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Jan 9th, 2011
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By MARK BITTMAN  New York Times December 31, 2010“Revolutionary” diet books flood the market this time of year, promising a life changed permanently and for the better — yes, in just 10 to 30 days! — but, as everyone knows, the key to eating better begins with a diet of real food. The problem is, [&h...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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By JAMES GORMAN  Reuters December 31, 2010There’s a new shift in the politics of food, not quite a movement yet, more of an eco-culinary frisson. But it may have staying power; the signs and portents are there. Vegans, freegans, locavores — meet the invasivores. Tasty Menace: The lionfish, a destruct...
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Jan 7th, 2011
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By DOUGLAS GLYNN Midland Free Press December 29 2010The Georgian Bay Forever fall newsletter column by board president David Parkes mentions that four directors -including Baykeeper Mary Muter -who were instrumental in the creation of the organization had left the board.What's interesting is what the...
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Dec 28th, 2010
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By Vik Kirsch, Guelph Mercury December 27, 2010 GUELPH — How well are farmers doing in the protected greenbelt around the Greater Toronto Area, the largest urban centre in Ontario?University of Guelph researchers hope to shed light on that next year, based on work now underway that establishes a base...
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Dec 17th, 2010
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News release from Sierra Club Ontario December 17 2010Sierra Club Ontario is pleased to announce the creation of the Great Lakes Section of SCO. Led by veteran Great Lakes advocate Mary Muter and comprised of Sierra Club members with specific experience and focus on Great Lakes issues, the new sectio...
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Dec 16th, 2010
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Krystyn Tully, Waterkeeper Weekly December 13 2010The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development released his annual report on December 7, and the information is pretty grim for Canadian waterways....
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Dec 16th, 2010
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Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s Opening StatementFall 2010 Report Press Conference—7 December 2010Good morning. Our Report today examines a number of areas, ranging from oil spills from ships to fresh water monitoring and climate change impacts. It points to some common ...
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Dec 7th, 2010
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Democracy Now – December 6 2010Maude Barlow: With Only Market-Based Solutions on the Table “The Continued Destruction of the Earth…Can Go on Quite Happily” Video interview...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Peter Edwards Toronto Star November 25 2010The chair of Durham Region has signed a controversial contract to build the GTA’s first garbage incinerator in 20 years.Roger Anderson told regional council of his move on Thursday with a mass email, igniting furious and saddened reactions from opponents ...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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Environmentalist calls the human inventions of the market economy the new demons we believe inBy BRENT MAZEROLLE MONCTON TIMES & TRANSCRIPT November 22 2010Dr. David Suzuki brought his Message from an Elder to Moncton Saturday, and the message from Canada's elder statesman for the environment was we ...