For Canada, it’s a time to celebrate the rich marine life in three great oceans off the longest coastline of any nation.
Scientists around the world have been warning us for decades about the consequences of our wasteful lifestyles.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if world leaders resolved to look at life in a different light this New Year? They could follow the example of Bhutan. In 1971, the small…
Global trade has advantages. For starters, it allows those of us who live through winter to eat fresh produce year-round. And it provides economic benefits to farmers who grow that…
Canada’s environmental laws are under attack by both the federal and Ontario governments.
From June 5 to 9, 2011, the inaugural Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 will bring together leading international scientists, as well as exceptional young leaders in politics, policy making, civil society and business, to work together to tackle today’s energy challenges.
A stranger approaches you and asks for a referral to a restaurant in your town. How would you respond?
With this engaging question, Roger Pielke, an environmental studies professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, opens his book concerning four idealized ways that science and environmental policy interact.
It would probably surprise the stranger if you handed him… [Click here to read more!]
Defending the Environment: Civil Society Strategies to Enforce International Environmental Law
Linda A. Malone and Scott Pasternack
Washington, DC: Island Press
2006, 359 pages.
An Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy in Canada is the perfect book for university or even high-school students who want to understand the basic language of environmental debate. From an outline of environmental protection regimes to endangered species issues and environmental assessment, this text covers a diverse range of themes, and is marked by clear writing and effective explanations.
Quite literally, this text has something for everyone: Aboriginal jurisdiction, the making of laws, international law, and law enforcement in particular problem areas such as nuclear energy, mining, fisheries and watershed… [Click here to read more!]
September will see the launch of the Maritimes’ only regional magazine devoted to sustainable development, independent journalism and critical reflection on social, cultural and environmental issues.
Shared by NSEnvironment on Jan 15, 2009 An announcement about climate change from the Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment
Premier Dalton McGuinty has appointed a climate change czar to lead Ontario’s fight against global warming. Hugh MacLeod’s job will be to make sure the government’s numerous environmental plans – from banning conventional light bulbs to phasing out coal-fired power plants – are actually carried out. Read the full article…
Michael Ignatieff’s environmental plan, to be released Monday, calls for a ?polluter pays? system that would include lower taxes at the pumps for consumers who use greener fuel.
Transport Canada is stepping up efforts to find ships that dump pollution into Arctic waters.
IQALUIT, Nunavut, May 30, 2006
Canada’s Inuit people may have misunderstood the intent of listing the polar bear as “vulnerable,” says a spokesperson for the World Conservation Union.
Charlottetown’s environmental issues committee wants to ask the province to impose a tax on plastic shopping bags.
The Nunavut Court of Appeal has rejected the Crown’s appeal of a decision involving three hunters found with untagged narwhal tusks.
The first series of public hearings on the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project wrapped up in Inuvik on Thursday with questions about the Kyoto protocols and lingering concerns about the Alberta oil sands. – CBC