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What’s destabilizing BC’s wild salmon stocks? Not sea lice apparently.

Tree Frog Forestry News
May 30, 2017
Category: Today's Takeaway

While the NDP and Green Party claim their “historic agreement to share power” reflects voter’s desire for change, BC columnist Tom Fletcher suggests a switch from NDP to Green in two constituencies, may “signal the opposite”. Columnist Deborah Yedlin (Calgary Herald) writes that “this is not only bad news for the energy sector, but Canada’s economic prosperity“. 

What’s destabilizing BC’s wild salmon stocks? Not sea lice, according to a story in Business In Vancouver. Years after several studies concluded that “salmon stocks faced extinction as a result of sea lice”—in the Broughton Archipelago for example—”the stocks surged dramatically in 2014“. As a result, some scientists fear that the “attention activists have focused on the fish farm issue might be diverting attention from climate change, ocean ranching and other threats that deserve at least as much scrutiny as fish farms”.

Wired Magazine—which focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture and is known for coining terms such as ‘crowdsourcing’—is featuring a story on Tall Wood buildings. I guess that means ‘wood has arrived’.

Finally, an unfortunate story out of California, “female Forest Service workers reported enduring sexual misconduct, harassment and a fear of retaliation if they complained.

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— Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor