Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Early ecological warning system for man revealed W.dnMdny, Navimbir 15, 1972 THI LITWMIDGf KEKAID 1 By NELSON BRYANT New York Times Service NEW YORK It is no sec- ret that the unused sensitivity of many of the world's wild creatures to the degradation 'of their habitat provides an eco- logical early warning system for man. Rachel Carson's shat- tering "Silent for ex- ample, revealed that certain persistent pesticides had inter- ferred with the reproductive po- tential of some birds, and the same was later proved true of Maine's landlocked Sebago sal- mon and the Coho salmon of Lake Michigan. Now, the Nov. 4 issue of Science News reports that "monitoring of fish responses, along with a computerized col- lation of those responses, could provide a near instant gauge of changes in industrial or other effluents." INFORMATION ASSET A rapid assessment of such pollution is valuable, according to science news, because it says: "the lack of a feed-back of information on water quality can result in a hazardous situ- ation not being detected until aquatic life is already damag- ed. Or it can result in overpro- tection and money wasted for effluent treatment." The research Science News reports on was conducted at the Virginia Polytechnic Instit- ute and state university's en- vironmental studies center. The fish used in working out this unusal alarm system was the lowly Bluegill, a freshwater pan fish whose co-operative nature delights youngsters and unjad- ed older anglers. According to one of the re- searchers, John F. Cairns, uni- versity professor of Zoology at V.P.I., this biological monitor- ing system might be likened to a "sophisticated canary in a mine." Canaries have been used to determine if the air in a mine is fit to breathe. PROBLEMS One of the problems faced by those who would conduct chem- cal, as opposed to biological monitoring of the various efflu- ents in a stream is that in many cases these pollutants could number in the dozens, with some escaping undetected. Also, while the Individual might not by themsleves be harmful to aquatic life, they could be harmful when acting together. By observing the behavioral and reproductive responses of fish and qthcr aquatic crea- tures, including microorgan- isms, in a waterway, and the discharge from a factory, scien- tists would be able to deter- mine immediately when pollu- tion had reached point. the danger The biological pollution de- tection system Cairns and his colleagues are develop i n g should have a strong appeal to industry, for zero pollution is not necessarily its goal. Differ- ent waters at different limes o year vary in their capacity ti assimulale effluents and still re main a decent home for their aquatic residents. Thus, while zero pollution would be the ideal, to achieve i might be virtually impossible or prohibitively expensive. Plan talks on lost markets By CLYDE II. FARNSWORTII New York Times Service GENEVA strong pressure from the United States, Canada and Australia, the European Economic Corn- would March open negotiations i to compensate foreign traders for markets lost as result of the Community's en largement. Theodorus Hijzen, a Dutch of ficial of the E.E.C. executivi maw YOUR LOCAL INDE PENDENT GROCER foods t MIHALIK'S 642 13th Street North Phone 328-5742 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES Prices in Effect November 16fh, 17fh and 18th. Mayfair Foods Meats Canada Choice Canada Good "We invite you to try our meats The Best In Town" "We will cut our meats to suit your requirements" GRADE C TURKEYS I UllIlL I J 10 lo 20 Ib. average Ib. CANADA GRADE A NO. 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Many hundreds of millions of dollars worth of trade advan- tages are at stake. The United States had initial- ly wanted the negotiations com- pleted before Feb. which is when Britain and the other two candidates expect, lo take major steps to align themselves to the somewhat protectionist Common Agricultural Policy of the community. As the world's biggest food importer, Britain represented major market for United States, Canadian and Austral- an farmers, especially produc- ers of feed grains and tobacco. The question is to what ex- ent will that market shrink as he result of Britain's mem- bership in the E.E.C. and con- sequent acceptance of its farm rules and common external tariff. Trade with Denmark and Ire- and will also be affected, but only to minor degrees. According to the GATT agree- ment the international trade charter countries that suffer commercial losses because the ormation of customs unions or ree trade areas, are entitled to aimpensation. For instance. American grain ;ales to Britain on Feb. 1 will x subject to a protectionist orm of variable import levy which will raise the price of the mported grain to the level in- the E.E.C. Therefore if the price advan- tages the American, Canadian r Australian importers could offer are to be dissipated, the British may then be tempted o buy more of their grains rom France or Germany, or grow more themselves. Compensation under GATT rules is generally in the form of reduced trade barriers in other sectors to permit access of an equivalent amount of goods from the country that de- clares itself aggrieved. But and this presents one of the most difficult points in the negotiations the commu- nity does not concede that its variable levies represent a bar- rier to trade in GATT terms. The process of determining compensation, then, is highly controversial, subject to finoV ings by the opposing parties, of what the probably loss would be and subject finally lo media- tion by GATT officials. Lansky ordered to stand trial MIAMI, Fla. (AP) A fed- eral judge Monday ordered Meyer Lansky, a reputed under- rorld financial wizard, lo stand trial here Jan. 19. 1973, on charges of criminal contempt of court. Judge James L. King of U.S. district court set Llie date. Lan- sky did not appear in Miami in response to a subpoena deliv- ered to him in Israel in June, 971, and subsequently was in- dicted by a grand jury. Lansky was wanted for ques- ioning in an income-tax investi- jation but he had gone- into self- mposed exile in Israel. He returned to the United Kales last Tuesday after Israel irdered him lo leave and he ould not find a country that vould accept liim. FBI agents arrested him when his plane ar- ivcd in Miami. Lansky also has been indicted n income lax charges, but ourt sources said he would be ricd on those charges later. 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