Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Groups Call on National Energy Board to Suspend Energy East Application

Winnipeg Free Press

TORONTO - More than 60 organizations are calling on the National Energy Board to suspend TransCanada's application for the Energy East Pipeline. Story here.


'The World is Watching' Seattle as Arctic Drilling Fight Heats Up

Common Dreams

Shell says 'drop dead' after Port Commission calls for delay of rig arrival. Story here.


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Canada’s Forest Fires Threaten the Whooping Crane

World Resources Institute
Canada, home to two of the Whooping Crane Summer Ranges, topped the list of countries with the most forest loss. The loss is likely due to sweeping boreal forest fires in the Wood Buffalo National Park. Story here.

Related: "Only 'Heroic Efforts' Will Spare Earth’s Mighty Boreal Forest From the Worst Ravages of Climate Change - Experts."

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Letting Shell Drill in Arctic Could Lead to Catastrophic Oil Spill, Experts Warn

Lack of local infrastructure to undertake oil exploration will prove devastating, environmentalists say – there is one road, no rail system and limited air facilities. Story here.

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Confirmed in Southwest Nebraska, US

Palmer amaranth is a broadleaf annual weed that has created significant problems for growers in the Mid-South US over the past 10 years due to its prolific seed production and resistance to glyphosate. Story here.

Superweed rendering 
by Paul Hoppe


USDA: Cotton Production in California Expected to Decline Due to Drought

California is the fourth largest cotton producing state in US, and production there depends heavily on irrigation. 

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Canadian Mining Companies Banned in Three Salvadoran Municipalities

Common Dreams

Nueva Trinidad has become the third municipality in El Salvador to officially declare itself a "territory free of mining" through a historic popular community consultation. Story here.

Related: "Council of Canadians backs protest defending El Salvador's water from World Bank tribunal."