Science & Tech

VANCOUVER, BC, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (TSX: CFX) and Canfor Corporation (TSX: CFP) jointly announce today the release of the 2021 Sustainability Report which includes additional performance targets for Climate Change, Water Management, Waste Management, and Air Quality. This is a continuation of their bold ambition to become an industry
0 Comments
FLORENCE, S.C. — Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustee’s approved a $165.5 million budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year that includes raises and bonuses for full-time employees and major expansions of the environmental and health sciences programs. Trustees met Thursday afternoon in the Hendrick Room of the Ervin Dining Room on the university’s main campus.
0 Comments
Endangered orcas suffered calorie deficit in recent years: UBC study A new UBC study found that the endangered southern resident killer whales haven’t been getting enough to eat since 2018. Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries professor Dr. Villy Christensen, professor emeritus Dr. Carl Walters, and PhD student Fanny Couture were quoted.Couture: CBC, ICI Radio-Canada, Earth.comDr. Christensen, Couture: City News, CHEK News, Global via CFOX,
0 Comments
WARWICK SMITH/Stuff About 1400-hectares of pine forestry on what was previously known as Pamoa Station, is being returned to native vegetation. (File photo) From lush podocarp bush where titipounamu and kārearea fly, to steep grazing on Pamoa Station, to pine plantation and back, life at Mangapoike has come full circle. The Gisborne District Council and
0 Comments
Credit: Claudio Contreras-Koob / International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) New research published recently in the journal Conservation Science and Practice shows conservation work led by Smithsonian researchers brings tangible benefits to local communities, government agencies and the private sector as well as the environment in the United States and in countries across the globe, including Gabon, Honduras
0 Comments
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) and Blue Forest Conservation are seeking nominations of public health experts for a peer-reviewed report on the connections between forest health, wildfire smoke, and public health. CCST’s Costs of Wildfire in California study assessed the economic impacts of wildfire smoke to public and private health systems in the billions
0 Comments
Wind and high temperature fuelled a wildfire in southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Forestry Minister Vahit Kirisci said, after scenes of burning woodland reminded Turks of blazes last year that devastated tens of thousands of hectares (acres) across the region. Reuters footage showed smoke-billowing hills and police water cannon vehicles helping firefighters as the blaze spread
0 Comments
A coalition of more than 80 environmental organizations representing millions of Americans has sent a letter urging members of Congress to vote against the so-called “Save Our Sequoias Act”—legislation the groups warn would do the very opposite of what its name suggests. Smart planning and public engagement as required by NEPA are integral to success,
0 Comments
In an interview, Cal Fire’s Joe Tyler, who was appointed chief in March, said the department is making progress on improving forest health and protecting communities in advance of catastrophic fires by “investing in community preparedness and mitigation” and “continuing to do those fuels projects across the board.” He points to this year’s creation of
0 Comments
In 2019, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an ambitious plan to plant 90,000 trees in Los Angeles by 2021 as part of L.A.’s Green New Deal. To accomplish this, he appointed the city’s first forest officer, Rachel Malarich, to head the Urban Forestry Division. The city also authorized a network of non-profits and “community ambassadors” to
0 Comments
Gilbert Ekugbe The Council of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has unleashed a nine year strategic framework to combat climate change on science, technology and innovation over the next decade. The FAO strategic framework 2022-31 is expected to steer FAO’s efforts to transform agrifood systems and promote a food secure world
0 Comments