We should really celebrate our small blue planet every day, but recent events give us particular cause to reflect on our home and how we’re treating it.
This video explores how the addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by human beings, has upset a natural balance between ocean, land and atmosphere that has been in place for thousands of years.
You have probably heard about the garbage patches that our in our oceans but may not know the exactly what it looks like. I however do. I have sailed through 2 of them. I remember being amazed at the sudden onslaught of garbage and wondered if a local fishing boat was dumping into the ocean. I […]
Medical experts working for the Quebec government’s National Public Health Institute (INSPQ) are “a little gang of Talibans”, charges Bernard Coulombe, president of the Jeffrey asbestos mine.
Toronto – Sewage treatments plants are the Top 10 Water Polluters in Ontario, and are the largest reported releasers of mercury and lead into the province’s lakes, streams, and rivers, according to an analysis released yesterday by Environmental Defence. The analysis comes as a legislative committee at Queen’s Park reviews the government’s proposed Toxics Reduction […]
Here’s your weekly Science Matters column from the David Suzuki Foundation: March 19, 2009 – The discovery by Swiss chemist Paul Mueller in 1939 that DDT kills insect “pests” was hailed as a breakthrough. Dr. Mueller went on to win a Nobel Prize in 1948 for his work, and DDT became the most widely used […]
Comment: By Don Sullivan, Executive Director of the Boreal Forest Network Back in the 1990s when Louisiana Pacific (LP) wanted to construct a new Oriented Strand Board (OSB) plant near Swan River MB., citizens raised legitimate concerns about Louisiana Pacific’s past track record in the United States and the type and amount of toxic chemicals […]
Media release from Sierra Coalition Canada: January 29, 2009 – Environmental groups are calling for a public investigation including full disclosure of the details surrounding recent nuclear accidents at AECL’s Chalk River Labs. The Canadian Nuclear and Safety Commission (CNSC) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) failed to inform the public about a December […]
A “significant” amount of toxic and radioactive waste is likely being dumped illegally in Ontario because the province isn’t keeping a close enough watch on generators of hazardous waste, Ontario’s auditor general said today. Jim McCarter told The Canadian Press that 900 hazardous waste generators haven’t officially reported any dumping in three years, but ministry […]
A new study on the health effects of air pollution from traffic in Toronto says a 30 per cent reduction in vehicle emissions could save nearly 200 lives a year and $1 billion in health costs. The Toronto Public Health report, to be released Monday, also estimates that “mortality-related” costs associated with traffic pollution in […]
Provincial and federal officials were expected to release a long-awaited cleanup plan Sunday for one of Canada’s most contaminated sites, in Sydney, N.S. Read the full article…