Stoked by a summer heat wave and strong winds, widespread fires have been raging through south-central Chile since February 2, 2023. Over the course of several days, the deadly fires have destroyed more than 1,000 homes and have spread across more than 294,000 hectares (1,100 square miles). NASA satellite photo.
Government guidelines insufficient to protect North American freshwater ecosystem from salt pollution
Canoeing the jacques Cartier_Photo by Jake Dyson
Current water quality guidelines aren't protecting freshwater ecosystems from increasing salt pollution due to road de-icing salts, agriculture fertilizers, and mining operations, according to an international study that included researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the research shows that freshwater salinization triggers a massive loss of zooplankton and an increase in algae -- even when levels are within the lowest thresholds established in Canada, the U.S., and throughout Europe. Story here.
Winnipeg Free Press - By: Mike De Souza - 18/11/2010 Scrapped without Senate hearings, debate... =========== TAKE ACTION: Tell MPs and the Prime Minister to respect democracy and heed the will of Canadians Stephen Harper has done what he promised not... ========== LETTERS; Dear Editor: Re Unelected Tory senators kill climate bill passed by House , Gloria Galloway, Nov.17/2010 I am so shocked and ashamed, and disappointed by this callous political act, once again. This action by the Tory dominated Senate is the straw that broke the camel's back. The senators were undoubtedly following orders from the Tory leader who appointed them, even though he campaigned against such underhanded and devious tactics. Harper holds tyrannical control of his party, and the government whenever he can, and wields it in a condescending and undemocratic manner. Little by little he has eroded Canada's democratic government. But we Canadians just stand back and let him do it. Sometimes I w
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009 - by James Beddome, Leader, Green Party of Manitoba. Winnipeg, and the surrounding communities, are presently beholden to the same old game of staged ideological political chicken between the city and the province, and unfortunately our water supply (imagine a barrel of water) is set to collide in between. James speaks at a pro-water rally on the steps of city hall on the eve of the disastrous council vote. More pics, below .
Larry Powell Powell is a veteran, award-winning journalist based in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada. He specializes in stories about agriculture and the environment. For decades, he worked for broadcast outlets in western Canada, including 5 years as Senior Editor for CBC Radio News in Saskatchewan. He is authorized to receive embargoed news releases on important, global stories, through the Science Media Centre of Canada, the Royal Society, Nature Research and the World Weather Attribution Network. He is a member of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists and is a past member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Three years ago, he joined an international team of writers providing articles for the Swiss-based online journal, “Focusing on Wildlife - celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth.” In June, 2014, he was a panelist at a world conference in Winnipeg entitled "Holding