‘Climategate’ is the first in a new wave of attacks

by Chris Genovali The Ecologist The emails hacked from the servers of the University of East Anglia continue to cause controversy. But it was not a singular attack, says Chris Genovali,just the only successful one so far… Sceptics in Canada have used the so-called ‘Climategate’ controversy to call for a cautious approach at COP 15…

Hopenhagen or Dopenhagen?

by Chris Genovali Truthout.org Dec. 18, 2009 Georgia Strait, Dec 17, 2009 Common Dreams, Dec 15, 2009 In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, an eclectic group made up primarily of corporations and media outlets put forward the notion of “Hopenhagen.” The following is extracted from their mission…

Grizzly Details: Salmon Collapse Could Be Bad News for Bears

Scientific AmericanBy Anne Casselman Scientists are collecting hairs from live bears to prevent population declines as a result of declines in a principal food source: salmon. For most of May, Chris Darimont, an environmental scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, poured liters of fermented cattle blood mixed with pureed rotten fish guts on…

Conservation groups send letter to Minister

Multiple conservation groups concerned about grizzly bears on the BC central coast have sent a letter to Environment Minister Barry Penner requesting a cancellation of the fall grizzly hunt.  Anecdotal accounts of very low bear numbers on fall streams warrants an immediate cautionary response by the government.  Since no population assessment or annual monitoring is…