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The American bumble bee is in serious decline according to a new Canadian study. The bee is recognizable by its dark wings and yellow striping ( Kristy Baker via NY Natural Heritage Programme)

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Another bee species under critical threat

While there have been several stories over the years of serious declines in honey bee populations, the state of the many wild bees is almost impossible to gauge but is thought to also be seriously compromised. Wild bees are critical» 

Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

The not so slowly disappearing Arctic shores

One of the most northerly communities in the world, Tuktoyaktuk in Canada’s Northwest Territories, is fighting a losing battle against climate change. Several homes in Tuktoyaktuk are now threatened on an area known as The Point. One community building has» 

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The LINK Online, Feb. 15,16,17

Your hosts: Levon, Terry, Marie-Claude, Marc (video of show at bottom) Legendary British rock star Sting performs in solidarity with General Motors workers in Oshawa This week, Gordon Sumner aka “Sting” took the cast of his hit musical to the» 

International

Province says it may be unable to host Francophonie games

The province of New Brunswick promised to spend $10 million to host the Francophonie Games in 2021 but says it cannot afford to spend one cent more. Estimated costs have ballooned to $130. The games are expected to attract about» 

Update on 3 iconic species at risk

A new report from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), says that three species identified with Canada are now at increased risk. In less that 20 years, the group says an invasive beetle has killed» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Urgent call to save northern Ontario caribou

A group of environmental organisations has come together in an open letter urging the federal government to act quickly to save two small herds of boreal caribou. The letter blames provincial mismanagement for the herds decline. Ecojustice on behalf of» 

Environment, Society

North Atlantic Right whales: fewer than ever

Imagine the future of the human race is there were only 411 people left on earth, and less than a quarter were breeding age women. Add into that dire equation, a very real risk of fatal accidents that claim several» 

Environment, Indigenous, International

The end of the south Selkirk caribou virtually certain

They were called the “ghost herd” because there were so few in number, and so seldom seen. Now they’re on their way to become just that, ghosts. Of a herd which once had vast numbers at the beginning of the» 

Environment

Wood Buffalo listed among threatened World Heritage Sites

The conservation outlook for Wood Buffalo National Park has been downgraded to one of “significant concern” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group representing about 10,000 world experts lists the risks facing this World Heritage» 

Environment

Turtles vs. cars: the deadly summer season for at risk species.

Ontario seeing much higher level of turtle deaths and trauma from vehicle injuries this year.. The Turtle Trauma Centre, in the central Ontario city of Peterborough, is at maximum capacity in its efforts to save injured turtles.  It’s part of»