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2010-10-12 | | Ontario Chapter, Population and the Environment, International Program, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity
Transportation victory in escarpment, Rouge natural disaster, sprawl campaign, GTA group and Quebec group wolf campaign updates, and more.
Response of Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to Open Letter Requesting Stop to Oil and Gas Exploration in Gulf of St. Lawrence2010-10-05 | | Atlantic Chapter, Energy Onslaught, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Endangered Species, Atmosphere & Energy, Protecting Biodiversity
2010-09-28 | | Ontario Chapter, Water, Safe Food and Sustainable Agriculture, Water Quality, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Oceans, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity
The summer wrap-up edition of Sanctuary leads off with a piece by Sierra Club Ontario’s new Chapter Coordinator Kristina Jackson on the timely subject of clean energy. Other pressing topics featured include commentary on the 2010 G-20 Toronto Summit, issues surrounding the implementation of a gasfired generator in the Township of King, and a piece discussing the importance of forging green alliances. Please also take time to read the Chair’s column on the value of connecting to nature, and note that the deadline for nominations to the Chapter Executive Committee election is October 15.
2010-09-01 | | Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta, Chinook Group, Climate Change, Forests, Prairie Chapter, The Boreal Forest, Toxic Sludge, Water, Energy Onslaught, Forests and Biodiversity, Toxics Awareness and Education, Water Quality, Wilderness and Species Conservation, Toxics, Atmosphere & Energy, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity
On August 31st, 2010, a study which was led by University of Alberta researchers was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which conclusively shows that numerous highly toxic pollutants are being released into the Athabasca River and its tributaries by the development of the oil sands. The levels exceeded both federal and provincial government guidelines. The report is available for download here.
2010-09-01 | | National, Ontario Chapter, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy
Response to Newfoundland & Labrador Public Discussion Document: “Responding to Climate Change in Newfoundland & Labrador”2010-08-31 | | Atlantic Chapter, Climate Change, Atmosphere & Energy
Executive Summary The existing greenhouse emission targets are weaker than required according to the latest science and the existing strategies did not deliver the expected results. We make a number of specific policy recommendations to change this: Five directions of action: 1. Education– take advantage of the educational capacity at MUN and in environmental NGOs – in the latter: urgent need for project and base funding. 2. Research–need to “localize” the general knowledge and global models of climate change; need for project and base funding. 3. Putting price on carbon– best: carbon tax; must be revenue-neutral. 4. Financial incentives: - distributed renewable energy generation: should be supported with feed-in-tariffs, loan guarantees and improvements to the transmission lines; a viable alternative to spending $600 million to install scrubbers at Holyrood power plant; - energy efficiency for homes and vehicles; - can be sustained politically and financially in the long term by recognizing all spin-offs (financial and social) of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
2010-08-17 | | National, Ontario Chapter, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy
2010-08-12 | | Atlantic Chapter, Forests, Toxics, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
This is the Agenda for the Annual Gathering for Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter! Register today!
2010-08-06 | | none
I present arguments in favour of the small-scale, community owned, renewable energy generation in Newfoundland and Labrador. I identify current bottlenecks in the development of the distributed energy generation in the province and list necessary conditions that have to be met in order to move forward. Most of the arguments would apply to other provinces in Canada as well. Dr. Piotr Trela, SCC- Atlantic Region; Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition.