Publications

MEDIA BACKGROUNDER: Sierra Club Canada submits to National Energy Board its official response to the Joint Review Panel report on the Mackenzie Gas Project


WHAT: February 11th marks the deadline for interveners in the Mackenzie Gas Project National Energy Board hearings to respond to the recommendations made by the Joint Review Panel report released December 30th, 2009.
 

Climate Change Science Since 2007

Publication Date: 
December 7, 2009

This report examines the effects of climate change in the areas of Arctic sea ice coverage, Greenland and Antarctic ice melt, sea level rise and ocean acidification, global average atmospheric temperature and ocean temperature, solar activity, and climate change impacts. Climate change has clearly been accelerating quickly since the IPCC publication of 2007.

Below you will find a video, a link to Paul's webinar (19 Mar. 2010), a powerpoint presentation, and a link to the detailed report in PDF format.

Tritium On Tap

Canada’s nuclear industry releases massive quantities of radioactive pollution on a routine basis. In 2008, Canada's nuclear reactors released 6.6 quadrillion becquerels of tritium. Radioactive tritium gets into our food and drinking water, exposing millions of people to a known carcinogen.

Tomorrow Today: How Canada can make a world of difference

Publication Date: 
April 3, 2008

Issued by the country’s 11 largest environmental and conservation organizations, this document offers practical directions for addressing the number one concern for Canadians – the state of the environment.

The recommendations centre on climate change, energy use, food production, toxic substances, water, forests and oceans.

A Toxic Legacy

As of June 2008, 720 million cubic metres of fluid tailings were being stored in Alberta.1

Tailings fluids are toxic to aquatic organisms and pose health concerns for human communities.  Napthenic Acids are the major toxicant in oil sands tailings water.  Other contaminants in tailings include, arsenic, mercury, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Tar Sands Development Means...

Alberta’s tar sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying the northern boreal forest, and drying up our mighty rivers.

With proven reserves of 175 billion barrels, the tar sands are second only to Saudi Arabia in available oil supply. As development continues at an alarming rate, concerns are growing over the impacts on communities and the environment.