Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe death of a boy and his grandmother this month in the far north of Russia after an anthrax outbreak raises questions about the impact of climate change on other pathogens that have been suspended in the ice. [News Source]
Unpredictable weather raises ‘zombie’ diseases from the ground.
Ice scares aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMDoom-mongering scientists telling us that the melting Arctic is a disaster conveniently overlook vast chunks of history. [News Source]
EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explicit appeal by the French energy giant ahead of a decision due within weeks. [News Source]
Millions of trees on the way for ravaged B.C. forests, according to new climate plan.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe B.C. Climate Leadership Plan was met with lukewarm reviews last week, but the province's reforestation industry sees the potential for a major surge in tree planting operations. [News Source]
Drought deals harsh blow to Cameroon’s cocoa farmers.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMCamaroon's minister of trade believes farmers burdened by the undesirable effects of climate change must join cooperative unions. [News Source]
Greg Hunt’s approval of Adani’s Queensland mine upheld by federal court.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe federal court has upheld the commonwealth approval of Adani’s Queensland mine, ruling that former environment minister Greg Hunt was entitled to find any assessment of resulting carbon pollution on the Great Barrier Reef was “speculative”. [News Source]
Dry Nova Scotia rivers worry fish conservationists.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe dry, hot summer in Nova Scotia has conservationists worried about fish surviving in warm rivers. [News Source]
Enviros pick climate fight with feds, seek to rein in leasing.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMBackers of the "keep it in the ground" movement have taken their efforts up a notch, asking a federal court to force the Obama administration to consider the climate impacts of oil and gas leasing on public lands. [News Source]
Massachusetts presses other states in region to cut emissions.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMMassachusetts is pressing its counterparts in a regional environmental program to require that power plantscut carbon emissions twice as fast as they do now. [News Source]
Wynne heads to Mexico to promote trade and cap-and-trade.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMPremier Kathleen Wynne is headed to Mexico to remind officials there that Ontario is wide open for business. [News Source]
Cow dung goes high design.
Monday August 29th 2016, 10:00 AMThe dairy farmer Gianantonio Locatelli climbed up the steel ladder and peered over the brim of a large corrugated vat, about the size of a very deep above-ground swimming pool. “It’s full!” he exclaimed, with warbling joy. “It’s beautiful!” The vat was full of liquid cow dung. [News Source]