Friday, 29 April 2016
Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday. More here.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
We can now add political party conventions to the list of potential disasters caused by climate change. Story here.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Sunday, 24 April 2016
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Friday, 22 April 2016
Thursday, 21 April 2016
More than 90 percent of world's largest living ecosystem has been hit by "severe" coral bleaching. More here.
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Across Peru, headlines have been dominated by the presidential elections. Deep in the Amazon, however, the ongoing trauma caused by oil pipeline spills seeps on. Almost three months following a 2,000-barrel spill in Chiriaco followed by another just days later near Mayuriaga, indigenous communities continue to confront the daily reality of poisoned water, fish and crops. More here.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Today, the Alliance for Natural Health-USA released the results of food safety testing conducted on an assortment of popular breakfast foods. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing revealed the presence of glyphosate—the most widely used agricultural herbicide—in 11 of the 24 food samples tested. More here.
Climate change means wildfires that are larger, start earlier and last longer. Above - NWT, Canada ’04.USDA Forest Service.
Residents from communities across northern B.C. have been forced to flee their homes. More here.
Saturday, 16 April 2016
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The margin of the Greenland ice sheets. Hannes Grobe, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. 1992.
Friday, 15 April 2016
The Ya Ly Dam, one of the largest in Viet Nam, on a major tributary of the Mekong. A Wikimedia Commons photo.
The fate of 70 million people rests on what happens to the Mekong river. With world leaders meeting in Paris next week for crucial UN climate talks, John Vidal journeys down south-east Asia’s vast waterway - a place that encapsulates some of the dilemmas they must solve. He meets people struggling to deal with the impacts of climate change as well as the ecological havoc created by giant dams, deforestation, coastal erosion and fast-growing cities. Story here.
Thursday, 14 April 2016
White-tailed deer in western Manitoba. PinP photo.
Winnipeg, April 14, 2016: “The Green Party urges the next government of Manitoba to uphold the law and protect the Whitemud Watershed Wildlife Management Area from the proposed Energy East pipeline,” said David Nickarz, Green Party of Manitoba critic for Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Monday, 11 April 2016
PinP photo.Concerns remain chemical widely used in agriculture as a herbicide can kill all plants, algae, bacteria and fungi in a crop’s vicinity, affecting biodiversity. Story here.
Sunday, 10 April 2016
I still find political attitudes towards growth puzzling, to say the least. What kind of growth, you ask? Economic growth? Population growth? Well, it doesn’t really matter. Our politicians want it, in great dollops, as if it was the key to the Kingdom.
Humane Society International Canada
Animal protection and conservation groups encourage responsible approach to wildlife management. More here.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Thursday, 7 April 2016
INTER PRESS SERVICE
Diabetes, which now affects more than 400 million people worldwide, is closely linked to poverty in most regions of the world, World Health Organization Medical Officer Alessandro Demaio told IPS Thursday. Story here.
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Northern Oriole. PinP photo.
314 species, including the bald eagle and 10 state birds of US at risk from climate change.
theguardianBetween 1984 and 2009 the weight of female bears in Ontario fell by over 10% while climate change meant they had 30 fewer days a year to hunt seal on ice. More here.
Monday, 4 April 2016
Sunday, 3 April 2016
newsStudy also finds companies fracked into underground sources of water and at much shallower depths than previously known, close to drinking water wells. More here.
Saturday, 2 April 2016
CBC - The HouseThe warning from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz leaves no doubt about his assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership. More here.
Friday, 1 April 2016
Greenpeace CanadaSeismic cannons will not blast through the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait this year, giving Nunavut communities and marine life another summer of relief from the threats of dangerous oil exploration. More here.