Monday, 7 August 2017

Environment Canada confirms tornado hit Ontario's cottage country, 3,000 still without power


Too soon to know how strong twister was, but several structures damaged. Story here.

Temperature anomalies arranged by country from 1900 - 2016

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone Could be Largest Ever, Thanks to the Meat Industry


Photo of a dead zone with sediment from the Mississippi River 
carrying fertilizer to the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by NOAA.
Scientists predict that so much pollution is pouring into the Gulf of Mexico this year that it is creating a larger-than-ever "dead zone" in which low to no oxygen can suffocate or kill fish and other marine life. Details here.

Industrial Pollution Costs Cattle Producers Access to a River in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Western Producer

Several cattle producers along the Wood River in south-central Saskatchewan have to move about 1,000 head to different pastures after water quality in the river declined unexpectedly. Story here.

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Extreme heat warnings issued in Europe as temperatures pass 40C

PinP photo.
Authorities in 11 countries warn residents and tourists to take precautions amid region’s most intense heatwave – nicknamed Lucifer – since 2003. Story here.


Sierra Club of BC
A wildfire in the Okanagan region of BC a few years ago, from space. NASA.

Record-breaking wildfires and heat waves are a reminder that we have little time to save nature, phase out fossil fuels and leap to a low-carbon economy, all at the same time. Story here.

Friday, 4 August 2017

'The damage is done': Home electricity meters exploding, starting fires in Sask. drought


Regina's driest July in 130 years also threatening livestock, crops and farmers' livelihoods. 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 &...