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Ban ‘neonic’ pesticides. Our food supplies are at risk E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 18:40

Dr. Jean-Marc Bonmatin is vice-chair of the international Task Force on Systemic Pesticides as(TFSP) and a research scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research

The science of pesticide development and regulation is complex, so let's put things simply: Human beings rely on food to survive. Much of that food comes from insect-pollinated plants. Modern agriculture relies on pesticides to grow that food.

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Stanislav Petrov, 'The Man Who Saved The World,' Dies At 77 E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 08:37

 

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Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer, poses at his home in 2015 near Moscow. In 1983, he was on duty when the Soviet Union's early warning satellite indicated the U.S. had fired nuclear weapons at his country. He suspected, correctly, it was a false alarm and did not immediately send the report up the chain of command. Petrov died at age 77.

Pavel Golovkin/AP
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America bullying Sweden because Sweden signed the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 September 2017 12:47

https://nuclear-news.net/2017/09/06/america-bullying-sweden-because-sweden-signed-the-un-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty/

altMattis reportedly threatened Sweden with retaliation over signing a nuclear-weapons ban, Business Insider CHRISTOPHER WOODY, SEP 6, 2017 US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis reportedly warned Sweden of severe consequences if the country followed through on signing a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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Fish Farm Fight - Update September 13 E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:37


by Alex Morton

http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/

For included videos see http://alexandramorton.typepad.com/Update September 13, 2017

 

Two salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago are now under occupation by First Nations.

Marine Harvest has paused restocking their Midsummer farm after a stand off between their packer and First Nations and now the occupiers are digging in. As the weather deteriorates they are making preparations as winter is coming. Communities are rallying around them. Other nations are noticing. Many are talking about individual “chiefs” who have sold out and given these companies access to BC waters for personal gain, with no consultation with the people.

Swanson Occupation - A Morton

 

The provincial government of BC can see this is getting serious, but they don’t have a plan. They are stuttering, unable to fully grasp the scope of what they are going to have to do. They are going to have to tell the Norwegians to move out of the territories of the nations want them out, or they are going to sit there and let this escalate. If so a lot of questions will erupt to the surface. The province is the landlord, they are renting First Nation territory to these Norwegian-run companies in violation of First Nation rights.  The NDP put these farms here in the first place.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:47
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China’s ban on fossil fuel cars is futile; Instead we need to radically rethink our cities E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:47

https://www.techgadgetcentral.com/2017/09/11/chinas-ban-on-fossil-fuel-cars-is-futile-instead-we-need-to-radically-rethink-our-cities/

 

Yet another country announces their intention to end the sale of fossil fuel cars. First it was France, then the United Kingdom and now it is China. Bloomberg has reportedthat the Chinese authorities have been looking a timeline for phasing out the sale of fossil fuel vehicles according to the Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Xin Guobin. On paper this move should be significant. China is one of the World’s largest automobile markets with over 28 million vehicles sold last year.  China is in line with an industry that is rapidly improving electric cars and many will see the news as positive. The problem with China’s ban on fossil fuel cars is that it doesn’t do anything to solve the root cause of air pollution in its cities. It grabs headlines but instead China, England and France should be focusing on rethinking how we use our cities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:53
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Environmental lawyer James Thornton says China’s ‘ecological civilisation’ concept is the best response to the world’s environmental crisis E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 10 September 2017 19:51

Jane Gleeson-WhiteSunday 10 September 2017 02.14 BST

James Thornton’s specialty is suing governments and corporations on behalf of his only client – the Earth – and he’s very good at it. In his four decades of legal practice across three continents, he’s never lost a case.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:07
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One Wave Gathering: 10th Anniversary E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 09 September 2017 08:41

International Indigenous Arts and Culture Celebration September 16, 2017

Hosted on Lekwungen Territory with permission of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations

BC Legislature Lawn (501 Belleville St.)

Pacific Peoples’ Partnership presents the tenth anniversary of One Wave Gathering

This milestone features the unveiling of the Longhouse Project, an unprecedented public art installation on the BC Legislature lawn, a historic Lekwungen village site. Four temporary longhouse structures will be raised featuring youth designs in the styles of Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and South Pacific peoples. This project was produced in partnership with MediaNet and Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob. Learn more

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 September 2017 20:30
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B.C. government adopts UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:30
https://energeticcity.ca/2017/09/b-c-government-adopts-un-declaration-rights-indigenous-peoples/

B.C. government adopts UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 
September 6, 2017 Chris Newton

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Premier John Horgan, Grand Chief Edward John, and other officials opened the B.C. Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering in Vancouver this morning with a major announcement.

During the press conference, Horgan announced that the B.C. government will be governing the province according to principles in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Horgan also said that the provincial government will implement the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report.

The Premier highlighted the government’s strong cross-government commitments to work in partnership with First Nations and Indigenous peoples to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and the Tsilhqot’in Supreme Court decision.
Last Updated on Friday, 08 September 2017 18:39
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Study links fish farms to spread of antibiotic resistance JOHN MCPHEE THE CHRONICLE HERALD Published September 3, 2017 - 4:09pm Last Updated September 4, 2017 - 7:02am E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 23:01
 

JOHN MCPHEE THE CHRONICLE HERALD 

 

September 4 2017
 

A fish farm worker inspects a salmon for sea lice. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD / File)  

A fish farm worker inspects a salmon for sea lice. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD / File) 

New research that finds a possible link between fish farms and the spread of antibiotic resistance doesn’t surprise marine biologist Inka Milewski.

“Anytime you have animals grown in very concentrated conditions in these intensive livestock operations, whether it’s pigs or chickens, or in this case, fish, you’re going to have the potential for disease problems,” Milewski said in an interview Sunday from her home in the Miramichi in New Brunswick.

“The solution to a lot of these problems is to put antibiotics into the feed. And so it should come as no surprise to anyone that they have found antibiotic resistance associated with fish farms.”

The study released last week by Jing Wang of Dalian University of Technology in China concluded that genes for antibiotic resistance are getting into ocean sediments through fish food.

Millions of tonnes of fishmeal are used in fish farms every year, much of it sinking uneaten to the ocean floor, a news release on the study said.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 September 2017 19:07
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PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT NSW HUMAN SURVIVAL PROJECT E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 04 September 2017 11:02

3 SEPT 2017 IMMEDIATE USE

PEOPLE FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT NSW

HUMAN SURVIVAL PROJECT

 

SANCTIONS? NO USE AT ALL!

THREATS? MAKE KIM JONG UN WORK FASTER

MILITARY ACTION? MILLIONS WILL DIE.

DIALOGUE? MIGHT BE WORTH A TRY.

(AND ANOTHER TRY AND ANOTHER AND ANOTHER...)

 

Kim Jong Un has conducted his 6th nuclear test. Whether it really was a hydrogen bomb is uncertain, but it seems likely that the blast was 4-6 times the size of the last one. If it wasn't an actual hydrogen bomb its likely to have been 'gas boosted', which is a kind of way station to a hydrogen bomb. There doesn't seem to be, and most likely isn't, any way to stop him. Hyperventilating, sanctions, threats of military action, aren't working. Military action will kill millions, and lead to the very thing we are trying to prevent – the actual use of nuclear weapons.

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warning of flood risk in Houston from a major hurricane E-mail
Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 03 September 2017 01:26

Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Gulf Coast of Texas late Friday night as a Category 4 storm, and, since making landfall near Corpus Christi, has dumped record rainfall on Houston and the surrounding areas. A full-blown catastrophe is underway there as tens of thousands fled the area, and thousands of those who didn’t evacuate have been rescued by emergency responders and volunteers. Harvey, now a tropical storm, has dropped an estimated 11 trillion gallons of rain on Texas, and much more is on the way, particularly for Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city, which is expected to shatter all-time rainfall records.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 September 2017 19:18
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