Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii's Spike in Birth Defects Puts Focus on GM Crops

theguardian
Local doctors are in the eye of a storm swirling for the past three years over whether corn that’s been genetically modified to resist pesticides is a source of prosperity, as companies claim, or of birth defects and illnesses. Story here.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another











Clear Lake, Manitoba. PinP photo.
'This our sacred duty to those this country harmed in the past, to those suffering needlessly in the present and to all who have a right to a bright and safe future.' Story here.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

More Than 100,000 Flee Floods in Japan After "Once-in-50-Years" Rain

SCIENTIFIC
AMERICAN

Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods on Friday that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from their homes. Story here.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Why Climate Activists Stand with Refugees

Common Dreams
“A culture that places so little value on human beings, that it allows them to be thrown to the waves, is also going to allow poor people’s countries to disappear beneath the waves because that is a threat to today’s profits.”
— Naomi Klein  Story here.
Amnesy International 
CANADA:
WELCOME
SYRIAN
REFUGEES

Canada’s commitment to resettling refugees has been modest and processing rates painfully slow. Remind the Prime Minister and all party leaders that Canadians welcome refugees. Story here.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

UK Experiences Three Earthquakes a Year Due to Human Activity, Study Says.

theguardian
At least three earthquakes strike the UK every year as the result of human activity, according to a new study. Story here.

Brazil and Indonesia Struggling to Reduce Deforestation

World
Resources
Institute
New satellite-based data highlight the challenges of reducing forest loss in two of the world’s largest forest-rich countries. Story here.

Slashing in Canada - a practise where trees standing in the way of agricultural production are bulldozed, then burned. PinP photo.

Agrochemicals speed the spread of deadly parasites

CLIMATE&CAPITALISM A "crop-duster" applies chemicals to a crop in Manitoba, Canada. A PinP photo. Even low concentr...