Monday, 10 June 2013

Agri-Giants Trying to Solve Bee Deaths. Many Believe They Caused Them

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One of every three bites of food we consume depends on pollination by honeybees, but these overlooked contributors to our food system are continuing to die in stubbornly perplexing ways. Details here.

A honeybee hive, Manitoba, 
Canada.  PLT photo.

Great News for the Spirit Bear Coast!

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) -- Victory for spirit bears

Dear Larry,

Spirit Bear

In a big win for the spectacular Spirit Bear Coast and its wildlife, the British Columbia government has just announced its formal opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline.

This is a key breakthrough in our fight against tar sands development -- and one that would not have been possible without your online activism.

Canada's 'Northern Amazon' on the Brink

The Tyee
Report details how industry, climate change could 'eat up' the Mackenzie River Basin and its vital ecological services. Full story here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...