Jun 172018
 

 https://thenarwhal.ca/this-is-giant-mine/?utm_source=The+Narwhal+Newsletter&utm_campaign=906cd971fb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f6a05fddb8-906cd971fb-108492563  Please go to the above link. This gold mine was once so dangerous that it killed a toddler who ate snow two kilometres away. Canada’s second-largest environmental liability is inside Yellowknife city limits — and intrinsically tied to the city’s history and future. The federal government has now inherited the billion-dollar cleanup effort that […]

May 282018
 

CLOSELY RELATED:  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (Canadian)   My friend who has learning disabilities  likes “Les Miserables”,  the musical.  She has seen it, and played it many times over.  Auditory memory serves her quite well.  Internet searches are aided by spell check.  Today, she left a phone message: Just to […]

May 232018
 

  John Perkins is a co-founder of the Pachamama Alliance (https://www.pachamama.org/john-perkins).   I am a fan of Perkins, his work and his book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man“. A 6 minute Youtube by Paul Hawken, plays automatically after the above.  Paul Hawken is the author of “Natural Capital” and “Blessed Unrest“. There are a number […]

May 232018
 

Thanks to Hart for Global biomass. This web page (profile, Environment Editor, The Guardian)  has thumbnails for May postings.   There are some very important articles. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/damiancarrington   Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in […]

May 192018
 
2018-04-12  (updated 04-16)   Lawsuit blaming pesticides for bee deaths will go ahead, CP   (neonics, imidacloprid, PMRA)

RELATED:    2018-05-19   Summary, NO, Health Canada DID NOT de-register the neonic imidacloprid Lawsuit blaming pesticides for bee deaths will go ahead Environmental groups say lawsuit will proceed to full hearing after appeal failed The Canadian Press A lawsuit that blames pesticides for the collapse of bee populations will go ahead following a Federal Court ruling […]

May 192018
 

I explained to my NDP MP that he has been misled by old information,  re the PMRA and the withdrawal of imidacloprid (a “neonic” – bee killer). Especially if you received a reply from your MP,  PLEASE send a response back;  feel free to copy & paste from  my response to my MP  if it’s […]

May 182018
 

(Gord Johns is my MP (NDP )) NOTE   I didn’t include this:    2018-04-12  Lawsuit blaming pesticides for bee deaths will go ahead, CP (neonics, imidacloprid, PMRA) RELATED:   Summary, NO, Health Canada DID NOT decide to de-register one of the chemicals linked to death of bees and song birds (the neonic “imidacloprid”)   […]

May 172018
 

—–Original Message—– From: Sandra Finley I submitted the following letter to the Standing Committee on Health.  Newcomers may be interested in what happened to the Childhood Cancer Surveillance Program at Health Canada (old-timers received the info earlier).  It still troubles me greatly. ===================================   TO:  Members of the Standing Committee on Health:   The Chair […]

May 172018
 

Seattle Joins the Growing List of Cities To Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides (Beyond Pesticides, September 29, 2014) Last week, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to prohibit the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on land owned or maintained by the city. Neonicotinoid insecticides have been linked to colony collapse disorder (CCD) and declining bee health that has […]

May 172018
 

From: Gord.Johns   (my MP) Sent: May 16, 2018 Subject: RE: Canada should ban bee-killing neonics in 2018! Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about the decision made by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) regarding the use of the neonicotinoid pesticide imidacloprid. Like you, the NDP wants decisions to […]