Friday, 31 July 2015

A Nuclear Shadow From Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Fukushima

In The Lancet's Series, a new lens is applied to events from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to Fukushima, for a better understanding of the health challenges faced by populations exposed to radiation from man-made disasters. Details here.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Conservative Insider Won Huge Contract to Build Harper’s Arctic Project


A hugely expensive public contract to build an Arctic research station —promoted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper —went to a joint venture that included a company run by a Conservative Party insider with close ties to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, the National Observer has confirmed. Story here.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Scientists Say Supposedly Miraculous Ingredients in Weed Killers Don't Actually Work

Mother Jones
A "crop-duster" doing its thing on a canola crop in Manitoba, Canada. PinP photo.
In this article, journalist Tom Philpott illustrates once again, the “wild west,” unregulated nature of industrial agriculture. Story here.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015

Sunday, 26 July 2015

It Could Be Months Before We Know Why a Chinese-Owned Pipeline Burst in Alberta


The Nexen pipeline that spurted 5 million liters of thick, black bitumen emulsion into the northern Alberta wilderness could have been leaking for two weeks before it was discovered. Story here.