Monthly Archives: October 2012

Global overfishing, contaminated fish, the environmental crisis continues.

Three articles in the 26 October edition of Science caught my attention and prompted these comments.  The first, by Chris Costello of Univ. of California at Santa Barbara, and several west coast colleagues concerns our harvest of the world’s ‘unassessed’ fisheries.  These are the usually smaller, more local-scale fisheries that are not formally assessed by … Continue reading »

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Erosion of environmental protection, and of democracy in Canada: C-45, environment, pipelines, and tar sands

Here we go again.  I’ll be brief, but the Harper government has tabled its latest budget bill – 443 pages stuffed with things that should not be there.  What will it take to get them to play by the rules? Back in the Spring, budget Bill C-38’s 425 pages included substantive changes to environmental laws, … Continue reading »

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Rogue geoengineering scam artist dupes Haida, pollutes ocean, embarrasses Canada

I’d never heard of Russ George until a couple of days ago.  He’s described in various places on the web as a California businessman, as a geoengineer, as a rogue geoengineer, and as a seller of snake oil.  He has operated a series of short-lived companies purporting to have products to solve various environmental problems.  … Continue reading »

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