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Oil Spill in Gulf Could Cause ‘Dead Zone’, Further Hitting Sea Life

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June 29, 2010 - Financial Times High concentrations of… This image from NOAA shows the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Climate Change Complicates Plant Diseases of the Future

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ScienceDaily (June 26, 2010) — Human-driven....

Keeping the Bees - Author Implicates Pesticides in Bee Deaths

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Just click headline, scroll to bottom of page and listen to the CBC Radio Podcast with Laurence Packer! There are over 19-thousand species of bees found all over the world, including two species that have been found near the edge of glaciers in the Arctic. It is estimated that bee pollination is key for about one-third of the world's food supply, either directly or indirectly. Bees play a vital role in the ecology of the planet, yet these unsung heroes of the natural world may be at risk. Pesticides, fragmentation of habitat and climate change all pose threats to bees. And according to Laurence Packer , if they are in trouble, then so are we. Dr. Packer is a melittologist and a Professor of Biology at York University in Toronto. In his new book, Keeping The Bees -Why All Bees Are At Risk and What We Can Do to Save Them

Obama Exercises Good Government, Makes BP Pay. Republicans and the Corporate Media Freak Out

AlterNet - June 25 - '10 Obama's hardline….

GM Alfalfa Ruling by US Supreme Court Has Sweeping Implications For Canadian Farmers and All Citizens

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 22, 2010 SASKATOON, Sask.—The US Supreme Court ruled this week that genetically-modified (GM) alfalfa cannot be planted or sold in that country. This ruling has very significant implications for Canadian farmers and all other citizens. Canada’s National Farmers Union (NFU) participated in an “amicus brief” to the US Supreme Court as part of this case. The case, Monsanto v. Geerston Farms, marks the first time a GM crop case has been brought before the US Supreme Court. Ruling on a lower court decision, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on the sale and planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa. The ban will remain in place until the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prepares a proper Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and until the USDA succeeds in officially “deregulating” the crop—a move that will be scrutinized and opposed (possibly in court) by many groups. Work on an EI

NDP's Food Report Urges Public Incentives for Local Foods

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Manitoba Co-Operator - June 22 - 2010 The federal New Democrats' report...

Supreme Court Case a Defeat for Monsanto's Ambitions

THE HUFFINGTON POST - Junw 21 - 2010 Andrew Kimbrell - Executive Director of the Center for Food Safety - June 21, 2010 It should be no surprise that… Please also read "Supreme Court’s ruling on Monsanto’s GE alfalfa: Who won?" - on Grist

The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Marine Ecosystems

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Science 18 June 2010: Ove Hoegh-Guldberg 1 ,* and John F. Bruno 1 ,2 University of Queensland Coral reef with Anthias fish colony. (Credit: iStockphoto/Pawel Borowka) Marine ecosystems are centrally important to the biology of the planet, yet a comprehensive understanding of how anthropogenic climate change is affecting them has been poorly developed. The impacts of anthropogenic climate change so far include decreased ocean productivity, altered food web dynamics, reduced abundance of habitat-forming species, shifting species distributions, and a greater incidence of disease. Although there is considerable uncertainty about the spatial and temporal details, climate change is clearly and fundamentally altering ocean ecosystems. Further change will continue to create enormous challenges and costs for societies worldwide, particularly those in developing countries. . 1 Ocean and Coasts Program, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, St. Lucia,

Climate Change Threatens Food Supply of 60 Million People in Asia

ScienceDaily (June, 2010) — According to...

Is Using Dispersants on the BP Gulf Oil Spill Fighting Pollution with Pollution?

June 18, 2010 - By David Biello SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN It remains unclear what impact….

BP Is Destroying Evidence and Censoring Journalists

Alternet - Rikki Ott - June - 2010 BP is using federal agencies to...

What Will be Left After the Oil Spill?

The Times/The Sunday Times June - 2010 No dolphins... no whales... no bluefin...

Naom Chomsky and Bill McKibben on Global Warming

BP Oil Leak Aftermath: Slow-Motion Tragedy Unfolds for Marine Life

Suzanne Goldenberg in Grand Isle, Louisiana - guardian.co.uk - June 2010 Out on the water,

Disturbing Blight Comes From Urban Source

Laura Rance - Manitoba Co-Operator June - 2010 Provincial agricultural extension workers are faced with...

Eat Less Meat - Save the Planet!

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Felicity Carus - guardian.co.uk, June 2010 UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet...

Organic Cotton Farming More Profitable: Greenpeace

The Economic Times - 15 Jun 2010 HYDERABAD: Organically grown cotton is more... Read full Greenpeace report here.

How Obama Let the World’s Most Dangerous Oil Company Spiral out of Control

AlterNet June 12 - 2010 Though George W. paved the...

Record Spring, No Thanks to Manitoba

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By: Margaret Munro and Matt Preprost - 10/06/2010 Editor's note - Climate change? Naaaah!! l.p.

Ottawa Posts Another Wimpy "Milestone" in its "Non-Fight" Against Climate Change

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Matthew Bramley, the Pembina Institute - June 3, 2010 New federal climate plan admits minimal action on emissions...

Deathbed Reprieve for Killer Industry?

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June 6th - 2010 - Kathleen Ruff Ottawa and Quebec City appear poised to bail out asbestos producers ,

Animal Waste on Factory Farms Comes Under Closer EPA Scrutiny

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WASHINGTON, DC, June 1, 2010 (ENS) - In a legal...

Nigeria's Agony Dwarfs the Gulf Oil Spill.

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John Vidal - environment editor May 30 - 2010 The US and Europe ignore it!