@*@ Archive
Highlights/Environment

Environment, Science and Technology

Arctic data shows no pause in global warming: study

Researchers have long puzzled over an apparent contradiction in climate change calculations that suggested global warming may have paused or slowed down between 1998 and 2012 even as increased emissions of greenhouse gases in that period should have accelerated the» 

Economy, Environment, International

Mega mergers in food industry: Opposition to Bayer-Monsanto deal continues

One of the biggest corporate mergers has elicited strong protest around the world. Bayer and Monsanto, already each a giant, are asking to merge into one multi-billion dollar mega corporation of pharmaceutical chemical, genetically modified seed giants. Many see the» 

Economy, Environment

Nebraska votes ‘yes’ to TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline cleared the last major regulatory hurdle Monday when state regulators in Nebraska voted to approve the controversial project to ship Alberta oil sands crude to the U.S. gulf coast and world markets. During a brief» 

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

the LINK Online: Sun. Nov. 19, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) There is an international coalition campaigning to ban fully autonomous weapons © CBC They are killers, and they operate and make decisions by themselves on when and where and» 

Economy, Environment, Science and Technology

Could climate change create Canada’s next island province?

Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia is connected to the continent by a large isthmus, but it’s low lying and easily flooded. The idea that Nova Scotia could be cut off by water is a serious concern that has» 

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

Thousands of scientists from 184 countries warn humanity-again

(comments open on all RCI stories- to add your comment go to the form at bottom of page) This week, more than 15.000 scientists from around the world signed an open letter noting the lack of action on environmental issues.» 

Environment

Wood Buffalo listed among threatened World Heritage Sites

The conservation outlook for Wood Buffalo National Park has been downgraded to one of “significant concern” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group representing about 10,000 world experts lists the risks facing this World Heritage» 

Animals, Economy, Environment

Wild boars in western Canada: “ecological trainwreck”

It was another case of a theoretically good idea, which has turned out to be highly problematic in reality. Wild boars were imported to the western province of Saskatchewan in the late 1980’s to early 90’s as part of an» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, Science and Technology

Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast

It’s official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic. Yesterday the final 137 kilometre section of an all-weather road linking Inuvik in the» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Society

Environmental group in campaign to save vaquita porpoise

Rarest and most endangered marine mammal in the world The Sea Shepherd conservation organisation, founded by Canadian Paul Watson, is back in the Gulf of California in it’s ongoing effort to save the almost extinct vacquita porpoise. Two of Sea»