Thursday, 15 August 2013

Save British Columbia's Fish Lake From an Open-Pit Mine!

2013-urgent-Fish Lake


Dear Larry,

There is only a week left to have your say on Taseko’s proposed open-pit mine at pristine 
Fish Lake, a sacred place of ceremony and gathering for the Tsilqhot’in people and the 
heart of a watershed that supports unique rainbow trout, at-risk grizzly bears, and 
sustainable  local economies that respect the ecosystem. Take action.

Keep Arsenic out of the Water at Virden, Manitoba, Canada! An Open Letter to Manitoba's Minister of Environment

by John Fefchak

Dear Minister Mackintosh. 


Your department staff says it's OK to get rid of arsenic into a surface water source. However, this only leads to more questions that need answers.
(Photo, l. courtesy of Food & Water Watch)




Why This Year's Gulf Dead Zone Is Twice As Big As Last Year's

Mother Jones
First, the good news: The annual "dead zone" that smothers much of the northern Gulf of Mexico—caused by an oxygen-sucking algae bloom mostly fed by Midwestern farm runoff—is smaller this year than…Now, for the bad news...Details here.