Showing posts from February 4, 2016

To Feed the World, Tap Into Organic's Potential: Study

Common Dreams 'It’s not just a matter of producing enough, but making agriculture environmentally friendly and making sure that food gets to those who need it.' Story here. RELATED: "O rganic Producers Could See Net Profit Levels Of Up To $300 Per Acre"

Scientists Trace Cancer-Linked Pollutant to Alberta's Oil Sands Stockpiles

NATIONAL OBSERVER Dust blown away from stockpiles left over after oil sands upgrading is very likely a key source of a cancer-linked pollutant commonly found in the northern Alberta region, concludes a new peer-reviewed study.  Story here.

Neepawa Banner Publishes Controversial Letter Over Religion & Climate Change.

by Larry Powell The publisher of the weekly newspaper, "The Banner" in the Town of Neepawa, Manitoba, Ken Waddell, printed an editorial before Christmas, denying a human cause for climate change. He also criticized methods proposed by federal and provincial governments to tackle the problem as "certifiably nuts." This prompted a letter of my own which challenged his conclusions. I found it odd that a person of faith, as he is often proud to communicate, could find it possible to believe in the truly fantastic stories of the Bible, yet could not find it within his own personal powers of reasoning to accept the now well-proven science of climate change. To his credit and that of the papers, my own letter appeared in the January 22nd edition, below.  Ken, I suspect that publishing this was not easy for you, as it was not the kind of letter you deal with often - touching, as it does, on both climate change and faith, the latter obviously being of great, personal