Showing posts with label Hope. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hope. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

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.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Researchers Rethink 'Natural' Habitat for Wildlife


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.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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.

Friday, June 26, 2009

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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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.

Diesel vehicles in oil sands operations contribute to regional pollution

EurekAlert Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. The substance has been l...