Category Archives: Environment

UN body alarmed by mining spill disasters worldwide

By David Boughton A new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) urges mining companies around the world to address the increase in mining waste spills. The report, Mine Tailings Storage: Safety is No Accident[1]http://www.grida.no/publications/383, specifically looked at mine

Ottawa holds vigil against Kinder Morgan

By Marina Wang Protesters huddled together under the lamplight on a frigid evening outside parliament in what is likely to be the last nation-wide protest before a decision on the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline is announced. The candlelit vigil is

Impose Carbon tax on US goods coming into EU if Trump pulls out of Paris Accord – Sarkozy

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy urged the European Union today to impose a Carbon tax on American goods if President-elect Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. “Donald Trump said he would not meet the

World’s richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions, poorest half just a tenth

The world’s richest 10 percent produce around half of all emissions while the poorest half of the world’s population – 3.5 billion people – is responsible for just a tenth of all carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by

Global warming could suffocate life on Earth as oxygen levels fall, research shows

Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to researchers from the University of Leicester published in Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. A study led by

Warm temperatures accelerate climate change forming vicious circle, study confirms

Global warming will progress faster than what was previously believed as greenhouse gas emissions that arise naturally are also affected by increased temperatures, a new study from Linköping University that measures natural methane emissions has confirmed. “Everything indicates that global

Japan’s Taiji hunters tethered and drowned whale, footage allegedly shows

A disturbing video allegedly showing the horrific tethering and drowning of a pilot whale by hunters in Japan’s Taiji cove has been released by the marine conservationist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The pilot whale was among an estimated 69-74

Pesticide exposure impairs bumblebee crop pollination, study finds

Low-level neonicotinoid pesticide exposure affects the pollination services provided by bumblebees to an economically important crop, according to a University of Guelph research published today in Nature. “Until now, research on pesticide effects has been limited to direct effects on

Thousands to converge on Ottawa for a 100% clean economy by 2050

Thousands of Canadians are to converge on Parliament Hill urging the new Liberal government to take strong action on climate change and transition Canada to a 100% clean renewable economy by 2050, a diverse civil society coalition announced today. “A

Tax fossil fuels and turn to renewable energy to fight climate change, majority of Canadians say: poll

A majority of Canadians (55%) favour imposing new taxes on fossil fuels such as gasoline, heating oil, and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gases and overwhelmingly endorse the growth of the renewable energy sector in Canada(93%), according to a new