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Cumberland Community Forest Event PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 September 2020 09:53

Often we post articles about deforestation.  Most of the issues  are large scale.  What we sometimes miss is that most issues involve tree farm licences and some small communities generally are adversly affected by the loss of nature and a beautiful community.   So here is one I thought to mention.  Cumberland is a nice community on Vancouver Island.  The community has been trying to protect a buffer of forest arround their town from deforestation.  Cumberland Community Forest Society

 

They are hosting an event that will showcase some of the values of this forest by holding the First Annual Fungus Fest. 

Guest speakers, online presentations and virtual pubs, guided walks (day and night), art projects, ethnobotany and more!

Your $25 ticket unlocks a program of online and real world events ad curious links for your fungi pleasure.

 

 

https://cumberlandforest.tickit.ca/events/9993-1st-annual-cumberland-fungus-fest

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 08:16
 
IMPERATIVE TO END OLD GROWTH LOGGING PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 23 May 2021 09:05

 

https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/sites/all/files/images/UnprotectedCastleGiant_ShaneJohnson.JPG

     

 

 

goal 15: protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably MANAGE FORESTS,

combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Project 

 

FOR YEARS, BRITISH COLUMBIAN GOVENMENTS HAVE IGNORED INTERNATIONATION OBLIGATIONS INCURRED AND COMMITMENTS MADE ABOUT SAVING OLD GROWTH FORESTS NO END THERE IS SO LITTLE LEFT THAT NOW THERE IS AN ABSOLUTE IMPERATIVE TO  SAVE THE LITTLE REMAINING INTACT OLD GROWTH FOREST IN  fAIRY CREEK. HORGAN HAS EMBARKED UPON  SUPPORTING THE TOURIST INDUSTRY YET, AT THE SAME TIME, HE IS WILLING TO DESTROY BC'S ECOLOGICAL HERITAGE.

A END LOGGING OLD GROWTH LOGGING 

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COMMITMENTS THROUGHTHE CARACAS DECLARATION THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON PARKS

 

Through this intention to be "mindful of this Declaration" the member states. through its Ministries of Environment and Forests have made a commitment  tomove from logging old growth to second growth"[relocated from primary to secondary forests (Report on implementation requirements of the Caracas Declaration, Mar. 1992)

                

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 June 2021 18:55
 
The Canadian Oil Service Sector supports the Emergence of New Canadian Geothermal Developers PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 05:20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Canadian Oil Service Sector supports the Emergence of New Canadian Geothermal Developers

 

Calgary, Alberta, May 26, 2020 – At the end of April, The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC), Clean Energy Canada and the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) joined together to establish an alliance with the existing geothermal industry participants to promote Canadian geothermal development and to create jobs for displaced oil and gas drilling contractors and oilfield service workers.

 

See the link for details on this Geothermal Alliance here.

 

Under such an initiative, Eavor believes Alberta could attract up to $4 billion in private and foreign investment capital, to create 400MWe of clean dispatchable power and eliminate 2,000,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year, all the while eventually employing 5,000+ displaced oil service workers. Such a plan could kickstart a geothermal ecosystem in Canada that could lead the world and represent a clean sunrise export industry for the nation.

 

To rapidly scale a Canadian geothermal industry, however, will require an incentive plan that can attract new developers and participants to the market. Such an incentive plan will need to include Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) or their equivalent to provide guaranteed offtake at a reasonable price for the value delivered (no different than for any new power generating asset). The advantage of such incentives are that they are technology agnostic and let the market decide which technologies and developers are involved.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 05:23
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Nearly 900 Gulf Coast hazardous chemical facilities are vulnerable to dangerous hurricanes PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:57

The Arkema chemical plant near Houston caught fire after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, forcing an evacuation.

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey soaked Houston with record-setting downpours. At the nearby Arkema chemical plant, flooding knocked out the power and disabled refrigeration systems that were cooling hazardous chemicals.

The chemicals decomposed and combusted, and the trailers where they were stored caught fire. More than 200 nearby residents were evacuated for an entire week.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 May 2020 11:30
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The Anti-Lockdown Protesters Have a Twisted Conception of Liberty Their notion of freedom derives a lot of its power from the enforcement of racial hierarchy. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 May 2020 14:38
 
 
Jamelle Bouie
By Jamelle Bouie
Opinion Columnist
 
 
May 8, 2020
 
 
Demonstrators take part in an American Patriot Rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing last month.
Demonstrators take part in an American Patriot Rally on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing last month.Credit...Jeff Kowalsky/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Most Americans support the lockdowns and want the government to bring the coronavirus under control before opening up the economy. But “most” is not “all,” and a small minority is eager to end all the restrictions now, even as the virus spreads and Covid-19 caseloads continue to grow.
 
A small faction of that minority has taken to the streets in vocal opposition to stay-at-home measures and the politicians responsible for them. They carry guns and wave Confederate flags and denounce virus mitigation strategies as “tyranny,” an imposition on their liberty to shop, consume and do as they please.
 
The vast majority of these protesters — like the vast majority of those who want to prematurely reopen the economy — are white. This is in stark contrast to the victims of Covid-19 (who are disproportionately black and brown), as well as those who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic (who are also disproportionately black and brown), as well as those who have been or will be forced to work — or work more — as a result of reopening (the service workers and laborers who are again disproportionately black and brown).
Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2020 14:45
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