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Canada releases draft offset system guidelines

On June 10, 2009, the federal government released for comment long-awaited draft guidance, which was originally promised for last fall, on a proposed Canadian offset system for greenhouse gases (GHGs). Under the proposed offset system, Environment Canada plans to issue "offset credits" to projects in Canada that reduce or remove GHG emissions when not required by law to do so. Project...

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Save the wild salmon

The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform has launched a new campaign calling for emergency protection for wild salmon migrating through the Wild Salmon Narrows by demanding the removal of the five active fish farms in Okisollo Channel of the northern Georgia Strait.

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The science of alternative medicine

It is important to always look at both sides fairly in a debate. And, we must recognize, there is indeed, an on going debate between allopathic or conventional medicine, and complementary or alternative medicine.

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Probiotics monograph is a work in the making, says IPA

Canada's new probiotics monograph may be lacking, but it is a step in the right direction, according to the International Probiotics Association (IPA), which hopes the guidance will encourage other governments to provide clear positions on the ingredients.

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Probiotics may protect your liver

Probiotics (beneficial bacteria thought to stimulate immunity and promote digestive health) may help fight nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to recent animal-based research.

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