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Why was the humpback whale taken off the 'threatened species' list? | Apr 24 2014 | Stephen Leahy | This week the federal government was legally obligated to establish protected habitat for threatened North Pacific humpback whales. Instead the humpback was taken off the "threatened species" list.
Habitat: Conversations about how we live
Donald Cameron on the legal right to a clean environment | Apr 24 2014 | Erica Butler | In Canada we don't have the right to clean air or clean water. Donald Cameron is exploring the movement to secure rights for nature, as well as the human right to a healthy environment.
'The Sixth Extinction' and our looming catastrophe | Apr 24 2014 | Al Engler | 'The Sixth Extinction' makes abundantly clear that carbon dioxide emissions are serious and we urgently need to cut our reliance on fossil fuel energy.
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Canadian cities and the future of democracy | Apr 23 2014 | Tobi Nussbaum | Canada is now past 80 per cent of the population living in urban areas. Cities are showing a capacity to solve problems together and now is the time for Canadian cities to be more ambitious.
Widows of Chemical Valley -- Part 1 Ada | Apr 23 2014 | Humberto DaSilva | In Sarnia Ontario's Chemical Valley, life can be end painfully because of industry's silent killers. About 1000 workers a year die each year on the job in Canada.
On natural gas and other, rampant resource extraction in B.C.: Interview with Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition | Apr 23 2014 | Roger Annis | Dana Hibbard explains how conservationists in northwest B.C. are fighting to preserve the Sacred Headwaters region from destructive mining and gas fracking plans.
A herd of buffalo at  Arrowwood National Wildlife Reserve, North Dakota.
'If you know our land, you know our life': An Earth Day call for reconciliation | Apr 22 2014 | Sara Stratton | In March I travelled to Edmonton for the last National Event of the TRC. I am on a journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, which is also a journey of reconciliation with the land.
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Climate change, capitalism and our climate crisis mismatch | Apr 22 2014 | Naomi Klein | We are suffering from a terrible case of climate-related mistiming -- because the climate crisis hatched at a time when conditions were uniquely hostile to a problem of this nature and magnitude.
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A new direction for Canada | Apr 22 2014 | Duncan Cameron | A new direction for Canada means rebuilding the inter-generational bargain between young and old; focusing spending on improving social determinants of health; and making the economy climate-friendly.
Only with political will can we avoid the worst of climate change | Apr 22 2014 | David Suzuki | The latest chapter of the IPCC Fifth Assessment says there's still time to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The good news is that there are many benefits to taking action.
Photo by Brent Patterson
Irving behind the push for the Energy East pipeline | Apr 21 2014 | Brent Patterson | The 4,400-kilometre pipeline would transport 1.1 million barrels per day from northern Alberta to New Brunswick and markets beyond.
7th Generation Walk for Mother Earth - 11th annual event | Apr 19 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | The annual, alternative Earth Day event, founded by Indigenous women and allies to support Indigenous community led campaigns to protect the earth for future generations.

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Occupied Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver
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