A farmer sprays pesticides on crops. New research from the lab of Kimberly Parker at the McKelvey School of Engineering shows that amines, sometimes used as an additive in herbicides, can enter the atmosphere, where they pose risks for human health and alter the atmosphere. Credit: Shutterstock
Canada’s disappearing forests are a devastating hidden carbon bomb
The amount of wood in Canada’s forests has declined relentlessly for decades.Details 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 Hi! I'm Larry! I'm a veteran, award-winning journalist based in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada. I specialize in stories about agriculture and the environment. For decades, I worked for broadcast outlets in western Canada, including 5 years as Senior Editor for CBC Radio News in Saskatchewan. I am 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. I'm a member of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists. A couple of years ago, I joined an international team of writers, providing articles for a Swiss-based, online journal, “Focusing on Wildlife - celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth.” In June, 2014, I was a panelist at a world conference in Winnipeg entitled "Holding Power to Account. Investigative Journalism, Democracy and Human Rights.” In 1986, I