Monthly Archives: April 2013

Canadian environmental science… possibly some good news for the ELA

Photo © John Shearer Two days ago the Experimental Lakes Area, that unique, world-class research facility in north-western Ontario was dead in the water.  Our Harper Government had decided they would close it to save money (no doubt money used to fund the Washington charm offensive re Keystone XL – ethical oil indeed). Alison Redford … Continue reading »

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Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency Stuck in the Tar Sands – Canada’s Failed Science Policy

Photo from Vancouver Sun Yesterday was Earth Day.  Peter Kent, Minister of Environment in the Harper Government teamed up with Diana McQueen, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to announce the launch of a “New Online Portal for Accessing Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring Data and Information from the Oil Sands”.  It is at … Continue reading »

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Loss of pollinators and extent of overfishing – our impacts on the world are large and getting worse

I’ve discovered some interesting recent reports dealing with two aspects of the global environmental crisis – the impacts of global biodiversity loss, and the extent of global overfishing, or perhaps, the impacts of our foolishness and our greed.  We seem to have a foolish disregard for the well-being of species not seen as immediately useful … Continue reading »

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