Thursday, 15 January 2015

Great Canadian Migrations

PinP; Any similarity this commentator bears to David Attenborough, the famous naturalist of BBC TV fame, is purely intentional!


John Fefchak said...

Ever wonder what is taking place in Alberta with the Oil Sands and what it is doing
to the environment.?.........Take a few minutes...have a look.

John Fefchak said...

The greed of money; at the expense of ALL. Oil Sands.

The Stench of Money… Black Gold. Sun Cor started operations in 1967. Alberta, Canada.

"Aboriginal peoples have had great difficulties maintaining their lands and livelihoods in the face
of this massive encroachment. The actual reserve or community land base of Aboriginal people has shrunk by almost two-thirds since Confederation and on reserve resources has largely vanished."
re:…Canadian Royal Commission (1996) on Aboriginal peoples in the Athabasca Tar Sands Region.

The Present…..2015.
Environmentally, it’s impact is already a disaster, a slow motion that is contaminating the basin of one of the largest river systems on this planet.
“The river used to be blue. Now it is brown. Nobody can fish or drink from it.The air is bad.”
(re: An elder in a Native community along the Athabasca River.)
Toxic water-dumped into huge ponds, where eventually will be leaching back into the waters courses, and now we are told it is.
An area of 54,000 square miles, vulnerable and being devastated, roughly centred on the boom town of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Investors and our Federal government call this progress.!

Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia's polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

by Larry Powell The freshwater turtle, Emydura macquarii. Credit: Claudia Santori. For well over a century,  invasive fresh...