The Wilderness Committee
Saturday, 25 April 2020
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Tuesday, 16 April 2019
|A green Arctic meadow - Baffin Island, CA. |
Photo by Mike Beauregard.
Warming trends bring more insects, extreme weather and wildfires that wipe out plants. More here.
Saturday, 15 September 2018
|Riding Mtn. Nat'l. Park - Manitoba, Canada. A PinP photo.|
A new paper in the journal Science strongly supports establishment of many more land and sea areas as protected sites. Failure to do so, the editorial warns, chillingly, could spell doom for many species, including our own! More here.
Sunday, 17 December 2017
The U.S. Senate has passed a Republican tax-reform package that contains a provision to authorize oil drilling on the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, placing the biological heart of one of our last pristine, untouched places in severe peril. Story here.
Barrenground caribou, Nunavut.
Barrenground caribou, Nunavut.
Ansgar Walk photo.
Friday, 1 December 2017
Unanimous decision returns planning process to earlier stage, requires additional consultation. Story here.
Boreal forest in the broad valley of the Hart River, (Peel Watershed). Photo: Juri Peepre
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Sierra Club BC
Wood Buffalo National Park. Photo credit: UNESCO - Vincent Ko Hon Chiu
Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. Based upon a process initiated by Sierra Club BC, UNESCO visited the Peace River Valley in the fall of 2016 to investigate how the Site C dam endangers Wood Buffalo National Park. UNESCO strongly criticizes Canada for exposing the park to danger. Story here.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
The James Bay Lowlands contain both environmentally crucial peatlands and one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Canada. Story here.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The Globe & MailStory here.
Monday, 6 February 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
CPAWS Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
Are human animals "loving our parks to death?" PinP photos.
For almost a decade CPAWS has observed a significant shift in Parks Canada’s approach to managing our national parks, away from their legislative first priority of protecting nature, towards a more tourism and marketing focused agenda which is putting wildlife and wilderness in our national parks at risk. Details here.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
A forest in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, rendered "ghost-like" by hoarfrost. PinP photo.
If you fly over a forest and look down, you'll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on…Story here.
Thursday, 15 December 2016
Friday, 25 November 2016
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Four private parcels of land have been added to protected zones in the largest coastal temperate rainforest left on Earth, ensuring their permanent protection from commercial logging, conservationists announced Thursday. Story here.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Thursday, 8 September 2016
Great Blue heron. PinP photo.With 10 percent lost in just 20 years, researchers say wilderness is being lost at a 'staggering' pace. Story here.
Monday, 25 July 2016
Wildfires are no stranger to California. And they're getting worse! This blaze raged around Santa Barbara in 2008.
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 &...
The dollar cost to Manitobans of a deadly hog disease is being revealed. Yet key details regarding its magnitude remain secret. A Planet in Peril (PinP) exclusive.by Larry Powell Manitoba taxpayers have paid out well over 800 thousand dollars to help hog producers battle “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea,...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
Some Canadian hog producers are euthanizing their own pigs because Covid-19 has rendered them almost worthless. Is it happening in Manitoba, too?by Larry Powell According to the farm newspaper, the Western Producer, some Canadian producers are killing their own hog stocks an...