A Tribute to Shirley Farlinger

by Janis Alton & Vicki Obedkoff Shirley’s death on December 18, 2012 was somewhat a surprise, because time and again she had successfully rebounded from cancer’s grip. Her sparkle, humour and good sense were woven into the work of Science for Peace, among many other organizations. Shirley’s peace activism, like her life, was filled with … Read more A Tribute to Shirley Farlinger

President's Corner: Constraints on Freedom of Scholarship and Science

Most Science for Peace members are “knowledge workers” in the new “knowledge economy.” Increasingly, people in rich countries earn our living by producing and trading symbols—notably words, equations, maps, and musical notes—instead of physical goods. This surely is an improvement over my grandfather’s career; he spent 60 years walking back and forth across a field … Read more President's Corner: Constraints on Freedom of Scholarship and Science

The Environmental Impacts of Intensive Livestock Operations in Canada

Introduction Greater worldwide demand for animal products within the last fifty years, due to increased affluence, urbanization and population growth has been facilitated by industrial animal agriculture methods (Steinfeldet al, 2006; Pimentel, 2004; Myers and Kent, 2003). This method, characterized by large scale, intensification, focus on economic profit, and increased use of off-farm inputs, is … Read more The Environmental Impacts of Intensive Livestock Operations in Canada

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