Showing posts with label Good News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Good News. Show all posts

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Enormous Painted Lady Migration in California


Daily Kos
A painted lady.
Things are shaping up for 2019 to be another massive migration year for Painted Lady butterflies.  Story here.

Monday, 8 January 2018

New Study Showing Ozone Recovery Hailed as Model for Tackling Climate Crisis

Common
Dreams

"We see very clearly that chlorine from CFCs is going down in the ozone hole, and that less ozone depletion is occurring because of it." More here.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Canada May Move to Protect Declining Monarch Butterfly as Endangered Species

Centre for Food Safety
PinP photo.
 The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada released a report today recommending that the monarch butterfly be protected as an endangered species due to population decline and ongoing threats to the butterfly’s epic migration. Previously, in Canada, the monarch was classified as a species of special concern; now the minister of the Environment and the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council have nine months to decide whether to add the butterfly to the endangered species list. Story here.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Hutterite Colony in Alberta, Canada Blazes Antibiotic-Free Trail


AlbertaFarmer

A hog barn in Israel. Shpernik088
You don’t have to sacrifice productivity or compromise health standards by going antibiotic free, say swine managers at Spring Creek Hutterite Colony. Story here.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wind Generates 100% of Scotland's Electricity Needs for Entire Day


EcoWatch 
A Canadian wind turbine. PinP photo.
Wind energy had a banner day in Scotland. Thanks to an unseasonably windy Sunday, wind turbines generated more electricity than the country actually needed. Story here.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

How Brazil, Panama and Costa Rica Breathed New Life Into Their Degraded Lands

WORLD
RESOURCES
INSTITUTE
This is the third instalment of our Restoration Global Tour blog series. The series examines restoration success stories in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and North America. Tune in over the coming months for additional installments, or check out our Restoration Diagnostic for more information. Story here.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Court Rules Organic Farmers in Minnesota Can Sue Conventional GMO Farmers

GLOBAL
POSSIBILITIES
Court rules organic farmers can sue conventional, GMO farmers whose pesticides ‘trespass’ and contaminate their fields. Story here.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Norway Becomes the First Country to Ban Deforestation

Nation of Change
A clearcut in BC. Wikimedia Commons.
The Norwegian Parliament has pledged to be deforestation-free. They are the first country in history to ban deforestation. Story here.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Shell Relinquishes Canadian Arctic Drilling Rights

NATIONAL
OBSERVER
One of the planet’s largest oil companies has just walked away from a large swath of oil and gas reserves in the Canadian Arctic. But it says it hasn't given up altogether on the prospects of drilling for the fossil fuels in the pristine waters of the North. Story here.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Norway to 'Completely' Ban Gasoline-Powered Cars By 2025'

The Independent

Norway will ban the sale of all fossil fuel-based cars in the next decade, continuing its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries on the planet, according to reports. Story here.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

UNESCO Recommends Canada’s First Mixed World Heritage Site

THE GLOBE AND MAIL
The Bloodvein River within the planned heritage site.
Photo credit - Wikipedia.
A massive tract of boreal forest straddling the Ontario and Manitoba borders that is known as the “Land that Gives Life” to the Anishinaabe people is recommended to become Canada’s first mixed World Heritage site. Story here.

My Way or the Highway - the EcoCannabis Car (Video)

Unmanned Solar Boat to Make Solo Trip From California to Hawaii

EcoWatch

The Seacharger, a solar-powered boat built by “a couple of hobbyists” in a garage, will set sail for a solo, 2,000-mile ocean journey from California to Hawaii on Memorial Day. Story here.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Myanmar Bans Lucrative Logging in Bid to Preserve Forests

Reuters

Myanmar has banned lucrative logging operations as the newly-elected government of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi steps up a battle on deforestation, an environment official said on Thursday. More here.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Newfoundland Cod Achieves Sustainability Milestone

World Wildlife Fund
A Newfoundland cod fishery has for the first time 
been certified sustainable, a significant achievement 
that demonstrates how a science-based approach to 
managing fish populations and fisheries delivers 
conservation success. Story here.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Canadian Livestock Producers Benefit From a Solar Watering System

Manitoba Co-Operator

Installing a solar watering system has increased carrying capacity, weight gain and improved herd health. More here.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Ottawa Says Some Form of Carbon Pricing is Coming

CBC News

The federal Liberal government remains determined to set a national price on carbon emissions, despite the vocal opposition of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. Story here.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Number of England's Marine Conservation Zones Nearly Doubles

theguardian
But leading marine conservationist warns that MCZs are ‘paper parks’ and will offer wildlife no real protection from destructive dredging and trawling. More here.
Pelicans in Manitoba, 
Canada. PinP photo.

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...