Environmental Defence

New Poll: Canadians Think Oilsands Contribute Way More to the Economy Than They Actually Do

Carol Linnitt | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada Business
Carol Linnitt

According to the poll, conducted by Environics and commissioned by Environmental Defence, 41 per cent of Canadians believe the importance of the oilsands to the economy is six to 24 times higher than it actually is. And a full 57 per cent of Canadians overestimate the value of oilsands to the country's economy.

Cosmetic Companies Ranked According To Harm

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Style

OTTAWA - An environmental group has ranked Canada's five largest cosmetics companies based on potentially harmful ingredients in their products.The re...

First Nations and the Toxic Body Burden

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Politics
Maggie MacDonald

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has released an important scientific report on the body burden of environmental chemicals in the adult First Nation population in Canada. The report, First Nations Biomonitoring Initiative, fills a significant gap in existing research. Certain chemical levels were found to be significantly higher in the First Nations populations.

How to Recharge With Your Family This Summer

Lisa Borden | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

Ah, summer has arrived and we get to experience blossoming flowers, sunny skies, and the hot hot heat, so go on and plan a day (or 10) of uninterrupted family time fun! Play, picnic or just hang out and enjoy the summer sun together and when you enter your "home sweet home," don't let the day end before a good eco-healthy recharge!

Where Does All That Toxic BPA Go?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Most of the toxic Bisphenol A contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, says a new study fo...

WHAT Was in My Baby Shampoo?!

Maggie MacDonald | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Living
Maggie MacDonald

The baby shampoo formula used by Johnson

John Podesta Urges Ontario to Keep the Green Energy Act

Adam Scott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Politics
Adam Scott

Countries that have embraced a green economy have been among the most successful in recent years, weathering the economic downturn and attracting investment and jobs. This is not an opportunity that we can afford to miss.