US plans $50B wildfire fight where forests, suburbia meet up

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Biden administration plans to significantly expand efforts to stave off catastrophic wildfires that have torched areas of the U.S. West by more aggressively thinning forests around areas called “hotspots” where nature and neighborhoods collide. As climate change heats up and dries out the West, administration officials said they have crafted a … Read more

Scientists warn Tonga eruption may damage environment for years

The huge volcanic eruption in the Pacific island nation of Tonga could cause long-lasting damage to coral reefs, erode coastlines and disrupt fisheries, scientists studying satellite images have warned. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, an undersea volcano that erupted on Saturday triggering tsunami warnings across the Pacific, has been releasing sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide – two … Read more

Waves from eruption in Tonga cause oil spill in Peru

Unusually high waves attributed to the eruption of an undersea volcano in Tonga have caused an oil spill on the Peruvian coast, but authorities say the spill was controlled within hours and there’s an ongoing process to clean the area By Associated Press January 18, 2022, 2:27 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare … Read more

EU leaders must pay attention to civic freedoms in Slovenia | View

Opinions expressed in View articles are solely those of the authors. “Janša is not the voice of Slovenians.” This is the message being conveyed by Slovenians during the Friday anti-government protests they have staged weekly since Prime Minister Janez Janša came to power in March 2020: his third term in office. Janša was once branded … Read more

Plan to use crossbows to kill nuisance deer in Nova Scotia town challenged by critics |

Fed up with nuisance deer raiding gardens and colliding with vehicles, a town in central Nova Scotia has hired four crossbow hunters to kill up to 20 of the animals inside town limits. “There been a lot of property damage, and it’s not just gardens,” said Mike Dolter, Truro’s chief administrative officer. “Trees are getting … Read more

Expert says Vancouver storm damage a climate change ‘wake-up call’

The damage sustained to Vancouver’s scenic seawall during a storm last week could be a sign of things to come as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. “We know that we are vulnerable,” Ian Stewart of the Vancouver Park Board told CTV National News. “We are looking at… long-term solutions.” During a … Read more

Tŝilhqot’in government ‘outraged’ by Alaskan commercial harvest of salmon bound for B.C. |

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation says it’s “outraged” by reports that commercial fishers in Alaska have harvested hundreds of thousands of salmon bound for British Columbia. According to a report published this week, commercial fishers in six fishing districts off southeastern Alaska hauled some 50,000 Chinook, 1.2 million chum, 540,000 coho, 34 million pink, and 800,000 sockeye … Read more

Canada needs a national tracking system to better fight climate change. Here’s why – National |

A new report suggests Canada is not doing enough to adapt to and prevent the effects of climate change and is lacking the critical data it needs to do so. “I mean, 2021 has really now been a wake-up call that these are no longer sort of one-off anomalies, but this is sort of new … Read more

Greensboro business owner teaches others about sustainability

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Greensboro business owner is trying to teach others how to take on the environmental issues the state is facing.  Maxie B’s owner Robin Davis is dedicated to protecting the environment and wants to teach other business owners how to make their operations more sustainable.   What You Need To Know Robin … Read more