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Supreme Court to decide on huge Peel wilderness watershed

It’s an area in Canada’s Yukon territory that is twice the size of Belgium, or one and a half times the size of Switzerland. The Peel watershed is about 68,000 square kilometres of wilderness, largely untouched with no permanent settlements» 

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

First bee listed as “endangered” across North America

The rusty-patched bumble bee was once a common summer sight throughout the mid and eastern US states and well into southern Ontario and Quebec. It was a very important wild pollinator of crops, flowers, and fruit trees. By the start» 

Environment, International, Society

Climate change to make water scarcity for millions worse, says WaterAid

On the eve of the UN’s World Water Day comes news that extreme weather will make things more difficult for the 663 million people who already have don’t have access to clean water. “Climate change and extreme weather have a» 

Environment, International, Politics, Society

‘Climate breaks multiple records in 2016’: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) partnered with several other United Nations organizations to issue a dire report on ‘extreme and unusual’ trends. It says “2016 made history with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise» 

Animals, Environment, Society

Grassland, home to endangered species is conserved

Rich grasslands the world over have been massively converted to food production, so conservationists say it is critical to preserve what is left. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has just acquired a new area of 1,222 hectares or rolling» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

February was second hottest on record, NOAA

The earth experienced the second hottest February on record in 2017 in spite of the fact that there was no El Nino effect warming the planet’s waters. Calculations by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that the temperature» 

Animals, Environment, Indigenous, Society

Polar bears, climate change, a new problem for some northern communities.

It seems climate change is changing the bear’s habits and bringing them into communities where they have been very seldom seen before.  We’re not talking about the Arctic either, but in northern Ontario around James Bay. Communities like Moose Factory,» 

Animals, Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Society

Grizzly Truth: trophy hunting, money, conservation, tourism

The Grizzly Truth. Yes it’s about bears, magnificent, huge, powerful bears. But they’re not the unpredictable killing machines so often portrayed, nor are there even that many of them left. A new documentary looks at the various myths, and the» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Update: Seismic oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters postponed again

It has been controversial since it was first proposed by a consortium of oil and gas companies in 2011.  The consortium wants to conduct seismic exploration off the coast of Baffin Island but have faced strong opposition to the plan.» 

Education, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

TV viewing and early school readiness.

A new study looks again at the question of young children, tv viewing time, and how that affects their performance as they enter kindergarten and grade-1. But it also looks at whether there’s a difference between children from low-income families,»