It has been 3 months since Plains Midstream Canada reported that there had been a Rainbow Pipeline leak, 100 km NE of Peace River, Alberta. Initially, the Alberta media were told by Plains Midstream Canada that only a few hundred barrels of oil had leaked from the Rainbow Pipeline… ThereContinue reading
While most regions of Canada have imposed moratoriums on “fracking,” using jackhammers and / or high pressure water injections to get out natural gas, one province — British Columbia — is going, pardon the expression, full steam ahead and allowing ou…Continue reading
1. Elizabeth May’s sudden crusade against Wi-Fi has disappointed me. I had thought she would latch on to an environmental issue that was beyond reproach. The tar sands. GHGs. Volatile organic compounds. Food safety. She had a lot to choose from. But no. She picks an issue which may or may not actually be an […]Continue reading
Not content to have merely taken on the gun lobby, the tobacco industry, and the anti-gay marriage crowd, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has set his sights on picking a fight with Big Coal. Bloomberg, who also happens to be the 10th wealthiest person in America right now with an estimated personal fortune of … Continue reading »Continue reading
Miscellaneous material for your midweek reading.- Not surprising: Canadians find Stephen Harper’s constant politicization of everything – including awards for volunteers – to be improper. Even less surprising: Stephen Harper couldn’t care less.- Meanwh…Continue reading
On June 30th, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario issued a press release that challenged all political parties in Ontario “to demonstrate how they will support waste diversion strategies that ensure that industry cleans up after itself, property taxpayers aren’t left holding the tab for waste management costs, and fewer toxins are released into our … Continue reading »Continue reading
I’m half-way through “Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the road to economic, social and ecological decay” by Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler and I’m already regretting my decision, a year ago, to replace my aging Mazda with a brand new Kia Soul. I would have been better off with a bus pass and the […]Continue reading
As the internet continues its growth it consumes more and more electricity because larger server and data centres are required. Microsoft has come up with a brilliant idea to allow ‘the backbone’ of the internet to continue to grow while helping heat houses and providing a faster internet.
Microsoft has released a research paper that […]
I’ve re-started reading Moby Duck. I don’t know if this ever happens to you, but sometimes if I pick up a book at a particularly busy time when I don’t have enough uninterrupted time and concentration, I end up reading in tiny dribs and drabs, a page h…Continue reading
While in Vancouver last week as part of a First Ministers meeting, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty made a direct link between subsidies paid out to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan, and the need for greater subsidies from Ottawa for Ontario’s green energy sector. According to the Vancouver Sun, McGuinty claimed … Continue reading »Continue reading
I recently had the opportunity to hear Scary Bear Soundtrack perform both their acoustic and rock versions of “Beaver Pond Forest” live and I have to say that I prefer the rock version of it, and of all their music. Those women can really rock and thei…Continue reading
Miscellaneous material to end your weekend.- Nick Falvo discusses the unfortunate theory that any talk of improving standards of living for the neediest Canadians is either fruitless or extreme politically:In reference to the Put Food In The Budget cam…Continue reading
This week saw our federal, provincial and territorial energy ministers, minus Ontario, trot out a joint communique describing the tarsands as "sustainable and responsible", even as the Cons were simultaneously slashing the federal Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency budget by 43% and its staff by…Continue reading
Finally — for now, at least, until the Tories and NDP release the rest of their platforms, and the Libs release anything at all — I’m going to take a quick look at the Green Party of Ontario’s platform. It’s the shortest, and the slimmest when it com…Continue reading
Industry can police itself, right?
More bold-faced lies from the Cons during the May election campaign…
Sigh… environmental laggards indeed…
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I get the heat and humidity… but I swear I just felt the earth move. And no. The Resident Love Goddess is out with the kids at Shakespeare in the park! Pervs… I mean, if the Christian doomsayers are right… I’m thinkin’ I’ll have THOUSANDS of grasshooper-like insects gnawing at my bald head by dawn! […]Continue reading
System Change wants to protect the environment by systems thinking. Change the system, save the planet.
I’ll keep following this project and update everyone once they launch in September, in the meantime you can help the project.
The popular slogan: “system change not climate change” has become central to a growing and vibrant global movement for climate […]
An environmental monitoring plan explicitly designed to improve the reputation of the industry involved is a thoroughly useless environmental monitoring plan.Continue reading
At last count before the event started, the RSVP on Facebook claimed that about 900+ people would be attending the ride to ‘Save Jarvis.’ But like anyone who has thrown a party and relied on Facebook to count the attendees, I figured that number would drop by at least a third as things came up … Continue reading »Continue reading
That’s what David Suzuki had to say about the Ontario Liberal plan to keep Ontario’s economy on track by creating green jobs and helping our environment.http://www.thestar.com/mobile/news/canada/politics/article/1028008–suzuki-warns-tory-scheme-to-can…Continue reading