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Sep 2, 2014

Of passenger pigeons and coal-mine canaries

David Suzuki
The last passenger pigeon died 100 years ago, on September 1, 1914. They were hunted to extinction, but more than 1,200 bird species face extinction today because of other human activities.
Photos
Sep 3, 2014
Photo: Carol Von Canon/flickr

Crude: Lac-Mégantic by the numbers

Hennessy's Index
Oil by rail exports from Canada to the U.S. increased by 900 per cent between 2009 and 2012. With increased oil shipments on Canada's railways, can current regulations prevent another Lac-Mégantic?
Podcast
Sep 2, 2014

Naomi Klein speaks to the Peoples' Social Forum

Needs No Introduction
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author and one of the most influential voices on our political and cultural environment. She spoke to the Peoples' Social Forum August 21, 2014 in Ottawa.
Podcast
Sep 1, 2014

Twelve Canadians: The Nashwaak

The Green Planet Monitor
Four New Brunswickers speak of their love of New Brunswick's lovely Nashwaak River, and guide us to her top.
Forum topic

New Toronto streetcars

Finally some modern trams as I've had the pleasure to ride across the pond.

You can see the benefits for people in wheelchairs (and those who simply have trouble climbing stairs), parents pushing strollers, cyclists etc.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-s-new-streetcars-hit-the-s...

But there are problems with the new sliding doors (because of the arrogance of local drivers) and an odd lack of legroom, given that people tend to be taller now.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ttc-s-new-streetcars-raise-concern...

I sure wish we could get them (back) here!

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