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DESPITE FUKUSHIMA, SCIENTISTS SAY EATING WEST COAST FISH IS SAFE

Following Japan’s devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, fear spread about risks of leaked radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant — for the health of those living in or near Fukushima or involved in cleanup efforts, and for the planet and the potential impacts on our complex marine food web. Shunichi Tanaka, head of More Info »

What is orange, flutters and was mysteriously absent from Canada this summer?

WHAT IS ORANGE, FLUTTERS AND WAS MYSTERIOUSLY ABSENT FROM CANADA THIS SUMMER?

You may have noticed something missing this summer. A little something that flits through your neighbourhood like a self-propelled orange and black flower: the monarch butterfly. Very few of these iconic butterflies made it to Canada this summer. Biologists estimate the North American monarch population declined by about 80 per cent this year, the lowest More Info »

This is a picture of Syncrude's base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur - it is not economical for Syncrude to sell the sulphur so it stockpiles it instead. Behind that is the tailings pond, held in by what is recognized as the largest dam in the world. The extraction plant is just to the right of this photograph and most of the mine is to the left.

ATTACKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE HINDER SCIENCE SOLUTIONS

Starting in late September, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its Fifth Assessment Report in three chapters and a summary. Not to be outdone, contrarians have unleashed a barrage of attacks designed to discredit the science before it’s released. Expect more to come. Many news outlets are complicit in efforts to undermine the scientific evidence. More Info »

This is a picture of Syncrude's base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur - it is not economical for Syncrude to sell the sulphur so it stockpiles it instead. Behind that is the tailings pond, held in by what is recognized as the largest dam in the world. The extraction plant is just to the right of this photograph and most of the mine is to the left. - TastyCakes photo, touched up by Jamitzky, Courtesy Wikipedia

CANADA’S ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS & THE KEYSTONE XL

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Accusations of Government “fast tracking” and “failures to uphold indigenous rights, guaranteed by treaties and the Constitution” are not limited to the US. The following article by Canada’s best known environmentalist, David Suzuki, examines the background of an impending lawsuit in Canada. Anyone concerned about the XL pipeline should take note of Suzuki’s contention More Info »