Category: Environment

Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

| September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

Founder of Greenpeace says climate change cannot be accurately predicted The emergence of climate change as a pivotal global issue has brought with it an array of assumptions and predictions, many of which evoke fear and guilt. In my opinion, there is no conclusive proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant […]

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Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

Numbers of monarch butterflies plummet from 1 billion to 33.5 million From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially monarchs and […]

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Neonic pesticides – Ban now to save the bees?

| July 5, 2014 | 1 Comment
Neonic pesticides – Ban now to save the bees?

New study says neonic pesticides behind bee collapse Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators […]

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Climate change computer models flawed, contradict data

| June 14, 2014 | 4 Comments
Climate change computer models flawed, contradict data

Climate change scientists can’t explain 16-year pause in global warming By Michelle Stirling-Anosh   During a presentation in Calgary recently, economist Ross McKitrick told his audience that we should be more concerned about the flaws inherent in climate change models than the current 16-plus year pause in global warming. McKitrick pointed out that historically computer models […]

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Climate change ‘consensus’ just bandwagon psychology

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Climate change ‘consensus’ just bandwagon psychology

Some scientists think human activity has only a small impact on climate change By Michelle Stirling-Anosh   Four major surveys cite a 97 per cent ‘consensus’ by climate scientists on human greenhouse gas emissions as the cause of recent climate change. This ‘consensus’ is frequently mentioned as justification for imposing carbon taxes or GHG reduction targets […]

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Climate change agreement between USA, China

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Climate change agreement between USA, China

USA, China biggest contributors to climate change The United States and China promised Saturday to co-operate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In a joint statement, the two governments said they have agreed on steps to carry out commitments to curb output of […]

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Canadian boreal forest well protected – environmental group

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian boreal forest well protected – environmental group

Alberta, Quebec laggards in protecting boreal forest Canada has made significant strides in protecting the vast boreal forest that stretches across most of its provinces and territories, but the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem still faces threats, says an environmental group. The amount of boreal forest under some form of government protection has doubled since […]

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General Motors New York facility achieves landfill-free status

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
General Motors New York facility achieves landfill-free status

109th landfill-free facility for General Motors Auto manufacturing creates a lot of waste. General Motors, the world’s largest automaker, recently converted it 109th manufacturing plant to landfill-free status. The company says that four years of innovation and seven failed attempts at recycling oil sludge finally paid off for the General Motors facility in Rochester, New York, […]

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Global warming confirmed by panel on climate change

| September 29, 2013 | 2 Comments
Global warming confirmed by panel on climate change

  “Let us discuss intelligently the best mechanisms we should undertake rather than believing that the temporary warming slowdown means we can go back to sleep.” – Elder By Phil Elder   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its Fifth Assessment Report, a follow-up to its 2007 version on global warming. […]

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ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER: It’s been another spill-filled summer in the spill-prone province of Alberta. With Alberta averaging over 2-oil spills a day over the past 37 years, there are many spills that we don’t know about. However we do know about some and what we know is alarming. Here is a recap of just […]

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