Jul 30th, 2018
Acclaimed: Tiny Mayor George Cornell, left, is one of two Simcoe County mayors to have been acclaimed. The other is Severn’s Mike Burkett. Here, Cornell is shown at last month’s Tiny Marsh BioBlitz, with writer Kate Harries, horticulture professor Lynn Short and indigenous teacher and aqu...
Jul 25th, 2018
Grass Carp description, from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Length can be 5.2 feet, and weight, 80 pounds It started in two Ohio Rivers and was a wholly avoidable crisis. Now is the time for Ohio and US EPA to stop the ‘research’ projects and urgently start a broad range of eradicatio...
Jul 18th, 2018
Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson made the closing a campaign issue. Now Ontario’s minister for economic development, job creation and trade, Wilson is shown with Fred Somerville at a protest outside the tree seed plant in May. -AWARE Simcoe photo UPDATE with message from AWARE Essa and and Friends of...
Jul 12th, 2018
Infinitum recycling plant in Fetsund, Norway -Guardian photo A bottle deposit hub on the outskirts of Oslo has had a stream of high-level international visitors. Can its success be replicated worldwide? By Matthew Taylor The Guardian Tens of thousands of brightly coloured plastic drinks bottles tumbl...
Jul 4th, 2018
Julee Boan, who leads Ontario Nature’s northern programming as its boreal program manager, conducts field research. File Photo by Ontario Nature Scientists have assembled research exposing industry denial of disappearing caribou By Carl Meyer National Observer June 27 2018 A group of five scien...
Jul 4th, 2018
Lance Copegog in a recent photo with Alvin Fiddler, Grand Chief at Nishnawbe Aski Nation Premier collapsed former ministry into another portfolio; ‘We will not let this government run roughshod over our inherent and treaty rights’ News release from Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council Ju...
Jul 2nd, 2018
In 1960, plastic was found in the stomachs of fewer than 5 % of the world’s seabirds, by 1980, this had jumped to 80 %, now it’s climbing to 100 percent. Seabirds living close to southern Australia, South Africa, and South America are worst affected because the movement of the waves pushes all ...
Jun 29th, 2018
Ontario Tree Seed Plant stakeholders discuss next steps at meeting chaired by Fred Somerville of Somerville Nurseries, right. Among those present were, from left, Susan Antler, chair, Friends of the Utopia Mill & Park; Barb Boysen, general manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association; Rob ...
Jun 15th, 2018
Edwin Espinal From Amnesty International Canada Long time human rights defender Edwin Espinal has paid a heavy price for courageously raising his voice. He was arrested in January during a violent crackdown on massive protests against alleged election fraud. During this crackdown scores of Honduran...