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Globe and Mail: Climate change brings opportunity, risk for Canada's forestry sector
Dec 2015 - "Canada’s forestry industry expects to be a clear winner as the world looks to transition to a lower-carbon economy, although climate change is posing threats to the sector as well as offering opportunity." (site)
NASA: Satellite images uncover underground forest fungi
How will the ability to identify forest fungi from space help scientists learn more about the relationship between forests and climate change?
CBC: Climate change helping B.C. forests recover from pine beetle says study
April 2016 - New research suggests that the warming climate that helped trigger B.C.'s mountain pine beetle outbreak might also be helping the province's forests recover.
CTV News: Quebec boreal forest could be climate change refuge: study
Research suggests a large area of forest in the centre of Ontario will be one of the rare places where nature will ease the effects of global warming and preserve existing ecosystems.
Global News: Climate change: Does a warming climate mean more wildfires?
May 2016 - This article takes a look at how climate change may affect our forests and whether climate changes may lead to increased risk of forest fires. The article also looks at the overall health of our forests and planning for the future.
CBC It's not just Alberta: Fires fuelled by warming climate are increasing
This article looks at recent fires in Alberta and across the world. "Many factors contribute to the complex increase in big fires...They include climate change, the way people use land and firefighting methods that leave more fuel — trees and brush — to burn."
CBC: Canada's eastern boreal forest could thrive with climate change, study suggests
Is climate change bad for all trees? This article discusses some trees in the boreal forest that can thrive in the warmer, drier temperatures expected with global climate change.
Did climate change contribute to the Fort McMurray fire?
This Macleans magazine article from May 2016 addresses the possibility that climate change played a factor in the 2016 fires around Fort McMurray.