Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Garden As If Your Life Depended On It, Because It Does

Alternet - Ellen LaConte Mar 30'11

There are at least five reasons why more of us should take up the spade, make some compost, and start gardening with a vengeance. Details here.

Canadian organic garden

Farmers and Seed Distributors Sue Monsanto

CBAN - Parkside, SK- March 30, 2011 
Over 60 family farmers, 
seed businesses and organic agricultural 
organizations in Canada and the US, have 
filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company 
over genetically modified (GM) seed. Details here.
A field of alfalfa in Idaho

BP Spill's Impact Could be Much Worse Than Expected

Margaret Munro,  Ottawa Citizen Mar 30

VANCOUVER — The death toll from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill goes far beyond the animal corpses washing ashore, says a report that warns that whale and dolphin deaths may be 50 times higher than believed. Read more: 

This explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform sparked the nightmare.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Some time back, I posted this article with some trepidation. Was it over the top? You decide! l.p.

Russian Boreal Forest Being Driven North, Diminishing

Joshua S Hill - PlanetSave Mar 29-11

Russia’s boreal forest, the largest continuous expanse in the world, is undergoing a large-scale shift in vegetation types as a direct result of the warming climate. Details here.

Canadian Court Slams Trump Climate Advisor in Successful Libel Case

DESMOG CLEARING THE PR POLLUTION THAT CLOUDS CLIMATE SCIENCE Dr. Andrew Weaver, Nobel Prize-winning scientist & BC Green Party ...