Sunday, 25 July 2010

Climate Change Causes Larger, More Plentiful Marmots, Study Shows

Implications for Many Creatures That Hibernate
ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) —

Could populations of these "gophers" (Richardson's
ground squirrels),
be about to explode, too?)
l.p. photo

Oil Devastation Found at Major Gulf Breeding Site

ScienceDaily (July 22, 2010) — A Cornell Lab of....

Raccoon Island,
Louisiana Coast

ACTION ALERT: Demand That Canada Support UN Right to Water Resolution

EDITOR'S NOTE: Let's get behind movements like these and stop this grinning jackass in his tracks! l.p.

Updated July 6, 2010

After years of hard work, there has been a breakthrough in our right to water work at the United Nations.

Several countries are prepared to support a resolution on the right to water which is likely to be voted on at the end of July. Council of Canadians Chair Maude Barlow, and Blue Planet Project Organizer Anil Naidoo have been speaking to international delegations urging countries to support the resolution.

Unfortunately, Canada appears to be obstructing the process. It will be crucial that we get as many letters to the Canadian government over the next few days demanding that Canada support the right to water.

Please join us in sending the email below to Stephen Harper.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Canadian Researchers Solve Monarch Migration Mystery

By: Dominique Jarry-Shore, The Canadian Press - 24/07/2010

TORONTO - A new Canadian study...

Monarch cluster, courtesy

What Those Who Killed the Tar Sands Report Don't Want You to Know

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 15 Jul 2010,

Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly....

Open pit bitumen mine

courtesy Beautiful Destruction.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Groups Seeking Ban on Toxic Pesticide Go to US Federal Court

NEW YORK - July 22 -
Outlawed in homes and gardens, pesticide is still sprayed on food crops
Crop-duster photo by l.p.
EDITOR'S NOTE: In case you think chlorpyrfos (Lorsban) is a problem only in the US, think again! It is used extensively on grain crops on the Canadian prairies and made a Swan Valley family very sick a few years ago. Read their story here. "Family Believes it was Poisoned by Crop Spray " l.p. Why no lawsuit here?

Agrochemicals speed the spread of deadly parasites

CLIMATE&CAPITALISM A "crop-duster" applies chemicals to a crop in Manitoba, Canada. A PinP photo. Even low concentr...