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December 6 Coalition Calls for National Action on Violence against Women

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  www.CAW.ca On the National Day of Remembrance and Action, a coalition of  women’s groups, shelters and labour organizations is urging the federal government to take concerted action to end violence against women in Canada. Reminding the government that its 2011 Throne Speech promised to address violence against women and girls, the December 6 Coalition

 
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Greenpeace Partners with Industry Logging Canadian Boreal Forests

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Along with ForestEthics and other foundation-dependent primary forest logging apologists, Greenpeace negotiates weak agreement that legitimizes continued old growth forest logging in exchange for vague promises of possible future protections. Old forest greenwashing must end.   BREAKING NEWS: Greenpeace Renounces Agreement (see story following) Dr. Glen Barry Earth’s Newsdesk/Ecological Internet    (Canada) – In

 
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Biomass Resources in the United States

Biomass holds the promise of clean power and fuel — if handled right Union of Concerned Scientists DOWNLOAD: Biomass Resource Assessment (2012) Biomass — plant material and animal waste — can be used to create transportation fuels and generate electricity, but the key to using biomass resources in a beneficial way is to focus on the right resources

 
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Expect First Nations to press on resource rights

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  BY DOUG CUTHAND SPECIAL TO THE STARPHEONIX   Resource Rulers, a new book by Bill Gallagher, outlines the recent history of First Nations, the resource industry and government relations, and confirms what I suspected. The First Nations are on a winning streak, and we’re kicking butt in the courts. There are close to 170

 
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Take Action: Save Canada’s Environmental Laws

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

http://www.envirolawsmatter.ca/ Campaign feature: Living Democracy from the Ground Up     Living Democracy from the Ground Up takes an up close and personal view of what is at stake if the federal government continues its rollbacks of Canada’s environmental laws, including the exclusion of concerned citizens from environmental assessment hearings.  Sign the petition

 
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When can municipalities regulate environmental impacts?

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Dianne Saxe Environmental Law and Litigation Eleven years after the landmark Spraytech case, how far have municipalities been able to go in regulating environmental impacts of federally and provincially regulated activities? The people who must live closest to a resource or energy project often turn to their municipalities to protect them from health and

 
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Oilsands emissions lie at the core of Canada’s climate challenge

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Marc Huot Pembina Institute    ’Tis the season for evaluating Canada’s progress on climate change, and now that we’re in the second week of global climate talks in Doha, Qatar, the oilsands are once again drawing fire as Canada’s main climate culprit. Some may argue this label is unfair, but there’s one big reason that oilsands development deserves to be

 
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Canada’s financial sector has its ‘mine truck’ moment

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Historically speaking, Canadian energy issues haven’t always played as prominently on the global stage as they do today. In 2006, the oilsands were just an emerging story, known principally to investors on the hunt for returns (although Pembina has been working on oilsands issues since the mid-1980s). It took Ralph Klein, then-premier of Alberta, parking

 
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Today is a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians   On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine entered L’École Polytechnique de Montréal with a legally-obtained rifle and killed fourteen women, wounded nine more women, and injured four men in the crossfire. Fiona Tinwei Lam writes in the Tyee.ca, “After the horrific targeted killing, the federal government declared Dec. 6

 
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Correa criticizes anti-mining activists in Ecuador

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  By Brent Patterson Council of Canadians  ANDINA reports, “Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, proposed (on November 23) that his country, together with Peru and Colombia, address the problem of anti-mining activists who provoke violence while acting under the false pretext of defending the environment.” He says that there are protests against ‘clean mining’

 
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Ontarians disapprove of WTO decision against Green Energy Act: poll

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Stuart Trew Council of Canadians   A public opinion poll released this week by Friends of the Earth has found that 83% of Ontarians believe it is important “to have more renewable, green energy in Ontario to deal with climate change and help reduce the record levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.” Notably, 73% of

 
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Nearly 93,000 Square Miles of Amazon Rainforest Destroyed in 10 Years

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Brazil says rate of deforestation slowing in nearly all areas   Beth Brogan, staff writer Common Dreams    Close to 93,000 square miles of Amazon rainforest—an area nearly as large as the United Kingdom—were destroyed by deforestation between 2000 and 2010, according to a report by environmental watchdog group Amazon Informational Network. (Photo via indigenous.youth-leader.org)Deforestation in

 
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No Nukes News, Dec 5, 2012 – Mountain of Waste

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Dec. 5, 2012 –  Please pass this onto a friend! “Sure, you can say nuclear power is somewhat less carbon-intensive than burning fossil fuels for energy; beating your children to death with a club will prevent them from getting hit by a car. Ravaging the Earth by one irreparable means is not a sensible

 
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NOAA: Climate Change Driving Arctic Into A ‘New State’ With Rapid Ice Loss And Record Permafrost Warming

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  By Joe Romm ThinkProgress.org     “Scary New Report on Arctic Ice” is the Weather Channel’s headline for NOAA’s sobering 2012Arctic Report Card. Everyone should indeed be scared by what we are doing to the Arctic because it will accelerate global warming, speed up sea level rise, and make deadly superstorms like Sandy more frequent and more

 
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Shell’s Arctic Oil Spill Gear “Crushed Like a Beer Can” In Simple Test

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  BRENDAN DEMELLE DeSmogBlog.com   Royal Dutch Shell, the massive multinational oil company, badly wants to be ready to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean next summer. This year, the company’s plans to begin drilling in the treacherous seas of the Arctic were thwarted by its late start and repeated failures to get even basic

 
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