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the reeves report: Deal reached to save Experimental Lakes Area

Ontario’s Experimental Lakes Area.

After months of negotiation, Queen’s Park announced Tuesday morning a deal has been struck to transfer ownership of the Experimental Lakes Area living laboratory in northern Ontario to the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

As part of the deal to keep the freshwater research facility alive, Ottawa—which abruptly cancelled . . . → Read More: the reeves report: Deal reached to save Experimental Lakes Area

Paul S. Graham: Video: The five main threats to Lake Winnipeg

October 26, 2013: Diane Orihel, founder and director of the Coalition to Save ELA, speaks to a workshop in Winnipeg on water quality sponsored by Idle No More Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Diane Orihel is a PhD candidate at the University of Alberta and the founder and Director of the Coalition to . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: Video: The five main threats to Lake Winnipeg

350 or bust: Obama Calls Out Climate Deniers, & Other Good News

It’s always enjoyable (and all too rare!) to share good news, and I’m pleased that there’s some to share on this, the last Friday in April: The Ontario government under newly elected premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Wednesday that it will be partnering with the government of Manitoba and the International Institute for Sustainable Development . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Obama Calls Out Climate Deniers, & Other Good News

350 or bust: Schindler’s Pissed, And Other News

I’m back in the saddle, after a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, which included almost no access to the internet for 2 whole weeks. Four of us piled into a clean diesel VW Golf wagon and made the pilgrimage from our home in northwestern Ontario to the coast of Florida – 37 hours of driving – . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Schindler’s Pissed, And Other News

Drive-by Planet: ‘Death of Evidence’ march: Canadian scientists protest Harper cuts

Symbolic statements can speak volumes. This week in Ottawa Canadian scientists staged a funeral march to mourn the “death of evidence” caused by the Harper government’s slashing of research programs. The Grim Reaper – scythe in hand – led a march of scientists in lab coats with designated pallbearers carrying “evidence” in a black . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: ‘Death of Evidence’ march: Canadian scientists protest Harper cuts