Day: October 20, 2019

Swiss election: Why melting Alps could create a green wave

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last month Switzerland’s Pizol glacier, which has lost 80% of its volume since 2006, was remembered in a “funeral march” Climate change has risen to the top of Switzerland’s political agenda and observers are eyeing a possible “green tsunami” in 20 October elections.For decades Switzerland has been dominated by…

Climate Activists Block Central London Streets as Boris Johnson Derides Them as ‘Uncooperative Crusties’

(LONDON) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government’s Department of Transport building as police working to keep streets clear appealed…

Blue-green algae risk advisory for Lake Micmac has been lifted

NEWS RELEASE HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY ************************* The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the blue-green algae risk advisory previously in effect for Lake Micmac in Dartmouth has been lifted. The off-leash dog area of Shubie Park has also reopened to swimming. Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is naturally occurring in freshwater environments and may become visible…

Extinction Rebellion: Arrests as global protests begin

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDozens of people have been arrested around the worldHundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists have been arrested as protests take place across the globe.Thirty people were charged with committing offences in Sydney after hundreds blocked a road, while more than 100 were arrested in Amsterdam.Protests have taken place…