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The climate change saboteurs

Binoy Kampmark

20th November 2013

At the COP19 in climate conference in Warsaw, a new coalition has formed - 'the climate saboteurs'. Key members are Australia, Canada, Japan. They are resolute in crushing the hopes of developing countries already suffering climate catastrophes like Typhoon Haiyan. more...

NAFTA: Investigate Canada's failure to protect Polar Bears

The Ecologist

20th November 2013

A key NAFTA body has recommended a formal investigation into Canada's refusal to protect its polar bears despite the grave threats posed to them by climate change. more...

Beware Our Bitumen Salesmen

October 4th, 2013

By Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk warns us that the Canadian pro-Bitumen lobby will stop at nothing - including ignoring democratic processes and barefaced lying - to promote the dirty, carbon-rich substance..... more...
Quebec

Quebec to beat California in setting up first carbon market in North America

Henry Gass

20th July, 2011

Quebec is set to bring in North America’s first cap-and-trade system from January 2012. But debate still rages about its usefulness more...
Tar sands mining

Madagascar fears repeat of Canada's tar sands devastation

Tom Levitt

1st June, 2011

UK banks helping to finance oil giant Total's exploitation of tar sands on the world's fourth largest island despite lack of adequate environmental controls or regulation more...

Climate, Culture, Change: Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North

Ali Thomas

17th February, 2011

In his fascinating account of the dialogue on climate change between Western and Inuit voices, Timothy B. Leduc argues that it’s time to start paying attention to the ecological wisdom of native peoples because it might just hold the key to halting global warming
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Arctic

Ruth Styles

3rd February, 2011

Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way of life, Ruth Styles says that Bruce Parry’s latest book, Arctic, shows us exactly what we stand to lose if global warming isn’t stopped - today
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Asbestos

Plans to reopen world’s largest asbestos mine will create ‘new generation’ of victims



Vi Nguyen

23rd December, 2010

Quebec government considering $58 million loan to support the mine despite moral outrage over export of dangerous asbestos to India, Indonesia and the Phillipines
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Soldier in the DRC

Congo massacre case prompts call for crackdown on Canadian mining giants

Tom Levitt

11th November, 2010

Canadian authorities urged to bring in ethical guidelines for extractive industries as Anvil Mining faces court case for alleged role in the killing of 70 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo more...

Will historic deal to protect Canada's mighty boreal forest work?

Christopher Pala

26th October, 2010

The unprecedented Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement will, if all goes to plan, preserve vast swathes of the country's pristine wilderness. But as environmentalists and the logging industry begin to roll the initiative out, there are claims that not everything is as it should be, reports Christopher Pala more...
Tar sands protest at BP AGM

Canada tar sands industry ignoring toxic river pollution

Ecologist

1st September, 2010

Study contradicts Alberta government and industry claims that pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar sands more...
Boreal forests

Activists hail 'historic' Canadian forest agreement

Ecologist

19th May, 2010

Logging companies agree to deal safeguarding an area of endangered boreal forest twice the size of Germany more...

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Tar sands protest in Canada

Throw Canada out of Commonwealth for climate record

Ecologist

27th November, 2009

Rising emissions and support for tar oil sands leads prominent figures to call for suspension more...
Near the village of Tuktoyaktuk

Tuktoyaktuk: a community on the frontline of climate change

Emma Bocking

1st October, 2009

Canadian coastal communities are faced with rising sea levels as the government continues to support destructive tar sands mining more...
Tar sands protest in Canada

Activists force tar sand mine to close in Canada

Ecologist

16th September, 2009

Greenpeace activists block Shell's tar sands oil extraction operation in protest at its environmental cost more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...
Selecting cosmetics in a chemist shop

Greenwash taints most 'eco-friendly' claims

Ecologist

23rd June, 2009

Ninety-eight per cent of the products in our stores claiming to be environmentally friendly are guilty of greenwash, a US committee hears more...
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Old-growth forests must be protected, say scientists

News

7th June, 2007

Forty-two biologists and botanists have sent a signed petition to the governments of British Columbia and Canada calling for full protection of the country's old-growth forest. more...
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Chemically Bonded

Zoe Cormier

1st December, 2006

For the Canadian Aanishnaabek tribe, who live on a reserve surrounded by chemical plants, there seems no escape. Do they leave, and abandon their past, or stay, and perhaps lose their future? Zoe Cormier investigates

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National disease service

Yves Engler

1st October, 2004

Antibacteria-resistant superbugs are turning hospitals into killers more...
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Percy Schmeiser: the man that took on Monsanto

Edward Goldsmith.

1st May, 2004

For 40 years Percy Schmeiser grew oilseed rape on his farm in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Usually, he would sow each year’s crop with seeds saved from the previous harvest. In 1998 Monsanto took Schmeiser to court. more...

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