Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Alarm raised in North Dakota over high risk of Red River flooding

Winnipeg Free Press
The U.S. National Weather Service says there is more than an 80 per cent chance of major flooding along the Red River near the Manitoba border in the coming months. Story here.
Grand Forks, ND in 1997
Ken Gardner, 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

"Jeff's Earth." Our Home Planet as Photographed From Space by NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams.

Canadians are making a supersized gamble on climate and the economy

NATIONAL
OBSERVER
Did you know that:

  • We Canadians are now one of the world's largest extractors of climate pollution, per capita?
  • We're planning one of world's biggest increases through 2030?
  • Our relentlessly increasing extraction has become a supersized gamble that threatens both climate hope and our economic stability? DETAILS HERE.                        
Part if the infrastructure awaiting approval of the 
Keystone XL pipeline. Photo by shannonpatrick17

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Conservation groups urge increased protection for boreal caribou habitat

The Globe & Mail
Federal and provincial governments are being urged to increase protection for the boreal forest and its imperilled woodland caribou herds from resource-company activity, as environment ministers prepare to meet in Ottawa this week to devise plans for greater conservation efforts. Story here.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Crop destroying caterpillar rapidly spreading across Africa; maize production endangered


AgroNews
New research announced by scientists at CABI (Center for Agriculture and Bioscience Information) confirms that a recently introduced crop-destroying armyworm caterpillar is now spreading rapidly across Mainland Africa and could spread to tropical Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years, becoming a major threat to agricultural trade worldwide. Story here.

Manitoba "crop-duster." PinP photo.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Judge Orders Trump's EPA Pick to Release Emails by Tuesday

EcoWatch

The Oklahoma County Court on Thursday found Trump's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee Scott Pruitt in violation of the state's Open Records Act. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) filed a lawsuit against Pruitt for improperly withholding public records and the court ordered his office to release thousands of emails in a matter of days. Story here.