25 May '12, 9am

Canada's mass firing of ocean scientists brings 'silent summer'

Canada's mass firing of ocean scientists brings 'silent summer'

Editor’s Note: Canada is dismantling the nation's entire ocean contaminants program as part of massive layoffs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Among the scientists terminated are ones who have conducted landmark research about global pollutants for decades: Peter Ross, who is among the world’s leading experts on marine mammals and contaminants, Gary Stern, a mercury expert whose work focuses on the Arctic, Michel Lebeuf, who studies the highly contaminated St. Lawrence belugas and Michael Ikonomou, who researches flame retardants and other endocrine-disrupting contaminants in salmon and other ocean life. Ross told EHN that his main concern is the "wholesale axing of pollution research" that will leave Canada, and much of the world, without the scientific knowledge to protect whales, seals, fish and other marine life -- as well as the indigenous peoples who rely ...

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seashepherd.org 25 May '12, 9pm

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"Scientists invent 'cannabis without the high'"

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mnn.com 31 May '12, 1pm

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straitstimes.com 24 May '12, 2pm

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Soho House unveils expansion – next stop, Canada

Soho House unveils expansion – next stop, Canada

luxuo.com 30 May '12, 3pm

Soho House, the boho-chic private members’ club and hotel chain, has announced the launch of five new properties by 2014. ...