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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked UN paper

LONDON — Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations report. 88 more words

Nature Conservation

WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO PROTECT THE WATER?

By Jim Harding

On August 20th nearly 200 people who reside along the Qu’Appelle Valley gathered at the Treaty 4 Governance Centre to share concerns about the continuing degradation of the watershed. 1,385 more words

R-Town News

Half the Earth

A Battle for Half

A recent article in Smithsonian Magazine reported that Edward O. Wilson has begun to support the idea that we should set aside 50% of the Earth… 201 more words

Nature Conservation

Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?

By Tony Hiss, Smithsonian Magazine

“The eminent evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson has an audacious vision for saving Earth from a cataclysmic extinction event

“Battles are where the fun is,” said E.O. 282 more words

Nature Conservation

Stop The Pebble Mine and Save Alaskan Brown Bear Habitat

A massive mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would be a huge environmental and ecological disaster.  Please sign the petition to stop the Pebble Mine.

A Mine Here? 101 more words

Human Impact

DOWNSTREAM FROM REGINA: Protecting and Restoring the Qu’Appelle Watershed*

I. DECADES OF CONTAMINATION

For decades Regina’s poorly or untreated sewage has degraded eco-system health downstream in the Qu’Appelle Valley watershed. Regina’s refusal to prioritize modernizing its wastewater treatment means that people sometimes can’t swim, eat the fish, walk their pets or even boat. 10,027 more words

Government Policy

Another Reason to Save Sea Otters: They’re Helping Fight Climate Change

Todd Woody, TakePart’s senior editor for environment and wildlife.  “Think of sea otters as the park rangers of coastal kelp forests. The floating thickets of treelike seaweed provide habitat for a plethora of marine life, including seals, sea lions, whales, gulls, terns, and snowy egrets. 206 more words

Nature Conservation