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Letter from law students and lawyers demands environmental changes be removed from Bill C-38
Environmental students and law professors unite to say no to changes to environmental laws proposed by Bill C-38.
Jun 12th, 2012
David Suzuki forced to resign from board of foundation by "vicious" media attacks
The famed activist says he stepped down due to media and political attacks threatening the foundation bearing his name. But staff say it’s not a ‘divorce’—he’ll continue to work as a volunteer.
Apr 16th, 2012
Enviro Minister, tar sands producers, and energy execs call for less regulation of industry
Speaking at the GLOBE Conference, Environment Minister Peter Kent defended Canada's Kyoto pullout and stressed “efficiency” in the bid to modernize environmental assessment processes.
Mar 15th, 2012
Harper’s Canada: An environmental policy fact sheet
Part two of our series outlining key events and current issues in Canadian politics. Here’s how our environmental policy is shaping the political narrative, both at home and abroad.
Mar 9th, 2012
Vancouver’s 100-mile carbon hot spots
The efforts of Vancouverites to cut climate pollution are being wiped out a hundred times over by a handful of local carbon rogues.
Dec 22nd, 2011
Tory-linked "Ethical Oil" website slams Canadian enviros over "foreign funding"
Directors from Pembina Institute and Environmental Defence say most of their money comes from Canadian foundations and individuals and that the "Ethical Oil" website is distorting the facts.
Jan 3rd, 2012
Canada and the environment: key events from 2011
From Greens in Parliament to tar sands opposition and the Kyoto Protocol, here's a summary of some of the year's most important environmental issues and events.
Dec 21st, 2011
Canada's Kyoto withdrawal lampooned in Taiwanese animation
Stephen Harper says "F*&% the UN" in this animated video from Taiwan's Next Media Animation.
Dec 14th, 2011
Shamed by Canada's Kyoto withdrawal, enviros turn to cities
Hannah McKinnon, campaigns director with Climate Action Network Canada, says Canadians should be "ashamed" of government.
Dec 13th, 2011
China and Japan criticize Canada's Kyoto withdrawal
Chinese state-owned Xinhua news criticized Canada's formal withdrawal from the Kyoto protocol on Monday "irresponsible", while Japanese press suggested that Canada's withdrawal reflects the...
Dec 13th, 2011