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Key Messages, Warming over the 20th century is indisputable and largely due to human activities. Canada’s rate of warming is about twice the global rate: a 2ºC increase globally means a 3 to 4ºC increase for Canada. Effects will persist for centuries because greenhouse gases (GHGs) are long-lived...
The East Point Wind Farm has 10 Vestas V-90 turbines with a capacity of three megawatts (MW) each that generate an average of 90 Gigawatt (GW) hours annually. The average house in Prince Edward Island uses about 8,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually so the wind farm can power 11,000 homes...
Provincial Forests are public lands that are managed to provide high quality wood and non-timber forest products as well as to provide opportunities for recreation, education focused on land owners, the public and youth, public access and long term forest research. Provincial Forest lands cover...
Prince Edward Island does not have vast expanses of wilderness but areas with high potential for wildlife habitat conservation and management have been designated as Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) across the Island., What are Wildlife Management Areas?, Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) include...
A member of the Yew family, Ground Hemlock is an evergreen shrub that often forms dense, low thickets in mixed wood and deciduous forests. Ground Hemlock (, Taxus canadensis, ) is harvested from forest lands in eastern North America and used to manufacture a variety of cancer fighting...
The Hermanville/Clearspring Wind Farm generates more than 110 million kilowatt-hours of emission-free electricity for Prince Edward Island each year, which can power 13,750 homes on PEI. The Wind Farm has ten turbines that can generate three Megawatts of electricity. , Where does the energy from...
Forests, Fish and Wildlife is a division of the P.E.I. Department of Communities, Land and Environment., What services does Forests, Fish and Wildlife provide?, managing public forest lands; assisting private forest owners; producing Acadian Forest tree and shrub species for planting programs;...
Prince Edward Island has a mild climate thanks to the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Being surrounded by water also means that there is usually a breeze and at times can get quite windy. , Current Weather Conditions and Forecast, Environment Canada Weather, Summer, Most PEI residents...