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Canadian convoy delivers water, solidarity to Detroit | Jul 30 2014 | Emma Lui | Detroit has drawn international attention in recent weeks for cutting off water to low-income residents. The Council of Canadians led a convoy to shed light and show solidarity with those affected.
Photo courtesy of Occupy.com
Grassy Narrows demands Ontario halt clear-cut logging and protect water | Jul 29 2014 | Maryam Adrangi | Grassy Narrows First Nation will head to the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto on July 31 and are calling on support to join them "in a walk for clean water and Indigenous rights."
The Blue Dot Tour: It's about all of us | Jul 29 2014 | David Suzuki | We need a resurgence in action to care for our small blue planet, our home. The Blue Dot Tour is aimed at ensuring all Canadians have access to clean water, fresh air and healthy food.
Hunger strike for Grassy Narrows after report hidden by Ontario government comes to light | Jul 28 2014 | Michael Butler | Grassy Narrows (Asubpeechoseewagong) First Nation and the Chiefs of Ontario held a press conference about a hidden report by the Ont. government on the effects of mercury poisoning on the community.
Sierra Club learns of secret deal between Alberta government and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers | Jul 22 2014 | Redeye Collective | Sierra Club Canada says it's been told of a secret deal to increase carbon tax in return for reduced clean-up requirements on tailings ponds.
Canada's cities lead on climate action | Jul 22 2014 | David Suzuki | Most greenhouse gas emissions come from cities, so it makes sense that cities are leading the way on climate action.
New legislation makes it easy for feds to ignore public and Aboriginal input on resource development | Jul 22 2014 | Ramsey Hart | Last week the Minister of the Environment, Leona Aglukkaq, bent to the desire of B.C. to go it alone on the environmental assessment of another major resource development project.
Photo: ariwriter/flickr
Will carbon offsets be the 'indulgences' for our LNG sins? | Jul 21 2014 | Marc Lee | As we look down the road towards an LNG industry that threatens to completely blow B.C.'s GHG targets, be wary of claims that offsets will absolve our carbon sins.
Bearing witness during the Tar Sands Healing Walk | Jul 21 2014 | Kelsey Mech | I've always known these projects are on the traditional territories of Indigenous communities, but there is something about actually witnessing the massive implications that makes it much more real.
Photo: John Cameron
Protests continue over luxury development on Coast Salish burial ground | Jul 21 2014 | Cory Collins | There is an attempt to build a luxury home on Grace Islet, B.C. On a Coast Salish burial site. Yes, really.
Photo: NASA Goddard Photo and Video/flickr
High seas fishing is paralyzing ocean's natural carbon-removal system, says new study | Jul 21 2014 | Stephen Leahy | Marine life in the high seas soak up twice as much CO2 from the atmosphere as Canada emits every year, a new study by the Global Ocean Commission revealed last month.
Image: Flickr/connect2canada
Ten ways Jim Prentice is nothing like Peter Lougheed | Jul 21 2014 | Susan Wright | Licia Corbella wrote in the Calgary Herald last week that Jim Prentice closely resembled popular former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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