Things Are Good: Chile Set to Ban Plastic Bags in Coastal Cities

Chile is set to be the first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags in coastal cities. Given the extent of Chile’s coastline this can make for a very positive impact on cleaning up our oceans. Plastic bags are a major threat to maritime life so any reduction in use of plastic bags helps ...

ParliamANT Hill: Federal jobs distribution stable despite cuts, ClemAnt says

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/02/20/pol-federal-job-cuts-regional-breakdown.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/02/20/bc-coast-guard-notice.html

The Scott Ross: Banning Tankers On BC Coast Is Fundamentally Wrong

The good thing with fundamentalism is, it’s non-partisan. Opposition to all oil tankers off the coast of British Columbia has shown that it’s not just conservatives that can give up on moderation and pragmatism, progressives can too. In 2008 the Conservative government passed legislation imposing mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes. Instead of  judges determining ...

DeSmogBlog: Is The EPA Covering Up Oil Dispersant Dangers?

dispersant.jpg Less than two years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told BP that they had to stop using the highly dangerous and potentially toxic oil dispersant Corexit on the oil that was spewing from a blown out wellhead at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. BP refused, and the EPA took no action. ...