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Life at Delta Marsh, Manitoba, Canada

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Winnipeg Free Press: Sports and wildlife photographer Fred Greenslade and Free Press photographer Joe Bryksa visited Manitoba's Delta Marsh to capture the wondrous spring migration of various fowl. Details here. Below; some marsh denizens of our own. PLT.

Stop Corporate Control Over Our Seeds in Canada! Please Sign!

Canadian Biological Action Network Urgent Action Alert - Deadline Thursday May 23, 2013 Click here to send your letter instantly The National Farmers Union asks you to submit your letter to stop the significant regulatory changes to Seed Variety Registration in Canada. These changes will: Details here.

Think, Eat, Save! The UN Tackles Food Wastage

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UN News Service: According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted or lost. This volume of waste is more than the total net production of Sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.  See more at:   PLT photo.

Time for a Tar Sands Reality Check (Video)

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The oil sands are changing the economic, environmental, & social make-up of Canada. Industry is planning to triple production. But is it time for a reality check?

Quebec Area Where Cancer Rates Are 80 Times Higher To Be Studied

Globe and Mail It’s been more than 15 years since her husband died of a brain tumour, but Candide Bélanger feels she may finally get some answers about why he died. Details here.

Government Should 'Grow Up' On Climate Change, Scientist Says

CBC News A dozen prominent scientists write letter to Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver. Details here. PLT; It's hard to imagine a government more insulting or offensive to the human intelligence, one that is less of a pariah on the world stage. Harper must go!