Sunday, 17 January 2016

Number of England's Marine Conservation Zones Nearly Doubles

theguardian
But leading marine conservationist warns that MCZs are ‘paper parks’ and will offer wildlife no real protection from destructive dredging and trawling. More here.
Pelicans in Manitoba, 
Canada. PinP photo.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

American Billionaire Set to Open Cape Breton (Canada) Coal Mine

NATIONAL
OBSERVER

While other Canadian provinces phase out coal, Nova Scotia is defiantly preparing to open its first coal mine since the last one closed in 2001 - this one under the ownership of a secretive American billionaire with ties to the Carlyle Group and Jeb Bush. More here.

The Great Contaminated Outdoors (Greenpeace Video)

Friday, 15 January 2016

Scorched Earth Conservation in the UK

By George Monbiot - the Guardian.
National park authorities inflict mass destruction on wildlife and habitats, then call it conservation. MORE HERE.











Human fascination with burning is alive and well on Canadian farms, too. PinP photo.

Hazardous Chemicals in Pristine Nature

Greenpeace

It's ironic to think that companies who depend on nature for their business, willingly release dangerous chemicals into the environment. More here.    

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Warming Could Mean Major Thaw For Alaska Permafrost

Climate Central

If you’d asked permafrost researcher Vladimir Romanovsky five years ago if he thought the permafrost of the North Slope of Alaska was in danger of substantial thaw this century because of global warming, he would have said no. Not any more. More Here.


Wednesday, 13 January 2016

The World-Class Experimental Lakes Area - Grieviously Wounded by the Harper Regime - Struggles Back to its Feet.

International Institute for Sustainable Development.
2014-2015 was a great year for IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA). This was the world-class freshwater research institute's first year under new management, and the team was happy to get back to research as well as focus on expanding the outreach and educational opportunities at the site. 
Tests conducted on the Experimental Lakes result in solutions 
which save others, like the one above. PinP photo.
The annual report includes highlights from some members of staff and the board, as well as some stats from our first year and stunning images of our 58 beautiful lakes and their watersheds. Download the report 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...