The LINK Online #42

This week, Lynn Desjardins joins Marc Montgomery in studio as we look back on some of the stories covered this week.

We hear about the study of bees, and why they are so important to the environment. Climate-change is part of the reason why bee populations are declining and that is worrisome, according to wild bee expert, Dr Laurence Packer of York University.

The United Nations international organization, UNICEF, has just released a report on the well-being of the child.  Out of the many developed countries surveyed, it turns out that Canada ended up a long way down the list. We’ll hear from the president of UNICEF Canada on why the country did not have better numbers.

We’ll also hear from Charlie Angus, who is now a member of Parliament in the official opposition, New Democratic Party. He’s just written a book about a long environmental fight which actually led him into politics, as a member of a a citizens group to stop a big city garbage dump being established in the small community.  The book is called “Unlikely Radicals”

And why do big dogs not live as long as small dogs?  It’s a question many dog owners have asked. We hear from a Canadian geneticist who’s been studying the ageing issue in dogs, to see if there are correlations to ageing issues in humans.

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