Deafening as a Rocket Lifting Off: Marine Noise Is Growing Threat

By Rochelle Baker, Canada’s National Observer,  Local Journalism Initiative. Canada has the chance to turn the tide on a perilous kind of pollution threatening marine life along all its coasts, conservation groups say.  Underwater noise from human activity continues to surge in

How to make seal flipper pie

By Greg Locke   Goulds, Newfoundland — Vegans, please avert your gaze.  The spring seal hunting season opens soon on Canada’s Atlantic coast with hunters and fishermen from Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec and the Maritime provinces heading out onto the sea ice to

Innu first nations kept out of Labrador negotiations.

NATUASHISH, Newfoundland and Labrador – The Innu National is again being ignored and kept in the dark over negotiations between Canadian and Newfoundland provincial governments with regard to development of hydro projects in Labrador. The Province and Ottawa reached a financial restructuring

Muskrat Falls hydroelectric – Who buried the risk assessment report?

ROGER BILL November 25, 2017 ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — The man in charge of finishing the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project on the Churchill River in remote central Labrador calls the venture a “boondoggle”. The Newfoundland and Labrador government has established a commission of

Environmentally-sound agriculture can support farmers and consumers

Agroecology can help fix the food, water and energy challenges that conventional agriculture has created. By Andrea Basche and Marcia DeLonge March, 2017 The past several years have been rough for many U.S. farmers and ranchers. Net farm incomes this year could fall

The terrifying mathematics of the Anthropocene

By Owen Gaffney and Will Steffen, February, 2017 Here are some surprising facts about humans’ effect on planet Earth. We have made enough concrete to create an exact replica of Earth 2mm thick. We have produced enough plastic to wrap Earth in clingfilm. We

Human Rights: There’s an App for that

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs January 7, 2017 At the heart of one of the most effective and simple human rights campaigns of recent years is a box on a roof in Beijing. In its quiet way, that box has confirmed for the

Life goes on in rural Newfoundland

Life goes on in rural Newfoundland despite the loss of its historic economy and and estimated 50,000 people. Story and photos by Greg Locke.

Canada’s Harper Government’s ‘Maginot’ Security Plan

CHRIS WOOD: NATURAL SECURITY June, 2015 Canada’s heavy-handed ‘security’ strategy is a sham. That statement may be true in a number of readings, ranging from motive to likely outcome (more inflamed zealots with an excuse for violence on Canadian soil). But the sense