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Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Warm ocean linked to toxic algae bloom

Unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures contributed to a massive bloom of toxic algae off North America’s west coast last year, says a recent study. Nicknamed “the blob,” the bloom closed important fisheries and disrupted marine life including seabirds and sea» 

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

The Arctic Council at 20

The Arctic Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The international forum has Canadian roots and was established on September 19, 1996 when the world’s circumpolar nations signed the Ottawa Declaration, outlining the new forum’s focus: sustainable development and environmental protection. To mark the» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Canada calls for Arctic wildlife enforcement network

As black market prices for elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns have reached historic highs, Canada is calling on circumpolar countries to join forces to prevent trafficking of iconic Arctic wildlife products such as polar bear skins and narwhal tusks. “Over» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Canada, and the world’s, water crisis Pt 4

This is the fourth in the five part series on the growing concern over access to fresh water. Maude Barlow’s new book looks at what is happening in Canada and around the world.  It’s called, “Boiling Point: government neglect, corporate» 

Environment, Military, Science and Technology

Climate change could expose Cold War relic and its toxic contents

It sounds like something from the X-Files: an abandoned top-secret nuclear weapons program, buried deep under Greenland’s ice sheet comes back to haunt humanity with its toxic contents. But Camp Century is not a figment of Hollywood’s imagination but a» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada, and the world’s, water crisis Pt-3

Who owns the water? Trans-national giants buy up water rights for very little, and make enormous profit while putting the future supplies in danger. Maude Barlow’s new book looks at what is happening in Canada and around the world.  It’s» 

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

Update: More rough water for Bay of Fundy tidal energy project

For decades people have thought of how to harness the potential renewable power of the Bay of Fundy tides in Canada’s east coast. These are the highest tides in the world, and as such extremely powerful as they advance and» 

Economy, Environment, International

Curbing CO2 emissions and security on the agenda of Montreal aviation conference

Delegates from 191 countries and a number of international organizations representing the aviation sector have gathered in Montreal this week to discuss a landmark proposal on curbing global carbon emissions released by the industry. If approved by the 39th triennial» 

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

Canada, and the world’s, water crisis Part 2 of 5

In her new book, Boiling Point: Government neglect, corporate abuse, and Canada’s water crisis” Maude Barlow details the variety of situations that threaten Canada’s and the world’s supply and access to fresh water. “The water crisis is at our door» 

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

Canada, and the world’s, water crisis: Part 1 of 5

Nothing on earth can survive without water. Not plants, not animals, not fish. Humans can survive only about 3 days without it. Even though the Earth is filled with lakes and rivers, and rain falls from the sky, we’re running»