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Global poll reveals huge majority support the creation of an Arctic sanctuary – Canada ranks higher than average –

International polling revealed today that 74 percent of people worldwide support the creation of a protected sanctuary in the international waters surrounding the North Pole. In Canada, support for this enhanced form of protection ranks higher than the global average, with 78 percent favourable opinion.
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Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | December 18, 2008 at 9:41

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

Need for nuclear a "myth"

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 18, 2008

The biggest obstacle to building a renewable-based electricity system in Ontario is the "myth" that large centralized nuclear and fossil plants are the only source of reliable power, says Herman Scheer, the Father of Germany's...

David Suzuki Calls for the Shutdown of Pickering B

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 15, 2008 4 comments

In an op-ed in today’s Toronto Star , Dr. David Suzuki called for the Pickering B nuclear station to be shut down and replaced with green energy. The McGuinty government’s pursuit of nuclear power is getting in the way of developing...

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