Monday, 11 January 2016

Study Finds Canadian Beef’s GHG Footprint Shrunk Over 30 Years

Manitoba Co-Operator
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Efficiencies in cattle production and feeding have allowed Canada’s beef industry to produce the same weight in beef as 30 years ago with smaller breeding herds, less land — and smaller greenhouse gas (GHG) output. More hear.

One Of The World's Top Bee Scientists Has Been Suspended for Publishing Research on Bee-Killing Pesticides. (Donations Requested)

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Jonathan Lundgren was an award-winning scientist for 11 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But once he started publishing data linking pesticides to bee and butterfly die-offs, he was ordered to stop talking. Help Jonathan by donating!

B.C. Government Formally Opposes Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion

National Observer
Pipe stored on a railway siding in Manitoba. PinP photo.
British Columbia has put its foot down on Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. More here.

So You Think You Have Control Over Your Children's Environmental Education? THINK AGAIN!

by Larry Powell
Every loving parent, I'm sure, would like to be able to guide their kids in a way that best equips them to deal with the environmental challenges which lie ahead - foremost among them being climate change and the greenhouse gases so prodigiously produced by the transportation sector (cars). This "criminally-negligent" car commercial (& others like it), shows how soulless multinationals like "Chevy" can seduce young minds while conveniently ignoring the fact that their products are a main culprit in endangering the futures of these same children with their pollution! You'd never know it by watching this kind of crap. So where does that leave our kids in terms of being instilled with the best "eco-wisdom" possible? DUMB AS POSTS. THAT'S WHERE

Here's a thought. Why not force the Chevy's of the world to include a warning with every car ad whether on TV, Radio or print. It would inform viewers/readers that their products contribute to catastrophic climate change which is threatening the environment and human life on Earth, including (especially?) children. That would never fly, you say? Well, they've been running similar warnings on TV ads for pharmaceuticals in the States for years and the sky hasn't fallen yet!

Friday, 8 January 2016

'Case is Made' for Anthropocene Epoch

BBC NEWS


A huge farm sprawls across the southern slopes of the Duck Mountains in Manitoba, Canada.  PinP photo.
An international scientific panel which has been tasked with defining the so-called Anthropocene, says humanity's impacts on Earth will be visible in sediments and rocks millions of years into the future. More here.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

EU Scientists Begin Review of Ban on Pesticides Linked to Bee Declines

theguardian

Risk evaluation could pave the way for a rolling back of the hard won EU-wide ban on three neonicotinoid pesticides. More here.


Other insects are lesser, but still significant pollinators. Like this common "Hoverfly." PinP photo.

Keystone XL Company Takes Legal Action After Obama 'Overstepped Authority'

theguardian

TransCanada launches two challenges as it argues president violated Nafta, saying it is seeking to recover $15bn spent in push for pipeline’s approval. More here.

Does your place of residence make you immune from climate calamity? I think not! (Opinion)

by Larry Powell I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my fellow "prairie dogs" remark, how "lucky" or...