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Expert says NAFTA trade deal means Canada can’t limit emissions

The trade talks continue with senior members of the Canadian, American, and Mexican governments to work out details on renewal of the North American Trade Agreement. It’s being called “NAFTA 2.0 For People or Polluters?” The international trade talks now» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s pipeline battle follows Prime Minister to London

Canada is embroiled in an increasingly bitter battle over an oil pipeline. The Trans Mountain pipeline would see the American headquartered company, Kinder Morgan, build a pipeline from the Alberta oil-sands across the Rocky Mountains, through British Columbia to the» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian developed technology moving toward zero waste in smart phones

Electronics manufacturers are constantly exhorting people to buy new model mobile phones, and age also takes its toll on batteries, forcing people to buy new. As for old phones, these are to some extent taken apart manually to get at» 

Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International

The LINK On-line, April 13-14-15, 2018

Your hosts this week are Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts, Marie-Claude Simard and Carmel Kilkenny.  (Video of show at bottom of page) Humboltd, Saskatchewan has been in the national spotlight for the last week, following the tragic accident there. A transport» 

Environment, International, Politics

World maritime body moves to ban dirty fuels in the Arctic

Environmental groups and northern Indigenous communities are applauding a move by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to work towards banning the use of the highly polluting heavy fuel oil from Arctic shipping and are calling on member states to adopt» 

Economy, Environment

Winter road salt slowly killing a lake.

You wouldn’t know to look at the beautiful lake which borders the city of Sudbury in northern Ontario, but the lake is in crisis. The small city of over 160,000 is billed as the “city of lakes” but gets much» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

And then there were three: mega bio-chem merger

Multi-billion dollar Bayer takeover of Monsanto conditionally approved In recent years, multinational chemical and bio-tech companies have engaged in mega mergers. Where once there were eight major entities in the worldwide seed, chemical and development fields,  Dow and Dupont merged,» 

Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Inuit activist blasts Canada’s foot-dragging on dirty fuels ban in the Arctic

Ottawa should to stop procrastinating and get on board with the proposed ban on the use of highly polluting heavy fuel oil by ships operating in the Arctic, says Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Inuit activist and author. The» 

Environment, International

Amazing discovery under high Arctic ice

During a recent research study in the high Arctic, a very surprising and very unexpected discovery was made on Devon Island. Deep below the huge ice cap, they found two large lakes. What is more unusual, the lakes are salty.» 

Environment, International

Heat waves in the ocean longer, more frequent: study

A new study shows that the number of days there were heat waves in the ocean  increased by 54 per cent from 1925 to 2016 causing severe impacts on ecosystems. The study was led by Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University»