We are a nation inhabiting diverse amount of flora and fauna. So, there is greater reason for us to conserve them in their natural habitat. Globally, a lot of faunal Indian species (e.g. Gray Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), Kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) have been categorized in IUCN red list as “least concern”, but in India […]

via Wildlife Conservation: Is it enough? — Agenda For Survival

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By Damian Carrington as published on The Guardian The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilization, say the world’s leading scientists Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an […]

via Humanity has wiped out 60% of animals since 1970, major report finds — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

Welcome to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

The quaint community of Pictou, Nova Scotia contains one of the most polluted sites , not only in Canada, but in the world. The Provincial government has given  the polluting pulp mill one more year to present a viable plan to deal with the tremendously polluted waters around the mill, which flow into the Northumberland Strait and then the Atlantic Ocean.

There is conflict  locally  between the people who want to preserve the jobs the mill provides, at any cost, vs those who want the environment restored and the valuable local fishing grounds protected. Fishing is also an important industry there…

The waterways around the community are as bad, if not worse, than any of the many dozens of plastic and garbage-plugged southeast Asian river mouths.

As the photos show, air pollution is an issue, too.

TM