Environment

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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.
Democracy North: Apr 19—Dogwood Initiative & Yinka Dene Alliance on Enbridge Northern Gateway—What does Quebec’s election mean? | Apr 19 2014 | Democracy North | An independent Canadian and global news hour, featuring the week’s top grassroots news and interviews.
How going vegan for the environment works | Apr 18 2014 | Marco Pagliarulo | You might have heard that eating a plant-based diet is better for the environment. In fact, it's the most significant thing you can do to lessen your impact on the environment. Here's why.
Local, organic or vegan: What's best for the environment? | Apr 17 2014 | Ran Goel | Local food activist Ran Goel speaks to Steffanie Pinch about how eating local, organic and vegan can be better for the planet.
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Train travel in Canada is running off the rails | Apr 17 2014 | Elizabeth May | As Via Rail faces financial and ridership targets, the cutbacks inevitably cause a drop in passenger miles. It's time to address the crisis facing national rail travel.
The power of a committed few: Green radicals on Vancouver Island | Apr 16 2014 | Scott Neigh | Zoe Blunt talks about the radical environmentalism and indigenous solidarity work of the Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network.
Photo: VLackey513/flickr
Listening to nature: Protecting natural soundscapes | Apr 16 2014 | Ole Hendrickson | Scientists are now exploring the ecological dimensions of sound in nature and investigating how the richness of a sound ecosystem serves as an indicator of environmental quality.
Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout/flickr
How the gas industry is exploiting the crisis in Ukraine to push fracking | Apr 15 2014 | Naomi Klein | The crisis in Ukraine is being used as a battering ram to knock down sensible restrictions on natural gas exports and push through a controversial free-trade deal with Europe.
Photo: Jennifer Castro via Flickr.
Dissenting voices quietly vanish from Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline review | Apr 15 2014 | Emma Gilchrist | The National Energy Board (NEB) has turned its review of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline into a "mere paperwork exercise" by cutting all cross-examination from the process.
Is it time for a real war on cars? | Apr 15 2014 | David Suzuki | When you factor in pollution-related illness and mortality, cars are a leading cause of death and injury. They're also a major contributor to climate change. Is it time to apply the brakes?
An omnivore's defence of veganism, finally | Apr 15 2014 | Michael Stewart | My goal for this year's Vegan Challenge is not only to override, finally, my omnivorous habits for a week, but also not be such a sarcastic jerk while I'm doing it either. It's harder than it looks.
Why even grassfed and local beef isn't sustainable | Apr 15 2014 | Paul Mahony | In reality, on the scale required to feed the masses, such products are unsustainable. A general shift towards a plant-based diet, is essential if we are to overcome catastrophic climate change.

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The CRAP the bourgeois press disseminates | KenS said... The article is dumb, at best. Being concerned with insrance and consumerism in general. But it...
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Destruction of science libraries | chamberred said... I surmise that the destruction of these libraries: -Eliminates key information useful for...
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Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada | socialdemocraticmiddle said... Exactly. The Conservative economic record is NOT good, and we need an alternative. Moreover, if the...
Super typhoons, hurricanes, global warming and global denial | jerrym said... With Typhoon Haiyan hitting the Philippines at estimated speeds of 320 to 380 km/hour (Hurricane...
Tarsands are disgusting, but not the real threat | Michael Moriarity said... So, do you have some practical proposals to put forward? in

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Occupied Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver
Thu, May 1, 2014
Beat The Pipelines May 1st

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Sierra Club of Canada
Last lump of coal, first refugee
While the rest of the world is pondering the implications of a rapidly changing climate and how to mitigate it, Canadian authorities are refusing to even listen.

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