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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 ...
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Jun 29th, 2012
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By Rob Ferguson Toronto Star June 28, 2012Job cuts and office closures are coming to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources as it chops $70 million or 10 per cent of its spending over three years, Minister Michael Gravelle confirmed Thursday....
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Jun 28th, 2012
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Expert panel finds 12 per cent drop in bird populations since 1970The Canadian Press  Jun 27, 2012 A huge proportion of Canada's bird species are in serious decline, threatened by disappearing habitat and climate change, the first comprehensive report on the health of the country's avian populations ...
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Jun 20th, 2012
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Movement to protect nature and democracy in Canada will continue to buildNews release from Black Out Speak Out  June 18 2012Today, our elected Members of Parliament passed Bill C-38, ignoring thousands of Canadians who spoke up for nature and democracy. The budget, which represents sweeping changes t...
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Jun 20th, 2012
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But Environment Minister Peter Kent says 'snap' decisions aren't productiveThe Canadian Press Jun 20, 2012The bad blood between Ottawa and environmentalists was on display before the entire world Tuesday as negotiators from more than 100 countries signed a draft blueprint for sustainable development ...
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Jun 20th, 2012
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Cabinet to get extraordinary authority without consulting the legislatureBy Thomas Walkom Toronto Star June 19 2012Like Stephen Harper’s controversial omnibus bill, Ontario’s proposed budget legislation is a Trojan horse, one chock full of unexpected surprises.Under the guise of implementing Finance ...