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Jul 23rd, 2021
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Kiss the Ground Movie Thursday, July 29 – 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET On Fire Drill Fridays Movie Nights we come together (virtually) to watch a film with themes of climate change and activism. Jane Fonda curates the films, and everyone is welcome to join the community chat during the screening and a Q&A m...
Jul 14th, 2021
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Helicopter spraying glyphosate over newly growing forest By Reykia Fick, Nature and Food Campaigner, Greenpeace Canada It is known as the “rain of death”. Every summer, helicopters spray vast quantities of glyphosate over newly growing forests. This herbicide poison — key ingredient in Monsanto’s Rou...
Jul 10th, 2021
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This is the proposed location for the Bradford Bypass, which would be built through the East Holland River shown here Read this article by Joel Wittnebel on The Pointer here: https://thepointer.com/article/2021-07-02/we-can-t-keep-doing-this-pc-government-speeds-ahead-with-bradford-bypass-advocates-s...
Jul 8th, 2021
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Perspectives on Bill C-28 and the Proposed Changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) By Mark Butler, Senior Advisor at Nature Canada As Canada continues to see the impacts and risks to biodiversity and human health from toxic substances and geneticall...
Jul 8th, 2021
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By Kate Douglass, Annual Fund Manager of Ontario Nature Ontario is home to a wonderful diversity of wild bees and other pollinators, from fluffy bumblebees to shiny metallic sweat bees. These wild pollinators are important for keeping our landscapes across Ontario healthy and thriving. The wild bees ...
Jun 29th, 2021
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Gypsy moth caterpillars | David Hawke/OrilliaMatters From OrilliaMatters and BarrieToday June 27 2021 By: David Hawke These nuisances are here to stay, so we might as well get to know more about them, says columnist This week’s column is about gypsy moths. More precisely it’s about the caterpillar st...
Jun 24th, 2021
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This image of a massive tree being hauled north from Nanaimo, B.C., was shared online by Lorna Beecroft and sparked outrage from Japan to Denmark. [1] By Shane, Head of the Nature and Food, Greenpeace Canada A massive old-growth tree was caught on camera barrelling down a highway in Nanaimo, B.C. Wit...
Jun 14th, 2021
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Chlorpyrifos sprayed on the fruits and vegetables we eat By Devon Page, Executive director of Ecojustice We’ve just filed a lawsuit to ban the selling and use of the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos in Canada. Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that is sprayed on staple food crops like wheat and potatoes. I...
May 29th, 2021
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Newly released drone footage reveals massive factory farms, each housing tens of thousands of animals, polluting Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.                                                                         […]...
May 28th, 2021
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University of Alberta professors Michael Powell and William Shotyk discuss groundwater studies with Tiny Township By Kate Harries – AWARE News Network In an impassioned plea to Springwater Township Council – and, implicitly, to policy makers up to the federal level – Geologist Micha...