The concept that planting trees will help mitigate climate change by storing CO2 is too simplistic, ignoring the large effect that plants have on the water cycle. Careful restoration of native plant ecosystems can rebalance that cycle, further mitigating climate change while also reducing flood and drought.
By calling out the consumer goods giant on its sourcing practices, the campaign group hopes that other corporations will start to clean up their supply chains.
For family foresters, managing a wood lot means striking a balance between a living legacy and a complex business.
Noise pollution from ships imperils Southern Resident orcas that depend on sound to communicate and find food and mates.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada cites public backlash as one of the motivating factors for changing the rules governing marine protected areas.
The government is counting fisheries closures as protected spaces in order to hit a 2020 target. Many scientists argue this is not meaningful conservation.
New legislation would give planned MPAs interim protection during the years-long approval process.
A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine protected area.