Showing posts from October 14, 2009

BIODIVERSITY: Earth's Life Support Systems Failing

Stephen Leahy - Inter Press Service UXBRIDGE, Canada, 13 Oct (IPS) - The world has failed to slow the accelerating extinction...

West Side Power Line Could Cut Through Forest Reserves

Winnipeg Free Press - By: Staff Writer - 14/10/2009 Artist: Mary Jane Eichler WINNIPEG — The west side power line will skirt provincial parks but it could cut through several forest reserves, according to...

Larry Writes to the Prime Minister

Please note the response from the PMs office (I'm taking his answer as a "no.") & Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May at the end. ========= Dear Honourable Prime Minister, Is it true that you won't be attending the key climate change summit in Copenhagen in December? Here is what the Environment Canada website says about this. "Canada will be represented at COP 15 by the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment, and by Michael Martin, Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change." Surely your absence will only deepen the already deep cynicism that surrounds your commitment to fighting climate change and global warming . British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has already promised he will attend the Copenhagen conference, and urges other world leaders to do the same. He says such attendance is essential " to avert the grave danger that nations will face if they fail to agree on

Victim of Drought

A baby elephant receives a bottle of milk Wednesday at the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust which cares for orphaned elephants on the outskirts of the Nairobi national park in Kenya. Some of the baby elephants have been orphaned by one of the worst droughts in recent years affecting millions of people across East Africa. (KAREL PRINSLOO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)