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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cattails Into Clean Energy: Where to From Here?

IISD Cattails - PinP photo. This past year has been a monumental success for IISD’s Cattail Harvesting for Nutrient Capture and Sustainable Energy project . Story here.

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.

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 .

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. RELATED: " Shell’s Retreat From Canadian Arctic Creates Space for Arctic Protection"

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.

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.

Edible Six-Pak Rings Hold Promise for Sea-Life


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.

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.

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.

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.

Number of England's Marine Conservation Zones Nearly Doubles

the guardian 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.