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How a Sarnia duo defended their right to fight for clean air

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Justin Duncan, Staff Lawyer ecojustice.ca    Our case to protect a community from unsafe amounts of industrial pollution is back on track despite a year of legal wrangling from the government and a multibillion dollar oil company. Our clients Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain were in court in January, using our expertise to thwart

 
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Right to a Healthy Environment

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  ecojustice     Across the globe, more than 100 countries have taken action to recognize and protect their citizens’ right to a healthy environment. Now it’s time for Canada to take action, too.  The purpose of the right to a healthy environment is simple: To legally protect the basic elements of our survival, such

 
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What Does Doha Tell Us About Canada’s Commitment to Stop Climate Change?

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  The Dirt Dirty Oil Sands    As more news roles in about the record-breaking loss of Arctic sea ice and record-breaking levels of greenhouse gas emissions, the world gathers at the latest climate change summit in Doha, Qatar, where Canada was once again ousted as one of the world’s greatest laggards in the effort to keep global warming below

 
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PRESS RELEASE: Reaction to Doha Agreement at UN Climate Talks

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Louisa UK Youth Climate Coalition     The COP18 summit finished today with the agreement of a text that contains no new targets to reduce carbon emissions, no finance commitments, and a weak compromise on loss and damage for the least developed countries already suffering devastating impacts of climate change. The talks finished with

 
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Uranium lobby group dumps on Nunavut board over spring meetings

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit says NIRB could “discredit” itself   NUNATSIAQ NEWS   The Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit lobby group accused the Nunavut Impact Review Board Dec. 3 of preventing Baker Lake Inuit from participating in meetings on Areva Canada’s Kiggavik uranium project — because those meetings are scheduled for the spring. ”Doing so may discredit NIRB as

 
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Dawson blasts government’s new Peel plans

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Mary Walden Yukon News      DAWSON CITY–Just hours after Yukon government workers had packed up their Peel maps and heaved a huge sigh of relief that they’d survived seven days of public grilling, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake rattled the mountains in the heart of the watershed. The second shaker to strike the region

 
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First Nation frustrated by mine’s toxic legacy

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  Cool Minerals twice ignores clean-up orders for abandoned site near Sachigo Lake     by Jody Porter CBC News   An abandoned mine site has left a toxic legacy near Sachigo Lake First Nation, 700 km northwest of Thunder Bay, according to the community’s consultant. Allyne Glidden said debris from a gold mine that

 
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Tuna plunder to continue as governments fail to clamp down on overfishing – Greenpeace

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

Greepeace International press release   Manila, December 6, 2012 – Failing on their mandate to protect Pacific fish populations, governments of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) allowed on Thursday the continued plunder of the region’s declining bigeye tuna stocks while also putting yellowfin, skipjack and albacore tuna at risk of overfishing. Tuna

 
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Mining boom in the Amazon

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  mongabay.com   The world’s largest rainforest is in the midst of a mining boom fueled by high mineral prices, reveals a new assessment of the Amazon’s resources. The atlas, published by a the Amazonian Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information (RAISG), a group of 11 civil society organizations and research institutions, shows that nearly 53,000

 
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World’s oldest trees dying due to climate change: study

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Agence France-Presse rawstory.com    Scientists Friday warned of an alarming increase in the death rates of the largest living organisms on the planet, the giant, old trees that harbour and sustain countless birds and wildlife. Research by universities in Australia and the United States, published in Science, said ecosystems worldwide were in danger

 
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COP18 Live: Latest news from Day 12 of Doha climate summit

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

Last updated on 8 December 2012, 4:39 pm   By Ed King and John Parnell RTCC in Doha -Contact us by email or twitter! -Those on the ground in Qatar can also visit the Climate Change Studio in Hall 4, a collaboration between the UNFCCC and RTCC. Contact the Secretariat to request an interview. BREAKING: UN adopts extension of Kyoto Protocol - New text: The latest texts available below

 
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NEW REPORT: Big Oil’s Oily Grasp

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  Polaris Institute   New report shows oil industry had 2,733 meetings with the federal public office holders since 2008, 463% more than environmental groups Report from The Polaris Institute shows spike in lobbying by oil industry in lead up to Bill C-38 A new report entitled “Big Oil’s Oily Grasp – The making of

 
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Doha climate talks: US faces dilemma over final text

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  By Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment analyst, Doha, Qatar   There has been a historic shift in the UN climate talks in Qatar, with the prospect of rich nations having to compensate poor nations for losses due to climate change. The US has fiercely opposed the measure – it says the cost could be unlimited.

 
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Civil society, youth pushed to the margins at Doha

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

      Stephen Leahy http://sgnews.ca  Civil society is increasingly being phased out of this process.   DOHA, Qatar, December 3, 2012, (IPS) — Beatrice Yeung, a youth delegate at the United Nations climate talks, travelled all the way from Hong Kong to Doha, Qatar to bring her generation’s message that “we will live in

 
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Weak plan to save Kyoto pushes climate talks to brink

Published on December 8, 2012 by in Home

  Reuters New Delhi Post      DOHA (Reuters) – Weak proposals to extend until 2020 a shrivelled U.N. plan to fight climate change pushed marathon talks to the brink of collapse on Saturday. Delegates from nearly 200 nations spent hours poring over a package deal put forward by the host, OPEC member Qatar, that

 
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