Mountain Pine Beetle

Restoring Fort McMurray's Urban Forest Our Greatest Challenge Yet

Michael Rosen | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Rosen

I still wasn't fully prepared for what I experienced during my visit last week. I'm a professional forester and I've seen my fair share of forest fires up close. Still, the vastness of this fire and extent of damage in an urban area was sad, sobering and more than a little eerie.

Mountain Pine Beetles Are Closer To Being Eradicated

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

There's some promising news on the mountain pine beetle's presence, or lack thereof.

Where Is the Political Leadership to Confront Climate Change?

David Suzuki | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada
David Suzuki

Once lauded for policies such as the carbon tax and energy agreements with California, B.C.'s political leaders have now embraced liquefied natural gas, claiming industry expansion will create hundreds of thousands of jobs and add billions of dollars to provincial coffers -- never mind that no one in power now will be held accountable for these promises because they're several elections from being realized.

Pine Beetles' Move Up Threatens Western Forests: Study

Robin Rowland | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Scientists behind a new study say a warming world has not only made it easier for the mountain pine beetle to invade new and defenseless ecosystems, but also to better withstand winter weather that is milder and erupt in large outbreaks capable of killing entire stands of trees, no matter their composition.

Saskatchewan Hires B.C. Firm To Stop Alberta Pine Beetle Invasion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Saskatchewan is trying to stop the spread of the mountain pine beetle by hiring a B.C. company to help cut, pile and burn infested trees in t...

Saskatchewan Fears Alberta Pine Beetle Advance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Alberta

REGINA - Saskatchewan is spending $800,000 to battle a pest that has ravaged British Columbia and parts of Alberta.Part of the money includes $450,000...

Not Enough Research On Invasive Species: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Politics

A newly published study says alien plants and animals are already invading Canada through doors opened by climate change, and research and policy lag ...