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Economy, Environment

Alberta’s native ecosystems: status report- ecosystems losing ground

A new report says the western prairie province of Alberta has lost a significant amount of its native ecosystems between 1999 and 2015. The report says  during that time human activity converted some 23,000 square kilometres of native ecosystems into either» 

Environment, Health

Video documentary series: The wonders of gardens and gardening

It seems gardening does something to people who do it…something …nice. A new five-part documentary series is called Ageless Gardens Ian Toews of the award-winning 291 Film Company is the director and producer. He is based in Victoria British Columbia The» 

Environment

Permafrost holds double the toxic mercury, warn scientists

Scientists have found that frozen ground located in Arctic regions holds twice as much mercury as the rest of the earth, oceans and atmosphere, and the toxic metal is being released as the climate changes. Scientists with the National Snow» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Last chance to see the Titanic?

In April 1912, the unthinkable, the unimaginable, the impossible happened: the then world’s biggest and most luxurious ocean liner sank with massive loss of life. Ever since, and to this day the name “Titanic”, evokes an image of hugeness, and» 

Economy, Environment, International

WWF report: International polar bear action plan, far behind schedule

It’s called the Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar bears (CAP).  It’s a ten-year plan begun two years ago which involves the five Arctic nations with bear populations; Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. An international action» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

The LINK Online, Feb 2,3,4 2018

Your hosts today, Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc  (video of show at bottom) HERE China’s icebreaker “Snow Dragon” shown in 2014 in Antarctica. China is clearly indicating it intends to be a player in all future Arctic decisions PHOTO: Jessica Fitzpatrick-AFP-Getty» 

Environment

Wetland acquisition will help protect threatened species

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has expanded an important conservation area in the heart of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Canada. The conservation group has purchased 25 hectares of wetland to add to its 330 hectares already protected on» 

Environment, International

Climate threats to polar bears: new study

New information from an American study shows polar bears may be under greater threat from climate change than previously thought. The study was just published in the journal Science under the title, “High-energy, high-fat lifestyle challenges an Arctic apex predator,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment

It’s Groundhog Day in Canada.

What’s that? Well, it’s when some special rodents, groundhogs (marmot), emerge (or are awakened) from their hibernating quarters and “predict” whether we can expect an early spring, or much more winter to come. This year, the first weather groundhog was» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International

ANWR protection a cause for Yukon photographer

ANWR, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, has been a target for oil and gas companies for decades. Today, Donald Trump, in his address to fellow GOP members at a retreat in White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, added to the»