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No Need for New Nuclear in Ontario

Blog entry by Shawn Patrick Stensil | January 13, 2009

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Oil leak at Enbridge tank farm in Alberta

Feature story | January 7, 2009 at 17:00

Greenpeace has learned that a blown valve at an Enbridge tank farm in Northern Alberta has released about 4,000 barrels of oil, contaminating the site and the adjacent forest area, a habitat for area wildlife. The oil began spewing 30 to 40...

Ocean monuments? Thank you, George Bush

Feature story | January 5, 2009 at 17:00

Thanks to President George Bush three national monuments in the Pacific will be created to protect the largest amount of ocean in the world to date. This is a truly rare opportunity for us to applaud the Bush administration, and remind us that...

Bypass the shrimp ring at your next holiday party

Blog entry by Sarah King | December 23, 2008 4 comments

It's all about the cocktail sauce, or so say many people that linger around the shrimp rings at the holiday parties. If you're one of those people, I have some advice- enjoy the sauce but pass on the shrimp. In fact, hit the sweet...

Canada deserves 'Colossal Fossil' award

Blog entry by Dave Martin | December 22, 2008 2 comments

[the following was posted on the Toronto Star web site, December 20, 2008] As a non-governmental delegate to the United Nations climate change conference in Poznan, Poland, I was embarrassed to be Canadian. It was...

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...

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