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2007-11-24 00:00   |   Sustainable Fisheries
Mangez du poisson, disent les médecins, c'est bon pour la santé. Pas si sûr selon un nouveau Guide canadien des poissons et fruits de mer, le tiers des poissons couramment consommés au Canada serait à éviter et un autre tiers aurait une origine «préoccupante».Des groupes environnementaux, dont la fondation David Suzuki et le Sierra Club du Canada, sont derrière la publication de ce premier guide pour les consommateurs qui veulent aller au-delà du goût. Selon eux, il ne suffit pas de vérifier si...
2007-11-24 00:00   |   Water Conservation
Your country is crisscrossed by innumerable rivers, some of which flow into three oceans.Yet Canada's fresh water isn't as abundant as you may think.And it's facing serious challenges and the looming menace of climate change, which is expected to exacerbate Canada's water problems and leave more of the world thirsting after our precious liquid resource."They say you need a crisis before people get jerked into taking responsible action," says Chandra Madramootoo, a water researcher and...
2007-11-24 00:00   |   Climate Summits, Toxics Awareness and Education
EDMONTON - Jasper has become one of the few Alberta municipalities with an anti-idling bylaw after approving tough new rules that tightly restrict when drivers can let their motors run.The law, which took effect Nov. 1, allows people to keep stationary cars and trucks operating only while the vehicle is working, which includes waiting at a traffic signal, defrosting the windshield, handling police or other emergencies, and doing construction jobs.The original draft would have prevented people...
2007-11-19 00:00
Suspicious of marketing claims that a product is "eco-friendly" or "kind to the earth?" A study released by a Toronto firm Monday suggests you're right to be. A survey of environmental claims involving more than 1,000 products found virtually all of them were false or misleading. "We began to anecdotally observe a dramatic increase not only in the number of green claims in the marketplace, but also in the general lack of trustworthiness and effectiveness of...
2007-11-18 00:00   |   Climate Summits
The Earth’s climate is warming at a quickening pace, with major implications for northern countries like Canada and threats of human suffering and species extinction around the globe, says a new re-port from a Nobel-winning UN scientific panel.The potential impact of global warming is "so severe and so sweeping that only urgent, global action will do," said UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its fourth and final report this year...
2007-11-05 00:00
Il est important que le gouvernement québécois revoie le régime de surveillance des entreprises minières, selon un conseiller scientifique du groupe écologiste Sierra Club du Canada, Daniel Green.« Le ministère de l'Environnement n'est pas apte à faire une surveillance adéquate. Il va falloir revoir le régime de pollution minière au Québec. Ça ne fonctionne pas. Il va falloir peut-être revoir le fait qu'on exclut du règlement sur les matières dangereuses du Québec les déchets miniers. Les...
2007-10-31 23:00   |   Climate Summits
Re: Getting over Kyoto, Oct. 27.It is as if the Citizen editorial board has clicked the heels of its ruby slippers, and repeated to itself three times "There's no place like a Kyoto-free Canada." I'm sorry, Dorothy, but you're dreaming. International treaties like the Kyoto Protocol don't terminate based on the wishful thinking of editorial writing.Ratified by 168 countries, the Kyoto Protocol legally binds Canada and provides for penalties if we don't meet our targets for reducing...
2007-10-29 23:00   |   Alberta Tar Sands and Mackenzie River Delta
In Alberta it's easy to forget what political change looks like. Still, in a province coated with deep blue Tory promises of a stable economic future, the paint is beginning to wear thin. In three consecutive consultations Albertans have clearly stated that they desire government intervention, whether it's to create housing, to slow the pace of growth or to increase the royalties collected from tar sands extraction.Following his 1992 election victory, Premier Ralph Klein declared the province '...
2007-10-25 23:00   |   Water Conservation, National Water Strategy
OTTAWA — The "myth" of freshwater abundance in this country should be abandoned by Canadians and their governments, warns a report from an expert panel recommending radical action to protect the nation's drinking water.The newly formed Gordon Water Group, which describes itself as an organization of scientists, lawyers, policy experts and former senior government policy advisers led by the Sierra Club of Canada, is releasing the 55-page call to action Friday.The threats to Canada's...
2007-10-23 23:00
In what is being called a historic and precedent-setting decision, an environmental review panel has asked the province to reject a controversial proposal to build a 150-hectare quarry on the Bay of Fundy shoreline near Digby.The panel, chaired by Dalhousie University oceanographer Robert Fournier, also calls on the government to create a comprehensive management plan for coastal development.Paul Buxton, the project manager for quarry proponent Bilcon of Nova Scotia, wasn’t taking calls from...

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