Pipeline perils in the Peruvian Amazon

Pipeline perils in the Peruvian Amazon

As always, Jean Ann shares links about things we want to know about. This provocative short video shows how pipelines are as much an issue in the Peruvian Amazon as here.

Stephanie Boyd, a Canadian filmmaker and storyteller, has lived in Peru for nearly 20 years. This year the Amazon rivers near her have seen 13 pipeline spills, leaving entire communities without drinking water or fish protein. She's trained local radio producers in filmmaking, and together they're working to tell this story.

Protect Our Groundwater. Boycott Nestlé

Protect Our Groundwater. Boycott Nestlé

Canadians are waking up to a two-prong water supply and environmental disaster. For ridiculously low prices, companies are allowed to take millions of litres of our groundwater that, while in abundance now, could be desperately needed down the road by communities with growing populations affected by drought conditions driven by climate change. . . .

Humans have pushed oceans to their absolute limit, warns report

Humans have pushed oceans to their absolute limit, warns report

I still recall the eye-opening I experienced the first time I heard Alanna Mitchell give a presentation based on her groundbreaking book, Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis  (Emblem, 2010) As someone who grew up beside the Atlantic ocean, the granddaughter of Newfoundland fishing folk, I was somewhat aware of the serious issues faced by both humans and other species whose lives depended on the ocean . . .