Friday, 3 June 2011

Nitrogen Debate Wastes Time, Money

By: David Schindler - 06/2/11 Wpg. Free Press - View From the West.
The Manitoba government is to be congratulated for its announcement this week that its policy for Lake Winnipeg will focus on aggressively reducing phosphorus inputs to the lake. Details here.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Canada Tries to Hide Alberta Tar Sands Carbon Emissions


Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian - 1 June 2011
Greenhouse gas emissions from the tar sands are on the rise, but try finding that in Canada's official report to the UN. Details here.

Drought Strikes France

VINCENT MICHEL / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cracked and dry earth is seen along the riverbed of the Loire River in Ancenis, western France. Rainfall in France has been down 50 percent from normal levels since March, leading France to impose curbs on water consumption in a third of France's administrative departments.

Is Three Gorges Dam Making China's Worst Drought in Decades Worse?

By Tom Lasseter | McClatchy Newspapers May 31'11
XINZHOU, China — As deputy Communist Party secretary of the Yangtze River management station…Details here.

Much More Policy Support and Investment Is Needed in Sustainable Smallholder Farming - & Quickly! - UN

Rome/Nairobi, 1 June 2011
United Nations officials called today for a "Green Revolution," a dramatic increase in support for sustainable agriculture....Details here.

Start Fighting the Next Flood Now

By: Josh Brandon - 06/1/2011 Wpg. Free Press
The flood season of 2011 is among the worst Manitoba has ever seen. Details here.
(Josh Brandon is water caucus co-ordinator at the Manitoba Eco-Network
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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 &...