New CPAWS report calls Canada out for falling behind most other countries in protecting its land and fresh water.
Video clips of Bonnie Dawson, the Animal Alliance Environment Voters candidate in the N.W.T.’s Western Arctic riding discusses animal and environmental issues she feels are important in both the north and across Canada and a conversation with Eli Purchase: N.W.T. Green candidate
Edmonton – In the wake of the National Energy Board’s approval of the Mackenzie Gas Project, environmental groups are charging that the decision flies in the face of the Board’s stated commitment to sustainability and overturns years of study by a review panel.
Waterloo, Ontario – The Government of the Northwest Territories has entered into a scientific partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University based in Waterloo, Ontario.
The NWT Protected Areas Strategy (PAS) is a community-guided planning process protecting culturally and ecologically important areas in the NWT.
The Canadian Boreal Initiative joined its partners in congratulating the Government of Canada and the Sahtu Dene community of Déline for permanently protecting Saoyú -?ehdacho, also known as Grizzly Bear Mountain and Scented Grass Hills.
Fort Simpson – The Dehcho First Nations (DFN), Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Ecojustice are pleased to announce that the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board has decided in favour of DFN and CPAWS’ request to scope the entire Prairie Creek mine project, including the winter road, into one environmental assessment.
Current water management practices cannot protect water in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories from the impacts of oil sands development, according to a new report by the Pembina Institute.
Ottawa – Environmental groups today welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister John Baird that lands comprising the headwaters of the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories have been temporarily protected to enable the creation of a new national park, to be called Nááts’ihch’oh [pronounced naah-tseen-CHO].
Ottawa – CPAWS welcomes today’s announcement by Environment Minister John Baird that lands comprising the headwaters of the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories have been temporarily protected to enable the creation of a new national park, to be called Nááts’ihch’oh [pronounced naah-tseen-CHO].
Ecology North was established 30 years ago and continues to thrive through its work in contributing to ecologically sustainable planning. Environmental education, natural history activities and conservation have been driven by much volunteer energy.
It’s long been the Canadian Arctic’s dirty little secret: Most of its remote communities are powered solely by diesel.
Yellowknife – One of the most majestic and endangered birds on the continent appears to be making a slow flight to recovery, say experts who see whooping cranes returning to their Texas wintering grounds in record numbers this year.
Regulators looking at the proposed Mackenzie Valley natural gas project are assuring pipeline proponents that the permit application process will not take as long as the environmental assessment…
Sierra Club of Canada believes that the proposed $7 billion Mackenzie Gas Project would be bad for the North, for Canada and the planet, harming ecosystems and wildlife and disrupting communities, while creating only 50 permanent jobs in the Northwest Territories. The Mackenzie WILD program says that oil and gas industrialization is not the only…
WASHINGTON (CP) — The Northwest Territories is taking on environmental groups and social activists with a report that boasts about the benefits of gas pipeline development in Canada’s North. The study, released Wednesday by N.W.T. Industry Minister Brendan Bell at a U.S. think-tank, says there could be substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions that cause…
Miners are stunned and environmentalists cheering over a northern regulator’s recommendation that a uranium exploration project be denied because it threatens the spiritual and cultural well-being of the area’s Dene people. The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board says Ur-Energy’s (TSX:URE) plan to drill up to 20 holes near the Thelon River should not proceed…
EDMONTON — Environmentalists want the federal government to step in, now that a mining road has been approved through land suggested for an expansion of Nahanni National Park which two cabinet ministers have supported. “They have to sit down and figure out a way to stop this mine,” said Alison Woodley of the Canadian Parks…