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Last updated at 11:24 PM on June 13, 2021 (Pacific Standard Time)

Barks in the night lead to the discovery of new species

"...A new study in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society co-authored by Yale anthropologist Eric Sargis finds that the barking hyraxes are a separate species from their shrieking neighbors. The newly described species, Dendrohyrax interfluvialis, populates the wet and dry forests that lie between the two rivers in coastal regions of southeastern Ghana, southern Togo and Benin, and southwestern Nigeria..."

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B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

"...COMMENTARY: MLA Michele Babchuk talks the future of forestry‘These forests are important to every single one of us, myself included’ Doctor donates $10k to Hardy Bay Senior Citizens Society for new roofThis was the second donation Armogam has given to the society..."

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More firefighters leave Alberta for Ontario on Sunday to help battle wildfires

"...Alberta's minister of agriculture and forestry says more firefighters are heading to Ontario on Sunday to help battle wildfires in parts of that province..."

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Opponents to stage hunger strike to protest old-growth logging on Vancouver Island

"...Haq says the hunger strikers will gather today at Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver and refuse food until they get the meeting with Horgan, Wilkinson and B. C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy to discuss old-growth logging and climate change..."

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'It's always been a place I've felt comfortable swimming': N.S. residents weigh in closure of Grand Lake

"...Rapid water samples have come back inconclusive. Visual inspections by officials with Nova Scotia’s department of environment and climate change suggest a bloom of blue-green algae is the cause of the contamination..."

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3 activists start hunger strike over climate change, old-growth logging

"...VANCOUVER -- Three members of Extinction Rebellion Vancouver are starting a hunger strike over climate change and old-growth logging, and say they won’t end the strike until they get a meeting with politicians..."

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Senior officer who golfed with Vance has power over military police investigations

"...Do you know where your kids were at 1:24 a. m. ?Campbell River RCMP seeking help identifying three youths Campbell River watershed forecasts improve with rainfallBC Hydro projects slightly higher resevoir levels and river flows after rainy May and June..."

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Nova Scotia veterinarian warns dog owners about toxic blue-green algae in lakes

"...Dog owners in Nova Scotia should be on the lookout for blue-green algae in lakes and ponds this summer after two dogs died following a potential exposure to the bacteria, a veterinarian at the clinic that treated the fatally ill animals said..."

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Environment Canada issues heat warning for Calgary, southern Alberta

"...CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Environment Canada issued another heat warning for parts of southern Alberta, including Calgary..."

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Sunday Morning Fire At The Steinbach Landfill

"...There was a fire at the Steinbach Landfill Sunday morning..."

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Calls grow for action on Ontario's thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells

"...Jongerden, a retired nurse, and her neighbours have been grappling with the unpredictable nature of the “burps,” which have been spewing methane and hydrogen sulfide – a toxic gas in high concentrations – into the area since 2015. Brian Craig, who lives nearby and teaches environmental science at the University of Waterloo, said the well near Jongerden's property was drilled in the 1950s. It was later deemed unusable and was subsequently capped in 1968, which caused eruptions of other wells in the area, so a relief well was drilled nearby..."

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Alberta's clean electricity turbine a Canadian first, ENMAX says

"...The hybrid electric gas turbine, built by Calgary-based ENMAX Energy, combines a battery energy storage system with an existing natural gas-fueled turbine to provide standby electricity without the need to burn fuel..."

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Tofino moms turn mounds of organic waste into “Black Gold”

"...Since they took on the Composting Pilot Program contracted by the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District in February 2020, Tofino Urban Farm Co. has diverted about 67 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill. The pilot program involved collecting food scraps from Shelter, Shed, Long Beach Lodge, Gaia, Rhino Coffee and 10 other businesses/offices, plus 40 households..."

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Coastal logging needs old-growth for at least next decade, forester says

"...While the old-growth strategic review released last year calls for a logging deferral in old forests where ecosystems are at very high risk of irreversible biodiversity loss, instead of an outright ban, Coste said assessments of how much old growth is needed to preserve biological integrity will likely show that everything standing will need to be protected at least for 600 or 700 years..."

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Nanaimo residents invited to be citizen scientists by sharing habitat restoration photos

"...Chronolog is an environmental photo-monitoring service based in the United States that supports public environmental education with an online platform that highlights dozens of environmental restoration projects in North America and the United Kingdom..."

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Trudeau to share details on Canada's COVID-19 vaccine-sharing plan after G7 summit

"...G7 leaders are set to discuss climate change -- a priority for the Trudeau Liberals -- today and each have already committed to achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050..."

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How Bad Are Bananas?

The Carbon Footprint of Everything

"...A smart, practical, and accessible guide to measuring (and reducing) our carbon footprint, from internationally recognized expert, Mike Berners-Lee..."

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Climate Change and Society

Sociological Perspectives

"...An improved understanding of the complex relationship between climate change and society is essential for modifying ecologically harmful human behaviors and institutional practices, creating just and effective environmental policies, and developing a more sustainable future..."

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The Climate Challenge

101 Solutions to Global Warming

"...Each solution describes steps that are already being used in homes, schools, businesses, cities, and governments around the world-with full scientific references to help the reader dig deeper and push farther..."

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Resetting Our Future

What If Solving the Climate Crisis Is Simple?

"...An inspiring and practical narrative that will leave readers feeling uplifted and empowered to create a future they are eager to embrace..."

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Cook I

"...Food Handler Training Certificate Level 1 or willing to obtain within six (6) months..."

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General Manager Nutrition Food Service

"...Resource and Labour Relations management including complete administrative and personnel files, collective agreement, hiring, training and discipline..."

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Overnight position Crew/ Back Shift

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Instructor RECL 3P36 Winter D3

"...Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, or Wilderness First Responder (all with CPR) preferred..."

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8/28/20 - Fall Color; Algae Blooms

Duration: 03:00

"...Pure Michigan is promoting places to see fall color in the Saginaw Bay region..."

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E075: ADB's Energy Policy Review — the details

Duration: 53:41

"...In this episode, I go through the ADB’s draft Energy Policy for public consultation..."

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How the New NDP Policy Intentions for Forestry Impact Old-Growth

Duration: 32:12

"...We speak to Grand Chief Stewart Phillip from the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and Torrance Coste, the National Campaign Director of Wilderness Committee to get reaction on the B. C..."

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Remembering ?Watershed? Filmmaker James Redford

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Energy perspectives with Olle Olsson of Stockholm Environment Institute

"...Olle is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), where his work is focused on socio-technical transitions, primarily in the fields of energy and climate change mitigation..."

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Saving Amazonia - Part 2: Indigenous Internet Warriors | Free Documentary Nature

"...Their region is rich in tropical wood and regularly attracts illegal logging gangs..."

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Incredible 1.5-Acre Permaculture/Syntropic Food Forest with Over 250 Plant Species

"...Combining the practices of syntropic agroforestry with the principles of permaculture and their own deeply thoughtful approach to land regeneration, food growing, and lifestyle, this family is partnering with nature to create a humming diversity on the land and a positive story about the role of humans in an eco-system..."

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Searching for Seaweed Species

"...Seaweeds are marine algae that produce 70% of the oxygen in the atmosphere..."

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Academic Research

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Relative contribution of plant traits and soil properties to the functioning of a temperate forest ecosystem in the Indian Himal

"...Consequently, tree species for afforestation, restoration, and commercial forestry should be carefully selected, as they can influence the climate change mitigation potential of forest in terms of C stocks in biomass and soils..."

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Leaf trait variation and decomposition in short-rotation woody biomass crops under agroforestry management

"...We show that variation in willow traits near tree rows in agroforestry systems translates into limited variability in agroecosystems processes such as litter decomposition (as compared to monoculture arrangements)..."

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Temperate agroforestry systems provide greater pollination service than monoculture

"...Agroforestry (AF) – a more diverse farming system integrating woody and agricultural crops – can theoretically reconcile high production with provision of ecosystem services such as pollination..."

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Climate-Smart Forestry: the missing link

"...Successful Climate-Smart Forestry has important policy implications on finding the right balance between short and long-term goals, as well as between the need for wood production, the protection of biodiversity and the provision of other important ecosystem services..."

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Quantifying losses in productivity by the rust in eucalypt plantations in Brazil

"...3% of the Gross Domestic Product, so their productivity has recently been extensively researched by the forestry..."

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Does digitalization affect the objective and subjective wellbeing of forestry farm households? Empirical evidence in Fujian Prov

"...Despite this well-supported consensus, limited empirical evidence has been provided on forestry farms and on the relationship between internet access and household subjective wellbeing..."

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Cross sectoral linkages to explain structural transformation in Nepal

"...Whereas Construction, Agriculture, Hunting, forestry and fishing, are the sectors with Higher Forward linkages..."

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Improving science-policy interface: Lessons from the policy lab methodology in Nepal's community forest governance

"...We designed and operationalised this method to facilitate policy uptake of research on forestry and food security within the context of community forestry governance in the country..."

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Towards a collaborative (public-private partnership) approach to research and development in Canada’s forest sector: an in

"...Thus FPInnovations acquired and coordinated three long-established industry-driven (association) laboratories, respectively focusing on forestry, wood products and pulp and paper, becoming the largest R&D organization in Canada's forest sector..."

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Classification of collective actions for rural community vitalization in Chugoku Mountainous region, Japan: applying multiple c

"...Using the collective action data of rural communities in the Chugoku region (Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi Prefectures) obtained from the Census of Agriculture and Forestry in view of social, economic, and environmental aspects..."

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Advances in the Mechanization of Regenerating Plantation Forests: a Review

"...The purpose of our review is to examine the last few decades? endeavours to mechanize the regeneration activities of plantation forestry in the southern and northern hemisphere..."

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Impact and Threshold Effect of Internet Technology Upgrade on Forestry Green Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from China

"...China's forestry industry has a weak Internet foundation and cleaner production in the process of forest product production lacks supervisory mechanisms..."

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