Sunday, 4 September 2016

Hutterite Colony in Alberta, Canada Blazes Antibiotic-Free Trail


AlbertaFarmer

A hog barn in Israel. Shpernik088
You don’t have to sacrifice productivity or compromise health standards by going antibiotic free, say swine managers at Spring Creek Hutterite Colony. Story here.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Closing the High Seas to Fishing Could Save Coastal Fisheries

EcoWatch

Researchers from the University of British Columbia say that closing the high seas to fishing could help coastal fisheries, increasing catches by 10 percent. But our waters are now more polluted than ever, threatening the entire food chain. Story here.

Obama Promises Huge Marine Reserve (Video)


UK Government to Ban Microbeads From Cosmetics by End of 2017

theguardian

Found in beauty products, tiny pieces of plastic which can harm marine life will be banned from sale in the UK from the end of 2017, government will announce. Story here.

Editorial: Canada Called Out on Our Dirty Little Secret

Laura Rance - Manitoba Co-Operator 
Canola field - PinP photo.
The world is full of customers who think they are special. Story here.

Millions of Honeybees Killed in Attempt to Prevent Zika


EcoWatch
Aerial spraying of the pesticide naled in a South Carolina county, done in an attempt to prevent Zika-infected mosquitoes from gaining a foothold in the state, resulted instead in the massacre of millions of honeybees. Story here.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Are Climate-Related 'Hot Blobs' Spreading and Killing Marine Life Worldwide?

CommonDreams

Marine heatwaves have killed whales, birds, sea lions, mangroves, and coral—and research suggests they are increasing as the climate warms. Story here.

Beyond Covid 19. Are we risking yet another pandemic if we continue to embrace "assembly-line" livestock production into the future?

by Larry Powell No one would argue that Covid 19 demands our undivided attention. Surely,  defeating this "beast" has to be &...