Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Head of UN-Backed Climate Change Panel Stresses Benefits of Limiting Harmful Gases

28 June 2011 – UN
The head of the United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) today urged governments to work towards limiting emissions of greenhouse gases, Details here.

Unraveling the Chemicals-Cancer Link Could Help Dethrone the Emperor of All Maladies

Laura Wright Treadway - June 28, 2011 OnEarth
In May of 1999, a 52-year-old cardiologist and his 22-year-old daughter sat down for lunch in upstate New York. Details here.

The Green Party Leader in Manitoba Debates the Merits of "Bipole 111"

PLT: Please overlook the technical glitches of this video and listen to what James says. He makes a lot of sense! (Bipole 111 is a planned, major transmission line which would carry hydro power from northern Manitoba, mostly for export into the States.) The old-line parties are debating WHERE it should run. Mr. Beddome asks, does it need to run anywhere?

Breakaway Iceberg (CBC Radio - audio podcast)

The Current - CBC Radio - June 28th'11  
Thousands of icebergs are "calving" from 
Greeenland's glaciers each year. (Courtesy BBC)


A giant iceberg has lodged itself off the south coast of Labrador. It's believed to be part of an even larger iceberg which broke away from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland last summer and it's creating big problems for local fishers. Some experts fear it could be a sign that the Greenland ice cap is melting faster than previously thought. Just click this link to listen.


Monday, 27 June 2011

Canada's Lentil Industry Wants Europeon Union to Allow More Roundup on its Product

Apr 13, 2011 Manitoba Co-Operator
Canada's lentil industry wants to see the European Union afford the same tolerances for glyphosate residue on lentils as it does on other pulse crops. Details here.

PLT: With evidence mounting around the world about health risks associated with Roundup, the clamor for it just increases. I fear Monsanto will win this race to the bottom! 

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Warming Oceans Cause Largest Movement of Marine Species in Two Million Years

Richard Gray - The Telegraph - 26 Jun 2011
Swarms of venomous jelly fish and poisonous algae are migrating into British waters due to changes in the ocean temperatures, a major new study has revealed.
Details here.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Sea Levels Rising At Fastest Rate In 2,100 Years: Study

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID  HuffPost Green -  06/20/11
WASHINGTON -- Sea level has been rising significantly over the past century of global warming, according to a study that offers the most detailed look yet at the changes in ocean levels during the last 2,100 years. Details here.

Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur to the environment

PHYS ORG A PinP photo. Historically, coal-fired power plants were the largest source of reactive sulfur, a component of acid rain, ...