Sunday, 26 February 2017

The ad they don't want you to see.

Dogwood Initiative
Unreal! The ad we booked to run in Helijet magazine has just been denied!

This is the ad both Helijet and their in-flight magazine publisher approved last week.


So why are they backing out now?

The European Union’s renewable energy policy is making global warming worse

New Scientist

Countries in the EU, including the UK, are throwing away money by subsidising the burning of wood for energy, according to an independent report. While burning some forms of wood waste can indeed reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in practice the growing use of wood energy in the EU is increasing rather than reducing emissions, the new report concludes. Story here.

Friday, 24 February 2017

United Nations Declares War on Ocean Plastic

Interprets Agency Service News Agency
The available data is enough for the United Nations to literally declare war on oceans plastic: more than 8 million tonnes of it leaks into their waters each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute, wreaking havoc on marine wildlife, fisheries and tourism, and costing at least 8 billion dollars in damage to marine ecosystems. Story here.

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

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