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2007-04-12 | | Climate Summits
2006-08-22 | | Pesticide Awareness
2,4-D is a common herbicide used around the home and garden, on golf courses, ball fields, parks, in agriculture and forestry. Despite industry efforts claiming the safety of this chemical, there is a large body of evidence indicating major health effects, from cancer to immunosuppression, reproductive damage to neurotoxicity. This paper, prepared by the Sierra Club of Canada, aims to provide an overview of the scientific body of evidence demonstrating the toxic effects of 2,4-D.
2006-08-22 | | Climate Summits, Nuclear Phaseout
In December 2005, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released a report on electricity planning, which included the recommendation that existing nuclear power reactors in Ontario be refurbished and new nuclear power reactors be built. The Sierra Club of Canada opposes nuclear power because it causes ongoing environmental damage and presents a risk of catastrophic accidents. There are less risky and less damaging sustainable ways of meeting the electricity needs of consumers and industry. In fact, nuclear power is the most expensive and least reliable option.
2004-03-30 | | Sydney Tar Ponds
Guernsey et al., Extract from the Canadian Journal of Public Health
2004-03-25 | | Toxics Awareness and Education
The Montreal Protocol is an international agreement which was designed to regulate and phase-out the use of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone, including CFCs amd Methyl Bromide. The presence of ozone in the stratosphere (the ozone layer) helps to block harmful levels of uv radiation from reaching the ground. The Bush Administration is threatening the future of what has been described as “the Most Successful Environmental Treaty”.
2004-03-17 | | Green Budget Coalition
Sierra Club of Canada is one of the founding members of the Green Budget Coalition which provides recommendations to government on how to remove perverse subsidies encouraging environmental damage, shifting the tax burden to harmful practices and creating tax signals to encourage environmental improvement.
2004-03-17 | | Ban Asbestos
A publication by Mining Watch Canada and the Sierra Club of Canada outlining Canada's role in exporting this hazardous substance. by Joan Kuyek, Mining Watch Canada March 4, 2004
2004-03-03 | | CAFE Canada
A Toronto Star Op-Ed February 16, 2004:A13 You'll be hard-pressed to find an automaker willing to discuss how they're helping Canada meet Kyoto at the Canadian International Auto Show...