Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Canada’s Forest Fires Threaten the Whooping Crane

World Resources Institute
Canada, home to two of the Whooping Crane Summer Ranges, topped the list of countries with the most forest loss. The loss is likely due to sweeping boreal forest fires in the Wood Buffalo National Park. Story here.

Related: "Only 'Heroic Efforts' Will Spare Earth’s Mighty Boreal Forest From the Worst Ravages of Climate Change - Experts."

Letting Shell Drill in Arctic Could Lead to Catastrophic Oil Spill, Experts Warn

theguardian
Lack of local infrastructure to undertake oil exploration will prove devastating, environmentalists say – there is one road, no rail system and limited air facilities. Story here.