David Suzuki: Honoring our Marine Environment on World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. In Canada, it’s a time to celebrate the rich marine life in three great oceans off the longest coastline of any nation—trillions of plankton, billions of fish, millions of seabirds, thousands of whales and myriad other creatures great and small. Yet, we have little to celebrate when it comes to looking after this natural legacy. Although the federal government has committed to protect 10 percent of our oceans by 2020, it has so far protected just one percent. 

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Narcos, o accionistas

Por ANTONIO CABALLERO REVISTA SEMANA-OPINIÓN | 2015/05/09

Colombia es el único país del mundo que acepta la orden norteamericana de bombardear con defoliantes su propio territorio y sus propias gentes.

  •  ¿Es narcotraficante el procurador Alejandro Ordóñez? ¿Es narcotraficante el expresidente Álvaro Uribe? La pregunta es pertinente. Porque si no, no se explica por qué han sido ellos los únicos que han puesto el grito en el cielo ante la sensata petición del ministro de Salud, Alejandro Gaviria, de que se suspendan las fumigaciones aéreas con glifosato de los cultivos ilícitos de coca ante el riesgo de cáncer que implican para los campesinos afectados.

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Is ‘Sustainable Beef’ an Oxymoron?

Lorraine Chow | March 11, 2015 11:24 am | Ecowatch

In the face of sagging beef sales, a slew of U.S. beef industry stakeholders have formed the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) to figure out how to source beef that’s, well, more “sustainable" 

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Organic Farming vs. Fracking

Juliana Henao and Samantha Malone, FracTracker Alliance | March 12, 2015 10:09 am 

 Currently, 11 percent (2,140 of 19,515 total) of all U.S. organic farms share a watershed with active oil and gas drilling. Additionally, this percentage could rise up to 31 percent if unconventional oil and gas drilling continues to grow.

 Nearby oil and gas drilling is one of many threats to organic farms and their crop integrity.

 

 

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