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It is time to Save the Arctic.

Published on July 21, 2012 by

Greenpeace Canada   A new Arctic oil rush is starting. Shell, BP, Exxon, Gazprom, Rosneft and others want to risk a devastating Arctic oil spill for only three years’ worth of oil. The pristine arctic we know and love as part of Canada’s unique culture, heritage and environment is now under serious threat. Arctic nations

 
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Senate energy report ignores climate change and the Fukushima disaster

Published on July 21, 2012 by

Council of Canadians Press Release     The Canadian Senate’s Conservative-led energy committee report Now or Never: Canada Must Act Urgently to Seize its Place in the New Energy World Order is a plan to exploit resources, not provide energy, says the Council of Canadians. “Highlighting destructive energy sectors such as the tar sands and

 
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Don’t do the environmental crime if you can’t pay the fine

Published on July 21, 2012 by

By Jessica MacDonald, Legal Intern, and Andrew Gage, Staff Lawyer West Coast Environmental Law   Imagine that your local stream is being polluted by a corporation. Imagine that corporation is one of the very small number of polluters actually charged with violating the Environmental Management Act. Imagine that they go to court and, after spending

 
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Conservative cuts to national parks threaten ecology and economy

Published on July 21, 2012 by

PublicValues.ca     OTTAWA, ON, July 12, 2012: The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has released a sobering report about the growing threats our parks are facing. The report highlights the dangers to our parks due to funding cuts, the loss of science and ecological monitoring capacity and the growth of inappropriate developments within

 
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Legal opinion warns against secret trade talks

Published on July 21, 2012 by

Public Values   CETA would empower European and American corporations at the expense of provinces and territories.   OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2012: Canada’s premiers are being warned that the proposed Canada-EU trade deal will limit provincial and territorial powers, fundamentally reshaping the constitutional landscape. The warning comes in a new legal analysis urging full

 
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There’s No Such Thing as Sustainable & Profitable Logging in Rainforests

Published on July 21, 2012 by

by Mat McDermott Care2 Causes     You can have one of the two, but not both: Either you can commercially cut down trees in a tropical rainforest that has minimal impact on the ecology of the forest, or you can cut down trees in a way that is profitable, at the expense of the

 
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Another Call For Cooperation From Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

Published on July 21, 2012 by

by Amy Boughner Care2 Causes   As the Supreme Court weighs the case to throw out the election results in Etobicoke Centre, Green Party leader Elizabeth May has declared that if there is a by-election, she has requested that her party not put a candidate on the ballot and she thinks the NDP should follow

 
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Government’s Forgone Income

Published on July 21, 2012 by

Huge tax cuts, uncollected taxes starve our social programs   by Ed Finn The Monitor     “Where’s the money coming from?” That’s the question thrown at any individual or group seeking increased funding for Medicare, education, child care, or pensions; for more battered women’s shelters, more social housing; for a genuine effort to eliminate

 
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2,900 from around globe sign petition against Tory science cuts

Published on July 20, 2012 by

By The Canadian Press   More than 2,900 people from around the world have signed an online petition aimed at saving a unique open-air freshwater laboratory from federal government budget cuts. About one-third of those signing the document come from outside Canada, Heidi Swanson, a biologist helping organize the effort to save the Experimental Lakes

 
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Canada Energy Industry Must Improve Green Record

Published on July 20, 2012 by

Inside Climate News Reuters    Canada will not be able to fully benefit from huge resources of oil and natural gas unless the energy industry improves its environmental record, a Senate report concluded on Thursday. The report, from the Energy Committee of the Senate, said Canada should do more to persuade the world it was

 
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Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math

Published on July 20, 2012 by

Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe – and that make clear who the real enemy is   Bill McKibben,350.org Rolling Stone article     If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate

 
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Greenhouse idea grows in Far North

Published on July 20, 2012 by

  ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY The Globe and Mail     There’s nothing quite like the humid, so-thick-you-can-taste-it air of a teeming greenhouse – especially when it’s 40 degrees below freezing and you’re plunged in darkness for months. That’s the kind of unlikely oasis planners want to bring to Canada’s hardest-to-feed communities. They have got their

 
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Climate Change Strikes Especially Hard Blow to Native Americans

Published on July 20, 2012 by

BY: SASKIA DE MELKER AND REBECCA JACOBSON PBS Newshour   When we began our NewsHour coverage on communities across the United States coping with climate change, we didn’t plan to focus on Native American tribes. But we soon realized that indigenous communities are on the frontlines of America’s climate-related dangers. Native Americans make up about one percent of the United

 
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Harper, Don’t Cut Funding to Search and Rescue Teams

Published on July 20, 2012 by

Care2 Petition Site   A few weeks ago, a mall roof collapsed at Elliot Lake, killing two people and injuring several more, many of them senior citizens. Thanks to the quick action of Heavy Urban Search and Rescue units, many people were saved from even more injury. But due to funding cuts, units like these may

 
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Killer Pensions

Published on July 20, 2012 by

 Pension funds force Canadians to invest in war industries   by Richard Sanders The Monitor   In the microcosm of our daily lives, many Canadians make politically-conscious choices about what to buy. Whether it’s drinking fair trade tea or coffee, using eco-friendly cleaning products, eating locally-produced food, avoiding clothes made in sweatshops, or refusing to buy war-toys

 
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