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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...

Canada a key climate villain in Poznan

Feature story | December 14, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace has identified Canada as one of the main “climate villains” at the disappointing United Nations climate change conference that ran from Dec. 1 to 12 in Poznan, Poland. The Harper government played a significant role in ensuring that...

AECL Causes Medical Isotope Shortage

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 13, 2008 1 comment

Yet another warning this morning that Ontario should not buy Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) prototype Adavanced CANDU Reactor.   AECL's incompetence and failure at building two reactors to replace the 50-year old NRU nuclear...

Canada Chosen as “Colossal Fossil”

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 12, 2008 12 comments

Fossil of the year - Poznan 2008 Poznan, Poland   -   For the second year in a row, Canada has been chosen as the most obstructive country at the United Nations climate talks. The negotiations, scheduled to wrap up today,...

Global day of action on climate 2008

Blog entry by Andrea Macdonald | December 12, 2008

Rally to stop global warming in Vancouver On December 7, 2008 Canadians across the country participated in rallies to STOP GLOBAL WARMING. The rallies were part of the Global Day of Action that is being held around the world to...

Environmental review of Pickering B nuclear plant overlooks serious threats

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | December 11, 2008 3 comments

Yesterday Greenpeace and other environmental groups, such as Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, the Pembina Institute, Great Lakes United and many others, told the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that it should not allow the Pickering...

International Climate Advocates Slam Canadian Tar Sands

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 11, 2008

Poznan, Poland - Over 60 organizations participating in the United Nations climate change talks in Poznan and other groups around the world today called on Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Alberta's Environment Minister...

Prentice-Renner: Sign-off Letter

Feature story | December 10, 2008 at 17:00

Over 60 organizations participating in the United Nations climate change talks in Poznan, Poland (December 1-12, 2008) and other groups around the world called on Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice and Alberta’s Environment Minister Rob...

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