Friday, 21 August 2015

The Forests of the World Are in Serious Trouble, Scientists Report

The Washington Post
PinP photo.
The planet’s forests are vital to us all. For one thing, without them, global warming would be a lot worse. Details here.

A World on Fire: July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

Common Dreams

Record set for hottest month of the year puts 2015 on track to be hottest year ever recorded... and the consequences are mounting. Story here.

PinP photo

Why the Government of Canada Must Lead in Health Care - But Does Not.

Canadian Medical Asn. Journal
For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence. Story here.

State of Emergency Declared as Wildfires Create 'Unprecedented Cataclysm' in Washington State

Common Dreams

Four other states also fighting massive blazes, including drought-stricken California. Story here.

RELATED: "The Great Wildfire Debate Lights Up Editorial Pages in Manitoba."

Hey, US Congress, Quit Blaming The EPA!

The Gold King mine accident (the one that turned this Colorado river orange) is on you, too. Story here.

The second-largest ice sheet in the Arctic - Canada's Milne sheet, has collapsed.

This animation shows the sheet rapidly receding, losing almost half its mass.