Tuesday, 22 August 2017

We Hardly Know Anything About the Deep-Sea Life we Are Destroying.


BuzzFeed News

A weedy sea dragon. Photo by Richard Ling.
There's been hardly any research into most residents of the deep oceans, despite it being the biggest habitat on Earth – and it's making them harder to protect, according to a new review. Story here.

Monday, 21 August 2017

UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone

UN News Agency
The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and cholera in the wake of last week's mudslides and flooding in the country's capital, Freetown. Story here.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Camper concerned for the health of a Manitoba lake after a chemical appears to have killed off aquatic life.

QC Country

"Residents were shovelling away dead crayfish" according to Denise Melnyk. Story here.

World's Biggest Brands Are Pushing Indonesia's Endangered Wildlife to Extinction

EcoWatch
An ancient Indonesian rainforest, home to elephants, orangutans, tigers and rhinos, is being destroyed by industries which extract products such as palm oil. Story here.

A Sumatran tiger. Dick Mudde.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Facts Don’t Matter

albertaviews - David Schindler

Harper is gone, but pro-development governments continue to ignore science. Story here.

Environment Canada confirms tornado hit Ontario's cottage country, 3,000 still without power

CBCnews

Too soon to know how strong twister was, but several structures damaged. Story here.