Monday, 23 April 2018

Common pesticide can make migrating birds lose their way, research shows


The Guardian
A ring-necked pheasant on the Canadian Prairies. Will they be next? PinP photo.

The experimental study is the first to directly show harm to songbirds, extending the known impacts of neonicotinoids beyond insects. More here.


In worst case scenario, the trees in big parts of Canada's boreal forest 'will probably die,' says federal scientist


National

Observer

A devastating wildfire near Fort MacMurray, Alberta, Photo by DarrenRD
Large portions of Canada’s vast boreal forest could be at risk of dying off by the end of the century, as climate change will dramatically aggravate the risk of wildfires, drought and insect infestations, say government scientists in a groundbreaking new study. More here.

RELATED: Only “Heroic Efforts” Will Spare Earth’s Mighty Boreal Forest From the Worst Ravages of Climate Change - Experts.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst ‘yet to come,’ warns UN agency



UN News

Rohingya refugees in a camp in Bangladesh. Photo by Zlatica Hoke (VOA)
The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday, warning that they do not  have the funds needed to protect hundreds of thousands of desperate people once the rainy season begins in earnest. More here.

Pipeline Spills 290,000 Litres of Crude Oil Emulsion in Northern Alberta


DeSmogCanada
A pipeline owned by Paramount Resources Ltd. released an estimated 100,000 litres of crude oil and 190,000 litres of produced water near Zama City, in northwest Alberta, according to an April 11 incident report filed with the Alberta Energy Regulator. Details here.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Exclusive: US official appeared to delay protections for endangered species at behest of oil group


TheGuardian
The energy-friendlly agenda inside Trump's iinterior department is revealed in rccords obtained by the Guardian and the watchdog groups, Documented and the Western Values Project.  More here.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Twenty environmental defenders have been killed so far in 2018