Echoes Of B.C.’s War In The Woods As Fairy Creek Blockade Builds

By Jesse Winter, The Narwhal. -

British Columbia - Hundreds of activists are digging in at logging road blockades across a swath of southern Vancouver Island, vowing to stay as long as it takes to pressure the provincial [...]

‘This Is A War In The Woods 2.0’

By Brendan Strain, Vancouver Island CTV News. -

Port Renfrew - “Activist headquarters” is an encampment just outside of Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island. That is where the fight to prevent 200 hectares of ancient old-growth forest from being cut [...]

Fairy Creek Blockade Demonstrators Call In More Protesters

By Julian Kolsut, Chek News. -

The blockade has been in place since August 2020, organized in part by members of the Rainforest Flying Squad, to stop the logging company Teal-Jones from building a road into the Fairy Creek [...]

Government Offices Occupied Across Nova Scotia

By Robert Devet, Nova Scotia Advocate. -

Kjipuktuk (Halifax) – After 23 days Jacob Fillmore is ending his hunger strike in support of a temporary clearcutting moratorium on Nova Scotia Crown lands. He made the announcement during a [...]

The Fairy Creek Blockaders

By Serena Renner and  Zoë Yunker, The Tyee. -

Simon Frankson emerged from his sleeping bag at 4 a.m., just in time to join the fray. The day before, a balmy afternoon in early August, he and about a dozen campers had studied a satellite [...]

British Columbia Urged To Protect At-Risk Old Growth Forest

By Canadian Press, Vancouver Island News. -

The most at-risk ecosystems should be set aside from logging while British Columbia shifts its forestry policies toward a more sustainable system, says a forester who helped write a provincial [...]

An Effective Low-Tech Way To Slow Climate Change

By Beverly Law and William Moomaw, The Conversation. -

Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserves. Trees capture and store massive amounts of carbon. And unlike some [...]

Scientists Demand Stop To Tree Burning As A Climate Solution

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

A group of over 500 international scientists on Thursday urged world leaders to end policies that prop up the burning of trees for energy because it poses "a double climate problem" that [...]

Forest Service: Cutting Snags To Eliminate Endangered Species Habitat

By Chuck Burr, Culturequake. -

It is an intentional act to seek out and cut large diameter dead trees to prevent them from becoming spotted owl and other endanger species habitat. Annual census of known spotted owl trees are [...]

Many Overheated Forests May Soon Release More Carbon Than They Absorb

By Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News. -

The last decades have been filled with dire warning signs from forests. Global warming has contributed to thinning canopies in European forests and to sudden die-offs of aspen trees in Colorado, [...]

P&G Investors Challenge CEO Over Forest Destruction Concerns

By Stand Earth, Popular Resistance. -

Washington - In a shocking move by Procter & Gamble’s shareholders that defied the company’s own recommendations, two-thirds of Procter & Gamble (P&G) shareholders voted “yes” at the company’s [...]

The New Faces Of BC’s Old-Growth Activism

By Serena Renner, The Tyee. -

Torrance Coste’s dusty Nissan XTerra disappears in a cloud of grey dirt. He’s checking out recent logging activity around Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park on southern Vancouver Island for the [...]

With Global Heating, Expect Inferno Seasons In The American West

By Peter Kalmus and Natasha Stavros, LA times. -

More than 3.1 million acres have burned in California this year — some 3% of the state — with many wildfires still at zero containment and months of fire season left to go. This far exceeds the [...]

Clear-Cuts: Cause Hot Catastrophic Wildfires

By Chuck Burr, Culture Quake. -

Pack billions of the same-age trees close together, wait for dry-lightning or another ignition source, and you have an unnatural firebomb. The cause of thousands of annual catastrophic hot fires [...]

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