Protecting Biodiversity

We must close the Chicago waterways connections to keep Asian carp from taking over our Great Lakes and beyond before it is too late!

The long awaited report from the US Army Corps of Engineers on how to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes has finally been released. The report evaluates the many waterways connecting the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan –all potential avenues to allow several species of Asian carp into the Great Lakes. The 5 year report costing $20M is titled Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS).

Silver and bighead carp already make up about 95% of the biomass in rivers downstream of the Chicago River. Over a century ago Chicago built a canal to reverse the flow of the Chicago River to divert their sewage and stormwater south into the Mississippi rather than their waterfront beaches. The “reversed” Chicago River flow has been supported by two US Supreme Court decisions.... Read more »

Green Space Set to Grow in Halifax thanks to Canon Canada's Take Root Program and Local Volunteers

Dartmouth, NS -  HRM Diverse, with help from Canon Canada's Take Root Program presented by Evergreen, will be planting trees in Russell Lake West this Saturday, Oct. 5th from 11 - 1PM as part of an initiative to establish a forested area made up of 7 native tree species in the HRM's new Baker Drive Park.... Read more »

More than one million more bees die off near Hanover

There is more troubling news for beekeepers.

Another die-off has a local producer sounding the alarm, and provincial inspectors have stepped in to get to the bottom of the issue.

Beekeeper Dave Schuit estimates that 1.3 million bees have died in his yard north of Hanover in the past 24 hours. Schuit says he has seen this before, and it looks like the bees have been poisoned

“I believe it's in the soil, the neonicotinoids,” says Schuit of Saugeen Country Honey. “I believe it’s in the water and it's in the pollen.”... Read more »

            

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