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Canada Needs a National Urban Forest Strategy

Considering the environment never receives much discussion around election time, it should come as no surprise that the topic of urban tree cover is buried deep in the forest of political discourse, under a layer of heavy brush. However, I believe a big part of our national identity is tied to the environment, and our leaders should strive to improve the health of our communities and the Canadians who live in them.
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This Bug Made Hundreds Lose Their Jobs

VANCOUVER - Workers at the Canfor (TSX:CFP) sawmill in Quesnel, B.C., cried and hugged each other in the company parking lot after hearing the facility would be permanently shut down and they'd lose t...
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Pine Beetles' Move Up Threatens Western Forests: Study

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.
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Forest Smog? Blame Beetles

Anyone who has seen the damage caused by the mountain pine beetle infestation, which has devastated millions of hectares of forest in B.C., Alberta and parts of the U.S., doesn't need any more evidenc...