Tag Archives: Climate Change
Ontario Tree Seed Plant

Urgent: Save Ontario’s Seed

On August 23, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) announced the closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, effective September 2018. The Ontario Tree Seed Plant and its public seed bank provide genetically appropriate seed for reforestation on Ontario’s Crown land, afforestation planting programs such as the 50 Million Tree Program and Species at Risk Farm Incentive […]

Death of Hemlock Trees Yields New Life for Hardwood Trees, but at What Cost to the Ecosystem?

Source: slkdjflsdkj Dec. 20, 2012 — Due to the introduction of exotic pests and pathogens, tree species are being eliminated one by one from forest ecosystems. In some cases, scientists can observe immediately how their loss affects the environment, whereas in other cases, creative puzzle solving and analysis reveal unexpected repercussions. In the case of […]

Climate change could wreak havoc on maple syrup industry

(KAWARTHA LAKES) It has been an unseasonably warm winter this year, which is giving some cause for concern for local maple syrup producers who wonder what the warmer weather will mean for their already unpredictable industry. About 55 people were on hand for the recent annual general meeting of the Halibruton-Kawartha Maple Syrup Producer Association […]

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Can scientists look at next year’s climate?

Date: 2011-09-09 Contact: Stuart Wolpert Phone: (310) 206-0511 Email: swolpert@support.ucla.edu LOS ANGELES — Is it possible to make valid climate predictions that go beyond weeks, months, even a year? UCLA atmospheric scientists report they have now made long-term climate forecasts that are among the best ever — predicting climate up to 16 months in advance, nearly […]

UBC gains $32.6 million in funding

UBC gains $32.6 million in funding for genomic-based forestry research The University of British Columbia welcomed the announcement of $32.6 million in funding from Genome Canada and Genome BC for four research projects aimed at making Canada’s forests healthier and more economically productive. Announced at an event in Edmonton on Tuesday and an event today […]