Friday, 29 May 2015

Province of Manitoba Losing Fight Against Zebra Mussels

Winnipeg Free Press
Zebra mussels are here to stay.

The challenge now is controlling their spread, a challenge the province appears to be losing in part due to errant boaters. Story here.

Obama: ‘Best Climate Scientists’ Link Hurricanes, Climate Change


President Obama said Thursday the link between more extreme weather and climate change is undeniable, and that the world’s best scientists have made a conclusive connection. Story here.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Qatar Refuses to let Nepalese Workers Return to Attend Funerals After Quake


Nepalese minister says Fifa must pressure the Gulf state for better treatment of 1.5 million south Asian migrants. Story here.

Sold Down the Yangtze: Canada’s Lopsided Investment Deal With China

In Sold Down the Yangtze, investment treaty expert Gus Van Harten offers a searing critique of Canada’s 31-year investment deal with China, which could end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Story here.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Trade Talks Set to Divide Farm Communities

Manitoba Co-Operator

Some groups want a trade deal even if it means sacrificing supply management. Story here.

Most Glaciers in Mount Everest Area Will Disappear With Climate Change – Study

About 5,500 glaciers could disappear or drastically retreat by the end of the century with severe impacts on farming and hydropower, say scientists. Story here.

Winnipeg's Urban Forest a Monoculture at Risk of Being Wiped Out by Disease


CBC analysis using city tree inventory data reveals never-before-seen picture of Dutch elm disease. Story here.

Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia's polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!

by Larry Powell The freshwater turtle, Emydura macquarii. Credit: Claudia Santori. For well over a century,  invasive fresh...