Canada Rio

Canada 'Very Happy' With Lack Of Firm Commitments At Environmental Summit

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The huge Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development is drawing to a messy close and the end results mean Canada does not have to lift a...

Why the Rio+20 Is a Colossal Failure

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Last week, Rio+20 felt like a family reunion that no one wanted to be at -- as if someone had declared 20 years ago that the world would gather in Rio and we all begrundingly came down to suffer through it. And so it began, everyone waiting around for the other shoe to drop, and when it finally did on Tuesday, it landed with a hollow, empty thud. Rio failed, and it hadn't even really started yet.

Twenty Years Ago, Suzuki's Daughter Shook Up the Earth Summit

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

A 12-year-old Canadian girl -- Severn Cullis-Suzuki -- stands before world leaders at the Earth Summit, expressing the fears and despair of a young generation facing a bleak future for the planet they will inherit. That was 20 years ago. And what has changed?

World's Sexiest Beaches: Guess Which Ones Made Our List

The Huffington Post Canada | Rod Charles | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Travel

A nice beach isn't difficult to find. Let's face it, sometimes any old pile of sand near a nice body of water on a nice day will do. Especially if...

Brazil Police Raid Rio's Biggest Slum

CBC | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada

Officials are calling a raid into Rio de Janeiro's biggest shantytown a success, after more than 3,000 Brazilian security forces backed b...