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Oct 30th, 2012
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King Weekly Sentinel October 17 2012  Ontario taxpayers and consumers will be paying significantly more, up to 15% more in some cases, for roads, sewers, water systems, public transit and other infrastructure because of the rising costs associated with the disposal of excavated soil.According to a ne...
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Sep 20th, 2012
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ECO News release September 19, 2012Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy....
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Sep 20th, 2012
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By Edward Hill - Victoria News  September 14, 2012 A leading Canadian climate scientist today slammed the search for the long-lost 1845 Franklin Expedition as a veiled front for future oil and gas extraction in the high Arctic.Andrew Weaver, a professor in the University of Victoria school of earth a...
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Sep 20th, 2012
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By Sultan Latif and Janos Mate Toronto Star August 28 2012Would it make sense to ask a doctor to examine a patient, but take away their stethoscope? That is what the Canadian government is asking scientists to do when it comes to ‘examining’ the ozone layer.Many assume that the ozone problem was fixe...
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Sep 9th, 2012
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By Tonda MacCharles Toronto Star August 29, 2012OTTAWA—The Conservative government has cancelled federal environmental assessments of nearly 600 projects in Ontario after its 2012 budget bill eased environmental review laws.In Ontario, the list of proposed developments that are no longer to be subjec...
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Sep 8th, 2012
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By Jacob Kearey-Moreland Orillia Packet and Times September 2, 2012 This week, I participated in a panel discussion at Lakehead Orillia as part of its summer sustainability series. The question of the evening was, What are the challenges to sustainability? The short definition of sustainability prese...
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Sep 8th, 2012
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Conflicts mean 13 ministries face off against each farmer By Wendy Beswick Farmers Forum August 20 2012 Ontario farmers are on a collision course with a biodiversity strategy that will affect every aspect of their lives. From an increased emphasis on eco-awareness in the classroom to more restriction...
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Sep 8th, 2012
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‘Well into the sixth major extinction event in the history of life on Earth’ Letter from Blue Mountain Watershed Trsut Foundation August 5, 2012 to: Alan Dextrase, Policy Advisor Ministry of Natural Resources, Policy Division, Biodiversity Branch Biodiversity Policy & Program Develop...
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Jul 27th, 2012
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Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy isBy Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone 24 July 12If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate ...
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Jul 8th, 2012
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By Timothy Egan, The New York Times July 5 2012Nature makes a mockery of our vanity. We live in flood and fire zones, nurture stately oaks and take shade under pines holding the best air of the Rocky Mountains. We plant villas next to sandstone spires called the Garden of the Gods, and McMansions in ...