The Environmental Consequences of War

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2004
“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.

Sprawl Hurts Us All

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2004
Suburban sprawl development is hazardous to Ontario taxpayers’ pocket books and to the environment. Over the next 25 years in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) alone, costs will be over $70 billion, or more than $14,000 per person, if sprawling housing development continues.

Head Lice and Your Child, March 2002

Publication Date: 
March 9, 2002
Roughly 25% of school-aged kids get lice each year, and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on treatment, but just how effective are they? And what are the possible health effects of direct application of chemical pesticides for children? A variety of non-toxic treatments are available, and many have been used by families wishing to avoid the adverse effects of pesticides and drugs.