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Jan 29th, 2016
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By Frank Matys Orillia Today Orillia is weighing in on a nuclear waste dump proposed for the Great Lakes Basin. But city council stopped short of opposing the controversial plan by Ontario Power Generation, instead urging Canada’s environment minister to consider “all options” for a nuclear waste sto...
Jan 28th, 2016
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Environmental Commissioner also looking for numbers on construction, forestry and mining exemptions By Keith Leslie The Canadian Press TORONTO — Ontario’s new environmental commissioner says she’s not trying to target farmers by asking questions about the provincial tax exemption th...
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Jan 19th, 2016
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From Sierra Club Canada Foundation The new year began with one of Canada’s leading daily newspaper taking heat from two of its readers for its lukewarm coverage of the climate change crisis. The readers’ letters, published in the Toronto Star January 1, point to one of the steps you can take—today, n...
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Jan 7th, 2016
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from Ontario Clean Air Alliance While Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli crows about what a great deal the new contract with Bruce Power is, his government is simultaneously refusing to make public the key clauses in the deal that will determine the real price that we will pay for the next 49 years for po...
Dec 19th, 2015
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By Michael Pollan and Debbie Barker, The Washington Post December 4 2015 When Will Allen is asked to name the most beautiful part of his Vermont farm, he doesn’t talk about the verdant, rolling hills or easy access to the Connecticut River. Though the space is a picturesque postcard of the agrarian i...
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Dec 14th, 2015
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News release from OEAC The Oxford Environmental Action Committee (OEAC) applauds the recent passage of Bill 52 in the Ontario Legislature, and calls for reform of the Ontario Municipal Board to further encourage public participation. “Passage of Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participation Act, is...
Dec 14th, 2015
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Voices from Paris AWARE News Network Helen Szoke Oxfam International  This deal offers a frayed life-line to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Only the vague promise of a new future climate funding target has been made, while the deal does not force countries to cut emissions fast enoug...
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Dec 5th, 2015
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By Leanne Grieves and Hazel Wheeler Wildlife Preservation Canada One of the interesting challenges of modern-day conservation is that it’s no longer enough simply to get people to switch from unsustainable practices to greener ones. The problem now is that there are simply so many of us, with such gr...
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Nov 27th, 2015
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By Finlay Duncan Birdlife International Birds are among the best studied species in the world, making them great messengers for the effects of climate change. As world leaders gather in Paris to negotiate a global climate change agreement at the UN COP21 summit, a new report, jointly published by Bir...
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Nov 27th, 2015
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By Debora Van Brenk, The London Free Press The federal environment minister has put off for three months the hot-button decision about whether a nuclear waste vault can be built beneath the shores of Lake Huron near Kincardine. Activists lobbying against the site applauded the delay, to March 1, 2016...