American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams was a passionate advocate for national parks. Adams, who was best known for his striking black and white photographs of the West, died in 1984 at the age of 82. Although he spoke them 46 years ag…Continue reading
Environmental activists in the US see an opportunity for real action against the tar sands pipeline. Since the oil-friendly and environment-hating Harper government won’t listen to us on this issue, we owe it to North America to do whatever we can to t…Continue reading
Montreal photographer Isabelle Hayeur first trained her camera on waterfronts in 2008 to create “Underworlds”, now open at Division Gallery in Montreal. Long observing the transformations of her own local rivers, including the changes to ecosystems and the disappearance of some animal species, she was inspired to create a body of work that bore witness […]Continue reading
TransCanada claims their pipelines are the safest in the continent. And the State Department seems inclined to agree having released their Final Environmental Impac…Continue reading
A few things noticed in the news this evening that may be of interest… 1. Notable column on the NDP’s environmental policies in Ontario: “Cohn: NDP losing its green allies.” Prominent environmentalists are denouncing the NDP and publicly defending th…Continue reading
Good of the Harper Cons to be positively outraged that the massive cuts they’ve imposed on Environment Canada might result in cuts to Environment Canada. But who wants to bet they’d have been perfectly happy to see Northern water monitoring slashed if …Continue reading
This Summer I had the pleasure of using bike sharing in Ottawa. Had I know how easy it was, I’d have used it in Toronto too, and possibly Montreal while I was there. One thing I’m unclear about is if the Bixi Bikes in different cities are compatible, and billed as if they are one […]Continue reading
There’s good news and bad news about this Globe editorial today, “Canada in danger of missing the boat in the Arctic.” The good news is that the Globe publicizes a major international environmental study on the shrinkage of ice in the Arctic: A study b…Continue reading
Now I am going to analyze the stance of the last three candidates in
the GOP on the Environment. These candidates are Rick Santorum from
Pennsylvania, Business person Herman Cain and from Utah John Huntsman.
It was a blast to be back in Haldimand-Norfolk today as we held a BBQ, rally and march at Silver Lake with the help of the local Lions Club. Many thanks to the event organizers at Haldimand Wind Concerns, MPP Toby Barrett who came out, and the hundreds of people who joined us as well […]Continue reading
Plains Midstream Canada has been given the final OK to restart the Rainbow Pipeline. Almost 4 months after the largest Alberta pipeline discharge in 36 years, and less than 30 days after the Energy Resources Conservation Board says it received a formal request from Plains Midstream Canada to restart RainbowContinue reading
Although this earlier post – “we work to buy things that are built to die so that we must work to buy more things that will break” – was not meant to be about the trials and tribulations of my coffee maker, I do want to finish that part of the story.Al…Continue reading
I have decided to look at all the people who would like to become the President of the U.S and look at there platform. Issue by issue. Since I already talked about Rick Perry and the Environment. Let’s check all the other candidates plan on the Environ…Continue reading
Assorted content to end your day.
– Leftdog points out that the Wall government’s regressive ideology is doing exactly what it usually does – resulting in workers losing ground as a result of stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs even as billions of d…Continue reading
Wind Concerns Ontario has successfully launched the latest province-wide organizing effort of 2011, this time with a strong election focus. Over the next forty or so days, Wind Concerns Ontario members in sixty seven ridings will be mobilized to actively work to defeat Liberal incumbents, and candidates in their respective ridings. I look forward to […]Continue reading
In Brazil a recent energy auction has shown that wind power is cheaper than natural gas in the country, and also a better investment opportunity. The competitiveness of sustainable energy sources continues to impress everyone (even with the subsidized resource-extraction industries), it’s only a matter of time until other sustainable energy options get this cheap.
Here’s a good story about how poor farmers in Kenya have shunned expensive chemical fertilizers for cheaper organic ones.
The organic fertiliser is sprayed onto maize two weeks after planting, and a month later.
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services through Kenya Agriculture Research Institute have tested the fertiliser’s components and given an analytical report.
Mr Mosbei said […]
“A Living Temple” – South March Highlands
Honouring Grandfather William Commanda
Beaver Pond Park (end of Walden Dr., Kanata)
Saturday Sept 10th, 6am – 11pm
(click on images to enlarge posters)
Hallelujah! A Whole Foods Market has opened in Mississauga, not five minutes from where I live. My life is complete.Most Canadians don’t know Whole Foods; there’s one in Toronto, one in Oakville (just west of Mississauga) and a few in Vancouver. And no…Continue reading
Corn: feeding our cars rather than our species.Continue reading