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Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

U.S use of toilet paper wiping out Canada’s forests

It seems “cleanliness” comes at a substantial hidden cost. Concerns are being raised once again in the latest report on consumption of  toilet paper and other tissue and the harm done to forests. The relatively inexpensive product we all use is» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Greenpeace disparages Canadian oil woes

Canadian oil companies and the government of the oil-producing province of Alberta are deeply worried about an overcapacity of oil which has dramatically cut the price fetched by a barrel of Canadian oil.  Some companies have even proposed limiting production.» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

Inundated by plastic waste: companies named

Plastic garbage is everywhere. You probably heard of the giant “Pacific gyre” a massive accumulation of plastic waste in the ocean. Microplastic waste with its still as yet not fully understood negative implications can be found in every water body» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Another hurdle or two for Canada’s pipeline

Washington chimes in on TransMountain pipeline The highly controversial TransMountain pipeline to carry Alberta oil-sands crude to west coast ports, received another knock or two this week. The first was a complaint this week from Greenpeace about the consultation and» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Greenpeace sues Ontario to maintain cap-and-trade rules

Greenpeace Canada is going to court to try to stop an Ontario government plan to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. Premier Doug Ford announced plans in July to end the system that forces large companies to buy allowances for carbon» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s pipeline battle follows Prime Minister to London

Canada is embroiled in an increasingly bitter battle over an oil pipeline. The Trans Mountain pipeline would see the American headquartered company, Kinder Morgan, build a pipeline from the Alberta oil-sands across the Rocky Mountains, through British Columbia to the» 

Economy, Environment, Politics

Oil pipeline fight- dramatic announcement

Pits company, Alberta, and federal government against B.C, environmentalists, and First Nations The ongoing and bitter fight over a new pipeline from Alberta to the west coast of British Columbia heard a major announcement today. The Texas-based Kinder-Morgan said it» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Quebec plans for caribou shock environmental groups

A number of environmental and conservation groups are expressing a mixture of shock and surprise at a Quebec announcement concerning a small herd of caribou. Woodland caribou (boreal caribou) herd populations are in decline across the entire country and listed» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Greenpeace report on sustainable development in Nunavut lacks substance: expert

A recent Greenpeace-commissioned report outlining a roadmap for sustainable development in Nunavut is a good first step but it still misses the point, says a Canadian expert on Arctic development. The report, entitled Beyond Fossil Fuels – Sustainable Economic Development Opportunities» 

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More environment groups pan Energy East pipeline

Environmental groups are raising new warnings about the impact of the proposed Energy East pipeline project that backers hope will be up and running by 2020, carrying oil from Alberta to New Brunswick. In a report, the U.S. Natural Resources»