Showing posts from April 3, 2013

United Nations Calls Canada's Pullout From Drought Convention 'Regrettable'

United Nations The United Nations says it's 'regrettable' that the Government of Canada is withdrawing from the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) , the only legally binding instrument that addresses desertification, land degradation and drought. Details here. Related story:  Desertification Too Important For Canada To Ignore - Suzuki

Fish Deformities Linked to Oil Pollution in U.S. and Alberta

CBC News Alberta scientist calls for research on fish malformations in Lower Athabasca River. Details here.

Cheaper Green Energy Storage Solution Invented by Calgary Professors

CBC News Chat over beer generates lower-cost way to make hydrogen from water. Details here.

Saskatoon Scientist Breaks Silence About Muzzling

CBC Radio A retired federal researcher based in Saskatoon is going public with concerns Ottawa is muzzling scientists like her.  Details here.

Not a Robin, But, I'll Take It!

Not exactly the harbinger of spring we look forward to most. I spotted this "gopher," actually a Richardson's ground squirrel, in a field near Roblin, (western) Manitoba today. PLT photo.