Saturday, 22 October 2016

Nations sign major deal to curb warming chemicals used for air conditioning


An international treaty originally created to save the ozone layer from destruction is now being enlisted to help tackle climate change. Story here.

Tribute to the Trees - a Manitoba Video!

Dangerous Metals Found in Latest Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

Waterkeeper Alliance
The record-breaking flood of the Neuse River inundated three inactive coal ash pondsfor five days last week from the Duke Energy H.F. Lee facility, 10 miles upstream of Goldsboro, North Carolina. The flooded ponds are unlined and uncovered, containing more than 1 million tons of coal ash spread over more than 170 acres in a layer 4 to 10 feet deep. Story here.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Moose poachers nabbed by Manitoba conservation workers

Conservation officers charged eight hunters with alleged moose poaching, a provincial news release said Thursday. Story here.
PinP photo.

We Never Voted for Corporate Rule


The $66 billion sale of Monsanto is yet another reminder of how corporations have colonized the world and subverted democracy. To regain our future, we must claim our right to popular sovereignty. Story here.

Rising Temperatures Load the Dice for Megadrought Risk

State of the Planet.

As the American Southwest grows hotter, the risk of severe, long-lasting megadroughts rises, passing 90 percent likelihood by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current pace, a new study says. If we aggressively reduce emissions, however, we can cut that risk substantially, the authors write. Story here.