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Growth Of BC Forests Should Out-Pace Pine Beetle Losses By 2020

The ECOreport reposts study that growth of BC forests should out-pace pine beetle losses by 2020

Originally Published on University of Victoria News

In a rare bit of good climate change news, scientists have found that trees are growing faster in British Columbia due to global warming, and this is starting to counter the carbon-loss impacts of the province’s devastating mountain pine beetle (MPB) outbreak.

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The Ministry’s Answers

A Response to Questions from the BC Sierra Club report “BC forest wake-up call”

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1One June 8, Sierra Club BC released their report  BC forest wake-up call.  I responded by requesting an interview with Jens Wieting, of the Sierra Club, and shooting off a list of questions to the Ministry of Forests. As I published my interview with Wieting yesterday, it seems appropriate to publish the Ministry’s answers as a Q&A today.

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BC’s Forests Produced 256 Million Tonnes of CO2

Our Greatest Ally In The War Against Climate Change is Ailing

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1British Columbia could be emissions free. The province’s forest cover is vast enough to absorb more carbon than we actually need to use. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Forests has not been doing a good job since the Liberal Government took power. Instead of storing carbon, BC’s forests now emit carbon. So many trees have been clear cut, infested by Mountain Pine Beetles or burned in forest fires, that BC’s forests produced 256 million tonnes of CO2 in the decade following 2003.

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Nine Things Everyone Should Know About Forest Fires

From Oregon Wild

By Steve Pedery

Forest fires can be a threat to homes and property, but they also play an important role in restoring and maintaining a healthy forest. Here are nine things every Oregonian should know about forest fires in our area.

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Cutting Port Alberni’s Old Growth Forests!

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Originally Broadcast on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM

Audio from Tuesday, July 29, from 12:00 – 12:30 pm: “Cutting Port Alberni’s Old Growth forests!”  An interview with Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Campaign

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