Showing posts from April 1, 2019

Rapid apple decline has researchers stumped

Science Magazine An apple orchard in Quebec, Canada.  Photo by "Daniel Fafard ( Dreamdan )" Young apple trees have been inexplicably dying across the US and Canada.  Story here.

When mines poison waterways in British Columbia, Canada, taxpayers swallow the costs

Dogwood The Mount Polley mine - Jul. 2014 - about a week before the infamous breach of its earthen containment dam. After the breach, massive amounts of wastewater surged into nearby creeks & lakes. Photos by NASA. Outdated laws, weak enforcement leave the public on the hook for cleanup.  Story here.

Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather.

CBC News North shore of Lk. Superior. A Wikimedia photo. Report also predicts more severe algae blooms will increase water treatment costs. Story here.