BAD NEWS, CANADA! The Province of Alberta and the Canadian Government have agreed to loosen environmental monitoring efforts in the Alberta Tar Sands Area.

The Tar Sands are already one of the very worst environmental disasters in the modern world today. Its had to find much worse!

Currently, the oil extracted is not commercially viable with world oil prices being the way they are today. Wildlife of all kinds has been negatively affected by this giant cesspool in this northern part of Alberta. Twenty-five percent of Alberta’s ground water is required in the refining of this dirty crude…

What benefit is this oil patch with its oil-filled settling ponds, low cash return and general major pollution issues? Many of the oil companies have pulled out of this province — it just isn’t worth it to anybody.

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

NWF Press Release (NEW ORLEANS April 7, 2020) — The National Wildlife Federation report from Restore The Gulf website summarizes the latest information available about ten wildlife species that were affected by the “ecosystem-level injury to the northern Gulf of Mexico.” as well as the restoration efforts underway — what constitutes the largest ecosystem restoration […]

A Decade After Deepwater Horizon, Gulf Wildlife Still Impacted, BP’s Penalties Funding Largest Ecosystem Restoration Effort in U.S. History — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Sunscreen increases the damaging effects of climate change on coral reefs — Repeating Islands

In recent years, there has been an increase in the detection of UV filters from sunscreens in coastal waters. A new study by Wageningen University and Research found that these UV filters seem to weaken corals, allowing warmed seawater as a result of global warming to further damage the reefs. Scientists from Wageningen University & […]

Sunscreen increases the damaging effects of climate change on coral reefs — Repeating Islands

Center For Biological Diversity News Release In Yet Another Blow to Keystone XL, Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Key Water-crossing Permit WASHINGTON— The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a request from TC Energy and the Trump administration to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed under Nationwide Permit 12, a key water-crossing permit for […]

via Supreme Court Rules Against Keystone XL Water-crossing Permit — Natural History Wanderings

 

This 17 March 2018 video is called Mealworms & Superworms Can Digest Styrofoam? with Eddy Garcia. From the American Chemical Society in the USA: Superworms digest plastic, with help from their bacterial sidekicks May 27, 2020 Resembling giant mealworms, superworms (Zophobas atratus) are beetle larvae that are often sold in pet stores as feed for […]

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This September 2015 video from the USA says about itself: Tell Bayer: Stop Killing Our Bees America’s bees are dying at some of the highest rates ever, struggling to survive a deluge of next-generation pesticides called “neonics” unleashed by multinational chemical giants like Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer — the world’s largest manufacturer of these bee-killing […]

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Ottawa on Friday announced a $750-million fund for cracking down on methane, which is sometimes flared off from oil and gas operations. Alberta Energy Regulator photo Canada is putting a combined $2.5 billion toward cleaning up thousands of risky, contaminated oil and gas wells and cutting a potent form of carbon pollution, Prime Minister Justin […]

via Trudeau pumps $1.7 billion into cleaning orphan and inactive wells — County Sustainability Group