal groups, logging companies, and the government, to protect a massive area of British Columbia’s coastal rainforest. Valerie Langer, director of forest conservation for »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Battle for ancient forests in B.C: blockades again?

Well over twenty years ago, there was a sometimes bitter struggle on Canada’s west coast. It pitted conservationists against logging companies, The conservationists, aboriginal groups, and other concerned individuals were blockading access roads and forestry equipment in their efforts to »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Calls to protect one of the last “old growth” forests in Quebec

The northern areas of Canada while very sparsely populated are nonetheless the site of much activity by resource companies. In northern Quebec, which holds an absolutely huge expanse of the boreal forest, one of the last “untouched” forests is in »