Showing posts from May 2, 2018

Diseases spread by ticks, mosquitoes and fleas more than tripled in the U.S. since 2004

The Washington Post A wood tic - Manitoba, CA. PinP photo. The warmer weather of spring and summer means the start of tick and mosquito season and the diseases they transmit,  including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, West Nile  and Zika. More here.

Pollution from Canadian refineries an ‘embarrassment’ compared to U.S.

NATIONAL OBSERVER The Irving Oil Refinery in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Photo by  Cusack5239 Sarnia’s Imperial Oil refinery emitted 10 times more fine particulate matter, seven times more carbon monoxide and 49 times more sulphur dioxide than the Detroit plant. More here.