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Help Protect Grizzly Bears Ask federal and provincial governments to increase protections for Canada’s shrinking grizzly bear population. For 20 years, governments in Canada and the U.S. have recognized that the grizzly bear is a sensitive species in need of additional protection. While the U.S. has brought threatened grizzly populations back from the brink, efforts to protect populations in Canada have been an abysmal failure. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) has just released its second assessment of the status of Canada’s iconic grizzly bear. The report found that while many parts of Canada support healthy grizzly populations, 16 subpopulations in western Alberta and southern B.C. are at risk of continued decline and eventual extinction. COSEWIC concluded that the grizzly bear is a species of “Special Concern” that should be listed under Canada’s Species at Risk Act.

Scientific Information Service | CERN Annual report Annual report - Rapport annuel CERN publications in 2007 Catalogue of all known publications resulting from research done at CERN during the year. Searchable version extracted from CERN Document Server. Annual reports of CERN departments [PH] Annual report - Rapport annuel CERN publications in 2006 Catalogue of all known publications resulting from research done at CERN during the year. Searchable version extracted from CERN Document Server.

Overview - Stephen Hawking's Grand Design on DiscoveryUK In this remarkable new series ‘Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design’ the world’s most famous physicist attempts to unravel the truths behind humanity’s most enduring questions: Did God create the universe? What is the meaning of life? Why does the universe exist? Unfolding his personal, compelling vision of the universe, the eminent British cosmologist evaluates a variety of intricate ideas, from ‘Intelligent Design’ to the impact the search for the Higgs Boson particle at CERN could have on our understanding of the cosmos.

All About Birds © Contributed by Leanne Guenther What's a bird? Do you know what makes a bird different from other animals? Blue Jay - bird Reduce your carbon footprint Canadians must really like each other. Although we live in one of the world's largest countries with an endless horizon of space, we choose to live right next to each other in our cities. Over 80% of us now live in urban areas. As our cities grow bigger, urban sprawl is beginning to affect our quality of life. The most obvious problem is that sprawl leads to a car-dependent culture—and driving is stressful for drivers and for nature. CERN Courier digital edition Welcome to CERN Courier digital edition – the magazine for the high-energy-physics community. Jan/Feb 2013Download March 2013Download Apr 2013Download May 2013Download June 2013Download Jul/Aug 2013Download Sep 2013Download Oct 2013Download Nov 2013Download Dec 2013Download Jan/Feb 2014Download Mar 2014Download Apr 2014Download *These PDFs are best viewed on a desktop computer using Acrobat Reader 5 or later.

Putting the Future Back in the Room Putting the Future Back in the Room The future that my parents' generation warned us about forty years ago looks an awful lot like our present. The ice caps are melting, deserts are spreading, the planet is thick with people, most of the world's primeval forests are gone, the seas are in crisis, and pollution, famine and natural disasters kill millions of people a year. Birds Korea - conserving birds and habitats in South Korea and the Yellow Sea eco-region What Has Really Changed? Birds Korea, February 2nd 2014 In the ten years since Birds Korea was founded, the Republic of Korea (ROK) has hosted several high-profile international meetings relevant to bird and habitat conservation, including the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the “Wise Use of Wetlands” Ramsar Convention in 2008 and the World Congress Conservation in 2012. Later this year too, the nation will host the 2014 Convention on Biological Diversity COP. This conference, to be held in Gangwon Province in October, will provide national and global leaders with a wonderful opportunity to review the success of existing policies that relate to biodiversity conservation, and to modify these policies in line with existing conservation obligations.

Action grants grow green communities Do you have a dream project for your neighborhood? Invasive species clean-up? Outdoor classroom for your kids' school? Reusable dishes or energy-efficient upgrades for your meeting hall? Bulletin It seems that every year is an important year for CERN, and this year is no exception. The LHC’s first long shutdown (LS1) is, of course, the focus of activities, but 2013 is also an opportunity for us to showcase our facilities to the public, to the media, to decision makers and to our neighbours. I’m aware that the number of visitors coming to CERN is already breaking records, and I’d like to thank everyone for the efforts you are making to accommodate them while the LS1 work is going on. Why is Earth Day celebrated on April 22? The first Earth Day – April 22, 1970 – marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Approximately 20 million Americans, especially on college campuses, participated in a national teach-in on environmental issues and protests against environmental deterioration on the first Earth Day. It’s hard to imagine it now, but the first Earth Day was a revelation to many, a way not only of raising consciousness about environmental issues but also of bringing together separate groups that had been fighting separately against issues including oil spills, pollutions from factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, the loss of wilderness, air pollution and more. Since then, Earth Day is always celebrated on April 22. But why April 22?

Household products that can double as non-toxic cleaners Natural cleaning products that work. Photograph by: Stefanie Fraser , Postmedia News Everything you need to make your own non-toxic natural cleaners is in your cupboards. You'll save money using these common household products, especially if you buy generic brands. Your home will not only smell clean and fresh, it will also be less toxic.MAYONNAISE Great at removing water marks on wooden tables.