Nov 14th, 2017
World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice From William J. Ripple Christopher Wolf Thomas M. Newsome Mauro Galetti Mohammed Alamgir Eileen Crist Mahmoud I. Mahmoud William F. Laurance 15,364 scientist signatories from 184 countries BioScience 13 November 2017 Twenty-five years ago, the Un...
Nov 11th, 2017
The OTSP closure is a game changer – with the potential to be a game ender By Barb Boysen and Melissa Spearing Forest Gene Conservation Association Tree seeds are of course critical to future forests. Management of high quality seed of known origin is crucial if our future forests are to withst...
Nov 11th, 2017
Grassy Narrows resident Steve Fobister is tested for mercury poisoning symptoms by the late Dr. Masazumi Harada in 2010 -Kate Harries photo AWARE SIMCOE UPDATE: Link to Free Grassy and message to Wynne and Trudeau: Build a Mercury Home and Treatment Centre in Grassy Narrows. Add your signature now! A...
Nov 9th, 2017
Research leads environment secretary to overturn government’s previous opposition, making total EU ban much more likely By Damian Carrington The Guardian The UK will back a total ban on insect-harming pesticides in fields across Europe, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has revealed. The decis...
Nov 7th, 2017
County Warden and Liberal candidate Gerry Marshall at the water walk potluck -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Air and water were quite calm when the water walkers gathered in the dark by Georgian Bay at Cedar Point. The light crept up and just above the horizon a narrow band of ...
Nov 2nd, 2017
White spruce cones -AWARE Simcoe photo Note: scroll to end for request for action Letter to from the Forest Gene Conservation Association to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry Dear Premier and Minister: This is a long letter because the issue is...
Oct 31st, 2017
News release from the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Don’t blame your local beekeeper if there isn’t much Ontario honey available for sale this year. In a survey of Ontario beekeepers sponsored by the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, almost 57% of Ontario beekeepers reported that honey product...
Oct 19th, 2017
Omnivorous Leafroller -Kate Harries photo Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say By Damian Carrington The Guardian The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over ...
Oct 1st, 2017
Local politicians and Huronia Land Conservancy directors gather under the newly unveiled sign for the Hogg Creek Wetland. From left, former MPP Garfield Dunlop, Dave Wilkins, Springwater Mayor Bill French, Isabella Rombak, Linda Belcourt, Valerie Schell, Tim Tully, Oro-Medonte Mayor Harry Hughes and...