The state of the Earth from 38,000 feet

YUL – YYC I’m sitting at about 38-and-a-half thousand feet above some stretch of western Ontario that’s nothing but a zillion lakes splashed across endless greenery. A quick back of the envelope calculation puts me in the neighbourhood of 11 kilometres up (and by ‘back of the envelope,’ I mean ‘iPhone app,’ because I don’t … More The state of the Earth from 38,000 feet

Canada is dragging its ass on land and freshwater conservation

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s annual report is out, and the news is bad. There’s a lot of info in the report, but if we distil out the essence of it, what were left with is this: Canada is a signatory to the Aischi Targets outlined under 2010’s UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Aichi Target … More Canada is dragging its ass on land and freshwater conservation

Tailspin

Ready for your dose of black rage? Then check out How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes, the scathing June 3 joint ProPublica/NPR report on the American Red Cross’s failure to launch in Haiti after collecting a metric assload of money. You could Google it but, well, … More Tailspin