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New study not good news for oilsands supporters

An new report delivers a damning assessment of the ill-effects of pollution from Alberta oilsands projects. The study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, says the oilsands are one of the largest sources of organic aerosol air pollution in North» 

Economy, Environment, International, Military, Politics, Science and Technology

The silent killers on the ocean floor

Around the world thousands of tons of munitions lie rusting on the ocean floor. They consist of both explosives and chemical weapons. As the metal rusts away, the toxic chemicals are exposed causing an environmental wasteland around them. Terrence Long» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

No more Arctic as we know it

Within the next couple of centuries the “Great White North” could be a thing of folktales and legend according to a new study. Temp rise- 8C global, 17C Arctic That assessment comes from a group of Canadian researchers who say» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Lifestyle, Society

Reinforcements join the Fort McMurray wildfire fight

The vicious wildfire that forced over 80,000 people to flee the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta three weeks ago continues to burn out of control though it is moving away from populated areas. Officials say cooler weather will permit 1,000» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology, Society

Canada ‘must’ review pesticides banned in Europe

It’s been a three-year legal battle but environmental groups in Canada are claiming a victory. In 2013, the groups Equiterre and The David Suzuki Foundation launched a suit saying the federal government had an obligation to review 350 pesticides and» 

Economy, Environment, Science and Technology

Wildfires; more and bigger

The recent and still raging wildfire which destroyed a portion of the Alberta town of Fort McMurray, has attracted worldwide attention. Other wildfires so far this year have also forced evacuations in other provinces in Canada, and wildfires are now» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle, Society

Plant gardens to attract, save bees, urges author

Much of the food we eat needs to be pollinated by insects which are now in steep decline and the most vulnerable of them are bees. That’s why author Lori Weidenhammer has written a book urging gardeners to plant things» 

Animals, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Crisis for migratory birds-Americas, Europe

The situation is shocking to say the least. Many species of migratory birds we think are quite common, are actually threatened with extinction. A new report was released this month showing that in North America alone, some 37 per cent» 

Environment, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Thumbs up for Ontario law to cut greenhouse gases

A leading environmental group is applauding an Ontario law to cut carbon emissions that cause climate change. Canada’s most populous province has created a legal obligation to reduce emissions by 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. ‘A very» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Northern cod stocks improving

Cod stocks off Newfoundland and Labrador’s east coasts are improving according to the latest research by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) But they are still a long way from being able to support a commercial fishery. “The stock is still»