Dec 052019
 

2018-11-05 REMINDER: A tally, Canadians are on the hook for . . . Add the following to the TALLY: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/houston-oil-gas-orphaned-wells_ca_5dc32adde4b03ddc02ee7ba9?utm_hp_ref=ca-homepage It will cost more than $80 million to clean this up. Dan Healing,  Canadian Press EXCERPT: The Alberta Energy Regulator suspended all of Houston’s licences for wells producing natural gas containing toxic hydrogen sulphide on Aug. […]

Dec 022019
 

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s speech given at the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism, London on Tuesday 27 May 2014.   (Carney – Canadian, went to Wall Street, then Governor of Bank of Canada, then Governor of Bank of England,  and December 2019 to UN Special Envoy on Climate Change and finance.)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ZFZGWNw7U Full […]

Dec 012019
 
2019-12-01  Legal action in Australia against Roundup (Bayer-Monsanto), Sydney Morning Herald.  Countries that are banning roundup.

Australia joins the list of countries where legal action is being pursued against Bayer-Monsanto over Roundup. Other Countries:  . . .  some local governments have stopped using it altogether. Germany has banned it from 2023 – a date that environment minister Svenja Schulze said was “as early as European law allows”.   . . .   Austria […]

Dec 012019
 

Clive James passed away Nov 24, 2019. An internet search throws up numerous tributes. James penned:   Stop worrying.  Nobody gets out of this life alive! The 2014 interview of Clive James by Michael Enright (CBC The Sunday Edition), was re-broadcast on December 1st, 2019.  Humour and insight: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-57-the-sunday-edition/clip/15749253-remembering-clive-james-and-jonathan-miller Wikipedia overview:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_James James read this poem […]

Nov 282019
 
2019-11-28  "This Christmas journalism is on trial."

  At 3pm on 3 December, Brian Enos will pull the sheets off an oversized digital Christmas card (pictured) outside the Home Office’s Westminster premises, featuring a snap of white-haired WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and emblazoned with the cheery message: “This Christmas journalism is on trial.”   . . . At the event, Joe Public will […]

Nov 282019
 

No fines for misusing information in political campaigns, because privacy commissioners don’t have power to impose penalties. Andrew MacLeod Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria and the author of All Together Healthy (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018). Find him on Twitter or reach him at amacleod@thetyee.ca   Federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien […]

Nov 112019
 
2015-11-16  Most groundwater is effectively a non-renewable resource, study finds,  CBC News

Less than 6% of groundwater is replenished within 50 years Emily Chung – CBC News Last Updated: November 18, 2015 Internally displaced Afghans collect water from a public water pump next to their tents at a refugee camp in Kabul in January. Billions of people around the world rely on groundwater for drinking, washing and […]