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Canada moving to preserve boreal forest and protect carbon

July 21st, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Canada is in the process of mandating protection of 470,000 square miles of boreal forest in one of the largest conservation and climate change initiatives in history.

“It’s our gift to future generations,” said Alan Latourelle, chief executive officer of Parks Canada, the agency managing the nation’s parks. “We’re the last generation that can do that.”

The area affected amounts to about half the size of the Louisiana Purchase or five times the size of the U.S. National Park system. The land would be protected in perpetuity from damming, mining and logging.

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Green Grades report gives FedEx Office and Office Depot good marks for paper practices

August 27th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Just in time for the new school year, an environmental watchdog group has issued a report card on paper retailers with forest-friendly policies.

ForestEthics, a Canadian-US non-profit founded in 2000, and the Dogwood Alliance, a defender of Southern US forests based in Asheville, N.C., collaborated on the third annual Green Grades report, which placed FedEx Office and Office Depot at the top of their class.

FedEx Office received an A- and Office Depot a B. Staples got a B- and Office Max a C in the group’s evaluation of the office retail sector.

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Ontario Moves To Protect Vast Boreal Forest

July 16th, 2008

By John DeFore In what is said to be the “largest conservation commitment in Canadian history,” Ontario has set aside an area of forest that is almost the size of the United Kingdom. On Monday, the province’s Premier Dalton McGuinty announced that, as part of its Far North Planning initiative, it would “permanently protect” an [...]

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