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Canada Oil Output Cut as Alberta Wildfires Rage

May 17, 2011 Canadian oil production cuts could more than double by Wednesday as companies move to protect employees and property from wildfires raging through northern Alberta… Details here.

Pop Goes the Crop: Fields of Watermelon Burst After Growth Chemical Overdoses in Eastern China

By: Alexa Olesen, The Associated Press - 05/17/11 BEIJING, China - Watermelons have been bursting by the score in eastern China after farmers gave them overdoses of growth chemicals during wet weather, creating what state media called fields of "land mines." Details here. PUBLISHER'S COMMENT: This is certainly a jurisdiction we ought to be emulating. Now all we have to do is grow exploding watermelon here and we won't have to import them from way over there! Yeah! That's the ticket! l.p.

Help Launch the New Rainbow Warrior!

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My Letter on Climate Change Touches a Nerve!

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Below are some of the comments which my letter "Ditches Not Enough,' generated when published in the Winnipeg Free Press.     •    "'reducing your carbon footprint' nonsense.What a ridiculous belief."     •    "'Fixing the climate' is a tomorrow problem. We neither caused climate change nor do we have the means/know-how to correct it." Is this what you think, too?  Please go to the link, above, or this one and add your own comment, "like" or "dislike" them, OR write a letter of your own. OR use the comment link on this post, below! Thanks! Let's get a dialogue going!  l.p.                                  There's little freeboard beneath the Lake of the Prairies bridge (l.) near Roblin, MB. The lake (on the Assiniboine River) is the     reservoir created by the Shellmouth Dam, downstream. And the crest on the Assiniboine, the highest in 300 years, is just now upon us. (Photos by l.p.)