Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Saturday, 6 November 2010

UN Report Warns of Threat to Human Progress From Climate Change

Larry Elliott and Mark Tran, 4 November 2010
Human development report says inaction on climate change puts at risk decades of progress on education and health

Only pools of water are left where once the river 
flowed This small village in Mali is being 
threatened by an encorashing sand dune. 
Photograph: Madeleine Bunting/Guardian

First Nations Struggle to Undo the Profound Harm of Greenwashing Tactics by Ottawa & the Alberta Government

Indigenous Environmental Network
OTTAWA, Nov. 5 – This morning the Indigenous...

 Immense trucks used to strip-mine bitumen. beautifuldestruction photo.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Prentice Drops Bombshell, Quits Cabinet

Viewed as leadership contender - By: Bruce Cheadle - Posted: 5/11/2010
EDITOR'S COMMENT: As usual, the media misses the mark entirely on this story. Preoccupied with "process" and "political advantage" and how Prentice may now be jockying for a "leadership" position, they fail to point out the sad state of our country, where a climate criminal such as this man can cynically rise to a position (of environment Minister) which has obviously been no more important to him                   photo by
than a furry rat's ass. If so, why would he now defect to a rich bank that has had its nose in the filthy tar sands trough which, had he been a real man, would have been dedicated to cleaning up rather than enabling? Sadly, this is clearly another example of our country's fall into near-total corruption and no one seems to care! l.p. 

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Flying Is One of the Worst Things You Can Do for the Environment -- So Why Do So Many Well-Intentioned Folks Do It?

AlterNet / By Joseph Nevins Nov 1 '10
Flying is the single most ecologically costly act of individual consumption. Can we kick the habit, or at least cut back?

Ottawa Turns Down Proposal for a Gold-Copper Mine Near Williams Lake, BC

Environment CA - Nov 2 -2010

Citing "significant adverse environmental effects,"...

Fish Lake. Photo courtesy 
of the Dominion        

Measuring ecosystem disruption caused by marine heatwaves

 Nature Above, healthy bull kelp. Below, bull kelp degraded by a marine heatwave. DeWikiMan Marine heatwaves can displace therma...