Alberta study finds persistent lung damage in firefighters

July 20, 2021
Category: Today's Takeaway

Alberta firefighters that fought the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire have persistent lung damage. In related news: pressure mounts on BC Premier to declare wildfire crisis; Ontario restricts higher-risk forestry activities; air quality alerts announced for the Toronto, Ottawa and Timmins area; US West fires are moving into uncharted territory; and calls for help from Oregon.

In other news: the BC Prosecution Service says criminal contempt charges possible at Fairy Creek; the US pellet industry pans CNN’s biomass reporting; the Tongass timber wars may never be over; and the European Union’s forest strategy is said to suffer from serious overreach. Meanwhile: the US construction industry remains resilient, as housing starts top forecasts but permits weaken

Finally, Part 2 of Wasted Days and Wasted Nights—an EdiTOADial on the Canada/US softwood dispute (click here for Part 1)

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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