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Environment, Society

Did you know mosquitoes and bats were pollinators?

This week is Pollinator Week in Canada but also in the rest of the world. The celebration has been going on for more than 10 years now and it aims at focusing everyone’s attention on the important role that pollinators» 

Environment, Society

Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada’s Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates. WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map reveals that» 

Environment, Society

Museum features climate change and environment

The Biosphere, an environmental museum in Montreal, aims to raise awareness about the environment and climate change in its programming for 2019-2020. The museum purports to be the only one in North America entirely dedicated to these two themes. It» 

Economy, Environment, International

Warning from the U.N. – the future of bees is the future of food

World Bee Day You may have missed it but this past Monday was the second annual “World Bee Day”. In announcing the day last year, initiated by Slovenia, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva» 

L-R: Link team Marie-Claude, Terry, Lynn, Marc

The Link

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,»