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The LINK Online, May 10,11,12, 2019

Your hosts Terry, Lynn, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Dire warning from U.N. on survival of species, and humans The very strong warning comes from scientists from around the world who contributed to the first comprehensive report on» 

Atlantic bluefin tuna are corralled by fishing nets off the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Two studies by environmental groups say overfishing of the Atlantic continues, in part because quotas are too high. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Society

U.N. report: Dire warnings on biodiversity and future of humanity (interview)

A million species could disappear That dire warning comes from the latest extensive report from the United Nations. They gathered scientists from around the world  to contribute to the first comprehensive report on the state of the world’s biodiversity. The» 

The proposed net-zero vertical farm at U of T Scarborough is part of a broader partnership between the university and Centennial College focused on advancing the cleantech sector (rendering courtesy of U of T Scarborough and Centennial College)

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

 Net Zero farm coming to urban Toronto

Two universities have combined efforts to create a unique concept in farming, research, and clean technology. The University of Toronto-Scarborough and Centennial College are working to develop what they call an EaRTH District – an acronym for Environmental and Related» 

Politics

Canadian Arctic report urges stronger ties with NATO, Indigenous communities, but weak on science, say experts

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development presented its report on the Arctic to Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday, and northern experts are praising the» 

Economy, Environment

Ottawa imposes carbon tax in 4 provinces

Residents of New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be paying more for gasoline and heating fuel as of Monday as the federal government begins taxing carbon emissions in provinces that refused to impose their own emission pricing or whose» 

Environment, International

Budget lacks climate change measures, says environmentalist

Under the Paris Agreement, Canada has pledged $4 billion annually to help developing countries with climate change, but the government’s budget unveiled yesterday does not provide for it, says Dale Marshall of the non-profit Environmental Defence. Fossil fuels still subsidized,» 

Environment

The Arctic ‘locked-in’ for 3 to 5 C temperature rise, UN report warns

Winter temperatures in the Arctic are set to rise by 3 to 5 C by 2050 even if the world succeeds in cutting emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, according to a new report by the United Nations. These» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

U.S use of toilet paper wiping out Canada’s forests

It seems “cleanliness” comes at a substantial hidden cost. Concerns are being raised once again in the latest report on consumption of  toilet paper and other tissue and the harm done to forests. The relatively inexpensive product we all use is» 

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

Canada’s pipeline debate: simmering in the background,ready to boil again

The long standing dispute over the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, has been surpassed in the news by other political events, but it hasn’t gone away. Permission for the huge project was tossed out when a court agreed with legal challenges saying» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Greenpeace disparages Canadian oil woes

Canadian oil companies and the government of the oil-producing province of Alberta are deeply worried about an overcapacity of oil which has dramatically cut the price fetched by a barrel of Canadian oil.  Some companies have even proposed limiting production.»