Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Australia's marine heatwaves provide a glimpse of the new ecological order


The Guardian
An ocean under human siege.
A Pexels photo.
Receding kelp forests, jellyfish blooms and disruption to fisheries are just some of climate change’s impacts on the ocean. Story here.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

The last great tree: a majestic relic of Canada's vanishing rainforest


The
Guardian
Spared by the loggers’ chainsaws, a Douglas fir perhaps 1,000 years old stands in splendid isolation on Vancouver Island. Story here.

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Oceans that are warming due to climate change yield fewer fish


Science News
A Wikimedia photo.
Some areas have seen up to a 35 percent decline in how many fish can be harvested sustainably.  Story here.

Extinction Rebellion Rising Up In Canada


2degreesC
Humans are facing an unprecedented global emergency. Governments and world leaders are failing to protect us. The time for gradual, incremental and non-disruptive climate action has come and gone. To survive, it will take everything we’ve got. It will take rebellion. ~ Below2°C Editor. Story here.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Peace camp set up in Manitoba's Hollow Water First Nation to oppose sand mine project


APTN national news.
A proposed silica sand mine project on Lake Winnipeg has one First Nations community divided. Story here.

Related: Frack sand mining coming to Manitoba. And soon.

Insecticide Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk — 40 Years After Exposure


truthout
A Wikimedia photo.
“Environmental exposures that occur during important periods of breast development can play a role in later-life breast cancer risk,” states one cancer specialist. Story here.




Thursday, 28 February 2019

Australia suffers hottest summer on record, little relief in sight


PHYS ORG
Drought in Quensland, 2014. Btcpg
Australia suffered its hottest summer on record from December through February and forecasts show the southern autumn will continue to be drier and warmer than average, the government said Thursday. 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 &...