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Environment & Animal Life, International

U.N report: grim picture on global biodiversity and protection efforts

The 5th Global Biodiversity Outlook by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) paints a somewhat grim picture of global efforts to halt the destruction of nature. In early 2002, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity committed »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Climate Action Summit: What was said

Yesterday, world leaders gathered at the U.N. General Assembly’s Climate Action Summit in New York. It was begun with a blistering rebuke by young activist Greta Thunberg.  The Secretary-General then said it was time to hear concrete actions, not vague »

International, Politics

China-Canada tension: Canadian warship through Taiwan Strait

With Chinese and Canadian diplomatic relations running cold, Canada has sent a warship into waters China claims as its own. It’s the first such move since relations took a serious nosedive after Canada arrested a Huawei executive on an extradition »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

World Oceans Day: June 8

It’s a day to reflect on what humanity’s combined effects have been, and continue to be, on the vital oceans of the world. It was a day first proposed by Canada in 1992, and since proclaimed by the United Nations. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

We’re coming for you Santa Claus! North Pole in claims dispute

Well, the battle lines have now been finalized for claims to the North Pole. The Russians and the Danes have both claimed it as theirs, and now Canada has filed its claim with the United Nations Commission on Limits of »

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 & Animal Life, 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 »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

World Press Freedom Day

May, 3, this Friday, is the United Nations declared, World Press Freedom Day. The website notes the day is an opportunity to: -celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; -assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; -defend the »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

World happiness list: Where does your country fit?

Nordic countries happiest “Happy as a Finn”. Perhaps if the trend keeps up this could become a new expression in language.The seventh annual world happiness survey is out. Produced for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network it surveys 156 »

International, Politics, Society

Canada will sign contentious U.N. Migration Pact

(public comments open- scroll to bottom to submit- Comments will be posted after moderating) A two-day international conference in Marrakesh, Morrocco will see most of the U.N. member states sign an agreement on “migrants”. On Friday, Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed »