Forestry & Mining

Northern Focus Webinar Bora Laskin law students present their research on forestry, sustainability and public engagement - specifically on the two themes of caribou habitat and nuclear waste. The students' work was supported by Environment North, the Canadian Evironmental Law Association and ProBono Students Canada. April 14, 2022
Marathon Palladium Project Environment North made an oral presentation as well as a written submission to the Joint Review Panel. Environment North hopes steps will be taken to address concerns on the climate and socio-economic impacts of this project. March 16, 2022
Proposed Kangas Pit near One island Lake Environment North shares concerns regarding the proposed Kangas Pit. February 9, 2020
Should We Be Spraying Glyphosate? Glyphosate use is controversial. Board member Bruce Hyer's article highlights human health and ecosystem impacts. August 1, 2019
"From Climate to Caribou: How Manufactured Uncertainty is Affecting Wildlife Management" The boreal caribou are in trouble. This article outlines how denial of science is delaying efforts to protect the boreal caribou. June 30, 2018
AGM 2018 Highlights: Chromite Mining and Processing Environment North hosted a public presentation on the potential environmental and health impacts of chromite mining in the Ring of Fire and of ferrochrome processing. The guest speaker was Ugo Lapointe, Canada program coordinator with MiningWatch Canada. May 1, 2018
Caribou in the news Choosing between caribou and jobs is an outdated narrative state Julee Boan, Bruce Hyer and Dave Euler February 16, 2018
CARIBOU: Scientists refute forest industry claims. Learn more by reading the article by Julee Boan originally published in the Chronicle Journal. November 28, 2017
Studying Permafrost in a Changing Climate On October 23, 2017, Élise Devoie, originally from Thunder Bay, gave a presentation on her permafrost research. Learn more by reading her blog and the Chronicle Journal article by Kerstin Muth. November 1, 2017
Forests for all, forever What is the best way to ensure sustainable forest management? Read this article by Dr. Julee Boan April 21, 2016
Caribou in Ontario The "State of the Wooland Caribou Resource Report" states that virtually all woodland caribou populations are in decline. February 5, 2015
Mining Act missing from discussion Designed to enable resource extraction, few laws or policies can interfere with it. January 18, 2014
A Pitch for a Higher Level of Ring Review To plan for a sustainable future and to avoid irreversible consequences in the Ring of Fire, an Environmental Assessment (EA) at the highest level of scrutiny is in order. September 16, 2013
Stillwater Environmental Impact Statement Joint Panel Review decides Environmental Impact Statement needs more information before proceeding. November 26, 2012
Environment North Comments on Marathon PGM Draft EIS Guidelines May 24, 2011