Nature And Environment

Sustainable Seafood Movement: Three ways to help

(NC) -- Are you passionate about protecting your planet? You can help save our oceans by simply shopping smart and staying informed. An estimated 90 per cent of the world's biggest fish – including many tunas, billfish and sharks – have been fished out. World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada believes that by protecting marine habitats and promoting sustainable f ....

Anti-Aging: Different Uses Of Tea Tree Oil

Nature provides us with many substances that are very useful to us in a lot of ways. Before the advent of modern science, people were mainly dependant on natural products for medicine. Even today, many people prefer opting for many natural products that can provide relief from diseases. Tea Tea Oil is a very essential natural substance which can cure diseases and also provide people with other add ....

Spring cleaning: Good For your home and the environment

(NC) -- Ontario households will soon embark on the annual tradition of spring cleaning. Organizing your basement or garage is a great way to free up space. While cleaning out your home, it is important to remember cardboard, plastic, cans and glass can be recycled. But this does not necessarily mean tossing these items in the Blue Box. Returning wine, spirits and cooler containers to Th ....

Fukushima: Fish testing at 124 times over radiation limit

Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster. One of the samples of the 37 black sea bream specimens caught some 37 kilometers south of the crippled power plant tested at 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, makin ....

Fukushima: Radiation hits record high

A record high level of beta rays released from radioactive strontium-90 has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant beneath the No. 2 reactor's well facing the ocean, according to the facility’s operator. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) measured the amount of beta ray-emitting radioactivity at more than 2.7 million becquerels per liter, Fukushima’s operator said as ....

Fukushima: Radioactive leaks continue -- New Unit 3 problem found

Highly radioactive water, believed to have leaked from one of the damaged reactors, has been detected inside Unit 3 Reactor at the compromised Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. There's been no leakage to the outside of the building, TEPCO announced. According to Asia's largest utility, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), water leakage was identified for the first time by a robot removing d ....

Fukushima: TEPCO fears 3-cm hole in reactor No.2

The suppression pool of the Fukushima Daiichi Unit No. 2 reactor may have a 3-centimeter hole in it, through which the highly radioactive water might be leaking out, the plant operator said. The information is based on the data gathered by a robot sent into the suppression pool at the bottom of the No. 2 reactor's primary containment vessel earlier in January. The received video images indicate ....

Natural Gas helping Ontario industry go green

(NC) — As industry goes, it's the fuel that's helping Ontario meet it's low emission goals while staying on track towards economic prosperity. While most people think of natural gas' popularity for its home heating applications, its adoption by industry is also warming up—and for good reason, says Matthew Gibson, a spokesperson for the Ontario Natural Gas Alliance. “While natural gas p ....

Buying sustainable seafood helps to replenish the oceans

(NC) — In 2012, The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization reported that more than 70 per cent of the world's fish stocks are fully fished, overfished, or exploited. Our oceans, therefore, are facing an unprecedented crisis and this has caused many Canadian grocers to think differently about the sources of the seafood they sell, including the development of sustainable seafood policie ....

Wind Farms And The Double Standard, Slaughtering Endangered Species

Since the discovery that the Bay Area’s Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in California is responsible for killing over 60 Golden Eagles per year for the last 30 years and the obvious fact that other turbines at wind farms around the country have killed more Eagles and birds under Federal protection, one has to wonder if the Federal government is going to enforce the current laws in place protect ....

Environment: National Newspaper inspires activism

The Canadian invites editorial submission on environmental issues that will help inspire public debate while educating the people about these issues. If you are a journalist or a writer, you are invited to submit your editorials on environmental issues which affect the masses.  If you want to educate the people about anything alarming, or if you want to share your opinion about an is ....

Green office spaces increase productivity -- saves money

(NC) -- Many Canadian business owners and managers have embraced green initiatives as part of sound corporate social responsibility planning. And while encouraging employees to ride bikes to work, switch computers off at night, and stop using plastic water bottles are all steps in the right direction – there are many other ways to go green that will also improve your bottom line. Acco ....

Biomass Energy Project launched to promote sustainable energy

  A 1.82 million dollar project with additional 5.30 million USD as co-finance will be implemented in Kamoke, Jhelum, and Thatta for demonstration projects of 4.3 MW from biomass gasification technology and is funded by Global Environmental Facility. The Project is implemented in partnership with Centre for Energy Systems –NUST, PPAF, SMEDA, private sector and Provincial Energy Depart ....

Bear obeys bartender's command, leaves Alaska bar

JUNEAU, Alaska (MSN) - If only all unwelcome bar guests were this obliging. A black bear walked into the bar at the Alaskan Hotel in downtown Juneau on Monday night. Bartender Ariel Svetlik-McCarthy says she freaked out and yelled, "No bear! Get out! No! You can't be in here!" The bear complied, leaving the bar within seconds. State biologist Ryan Scott says it's rare for ....

Alberta Tar Sands: Canada targets Environmental Activists

Five years ago this month, the firm TransCanada submitted a permit request to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The project has sparked one of the nation’s most contentious environmental battles in decades.  The Obama administration initially appeared ready to approve Keystone XL, but an unprecedented wave of act ....

Fukushima clean-up may be doomed

Across much of Fukushima’s rolling green countryside they descend on homes like antibodies around a virus, men wielding low-tech tools against a very modern enemy: radiation. Power hoses, shovels and mechanical diggers are used to scour toxins that rained down from the sky 30 months ago. The job is exhausting, expensive and, say some, doomed to failure.  Today, a sweating four-man crew wear ....

Fukushima: Radiation higher than ever, threatens Earth

Reports from Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the disaster-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, say that measurements of radioactive tritium in seawater – seeping out of the nuclear complex via groundwater into the sea – show levels at 4700 becquerels per liter, the highest tritium level in the measurement history. The highest tritium levels have come in the past 15 day ....

Lac-Mégantic: Newspaper invites editorials on oil disaster

Would you like to spread further social awareness about Lac-Mégantic? You are invited o submit a Letter to the Editor. Watch the video below on how you can submit Letters to The Canadian. Create a free account through The Canadian's registration process in order to propose the publication of your Letter to the Editor.  Such letters help drive democracy.....
 

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