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May 19, 2015
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Good things are growing in Ontario's greenbelt

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Environmentalists have joined farmers and local food advocates to urge Ontario's government to strengthen regulatory protection for the greenbelt and to expand it.
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May 12, 2015
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Signs of change are sweeping the nation

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Election results in Alberta and P.E.I., decisions involving B.C. First Nations and the growing fossil fuel divestment movement show that change is possible.
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Apr 28, 2015
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Milkweed is a monarch's best defence

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Planting milkweed may seem small, but thousands of Canadians stitching together parks and yards with schools and rights-of-way into butterfly corridors could usher in a new era for monarchs.
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Apr 21, 2015
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Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness

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Microbeads illustrate the excesses of marketing and consumerism, but they're only part of the problem. Most plastics break down into microparticles, often ending up in oceans and other waters.
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Mar 31, 2015
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Water is life; we can't afford to waste it

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Getting a handle on water management and conservation concerns us all. It's also about social justice, as the poor feel the brunt of negative impacts from water pollution and shortages.
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Mar 24, 2015
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Who says a better world is impossible?

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We simply must do more to shift away from fossil fuels and, despite what the naysayers claim, we can. We can even get partway there under our current systems.
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Mar 10, 2015
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It's time to end the grisly trophy hunt

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Most British Columbians -- and Canadians -- are against the grizzly trophy hunt. It's time for the government to listen to the majority rather than industry donors and ban this barbaric practice.
Blog
Mar 3, 2015
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Let's not sacrifice freedom out of fear

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We mustn't sacrifice all we have gained out of fear, or give up our hard-won civil liberties for a vague and overreaching law that "undermines more promising avenues of addressing terrorism."
Blog
Feb 17, 2015
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Speaking truth gives youth great power

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Young environmental champions share a commitment to their communities and to the world. They know that young people have the power to rally others to create positive change.
Blog
Feb 3, 2015

Testing your home for radon could be a lifesaver

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A Health Canada study found 6.9 per cent of Canadian homes have radon levels above the guideline. "The only way to know if a home has an elevated level of radon is to test, regardless of location."
Blog
Jan 27, 2015
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Canada is trading away its environmental rights

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Canada's environment appears to be taking the brunt of NAFTA-enabled corporate attacks. And when NAFTA environmental-protection provisions do kick in, the government often rejects them.
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Jan 20, 2015
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Oil prices drop as global warming rises

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Plunging oil prices mean industry is putting the brakes on oilsands expansion -- bad news for businesses in Fort McMurray and those heavily invested in the industry but good news for the planet.
Blog
Jan 13, 2015
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Digging out of Canada's mining dilemma

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Canadian mining companies haven't always had a great record for environmental and social responsibility in communities where they operate, but public scrutiny and pressure may help to change that.
Blog
Jan 6, 2015
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Energy shift requires shift in conversation

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Pervasive fossil fuel infrastructure makes it difficult to contemplate rapidly shifting away from coal, oil and gas, which creates a psychological barrier to rational discourse on energy issues.
Blog
Dec 9, 2014
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Wind offers a healthy way to generate power

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A Health Canada study finds no measurable association between wind turbine noise and sleep disturbance and disorders, illnesses and chronic health conditions, or stress and quality-of-life issues.
Blog
Dec 2, 2014
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Homegrown ingenuity brings nature to the city

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We must harness and amplify homegrown local creativity to enhance urban ecologies and make communities more livable and resilient. Smart urban innovations should be scaled up, shared and adapted.

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