After extensive pressure from locals and conservation groups, the federal government reject the proposed Mother Canada statue in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
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Argentina – Avrim Lazar, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and Chair of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP), came out today in strong support of the WWF‘s call-to-action to stop global deforestation saying the challenge could go even further by including a call to […]
EurActive (October 19,2009) – As preparations for the world summit on food security next month speed up, Bill Gates, the billionaire founder of software giant Microsoft, is urging governments, donors, researchers, farmer groups and environmentalists to overcome “ideological” divisions about technological solutions to increase agricultural productivity in Africa. The fight to end hunger is being […]
Rainforest Action Network releases seventy-foot banner over Niagara Falls to ‘Welcome’ Prime Minister Harper to the U.S. Press Release by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN): September 15, 2009 (Niagara Falls) — Three concerned U.S. citizens have just released a vivid 70-foot banner above the Niagara Falls. Just one day before Prime Minister Harper’s first official […]
Port of Entry is a bilingual environmental business network in the Internet for the environmental sector in the Americas. Its objective is to promote innovation in environmental policies and technologies through professional exchange and trade in this sector.
Global warming has finally made it to centre stage, with unprecedented media coverage. While everyone is calling for government leadership, politicians are recognizing that the solutions to global warming are far broader and more complex than what they can deliver before the next election. Read the Globe’s web-exclusive comment…
Delegates at an international conference in Nairobi have reached a preliminary agreement to meet again in 2008 to set a timetable to cut greenhouse gas emissions after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, Germany’s environment minister said Friday. Sigmar Gabriel said he was disappointed with the preliminary agreement because the world needs to take a […]
Nairobi, Kenya ? Canada took its lumps at the UN climate conference Monday, tying with Australia in a “fossil of the day” award while being ranked near the bottom of an environmental group’s list for efforts to combat global warming. Opposition MPs and environmentalists from Canada, meanwhile, struck a common theme at a news conference […]
Is development still women’s best hope of social progress and equality? In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead. It represents the first attempt to ascertain the possibilities, and limitations, of […]