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Why George Monbiot is Wrong

April 16, 2011

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For anyone interested in environmental issues, George Monbiot is a household name. He writes on green issues for the U.K.’s The Guardian (guardian.co.uk) , maintains a blog (monbiot.com), and has authored a number of books on environmental issues. But since the Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear catastrophe, Monbiot has jumped squarely into the pro-nuke […]

Monarch’s fate up in the air

April 8, 2011

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The struggling monarch butterfly faces potential disaster if the Ontario government’s moratorium on offshore wind turbines is ever lifted and a proposed wind farm for the middle of Lake Erie — right in the butterfly’s migration path — goes ahead, biologists warn. via Monarch’s fate up in the air – Tillsonburg News – Ontario, CA.

Walleye makes comeback in Lake Erie

April 8, 2011

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Pickerel has made a comeback in Lake Erie, much to the surprise of biologists. Yearly surveys done on the lake initially led experts to believe the fish, formally known as walleye, was in decline. But later estimates showed its numbers to be healthy enough that this year’s allowable catch by sport and commercial fishermen could […]

OVN onboard as volunteers

April 8, 2011

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The chimney swift’s migration to the big city hasn’t turned out to be what it was cracked up to be. “It went really well for a while,” said Bird Studies Canada stewardship biologist Kristyn Richardson. “And then we decided we don’t need chimneys anymore – and that’s when it started to go downhill.” via OVN […]

The Ojibwa can help Tillsonburg as well

April 8, 2011

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Did you know in 1881 our 14-year-old country purchased a steam-powered wooden vessel, HMS Charybdis? It was to start our navy, but, unfortunately we didnt have an enemy, so the ship fell into disrepair and that was the end of our navy. via The Ojibwa can help Tillsonburg as well – Tillsonburg News – Ontario, […]

Thoma excited to start

April 8, 2011

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Chef Ron Thoma can sum up his approach at The Bridges at Tillsonburg in five words. Fresh, fresh, fresh and local, he said Thursday morning the restaurants opening day – inside the golf course clubhouses kitchen. I believe that is our strength. via Thoma excited to start – Tillsonburg News – Ontario, CA.

Nanoparticles kill friendly soil bacteria

April 8, 2011

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Extremely tiny silver particles found in products like odour-killing socks are highly toxic to some beneficial Arctic soil bacteria, a Canadian study has found. Adding polluting quantities of silver nanoparticles to soil from the High Arctic, far from human settlements, reduces the population of many species of bacteria. It also makes one beneficial species disappear […]