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Ford's win opens the gates of pro-development hell

Spooky Halloween costume: Divided Toronto.

People living in vigorous cultures typically treasure those cultures and resist any threat to them. How and why can a people so totally discard a formerly vital culture that it becomes literally lost?

- Jane Jacobs, Dark Age Ahead, 2004

Toronto has been divided and conquered, its downtown core sold for $60, the cost of the vehicle registration tax, for the right of those in the subdivisions to drive downtown with impunity. Good bye road tolls and bicycle lanes.


Annual bird mortality in tar sands tailings ponds exceeds government/industry figures: Study

Edmonton - A study in the peer-reviewed journal The Wilson Journal of Ornithology to be published in early September (online in late August) shows annual bird mortality in the bitumen tailings ponds of northeastern Alberta - an internationally significant migratory bird corridor - greatly exceeds industry estimates.

The authors investigated three types of data: government-industry reported mortalities; rates of bird deaths at tailings ponds; and rates of landing, oiling, and mortality to quantify annual bird mortality due to exposure to tailings ponds.


British Columbia's fossil fuel superpower ambitions

The following is the first in a two-part storyon corporate claims over British Columbia's natural resources. Part two can be found here.

The province of Alberta is well known as a climate-destroying behemoth. The tar sands developments in the north of that province are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet.


Alberta First Nations take legal stand on oil sands

Alberta First Nations Take Legal Stand on Oil Sands
April 9, 2010
Peace River Alberta

Two more Alberta First Nations are seeking the assistance of the Supreme
Court of Canada in defending their Aboriginal and Treaty rights in the
face of mounting oil sands development in Alberta. The Supreme Court of
Canada has granted intervenor status to Duncan's First Nation (DFN) and
Horse Lake First Nation (HLFN), in a case that may have major legal
implications for the development of oil sands, pipelines, oil sands
infrastructure projects and other major projects.


David Suzuki

Is it time for a real war on cars?

| April 15, 2014

Maude Barlow on the future of the world's water

March 30, 2014
| A recent UN report says the energy sector has great political clout but water lacks any influence. It's this lack of influence that Maude Barlow has been fighting to address for more than a decade.
Length: 33:27 minutes (30.63 MB)
David Suzuki

Pete Seeger: 'From way up here the Earth looks very small'

| February 4, 2014

The people have the power

| January 27, 2014

B.C.'s natural gas strategy bad economics

December 4, 2013
| Christy Clark won the last election in part on the promise of a natural gas industry that would create jobs and eliminate the provincial debt. It turns out to be more fantasy than hard economics.
Length: 42:54 minutes (39.29 MB)
David Suzuki

We can make Canada's reality match its image

| December 3, 2013
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