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Report Lists Top Scientists Who Lost Jobs Due to Federal Cuts (Canada)
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, climate change, government, health, oceans, science )

- 59 days ago -
A new report , "Vanishing Science," details cuts to science programs and the thousands of federal scientists that once inspected meat, measured climate change or monitored losses in ocean diversity that have been axed from federal payrolls.
Fracking's Terrifying Water Usage Trends Spell Disaster
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, drought, environment, fracking, water )

- 66 days ago -
New study shows that fracking boom is happening in places that can least afford to lose precious water supplies
Birth Defects Linked to Natural Gas Mining
Health & Wellness  (tags: Birth defects, Chemicals, Fracking, Health, Pollution, Toxins, VOC, Water )

- 72 days ago -
Various US studies probe how fracking pollution, chemicals affect the unborn.
Swarms of Earthquakes Shake Up Shale Gas Fields
Science & Tech  (tags: Deep well disposal, Earthquakes, Environment, Fracking, Shale gas )

- 75 days ago -
A string of studies have not only implicated hydraulic fracturing, but the related practice of pumping dirty wastewater deep underground, as the cause of unprecedented swarms of earthquakes.
Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Canada, environment, fisheries, government, science, water )

- 128 days ago -
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decision-making.
Canada: Pipeline Map: Have There Been Any Incidents Near You?
Environment  (tags: Canada, environment, health, oil, pipelines, safety )

- 169 days ago -
CBC News obtained data on more than 1,000 pipeline safety incidents that have happened from 2000 until late 2012. The data suggests the rate of overall incidents has doubled in the past decade. Explore the map.
Toronto Zoo Elephants Arrive in California
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, elephants, good news, PAWS, sanctuary )

- 179 days ago -
Follow the live blog as the Toronto Zoo elephants, Toka, Thika and Iringa, arrive at the PAWS sanctuary in California. Watch the full documentary on the elephant trek on the fifth estate, Friday, November 1. YEAH!!!!!
17 Plants You Grow From Kitchen Scraps
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, food, garden, greenliving, health, organic, recycling )

- 188 days ago -
Learn how to start your own plants from kitchen scraps. It is suggested the scraps you start with are from locally grown, organic produce.
Pesticide-Free Zone Declaration For Lawns, Landscapes and Pollinators! (Canada and U.S.)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Bees, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, garden, health, pesticides, polinators )

- 192 days ago -
Pledge your yard, park, garden, or other community or business-managed green space as organically managed and pollinator-friendly.
Environmental Groups Demand Health Minister Rona Ambrose Take Action on Bee-Killing Pesticide
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bees, Canada, environment, food, health, pesticides )

- 200 days ago -
Environmental groups want federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose to reconsider Health Canada's decision to re-approve a pesticide -- severely restricted in Europe -- for use on fruits, potatoes and turf, and linked to massive bee die-offs in Canada.
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