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Submit your photos to the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count by August 15

Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with the scientists from Bumble Bee Watch, has been delivering the first Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from June 1- August 15, 2016.  Not enough is known about wild, native bees in Canada, and what is known is troubling.  Right now, one third of the North American bumble bee species are in decline.  Scientist believe that there are six wild bee species determined to be critically at risk.


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Ears on the earth: Taking the next leap

August 12, 2016
| In our final installment of our podcasts from the World Social Forum, we look at the next steps for the LEAP Manifesto.
Length: 27:37 minutes (25.29 MB)
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Ears on the earth: The World Social Forum begins

August 9, 2016
| It's a time for high ideals as discussions begin on how to change the world. The rabble podcast team brings you some of the thoughts, ideas and sounds from the Forum.
Length: 28:55 minutes (26.49 MB)
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Acoustic ecology and the art of listening

August 1, 2016
| July 18 was World Listening Day. Some thoughts about paying attention to what our ears are telling us.
Length: 27:47 minutes (25.45 MB)
Brad Wall
| July 28, 2016
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Oilsands workers supporting renewable energy

July 27, 2016
| Adam Cormier and Lliam Hildebrand talk about Iron and Earth, an organization of oilsands workers pushing for support of renewable energy alternatives.
Length: 28:44 minutes (26.31 MB)

Site C opponents raise a paddle against dam project

July 18, 2016
| On July 9, thousands of people grabbed a paddle to oppose B.C. Hydro's Site C dam. The dam will flood thousands of hectares of prime agricultural land, much of it within Treaty 8 territory.
Length: 19:01 minutes (17.42 MB)

Grassy Narrows demands cleanup of mercury in lakes and rivers

July 12, 2016
| Judy Da Silva says mercury dumped into the waterways nearly 60 years ago must be cleaned up. She says Premier Wynne is using scare tactics when she says cleanup will make the situation worse.
Length: 14:26 minutes (13.23 MB)
| July 6, 2016

Federal court overturns Northern Gateway pipeline approval

Photo: flickr/Chris Yakimov

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline after finding that the federal government failed to consult with First Nations communities whose rights would have been affected by the proposed pipeline.

"Canada failed to make reasonable efforts to inform and consult. It fell well short of the mark," the ruling said. The Court ruled in favour of the eight First Nations, four environmental organizations and one union, Unifor.



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