Today’s blog posting was initially posted on 350orbust on June 30, 2010: Chief Oren Lyons said, when speaking about Climate Change at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in 2007: We’re talking abou…Continue reading
Look everybody, it’s yet more evidence that Stephen Harper has moved Canada in a conservative direction!Environment Canada staff advised incoming cabinet minister Peter Kent that Canadians believe Ottawa is too soft on businesses and individuals that h…Continue reading
Avaaz, the Council of Canadians, and other concerned groups are alerting Canadians to a threat to Ontario’s farmland and fresh water supply. Please read, sign the petition and circulate it in any way you can.From Avaaz:An American hedge fund is about t…Continue reading
The ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Montana ruptured late Friday night, leaking 1,000 barrels of oil into the river. ExxonMobil …Continue reading
The NRDC released its annual “Testing the Waters: A Guide To Water Quality At Vacation Beaches” report last week, which included a special section dedicated to oil-related closures, advisories and notices in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP …Continue reading
From Canada Causes Cancer:Asbestos causes cancer and other deadly lung diseases.That’s why asbestos has been banned in 52 nations, including the European Union. Not to mention, the Canadian government removed it from Parliament and the Prime Minister’s…Continue reading
This and that for your Thursday reading.- Andrew Jackson points out and sums up a Statistics Canada study showing how much possible revenue is lost to the underground economy:Statscan have produced interesting and important new estimates of the upper b…Continue reading
Stoves can make a world of difference in places that rely extensively on old-school resource like wood and cow patties. Using an efficient stove can save trees from being felled and limit the amount of pollutants released during the cooking process.
Here’s episode one of Stove Man made by the Paradigm Project:
Episode 1: Woodwalk from The […]Continue reading
Many people like to point to the oil companies for the blame of Climate change, but households contribute to 45% of all emissions. That means if we wish to achieve the goal most climate scientist say will help us avoid disaster we need to reduce househ…Continue reading
I feel as though every decade in North America another article, report, or paper emerges in which The Environment (note the capital letters) is pitted as public enemy number one. The latest of such reports was issued just recently by the Canadian Armed Forces entitled Army 2040: First Look, which sounds like an awful Michael … Continue reading »Continue reading
It’s not often I sympathize with Tim Hudak and the Conservative Party of Ontario, but on the future of eco fees, they have their work cut out for them. To recap, last summer, the Liberal government in Ontario introduced an eco fee on select electronics and household hazardous materials, which was Phase 1 of a … Continue reading »Continue reading
As part of my work for the video surveillance project, I was wandering around the Square One mall, when I saw this sign in the window of Lush.I went inside to ask for more information: there was a petition, a postcard drive, and an excellent pamphlet f…Continue reading
Sandra Steingraber is a mother, a biologist, a cancer-survivor, and the author of several books on the dangers we are facing from the environmental toxins that surround us. Her most recent book, “Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in An Age …Continue reading
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/06/27/tories-eye-eco-tax-on-electronicsTim Hudak showed his recklessness with his flip-flops on the HST (Going from being in favour of it, to wanting to scrap it, to saying he would reduce it, to now keeping it), health c…Continue reading
Canada managed to keep asbestos off the hazardous list. We in Canada don’t use asbestos, because it’s not safe enough for us, but we are glad to continue to export this material to India where we assume it’s being used “properly”. We are one of the onl…Continue reading
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) has released a new report showing that coal ash disposal sites are threatening water supplies at 33 sites located in 19 different states acros…Continue reading
OK. I didn’t get to the Friday Miscellany thing yesterday. My bad.
I was golfing in the afternoon – and dodging lightning – and had to work like the dickens to get some stuff done in the morning and over lunch so I didn’t get the chance to finish my Friday post! Gimme a break, will […]
Wine is good for you and can improve many aspects of your health. The wine-making process can be very intense on local ecologies due to the farming methods and shipping involved. Some wineries are looking to sustainable and responsible ways to create their wines.
Here’s one of a few wineries using solar power, catch four […]
… is a buncha crap, should consider this forecast for Inuvik.
Yes, this is “weather” as opposed to “climate”. I know the concepts and terminology very well…. but if these patterns persist, then there will be some major social, economic and biological upheavals in the North.
And I don’t believe we or any other polar nation is […]
Researchers at Washington State University and West Virginia University have released a new report that links an increase in birth defects in Appalachia to the pra…Continue reading