Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: New federal sustainability strategy and global enviro ranking both arriving just in time

    New federal sustainability strategy and global enviro ranking both arriving just in time

    May 11, 2010

    The strategy has been long awaited in certain quarters and represents an opportunity for Canada to climb out of the global environmental cellar. The federal government released a draft of... More »

  • Photo: Top-level Elders

    Top-level Elders

    May 6, 2010

    The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes... More »

  • Photo: Grey whale brings hope to Vancouver harbour

    Grey whale brings hope to Vancouver harbour

    May 6, 2010

    Seeing a Grey Whale in the middle of a the city I call home (Vancouver, B.C.) brought back a hope that is often crushed by environmental catastrophes like the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More »

  • Photo: A sense of place

    A sense of place

    May 5, 2010

    Our world is being radically transformed by our muscular technolo­gies. But if we cannot predict the global ecological effects of our activities, how can we control or manage them? We... More »

  • Photo: The technologies are available now

    The technologies are available now

    May 5, 2010

    Even given the extraordinary environmental challenges the world is facing, there is much to be upbeat about. Almost everything we need to do to build the new economy has been... More »

  • Photo: Age proof?

    Age proof?

    May 5, 2010

    Money Magazine contributing writer Dan Kadlec has cast a few lights on issues which elders will find challenging. In the April 28, 2010 edition of the magazine he examines the... More »

  • Photo: Diabetes alert

    Diabetes alert

    May 5, 2010

    The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Canada is expected to double between 2000 and 2010, from 1.3 million to about 2.5 million. More than 20 people are diagnosed... More »

  • Photo: Canada's changing human population

    Canada's changing human population

    May 5, 2010

    Age pyramid of the Canadian population for 1984, 1994 and 2004. Canada's population will continue to grow in the foreseeable future, but the rate of growth is declining (currently... More »

  • Photo: The oceans are becoming more acidic

    The oceans are becoming more acidic

    May 5, 2010

    Ocean surface acidification (pH units). Higher levels of acidification occur in subpolar waters due to a higher rate absorption of atmospheric CO2. The lower diagram indicates the range of... More »

  • Photo: Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing

    Atmospheric carbon dioxide is increasing

    May 5, 2010

    CO2 levels (in parts per million) from 1958 to 2009 as measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Levels rise and fall within each year due to the annual cycle of... More »