Assorted content for your weekend reading.
- Danyaal Raza discusses how climate change is manifesting itself in immediate health problems. And John Vidal highlights the latest research on the rapid melting of Arctic ice - making it particularly appalling that Canada has abandoned its main Arctic port to rot.
- Elizabeth McSheffrey notes that the Libs also have effectively cleared the way for the environmental danger of oil spills by approving a toxic chemical for cleanup purposes. And Cheryl Santa Mario reports
on how a long-running spill arising out of poorly-regulated offshore
oil drilling has contributed to the destruction of a scallop fishery in
- Keith Slack discusses
the permanent water pollution being planned by mining companies - and
all too often allowed by governments ignoring the obvious risk when the
responsibility to keep treating water after a mine ceases to operate is
inevitably abandoned. But Marina Jimenez points out
that the Libs are doing nothing to hold Canadian resource firms
responsible for social and environmental responsibilities abroad.
- Canada Without Poverty talks to Laura Cattari and Wayne MacNaughton about housing issues, including the all-too-predictable path from precarious housing to outright homelessness. And Kelly Stajduhar and Ashley Mollison comment on the lack of end-of-life care for people who can't supply a stable address while their needs are assessed.
- Finally, Michael Geist writes that Canada's intellectual property rules have been set up to encouraging trolling and rent-seeking rather than research and development. And Mariana Mazzucato discusses the need to get a better return on publicly-funded pharmaceutical research.