Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Forest Fires Rage Near Manitoba Towns, Burning Permits Cancelled

CBC News

Fire crews battled blazes in dry, windy conditions near the towns of Cormorant and Sherridon in northwestern Manitoba, prompting the province to cancel burning permits and restrict campfires over large stretches of territory. Story here.


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Demand Pull Nature of Organic Foods Can’t be Ignored - Editorial

Laura Rance - Manitob Co-Operator

The market for organic foods continues to grow in spite of naysayers. Story here.

Extreme Heat Wave In India Is Killing People And Melting Roads

ClimateProgress

A blistering heat wave in India has killed more than 1,100 people in the country in less than one week. Story here.

Burning Permits Cancelled in Northwest Manitoba

Photo Courtesy of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western CA
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises that dry, windy conditions in northwest Manitoba have led to the cancellation of all burning permits in the region north of Flin Flon and Sherridon, south to Grand Rapids, west to the Saskatchewan border and east to PTH 6.

Wildfires Eat Into Oil Sands Production in Alberta

The Globe and Mail

A quickly expanding wildfire in northeastern Alberta has forced Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to shut down more oil sands production, pushing total volumes offline owing to the blaze to more than 8 per cent of the province’s oil output. Story here.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

European Union Dropped Pesticide Laws Due to US Pressure Over TTIP, Documents Reveal

theguardian
US trade officials pushed EU to shelve action on endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility to facilitate TTIP free trade deal Story here.