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The insanity of the tar sands

Blog entry by Joanna Kerr | October 10, 2014 1 comment

Like most people, I understood that the tar sands represent both a visible scar from space and to Canada’s international reputation.  This week, I came to visit. It’s now, after smelling the noxious fumes, seeing the incomprehensible...

How LEGO got awesome to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Ian Duff | October 9, 2014

Today we got the awesome news: after a three-month campaign supported by more than a million people worldwide, LEGO has announced it will  not  renew its contract with Arctic destroyer Shell. This is fantastic news for LEGO fans and...

Podcast: Why canned tuna is so popular & how to buy it sustainably

Blog entry by Mary Ambrose | October 7, 2014

Why is tuna served in every cafeteria and at every buffet?   Joanna Solotoff    tells us how this happened  (spoiler alert: not an accident ) and creates one of those early dishes.  For way more about how tuna became the 'go to'...

Thousands ride to save the Arctic!

Blog entry by Cristiana de Lia | October 6, 2014

This weekend, something truly amazing happened. In more than 30 countries, and as many as 160 cities, more than 20,000 people took to the streets to make a strong and diverse call to save the Arctic, celebrating the top of our world...

Endangered species pay the price of palm oil's expansion

Blog entry by Ntumwel Bonito Chia and Denis Kupsch | October 3, 2014 1 comment

There have been a number of reports in recent months shedding light on the serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations can pose to the habitat of large mammals. Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee, the forest elephant or...

Dear Fossil Fuels: Thank you and its time to move along.

Blog entry by mhudema | October 2, 2014 1 comment

Dear Fossil Fuels, I know you’ve been hearing a lot from me lately but I wanted to take a moment to say something that I haven’t said enough – thank you. That’s likely a message you didn’t expect to hear from me but it’s...

Field visit to Atikamekw: the devastation of the logging industry has lasted too long

Blog entry by Nicolas Mainville | September 26, 2014 2 comments

Chief Christian Awashish notices the devastation of the logging on his ancestral land September 8, 2014 marks a historic day for Quebec, it’s the day when, for the first time in recent history, an indigenous nation has formally ...

Supreme Court Order Kills Essar’s Plans

Blog entry by Akshey Kalra | September 24, 2014

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal...

Cacouna: TransCanada Feels the Wrath of the Whales

Blog entry by Patrick Bonin | September 22, 2014

The whales took their revenge on TransCanada yesterday after one of the company’s boats sailed through a pod of these wonderful creatures, just a few days into its work in the area.  Our observer Mikael Rioux was in Cacouna watching...

In the Heart of the Tarsands, Fort Chipewyan Builds a Solar Solution.

Blog entry by mhudema | September 19, 2014

Today, one of the communities most heavily impacted by tar sands development has started to move forward on a different type of energy source - this time harnessing the rays of the sun.   Fort Chipewyan is located 200 kilometres...

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