Canada Environment

With Kinder Morgan, Clark Will Destroy Vancouver

Kevin Grandia | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

According to Tourism Vancouver, in 2011 visitors to our city spent an estimated $92 million, and "cruise passengers increased by 15 per cent over 2010. Between May and October 2011, Port Metro Vancouver welcomed 663,425 passengers on 27 different vessels over 199 cruise ship calls." While Vancouver has many amazing attractions, restaurants and cultural centers, it is the ocean and all the nature around that bring people from all over the world to visit our city. Quite frankly, if it wasn't for the amazing oceanscapes and natural beauty, Vancouver would be nothing more than a small version of... wait for it... Toronto.

Care For Your Garden Without Hurting Mother Nature

Jen Mayville | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

You don't need to use a cocktail of toxic chemicals to keep weeds and bugs out of your garden. There are many ways that you can have a pristine backyard, while protecting the environment and your health at the same time.

Will Harper Stick His Nose In B.C.'s Pipeline Debate?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

British Columbians clearly oppose both Kinder Morgan and the Northern gateway, but I wouldn't doubt we will see the pro-pipeline Harper federal government stick their nose into the B.C. election in the coming weeks, as they twist in the wind watching the fate of their beloved tar sands pipelines land right in the waiting hands of Adrian Dix and the NDP.

Five Ways to Travel Green on Earth Day

Brian Simpson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

In the spirit of giving back to Mother Earth, wanted to share a few easy ways we can all limit our environmental impact, while enjoying the beauty and wonder this great world has to offer. When planning your next vacation, consider the following tips to limit your environmental footprint.

The Four Best Ways to Spring Clean

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

As a naturopathic doctor, spring also coincides with a series of visits and questions related to spring cleanses, detoxification and lifestyle transformation. On Earth Day, it seems appropriate to review the most impactful changes we can make as part of our spring cleansing.

An Earth Day Present From.. The Tories?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives have decided to mark Earth Day this year, launching a long-promised portal for public access to sensitive environme...

For Earth Day, Six Places We Should All Visit

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

In today's world, humans are consuming more than ever, but many consequences of the way we live are far from the average person's eyes and thoughts. So here are six places we'd all do well to visit, for a reality check, some imprinting and some reflection.

Interview With an Environmental Activist: Why You Should Care About Canada's Future

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

Nadia Chowdhury has been advocating for a better environment for a very long time. The determined environmental activist explains why the environment is an important agenda for her, reflects on her personal journey so far and advises those who may want to emulate such a fulfilling activist journey.

Lots Of Progress, But Still Losing The War On Climate Change

Ron Dembo | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Ron Dembo

While it is only eight years since I started getting actively engaged in trying to make a difference in our collective footprint, I already feel like a grandfather. I have met inspiring people. I have heard inspiring ideas. I have been inspired. But it is hard not to feel we are losing the war on climate change.

Alberta Cattle Ranchers Put Environment First

Rosie Templeton | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Alberta
Rosie Templeton

The Taillieu family of Tomahawk Cattle Ranch believes that cattle ranchers and farmers are environmentalists above all. The Taillieus received the 2013 Alberta Beef Producers' Environmental Stewardship Award for their innovative practices and sustainable management.

The Effects of Canada's Climate Change Ambivalence

Kevin Grandia | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada
Kevin Grandia

Every UN nation -- 194 countries and the European Union -- is currently part to this agreement. Canada is setting a shocking precedent of climate ambivalence at a time when strong leadership is what is needed the most. All of us live in a world governed by a climate whose energy is becoming more dynamic and expressive by the year.

The Week in Review: Why I'm Liking Canada As a Rogue Nation

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week, plenty of critics took the Harper government to task over its decision to withdraw Canada from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Even though the Conservatives' method of backing out of the convention was typically cowardly and arrogant, it's actually encouraging to see Canada asserting itself as a country grown-up and morally self-assured enough to act as a free agent on these kinds of matters. Given the UN's record, if Canada took the initiative for creating a new framework for principled, voluntary international co-operation, it might be doing the whole world a favour.

Harper Defends Pulling Out Of UN 'Talkfest'

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government was accused Thursday of trying to avoid a reckoning on the science of climate change by pulling Canada out of a United ...

I Prefer to Be Green Than to Make Green

Sofi Papamarko | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Sofi Papamarko

Would you take a 50 per cent pay cut to work on something you believed in? Two months ago, I did exactly that when I began working for Earth Day Canada. Coincidentally, I also started sleeping better at night. Because I'd rather be green than have it.

Leaving 'Em High And Dry

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the...

Earth-Friendly Tips for Eco-Sexuals

Carlen Costa | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living
Carlen Costa

What is an ecosexual, you might ask? It's about looking at the Earth not as 'mother', but as 'lover' -- calling to reduce our carbon footprints and revolutionize how we each truly impact our environment. What's a better trend than being eco-friendly and increasing your pleasure capacity at the same time?!

A Natural Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Living
Dr Mike Hart

Many different organizations and health experts have purposed various solutions to solve the western world's obesity epidemic. But the underlying problem to the obesity epidemic is the current population's lack of connectivity to the soil, the environment and the food supply. If we can reconnect our current population with the food supply and the community, we will create a healthier and brighter future for generations to come.

International Women's Day: The State of Activism

Samuel Getachew | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

On the occasion of the International Women's Day - the determined activist, who is a currently attending the College of the Atlantic in Maine reflects on the status of activism and shares some of the wisdom learned fighting for a just cause.

Global Standards and International Industries

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Ian Lifshitz

We often hear the expression "global village", however the many differences from one region to another mean very different legal frameworks from count...

Does Canada's Ambassador Know Canada Buys $780 Million in Crude Oil from Hugo Chavez Every Year?

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Kevin Grandia

Recently, Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the United States, made headlines when he stated that: "If you ask the question: Do you want your...

A "Groundswell" of Talks for the Great Bear Rainforest

Rick Buckman Coe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Music
Rick Buckman Coe

Between 1999 and 2010, Enbridge has had over 800 oil spills. Enbridge has spent almost $5 million on its greenwash campaigns trying to convince us they are following an "unwritten code of conduct" and have learned about "integrity and respect." Regardless, the movement against the Enbridge pipeline as well as the Kinder Morgan Pipeline is growing.

Why Are There Still No Results From The Oilsands Monitoring Plan?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The revamping of environmental monitoring of the oilsands was supposed to be the federal government's defence against suspicions of widesprea...

The 8 Reasons America Should Embrace Canada's Crude

Diane Francis | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

I told an audience of oil tycoons eight years ago that their country's best bet would have been to invest $250 billion to develop the oil sands and back out all foreign oil imports. "For $250 billion, you'd have acquired all the oil you need, you wouldn't have had to invade Iraq and nobody would have died."

Why Gord Downie Is Worried About Oshawa

Krystyn Tully | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada
Krystyn Tully

There's a shadow over the Oshawa Harbour as well, a darkness and a rot. Oshawa is the only city on the Great Lakes with no boat access to the water. Think about that: 150,000 people living within spitting distance of one of the largest lakes on the planet, and they have to get in their cars and drive somewhere else if they want to fish, sail, or paddle.

Strathcona Park Protectors Get Their Day in Court

Bridget Horel | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Bridget Horel

While the Ministry of Environment says our parks, protected areas, and conservation lands are a public trust, the minister was all too willing to hand over this public trust to private enterprise. I believe that people living in British Columbia understand public trust to mean that parks belong to the public, not to a particular government or business.