Showing posts with the label Hope

Turning the Tide on Northern Cod

World Wildlife Fund WWF-Canada and the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) have begun an exciting new project that aims to help an historic northern Newfoundland cod fishery return to health. Story here.

Province of Manitoba, Canada Promises New Supports for Smaller Farmers and Processors

The Co-Operator A small organic market garden in Manitoba. PinP photo. The report says support to grow food-processing sector must extend to all sizes of players. Story here.

US Administration Takes Steps to Aid Bees

New York Times: The White House announced new initiatives on Friday to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators, which have suffered enormous losses in recent years. Details here.

Researchers Rethink 'Natural' Habitat for Wildlife

Science Daily Bull moose with budding antlers.  PLT photo. Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to researchers. A new study finds that a long-accepted theory used to estimate extinction rates, predict ecological risk and make conservation policy recommendations is overly pessimistic. The researchers point to an alternative framework that promises a more effective way of accounting for human-altered landscapes and assessing ecological risks. Full story here.

Beautiful Relationships: Local Biz Sees the Upside of Dung

THE TYEE For Cowpower, green and local energy is only a field away.   Details here. PLT photo.

US Election Results Give Environmentalists Hope

Manitoba Wildlands The 2012 US election was supposed to be all about the economy. But in state and federal races, candidates targeted by environmentalists for their positions on climate and energy lost in large numbers November 6, 2012.  Details here.

Michael Moore on Occupy Wall Street

Consumer Demand Spurs a Corporate Sea Change

June 26, 2009 - Dr David Suzuki and Dave Robert Taylor Protecting our planet is no longer seen as a fringe activity. Most people now consider themselves to be environmentally aware and are taking steps to help. Caring for the environment has become mainstream – it’s the “new normal”. And that’s refreshing! Click on headline for full story.

Safeway launches "locally grown" campaign

Staff - the Co-Operator - 6/16/2009 4:28:00 PM Please click on headline.

A Remarkable Commencement Address - by Paul Hawken

University of Portland, May 3rd, 2009 - by Paul Hawken Courtesy of Common Dreams For full address, just click on headline. Paul Hawken, (l.) author and actor.