Google Maps Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Even for experts and scientists, analyzing data on emissions and climate change can seem like a rising sea of numbers. The United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) in collaboration with several Googlers has created a map that visualizes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a number of industrialized countries. The aim of this map is…

NEPTUNE Canada “Go Live” Launch – Dec. 8th

NEPTUNE Canada “Go Live” Launch – Dec. 8th – Join the Celebration! NEPTUNE Canada has completed installation in the Pacific Ocean of 800 kilometres of powered fibre-optic cable, five observatory nodes at key scientific sites, and over 200 instruments and sensors…. (to depths of nearly 3000 metres). NEPTUNE Canada will help us better understand natural…

The Copenhagen Diagnosis: Climate Science Report

It is more than three years since the drafting of text was completed for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4). In the meantime, many hundreds of papers have been published on a suite of topics related to human-induced climate change. The purpose of this report is to synthesize the most…

The Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Development announces its INAUGURAL Call for Papers

The Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Development is a NEW online, international, peer-reviewed journal focused on applied research and best practices in the development of thriving farming communities and sustainable food systems. Peer reviewers include development practitioners, organization and agency staff, faculty, graduate students, consultants, and farmers from around the world with expertise in…

The High Rise Urban Farms of the Future – Globe-NET

Moving Farms off land and into skyscrapers is on the verge of becoming reality. The main hurdle isn’t technology; it’s one of engineering and funding. GLOBE-Net (November 19, 2009) – Imagine a full-scale farm right in the heart of New York City, in the deserts of Darfur or on the moon.  While you might have…

Vancouver Island Fish Farm, Lasting Toxic Contamination

Toxic contaminants from an old Kyuquot Sound salmon farm are leaving an endless, negative effect on the seabed of the surrounding area, according to a 2009 report by the B.C. Ministry of Environment. It is estimated that the waters as far as 100 metres out from the Centre Cove salmon farm are polluted. Seabed marine…

Canadians would Buy Green Car over Dream Car: Angus Reid

Recent Poll by Angus Reid Global Monitor: Most people in Canada, as well as many in the United States and Britain, would rather buy an environmentally-friendly car than their dream car, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 53 per cent of respondents in Canada, 48 per cent in the U.S. and 44 per…

Increased Moisture, Global Warming Caused by Humans

No smoking gun, but moist “fingerprints” have been established… News Release by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Climate Models Confirm More Moisture in Atmosphere Attributed to Humans LIVERMORE, Calif. – When it comes to using climate models to assess the causes of the increased amount of moisture in the atmosphere, it doesn’t much matter if one…

Report: Convert Textile Waste to Compost

Researchers have found that waste from the textiles industry can be converted into rich, agricultural compost.  A new report published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution states that a species of earthworm, together with animal manure, can thrive and transform solid sludge into compost. The textile industry creates an abundance of sludge due…

Canadian Farmers Opposed to GM Wheat: 2009 Survey

This year’s Canadian Wheat Board survey reports that “Canadian farmers oppose the introduction of genetically modified wheat”.  There is, however, a qualifier: “until market conditions change”.  Cautious optimism is required. A Monsanto spokeswoman comments, “the Roundup-Ready wheat survey is irrelevant today because five years have passed and Monsanto is no longer pursuing that or any…

They Found Coral

Vancouver (June 23, 2009) — Living Oceans Society’s Finding Coral Expedition arrived back in Vancouver on June 22 after a successful two week study of deep sea corals off the coast of British Columbia. The research team of international scientists dove in single person submarines at six different dive sites in Queen Charlotte Sound, Hecate…

Finding Coral Expedition sets sail in June

Living Oceans Society is excited to announce the launch of their Finding Coral Expedition on June 8th. The expedition will use two mini subs to explore deep sea corals in Hecate Strait and the Queen Charlotte Basin. The subs will be piloted by Jennifer Lash, Executive Director of Living Oceans Society, and a blue ribbon…

Lexus Returns to Targa Newfoundland with Hybrid Power

Having proved that its hybrid technology is up to extreme road rallying with an eye-opening performance in the 2,200-kilometre Targa Newfoundland 2007, Team Lexus is back with high hopes of improving on that performance. In 2007, against an international field of competitors, the Team placed 18th overall, 6th in the modern division, and won praise…

Companies Must Lead Climate Change

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO – September 23, 2008 (Reuters) – Most consumers want companies to do more to protect the environment and reckon that firms should play a leading role in fighting global warming, a worldwide survey showed Tuesday. The poll, of 28,000 Internet users in 51 nations by The Nielsen Company, showed…

Greendex: Survey of Sustainable Consumption – National Geographic

You’ve read the news–everyone wants to be green now. But do you really know how your personal choices are adding up? What about the choices of your fellow citizens? How well are people around the globe adopting behaviors that can make the world a more environmentally sustainable place? National Geographic and the international polling firm…