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The LINK Online Sat. July 23, 2016

your hosts this week, Carmel, Terry, Marc Government supporters wave Turkish flags during a protest in Taksim Square, in Istanbul on Monday © AP Turkey was in the world news earlier this week and now continues to be, but for two» 

Environment, Science and Technology

First half of 2016 breaks heat records, Arctic sea ice reaches lowest levels: NASA

The first six months of 2016 were the planet’s warmest since meteorologists started keeping records in the late 19th century, while the Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest extent since consistent satellite records began in the late 1970s, according» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Microplastics in shellfish- new study

Microplastics are now showing up everywhere in oceans and lakes, and in aquatic creatures. Microplastics are tiny specs of plastic ranging in size from 5mm down to microscopic. They are either plastic beads used in some cosmetics or toothpastes as» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

Are automobile tire dumps bound for extinction? Read on!

Anybody want to take a long shot and imagine all those ugly, toxic automobile tire dumps that defile our landscape disappearing? Skill testing question: What is this kid looking for? Go for it! It could very well happen because of» 

Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Hailstones at record-size in Saskatchewan

Hail has been a constant this summer so far in Saskatchewan. But in the central province, known for its ‘big skies’ hailstones became balls the size of tennis balls, hammering everything they landed on. Last night’s storm produced images on» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Your choice: Listener asks “what is the 40 year lag, and its effect on oceans”.

“What is the 40-year lag, and what is its affect on oceans?” To answer the question, we contacted Boris Worm (PhD). He is a professor of marine conservation biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia and heads the Worm» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Science and Technology, Society

Ecological emergency: call to save remaining West Coast old growth forest

Environmental groups are sounding an urgent alarm over logging of ancient trees, the “old growth” forest, throughout Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia. The Sierra Club of B.C., in a press release said, 2,430 sq.km of rainforest were logged on» 

Economy, Education, Environment, Health, History, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

UNICEF warns of children’s suffering due to El Nino

UNICEF is sounding the alarm in the aftermath of the weather phenomenon known as El Nino. Described as the “most powerful on record” this recent warming of the oceans, resulted in droughts and other weather events that wreaked havoc in» 

Animals, Education, Environment, History, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Monarch festival 10th anniversary

Monarch butterflies are in peril. The ravages of climate change have devastated the once strong populations that travelled from Mexico to Canada every year. This year, there are campaigns across the country, including one spearheaded by Montreal’s Space for Life,» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Control or ban? International discussion on commercial fishery in the Arctic Sea

Arctic states and several other invited fishing nations met in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, to continue discussions on regulation for commercial fishing in international waters of the high Arctic. There was no final agreement, but “good progress” was apparently made. Never an»