FORESTS ONTARIO SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENT TO RESTORATION . . . STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ON NEW STEWARDSHIP REGULATIONS . . . 4,000 LBS OF BEEF RECALLED OVER FEARS OF MAD COW DISEASE . . . STUDY: DEFORESTATION LEAVES FISH UNDERSIZED AND UNDERFED . . .
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FORESTS ONTARIO SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT'S COMMITMENT TO RESTORATION
Source: Forests Ontario
Forests Ontario supports the Liberal government's vision to ensure the long-term health of the province’s forest resources. Our organization is particularly pleased to acknowledge the election commitment of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to continue to work with municipalities and other partners such as Trees Ontario (the restoration arm of Forests Ontario) to maintain and enhance the province’s tree planting efforts across rural and urban areas. (read more)
STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION ON NEW STEWARDSHIP REGULATIONS
We have been advertising a stakeholder consultation on new stewardship regulations to take place on June 20 at St. Mary’s University. There has been a low response to this and it is in danger of being cancelled, so if you plan to attend, please let us know. For more information on these regulations, please see “Revising Our Path Forward: A public discussion paper about solid waste regulation in Nova Scotia,” (read more)
4,000 LBS OF BEEF RECALLED OVER FEARS OF MAD COW DISEASE
Source: LA Times
More than 4,000 pounds of beef, some of which made its way to Whole Foods stores, were recalled last week over fears of possible contamination with substances that could lead to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, otherwise known as mad cow disease, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (read more)
STUDY: DEFORESTATION LEAVES FISH UNDERSIZED AND UNDERFED
Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests. Researchers found the amount of food available affected the size of young fish and influenced the number that went on to reach adulthood. The team said the results illustrated a link between watershed protection and healthy freshwater fish populations. (read more)
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