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2004-03-25   |   View this publication   |   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   |   View this publication   |   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   |   View this publication   |   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   |   View this publication   |   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...
2004-03-02   |   View this publication   |   Forests and Biodiversity
Footprints in the forest provides information about the Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) standard and certification requirements developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). In order to better understand how the CSA SFM performance framework is translated into a management plan Sierra Club of Canada reviewed several SFM plans from operations certified to the CSA SFM standard – in particular the objectives and targets that are the key field components subject to audit. The report is intended to provide factual information that will allow for comparison between different certification schemes.
2004-01-26   |   View this publication   |   Mussel / Shrimp / Salmon Aquaculture
The choices you make can help protect our marine life. SCC-British Columbia Chapter’s Citizen’s Guide to Seafood may help you make better consumer choices.
2004-01-13   |   View this publication   |   Toxics Awareness and Education
A Report by Miningwatch Canada and the Sierra Club of Canada
2004-01-13   |   View this publication   |   Nuclear Phaseout
Why the Kyoto Protocol should not subsidize the dying international nuclear industry - A Sierra Club of Canada and Greenpeace International Joint Briefing Paper
2004-01-13   |   View this publication   |   Forests and Biodiversity, Andy Russell – I’tai sah kòp (Castle)
Located in southwestern Alberta on public land, directly north of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the Castle Wilderness is an area of spectacular beauty, and outstanding ecological importance. Although the entire Castle Wilderness is public land and two major public hearings by provincial agencies have each previously recommended its legal protection, a park has not come about. This is largely due to the sub-surface petroleum leases held by Shell Canada. Shell has the opportunity to be a catalyst for establishment of the entire Castle as a Wildland Provincial Park. Conservation groups from Alberta, other parts of Canada and the US are urging Shell to drop its interest in drilling and prove its environmental concerns by helping protect the Castle Wilderness.
2004-01-13   |   View this publication   |   none
“The looting of Iraqi nuclear facilities in 2003, which occurred after U.S. led forces entered the country, has offered another blow to social and environmental security in the region. The most troubling of cases concerns the Tuwaitha nuclear plant, located 48 kilometres south of Baghdad, where an estimated two hundred blue plastic barrels containing uranium oxide were stolen. After dumping the radioactive contents and rinsing out the barrels in the rivers, poverty-stricken residents used the containers for storing basic amenities like water, cooking oil and tomatoes. Extra barrels were sold to other villages or used to transport milk to distanced regions, thus making the critical problem increasingly widespread.”


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