2011 - A Year of Weather Extremes, With More to Come

Analysis by Janet Larsen and Sara Rasmussen* WASHINGTON, Feb 1, 2012 (IPS)    According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping. Details here.   Prairie sunset PLT photo

Monsanto petition tells Obama: ‘Cease FDA ties to Monsanto’

By Elizabeth Flock Washington Post Jan 30 2012 A two-year-old Food and Drug Administration appointment is stirring up online protests once more. Details here.

Peat Mines OK'd Despite Manitoba Ban

By Mychaylo Prystupa, CBC News: Feb 2, 2012 Three peat mining companies were authorized to level thousands of hectares of Manitoba's boreal forest, just days after… . Details here.

Fired Environmentalist Sees Conspiracy

Frances Russell Wpg Free Press 02/1/2012 A B.C. environmentalist claims in a sworn affidavit the Harper government labelled him and his organization, ForestEthics, an "enemy of the government of Canada" and… Details here.

Harper Names Top Advisor

Paths Less Traveled would like to congratulate Wiarton Willy on his appointement as Stephen Harper's Chief Advisor on Climate Change!  PLT photo

We’ll Frack Alberta’s Next Election, Vow Landowners

30th January 2012 - Andrew Nikiforuk - Drilling accident fuels rebellion demanding halt to hydraulic fracturing. Details here.

Occupy Movement Stands With Farmers, Says Enough! to Monsanto

January 31, 2012 by Common Dreams   Movement is calling for protests to support 60 family farmers, small seed businesses, organizations challenging Monsanto's patents on genetically modified seed. Details here.