Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Superbug Resistant to Two last-Resort Antibiotics Found in US For first Time

STAT 
A strain of E. coli resistant to two last-resort antibiotics has for the first time been reported in the United States. Story here.

Pea Growers in Manitoba Hit By Crop Disease And Bad Weather

Manitoba Co-Operator
A crop of field peas in the UK. Photo by David Lally.
Manitoba pea growers are getting a reminder of why they backed away from the crop in the first place. Story here


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Nasa: Earth is Warming At a Pace 'Unprecedented in 1,000 Years'

theguardian
Records of temperature that go back far further than 1800s suggest warming of recent decades is out of step with any period over the past millennium. Story here.

The Purse is Mightier Than the Pen

by George Monbiot

What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of our lives, and towards topics of brain-melting irrelevance. Story here.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Pesticides Ban Protects Health

Winnipeg Free Press

To the surprise of many, the recently elected provincial government has reopened the public debate on Manitoba’s regulations on cosmetic pesticides. Story here.

The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch

CommonDreams
UN photo
The epoch is thought to have begun in the 1950s, when human activity set global systems on a different trajectory. Story here.