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More than half of Ontario honey bees did not survive the winter Add to ... Eric Atkins PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 19:43

Honey bees cluster on a bee keeping suit in Ravenna on October 18, 2013. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail) (DEBORAH BAIC/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
Honey bees cluster on a bee keeping suit in Ravenna on October 18, 2013. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail) (DEBORAH BAIC/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

BY Eric Atkins

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/more-than-half-of-ontario-honey-bees-did-not-survive-the-winter/article19721276/The Globe and Mail

54 commentsA new report on the health of honey bees in Canada says 58 per cent of the colonies in Ontario did not survive the winter, a figure that exceeds the 15-per-cent mortality rate seen as acceptable.
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Newfoundland bees drawing international scientific attention PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 13:53

By The Canadian Press Posted: Jul 21, 2014 1:14 PM NT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014 1:19 PM NT

Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off.

Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off. (The Canadian Press)

Newfoundland's healthy honeybees are an increasing draw for researchers in the race to understand why colonies across much of the globe are struggling or dying off.

"There is definitely interest in what's happening here," said Dave Jennings, a director with the provincial Natural Resources department.

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Consider banning insecticides to save honeybees: Merulla PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:49
 
By Samantha Craggs, CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2014 5:15 PM ET| Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014 10:49 AM ET 
 
Beekeepers such as Les Simonffy of Ancaster have seen large portions of their hives die in the last few years. One Hamilton councillor wants to see what the city can do about it. (Matt Moir/CBC)

Beekeepers such as Les Simonffy of Ancaster have seen large portions of their hives die in the last few years. One Hamilton councillor wants to see what the city can do about it. (Matt Moir/CBC) 

 
 
Research has found neonicotinoids, a widely used insecticide, are contributing to honeybee deaths
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Consider banning insecticides to save honeybees: Merulla PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:45

Research has found neonicotinoids, a widely used insecticide, are contributing to honeybee deaths

By Samantha Craggs, CBC News Posted: Jun 16, 2014 5:15 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 17, 2014 10:49 AM ET

Beekeepers such as Les Simonffy of Ancaster have seen large portions of their hives die in the last few years. One Hamilton councillor wants to see what the city can do about it. (Matt Moir/CBC)

Beekeepers such as Les Simonffy of Ancaster have seen large portions of their hives die in the last few years. One Hamilton councillor wants to see what the city can do about it. (Matt Moir/CBC)

Honeybees are dying at an alarming rate, and one city councillor wants to look at banning the pesticides that are suspected of contributing to it.

 

Coun. Sam Merulla wants the city to meet with McMaster University, the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Ontario Beekeepers Association and others to look at how the city can curb the alarming death of bees.

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The Harper Cabinet’s Approval Ignores Interveners Issues, defies international norms and is grossly negligent. PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014 06:20

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project -A Project of the Ecological Rights Association

 

Enbridge Michigan Oil Spill

File photo of a worker at Enbridge's Michigan oil spill. File photo of a worker at Enbridge's Michigan oil spill. 
 
The Cabinet Decision's mimiked the flawed Decision by the Joint Review Panel If one reviews the initial submissions to the panel in August 2010, one can clearly see that the issues  raised by the submissions were completely ignored.Proceeding with the pipeline and the tankers would be grossly negligent and in defiance with International obligations. There is sufficient evidence of precedents, such as Enbridge spills, regional earth quakes, potential tsunamis, grounding of a drilling rig and widespread pollution of land and water bodies to invoke the precautionary principle...

 

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