Jan-Feb-2013-Vol23-No1

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January 2013 to February 2013

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Posted on February 20, 2013

Habanero pepper and prostrate cancerWhen Ed Wolf was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, he was determined to seek alternate treatment, which led him to the discovery of the cancer killing properties in habanero peppers.

Posted on January 07, 2013

by Dawn Paley

Over the past years, environmentalists and activists from North America have consistently looked to the south for inspiration and guidance in environmental and climate struggles. Throughout the hemisphere, and in the face of adversity, poverty and repression, communities have organized on a local level in defense of the health of their water, land, and air.
On occasion, these local struggles have translated into national issues

Posted on January 07, 2013

by Anna Tilman

Nuclear waste, especially nuclear fuel wastes from reactors, also called high-level radioactive wastes, is the greatest danger caused by the nuclear industry.  This fuel, otherwise known as irradiated fuel or “spent” fuel, contains hundreds of radioactive elements that are the products of fission in a reactor. Many of them are not found in nature. This fuel is lethal in seconds to anyone nearby. It will leave an indelible mark on the planet for eons.

Determined to allay long-standing public concerns about this waste, the

Posted on January 07, 2013

Photo by Larissa Sayer

An interview with Watershed Sentinel correspondent Arthur Caldicott who has been following the hearings for the Northwest Institute for Bioregional Research

When did the hearings for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines Project begin and when do they end?

In the Joint Panel Review of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, three different phases of hearings have been scheduled, each serving a specific function:

Posted on January 07, 2013

by Aaron Hill and Stan Proboszcz

These are strange and precarious times for BC’s wild salmon populations, and their status is as complex and varied as the watersheds they inhabit. Some populations are doing well, while others are decreasing, depleted, or altogether gone.

In the trauma ward you’ll find most of the chinook populations of the Fraser River and the west coast of Vancouver Island, as well as

Posted on January 04, 2013

by Joyce Nelson

In 2012, the horror stories about fracking just kept rolling in. There are increasing reports of livestock illnesses and deaths on farms near shale oil and natural gas operations in Alberta, Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and North Dakota.  According to The Nation (Nov. 28, 2012), veterinarians have ruled out other causes of strange illnesses in which (for example) cows lose their tails, then sometimes keel over and die, after fracking is underway.

Of course, the people caring for these farm animals are worried about their own health. A 2012 study from the

Posted on December 31, 2012

The Land

6 BC Forest Update
Jim Cooperman on the need for carbon management and tenure reform

24 BC Government at War with Wolves
Ian McAllister says 2012 continued a government-supported assault on BC’s wolves

Water & Fish

8 Fracking Farce 2012
Joyce Nelson summarizes the on-going developments around fracking from NAFTA loopholes to water abuse in BC

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