ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….

Anyone who has visited a true rain forest, whether in the Amazon, British Columbia, or Asia, must be struck by the dampness below the massive canopy of ancient trees, a canopy that holds and maintains water that is vital to … Continue reading ISSUES – How deforestation of the Amazon has led to issues that threaten our global future. Meanwhile here at home ….

ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions

This interesting chart from marinetraffic.com shows the densities of ships travelling in the area for the year 2013. With global trade growing annually, the emissions from gigantic ships that range from huge cruise ships to giant tankers is substantial both in terms … Continue reading ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions

CLIMATE CHANGE: Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south AND Northern krill are moving north

Another species of krill is a keystone here along our north Atlantic coast. And they too will be moving … but north … taking other important species like Right Whales along with them.  Art MacKay *********************************************   Antarctic krill: Key … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Antarctic krill: Key food source moves south AND Northern krill are moving north

CLIMATE CHANGE – Can we protect properties on the International St. Croix Estuary?

With predictions that climate change will bring rising sea levels and more flooding, can properties along the St. Croix River Estuary be protected. This survey was conducted in early 2000 and includes photos of nearly all Canadian dwellings as they … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE – Can we protect properties on the International St. Croix Estuary?

CLIMATE CHANGE: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth

PART I | OCT. 25, 2015 Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth – YARMOUTH BAR, NOVA SCOTIA Sandwiched on a narrow sandbar between Yarmouth’s harbor and the open Gulf of Maine, the fishermen of … Continue reading CLIMATE CHANGE: Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth

ISSUES – CLIMATE: For the McCain empire, built on potatoes, climate change is serious business

World’s largest french fry maker to spend undisclosed amount of money on green, industrial-scale farms

McCain CEO Max Koeune: “If you put together the big news story and what happens every day with what we do, there’s a clear connection and clear sense of urgency in moving the needle forwards and moving the actions at a very different pace.” AFP GETTY FILE PHOTO

As a closely held company, McCain Foods Ltd. is under no obligation to be chatty. And it isn’t. The world’s biggest seller of frozen french fries has issued only eight press releases this year. When your name is on Continue reading “ISSUES – CLIMATE: For the McCain empire, built on potatoes, climate change is serious business”