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The LINK Online, May 17, 18, 19, 2019

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marie-Claude (at the river’s edge) and Marc (video of show at bottom) Climate change and the kelp forests of the Arctic It seems that climate change is having an effect under the Arctic seas. Kelp has »

Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, Internet, Science & Technology

A whale of a tale: Lost Narwhal finds new “diverse” friends

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom. Comments will be posted after approval) The narwhal, an iconic Arctic species, is almost never spotted in the south. Somehow one narwhal, thought to be a young male, became lost, really »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Unique ecosystems protected in St. Lawrence River

A non-profit conservation group has acquired three new pieces of land in the St. Lawrence River enabling it to protect some unique ecosystems that are home to vulnerable species of plants and animals. They add to areas already protected by »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

The belugas of St Lawrence: serious decline

This week the federal government officially recognized the continuing decline in numbers of the white whales  of the St Lawrence estuary by changing their status. Previously labelled as “threatened” the beluga are now listed in the more worrisome category of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

When catching a big fish shows there’s a big problem

Big fish, but big problem in St Lawrence Normally a fisherman would be happy to haul in a whopper. But this whopper isn’t supposed to be there, and it represents the potential for a big, and very serious, problem. Two »

Environment & Animal Life

Beluga deaths continue to mystify, worry

For several years marine researchers have been concerned about high mortality of beluga whales in the St Lawrence. That concern has risen again after analysis of the dead whales found last year. Of the 14 carcasses found last year, three »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Tagging endangered belugas to find winter habitat

A non-profit group is tagging beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River to try to find out where they spend the winter and further the goal of preventing their decline. Two of the small white whales have been tagged so far »

Health, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Montreal to stink up the St Lawrence

The City of Montreal says a construction project will require it to dump a massive amount of raw sewage into the St Lawrence river. A major highway rebuilding project in the middle of the city requires the digging up of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Update: bill labelling microbeads as toxic passes Parliament

An opposition party motion in the Canadian Parliament to declare plastic microbeads as a toxic substance has been passed this week.  It’s a step further in the process that could lead to them being banned n Canada Recent studies have »

Environment & Animal Life

Tough winter for ferries in eastern Canada

It’s been an unusually cold winter in the southern parts of central and eastern Canada. This has meant particular troubles for the number of ferryboats traversing the Gulf of St Lawrence. Even in Lake Ontario, the ice build-up trapped the »