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Environment & Animal Life

Canada’s failure to ban pesticide called incomprehensible

The Canadian government issued restrictions on the use of nicotine-based pesticides called neonics on April 11, 2019, but environmental groups say they should instead be banned outright. These pesticides were banned for outdoor use by the European Union last year »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Environmentalists call B.C. climate plan a failure

The western province of British Columbia (B.C.) released a “Climate Leadership Plan” which environmentalists have panned. A government-appointed team spent six months studying climate change mitigation but many of its key recommendations were rejected. Activist and government-appointed advisor Tzeporah Berman »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Request for delay in oil pipeline criticized

In an about-face, Canadian oil company TransCanada has asked the U.S. government to temporarily suspend its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline to ship crude oil from the western Canada to Texas has been the subject of »