Wednesday, 3 April 2013

United Nations Calls Canada's Pullout From Drought Convention 'Regrettable'


United Nations
The United Nations says it's 'regrettable' that the Government of Canada is withdrawing from the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the only legally binding instrument that addresses desertification, land degradation and drought. Details here.

Related story: Desertification Too Important For Canada To Ignore - Suzuki

Fish Deformities Linked to Oil Pollution in U.S. and Alberta


CBC News

Alberta scientist calls for research on fish malformations in Lower Athabasca River. Details here.

Cheaper Green Energy Storage Solution Invented by Calgary Professors


CBC News
Chat over beer generates lower-cost way to make hydrogen from water. Details here.

Saskatoon Scientist Breaks Silence About Muzzling


CBC Radio
A retired federal researcher based in Saskatoon is going public with concerns Ottawa is muzzling scientists like her. Details here.

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