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Government steps to halt algae blooms don’t come soon enough

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 15, 2008

Canada will finally close a 40 year old legal loophole that allows environmentally damaging phosphates in household cleaning detergents, according to an announcement by Environment Minister, John Baird.  Baird announced today he will...

Feed the World - Not with GE

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 14, 2008

It’s that time of year again when the ice on the pond gets a little soft, hungry bears start stirring in their dens and the global biotechnology lobby dusts off a new set of confabulated figures to demonstrate that the world just can’t...

Move Federal Nuclear Regulator to Environment Canada

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 14, 2008

Much has already been said about so-called ‘radio-isotope crisis’ caused by the shut down of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited’s (AECL) NRU reactor in November. Environmental groups have been concerned primarily by two issues: the...

Security and Prosperity Partnership Protest

Blog entry by Josh Brandon | February 14, 2008

Remember kids, never take candy from a Prime Minister. You never know what’s in those jellybeans he might be passing round. Pesticides, GMOs and who knows what esle. To find out what else Harper, and his US and Mexican counterparts,...

Greenpeace activists projected a message

Image | February 13, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace activists projected a message to Stephan Harper's government as part of a vigil for the Kyoto Protocol.

Greenpeace projects message on Parliament Buildings to mark anniversary of Kyoto

Feature story | February 13, 2008 at 17:00

Greenpeace marked the third anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol coming into force by projecting the words "Wanted: Climate Leaders" on the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa this evening. Activists holding candles also held vigil in protest of Canada’s...

Investors Doubt Nuclear Revival

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

Following on yesterday’s announcement that the restart of the Bruce A reactors is $ 300 million over budget, there’s an interesting article in today’s Globe and Mail on the reluctance of banks to assume the risks involved in ...

Set-backs for CCS in US and Canada

Feature story | February 12, 2008 at 17:00

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), the technological poster child for the future of Alberta's tar sands and coal-fired electricity generation, has just had its biggest supporter pull the rug out from underneath its feet. The Bush administration...

Kim Fry

Blog entry | February 12, 2008

Kim Fry is a Boreal Forest Campaigner with Greenpeace Canada. Kim grew up in a pulp and paper town where her father worked at the paper mill and she spent two summers as a student employee. She then went on to spend half a decade...

History Repeats Itself - Bruce Nuclear Project Delayed and Over Budget

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | February 12, 2008 2 comments

Despite the nuclear lobby's promises that the cost over-runs and delays of past would never happen again, the Toronto Star reported this morning that Bruce Power’s attempt at refurbishing and restarting the Bruce A nuclear station...

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