Zack Metcalfe continues to explore how forests act as carbon sinks. Forests are dynamic, unruly, and just a little bit weird, absorbing carbon but also producing it, defying easy interpretations and demanding, above all, our respect and attention, he writes.

Zack Metcalfe looks at the feds’ plan to plant 2 billion trees between now and 2030. If you view these 2 billion trees purely from the perspective of carbon, you’ll be disappointed, he writes. But it’s still a sensible thing to do. If we do it right, that is. This is part 1 of a two-part series. Next All hail the woods, more about forests, carbon, clearcuts and sustainable forestry. Nothing is ever simple.

This is day 13 of Jacob Fillmore’s hunger strike. Here is his letter to Premier Iain Rankin: “I strongly believe that Nova Scotia could be a global climate leader. You have the power, and the responsibility, to lead Nova Scotia into a new era of climate action and respect for the natural environment. I hope you will do what must be done to protect future generations.”

NOFRAC, along with environmental groups in Quebec, New Brunswick, Alberta and Germany, sent a letter last week to the prime minister, the permier of Nova Scotia and other federal and provincial politicians to share their concerns about the Goldboro LNG project, including its request for nearly $1 billion in federal support. The letter touches on financial risks as well as concerns re climate change, an apparent lack of consultation with Mi’kmaq First Nations, the presence of men camps, and more.

Tynette Deveaux: We must stop thinking of ourselves as powerless in the face of big corporations and governments that time and time again betray our trust. We stop asking those in power to do the right thing. We start telling them what they must do.

Letter: “Canada Post already has the infrastructure and the network it needs to be an integral part of the post-COVID recovery and to become a leader in sustainable development. In doing so, it would create jobs across the country and be part of the government’s environmental plan, while also respecting its mandate to be financially self-sustaining.”