Categories
Science

City environment committee supports fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Local News A climate vulnerability and risk assessment detailed global climate change, extreme heat and extreme weather events as risks requiring action in the next three years. Ottawa City Hall. Photo by Tony Caldwell /Postmedia Article content Idling, fossil fuels and the City of Ottawa’s climate resiliency strategy headlined the agenda […]

Categories
Science

New NASA Photos Show Human Garbage Littering Mars

The Perseverance rover has been searching the dusty and rocky landscape of Mars’ Jezero Crater for signs of life since it landed last year. But now, the rover has spotted human garbage on the surface of the red planet.   On Tuesday, the Perseverance team shared on Twitter that they’d spotted what seemed to be a piece of the […]

Categories
Finance

Cabinet divisions break out over UK plan to override Brexit treaty

Tensions flared in Boris Johnson’s cabinet on Wednesday as the prime minister prepared to publish legislation that would enable the UK government to rip up parts of its 2020 Brexit treaty with the EU. Johnson snapped at Liz Truss, foreign secretary, accusing her of toughening up draft legislation to rewrite parts of the Northern Ireland […]

Categories
Science

Putin could spark ‘territorial free-for-all’ in Antarctica by threatening to rip up treaty

Activities on the southernmost continent are subject to the Antarctic Treaty System, which has been in force since June 23, 1961. This international agreement — initially signed by 12 nations including the UK, but now including a total of 54 parties — covers the entire area south of 60°S latitude. The treaty’s goals are to […]

Categories
Canada

Lennox Island treaty lobster fishery gets underway without government approval | CBC News

The Lennox Island First Nation lobster treaty fishery launched Saturday. Treaty fishers set out following a morning ceremony at the island’s harbour, a week after the P.E.I. First Nation announced it would launch a moderate living fishery without authorization from the federal government. The initial plan was to set 1,000 lobster traps during the first day of the fishery. […]

Categories
Science

Costa Rica president-elect says will not ratify environment treaty

Issued on: 04/05/2022 – 09:56Modified: 04/05/2022 – 09:54 San José (AFP) – Costa Rican President-elect Rodrigo Chaves said Tuesday that his government would not ratify the Escazu Agreement that establishes protection for environmentalists. The treaty was the first in the world to contain specific measures to protect the human rights of environmental defenders and Costa […]

Categories
Canada

P.E.I.’s Lennox Island First Nation to launch treaty lobster fishery without DFO deal | CBC News

The Lennox Island First Nation says it will be launching a treaty lobster fishery off P.E.I.’s North Shore next week with or without the federal government’s support. The First Nation has a clear treaty right to harvest lobster for a moderate livelihood without the federal government’s approval — a right affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada […]

Categories
Canada

Canada responds to United Nations after Mi’kmaw treaty fishery complaint | CBC News

Canada submitted its response last month to a United Nations committee after Sipekne’katik First Nation in Nova Scotia asked the international body to investigate violence against Mi’kmaw fishers during the “moderate livelihood” lobster fishery in the fall of 2020.  However, the federal Heritage Department, which is the lead agency handling the human rights reporting file, […]

Categories
Science

UN Environment Assembly Agrees To Negotiate a Plastic Waste Treaty by 2024

Photo: YGRIGORII/Depositphotos There is a general consensus that the nations of the world must come together if there is any remaining chance to avoid climate disaster. While this may seem impossible and unrealistic, it has happened before. In 1987, the Montreal Protocol was ratified by all 198 UN member nations in a shockingly united effort […]

Categories
Science

World First as UN Begins Creation of ‘Historic’ Global Treaty on Plastic Waste

The United Nations on Wednesday agreed to start negotiating a world-first global treaty on plastic pollution in what has been hailed a watershed moment for the planet. Nearly 200 nations at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi unanimously agreed to create an intergovernmental committee to negotiate and finalize a legally binding plastics treaty by 2024. […]