Showing posts from April 5, 2011

Can We Solve Our Environmental Crisis Without Talking About Climate Change and Global Warming?

AlterNet / By Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher Poll-oriented groups say that public opinion surveys prove Americans care most about jobs and lack the capacity to act on some distant threat. But here's where they're wrong. Details here.

Record Stratospheric Ozone Loss in the Arctic in Spring of 2011

Geneva, 5 Apr '11 (WMO)  Depletion of the ozone layer- the shield that protects life on Earth from harmful levels of ultraviolet rays - has reached an unprecedented level over the Arctic this spring… Full story here.

How Is Saskatchewan Involved With Japan’s Nuclear Disaster?

BY Jim Harding THE SASKATCHEWAN CONNECTION  Published in R-Town News on April 1, 2011 (Please also read - "Uranium City - a Legacy of Cancer.") The Fukushima’s nuclear reactors which are steadily contaminating Japan’s atmosphere, seashore, watersheds, food chains and making millions of Japanese into nuclear refugees are owned and operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. or Tepco.  Tepco  has Saskatchewan connections. The Globe and Mail describes Tepco as “one of (Cameco’s) largest customers for uranium used to fuel nuclear power plants”, and there is little doubt that much of the radioactive contamination threatening Japan comes from uranium fuel mined in northern Saskatchewan. And Tepco is directly involved in this mining; since the 1990s it has been Cameco’s partner in the massive Cigar Lake mine, which has itself had serious “accidents” and is years behind its production schedule due to recurring underground flooding.  Cameco has taken a big hit since

Election Week 1 - Council of Canadians - Video

Changing Planet - Changing Health

Zachary Shahan - PlanetSave Apr 4  '11 Climate change is sometimes portrayed as a victimless crime, but it’s not. Full story here.