Saturday, 22 August 2009

Climate Change May Cause Crops to Emit Methane

Staff - Manitoba Co-Operator - 8/18/2009

Canola Crop by L.P.

Crop stresses typically linked to climate change, such as increased temperatures, drought and UV-B radiation, might actually hasten climate change by causing crops to emit more methane into the atmosphere.

U.S. State Department OKs Pipeline From Canada's Oil Sands

WASHINGTON, DC, August 21, 2009 (Environment News Service)
The U.S. State Department has issued a permit for a multibillion-dollar pipeline to carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands to refineries south of the border, triggering a court challenge...
(AFP/Getty image)
Editor's note...Surely this can only underline the urgency with which the U.S. should implement Barak Obama's commitment to CLEAN energy! l.p.

Manitoba Logging Road May Spark Court Battle

Winnipeg Free Press - By: Bruce Owen - 20/08/2009
Environmentalists oppose park route. (Click headline.)
Also read "Environmentalists pan new road...."
and how James Beddome, leader of the Green Party of Manitoba feels about the decision.

Ghost Pines 11
by Mary Jane Eichler

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...