Mercury rising

Recent studies confirm once again that Arctic region populations have dangerous levels of mercury in their blood. Coal-fired power plants are the main source of this potent neurotoxin. Canada and the US are switching from coal to natural gas, but then are exporting their coal to countries that are much less concerned about mercury emissions from power generation. Airborne mercury travels the globe. It will come back to haunt Canadians who think it's no longer their problem. Read More

Fossil fuels’ massive pollution

Clean stuff filthy stuff So we all know that burning coal and oil to generate electricity is bad for the climate. CO2 levels refuse to level out–we broke through the 400 ppm barrier earlier this year. And the folks at the UN who are reporting on the Paris accords have just acknowledged that what we […] Read More

Global air pollution kills millions

Breaking bad The recent accounts of massive air pollution overloads in major cities across the globe are frightening. These are cities where the air is pratically unbreathable, where people stay indoors, the windows shut tight, the front door locked, trying to keep the air-borne pollution from entering their homes. Pedestrians stumble along, coughing into their […] Read More