Wildfires beget air quality warnings, send oil prices higher

The Tree Frog Forestry News
May 18, 2023
Category: Today's Takeaway

Western Canadian wildfires are causing air quality alerts, sending oil prices higher. In related news: the cost of Canada’s forest fires are understated; Manitoba hit with wildfire smoke; Alberta’s fight could drag on all summer, as Drayton Valley residents return, and a firefighter is seriously injured. Meanwhile, California’s wildfire alert system includes 1000 cameras; an Idaho logging project prevails in court; and BC ENGOs target at-risk owls and caribou.

In Business news: Canfor releases its 2022 sustainability report; Unifor ratifies deal with Domtar, Ontario; protesters target Enviva headquarters; a Kentucky tax incentive supports Domtar’s mill expansion; the uncertain future of pulp & paper in the Pacific Northwest; and China resumes timber trade with Australia

Finally, Mosaic Forest Management and Maine’s SFI Implementation Committee receive Sustainable Forestry Initiative Climate Awards. 

Kelly McCloskey, Tree Frog Editor

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