Sunday, 22 May 2016
UN News Centre
A clearcut in Canada. Wickimedia Commons.
The environment is deteriorating faster than previously thought, making it imperative that governments act now to reverse the worst trends, says the most authoritative study the United Nations has ever published on the state of the planet’s health. Story here.
Dear Ontario Government - Please Revisit Your Royalty Regime and Make De Beers Compensate Attawapiskat Fairly. PLEASE SIGN!
The De Beers diamond mine 90 km from Attawapiskat paid just $226 in royalties two years ago -- after extracting $2.5 billion in gems since 2007.
When sea ice melts, the ocean loses its reflective surface and the dark water absorbs more heat. Story here.