Ecosystems

Ecosystems

Great Lakes Symposium - Gauthier presentation

2011-04-08

Recently retired as a Program Director for the Great Lakes Commission after 8 years of service, Roger Gauthier gave this terrific presentation at our Great Lakes Symposium (April 8, 2011 in Port Huron, Michigan). The title of the presentation is: Great Lakes Levels and Flows.

The material included is wholistic as to patterns & influences on the Great Lakes water levels. Gauthier's conclusions are hard-hitting: the sustained low lake levels in lakes Michigan, Huron & Georgian Bay are neither natural nor inevitable. And the choice to keep these lakes low is having negative economic and environmental effects.

Stop the Mega Quarry in Melancthon Township or Life Will Suffer

By Danny Beaton,

Turtle Clan Mohawk 

www.dannybeaton.ca

I am honored to be asked by the farmers of Melancthon/Mulmur Townships to join them in their struggle to protect their water and farmland from the proposed Mega Quarry by the Highland Company privately backed by Boston multi billion dollar hedge fund.  As a native/indigenous man of the Turtle Clan Mohawk Nation I have had a chance to listen to many community citizens of Dufferin County to learn of the concerns to the threat to farmland and clean water supply. ... Read more »

Billion-tonne mega-quarry to 'improve' the local environment

The comment period on the Mega-Quarry has been extended until July 11, 2011.  To submit formal comments to the MNR’s posting on the Environmental Registry, please visit www.ebr.gov.on.ca and search under posting #011-2864. For information about the posting, please contact Mr. Craig Laing, Aggregate Resources Officer, Midhurst District, Ministry of Natural Resources, at 705-725-7532.


Billion-tonne mega-quarry to 'improve' the local environment

By John Werring, Aquatic Habitat Specialist

Imagine digging a hole in your backyard deeper than Niagara Falls (and twice as wide). Heck... imagine having a backyard that big!... Read more »

Great Lakes research season starts up

Sierra Club Ontario is proud to be working with McMaster University's Wetlands Lab as they conduct research on effects of sustained low water levels on the wetlands and wildlife of the middle Great Lakes. Click the title above to see the attached summary of the beginning of two projects we are supporting regarding movement of Northern Pike & Blanding's Turtles.

Harper out of step with majority of British Columbians on oil tankers

British Columbians support oil tanker ban to protect Great Bear Rainforest

For Immediate Release, May 5, 2011

VICTORIA / OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seriously out of step with the vast majority of British Columbians on the issue of oil tanker traffic through the Great Bear Rainforest, the Sierra Club said today.

“Prime Minister Harper is dead wrong in his assessment that the people of B.C. do not support calls by other political parties for a ban on crude oil tankers along Canada’s west coast,” said Sierra Club BC spokesperson Caitlyn Vernon. “Opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway project is strong, united and rapidly growing.”... Read more »

            

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