March 16-22 Is Canada Water Week - Let's Celebrate!

David R. Miller | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

Someone recently asked me if I knew what watershed I lived in. I live in the Humber River watershed. My wish for Canada Water Week is that every Canadian across the country knows which watershed they live in.

If Everyone Lived Like Canadians, We'd Need 3.7 Planets

David R. Miller | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

As Canadians, we are incredibly lucky to live in a country with so much natural wealth, but we're taking that for granted. We're placing huge demands on the planets' resources, ranked 11th per capita in the world. If everybody in the world lived like Canadians, we would require 3.7 planets to meet our needs -- clearly, this is not sustainable.

It's Worse Than We Thought

CP | John Heilprin, The Associated Press | Posted 11.30.2014 | Canada

GENEVA - About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study ...

The People's Climate March: Calling for Action Today

David R. Miller | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

The People's Climate March is this Sunday, September 21 in New York City and in cities across Canada. I am going to be in New York, along with hundreds of thousands of other people representing over 1,000 organizations. The message is: we need action today!

Standing Up For Safety in Arctic Offshore Drilling

David R. Miller | Posted 11.11.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We have chosen to focus our efforts on one of the most critical -- and most debated -- aspects of offshore drilling: the ability to stop a ruptured well from gushing crude oil into the Arctic Ocean in a timely fashion. For us, this is the most risky, most troubling issue that could arise, as illustrated in WWF's recent Beaufort Sea oil spill modelling research.

Where An Oil Spill Knows No Borders

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada

New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada's western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and ...

Getting to Know Toronto's Largest Watershed

David R. Miller | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

On Canadian Rivers Day, I joined my neighbours to learn more about Toronto's largest watershed, the Humber, thanks to the Loblaw Water Fund.

Say 'No' to the Northern Gateway

David R. Miller | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

This month, in fact any day now, the federal government will make its decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline. There is a strong chance that it will make this decision based on a deeply flawed report delivered by the Joint Review Panel (JRP).

Canada Should Move Fast To Protect Endangered Whales

David R. Miller | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada
David R. Miller

In Canada, we have every reason to take an international leadership position on this issue. There are deep cultural connections between whales and our coastal communities -- and economic ones too. Whale watching has grown exponentially in recent decades, part of a global $2.1 billion (U.S.) industry.

Caring for Canada's Waters: Understanding Water Health

David R. Miller | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

Despite the best efforts of citizens and watershed groups actively caring for their local waters across the country, we have no consistent way to measure water health. That leaves us in the dark, unprepared to do what's necessary to care for our waters. It leaves us without the information we need to understand the impacts and trade-offs of development decisions, restoration projects and legal reforms.

Congratulations to Canada's 2014 Earth Hour City Capital!

David R. Miller | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

This morning, I was proud to shake Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson's hand and congratulate the City of Edmonton on being named Canada's Earth Hour City Capital for 2014.

TV Soundtracks Worthy Of Their Own Golden Globes

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music

In general, The Golden Globes are a pretty great time for TV lovers. We get to see our favourite shows and stars celebrate right alongside their s...

The Great Bear Region: Canada's Ecological Treasure

David R. Miller | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
David R. Miller

The Great Bear Region in B.C. is a Canadian treasure we should all embrace -- home to one of the planet's last intact coastal temperate rainforests, some of the world's most productive cold water seas, and some of its most important remaining free-flowing salmon rivers. But it is in danger from the Northern Gateway Project, and the outcome will be deadly.

The Nothern Gateway Pipeline Brings Out the Great Bear in me

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Rubin

We don't have to risk the destruction of one of the world's most spectacular environments to get full value from our oil sands resource. Of course, we have to put refineries in environments that can best handle them and not in areas that can't. The recent proposal to build a refinery in Kitimat is an example of building one in the wrong place. That's why I'm saying no to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and yes to a more sustainable future for the Great Bear region.

Wrestling With My Grandfather

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

If there is a heaven -- and if pay-per-view TV is free up there (it must be, right?) -- my grandfather will be watching Wrestlemania, sitting on the edge of a cloud-bed, hands balled into fists, rising and falling as each blow leads either Cena or Rock closer to victory. And when it's all over, he'll chuckle to himself, just as he used to do when we watched together.

Coca Cola Gets New Can, Donates To Help Save Polar Bears

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

Coca-Cola Ltd. is changing its iconic can — and pledging millions of dollars — to help scientists plan how other icons such as polar bears can sur...

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.