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HEALTH AND TRUST: HARD LESSONS FROM CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA

Health has barely made it into the federal election. But it and the related issue of “trust” are at the top of our concerns. There’s been some talk about increasing healthcare costs but nothing about protecting environmental and human health. … Continue reading

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HOW IS SASKATCHEWAN INVOLVED WITH JAPAN’S NUCLEAR DISASTER?

THE SASKATCHEWAN CONNECTION The Fukushima’s nuclear reactors which are steadily contaminating Japan’s atmosphere, seashore, watersheds, food chains and making millions of Japanese into nuclear refugees are owned and operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. or Tepco.  Tepco  has Saskatchewan connections. … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES JAPAN’S TRIPLE DISASTER TELL US ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY?

My heart goes out to the Japanese people. The March 11, 2011 earthquake was the largest in its recorded history; the fifth biggest globally in a century. The resulting tsunami swept whole settlements away as it surged inland, sometimes as … Continue reading

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SASKATCHEWAN’S EXTREME WEATHER: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

It’s been quite a spring and summer so far. Due to near steady rain, only 55 percent of the farmland was seeded by May’s end. Even by June’s end, after the extended seeding deadline for crop insurance, it was only … Continue reading

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Can Disaster Point Us Towards Sustainability ?

Sustainability requires changes in how we think about the larger world. We all suffer from some attention deficit; not surprising after we’re inundated by information-overload about one event which miraculously disappears as another fills the airwaves. Remember Haiti, where an … Continue reading

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