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Billions of kilograms of food waste? Now that should have been an election issue!

Photo: flickr/starr

Suppose they called an election, and not one candidate wasted their breath talking about the 67 billion kilograms of North America food that ends up in landfill, at a yearly cost to Canadian and U.S. taxpayers of $192 billion -- before even getting to impacts that rank food waste as the third-largest source of destructive global warming gases, just behind all the emissions from the U.S. and China.

That just happened in Ontario-wide municipal and in U.S. mid-term elections.

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Rain Forest Burning in Talamanca, Costa Rica
| October 31, 2014
Redeye

The Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations

October 29, 2014
| When the waters of Shoal Lake were diverted to provide drinking water for the city of Winnipeg, the community of Shoal Lake 40 became an island, cut off from services and transportation.
Length: 11:33 minutes (10.59 MB)
Redeye

Scathing report by environment commissioner falls on deaf ears

October 26, 2014
| Canada is failing on numerous issues of environmental protection and reneging on international commitments. When Julie Gelfand pointed this out, she attracted the ire of the federal government.
Length: 09:55 minutes (9.08 MB)
Redeye

Need for right to healthy environment in Canada's Constitution

October 26, 2014
| More than 110 countries recognize their citizens' right to a healthy environment. A recent report by Ecojustice argues that Canadians are in urgent need of the same right.
Length: 17:20 minutes (15.88 MB)
Redeye

Provincial and federal governments approve Site C dam project

October 22, 2014
| The Site C dam would flood 83 kilometres of the Peace River, putting wildlife habitat, agricultural land and First Nations heritage site under hundreds of metres of water.
Length: 12:57 minutes (11.87 MB)
Talking Radical Radio

Mining justice: Local work in a global struggle

October 22, 2014
| Beth Dollaga speaks about the Vancouver-based work of the Mining Justice Alliance against the global injustices endemic to Canada's mining industry.
Length: 28:06 minutes (25.74 MB)

Green Drinks in Corner Brook

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

King Henry’s Pub in the Glynmill Inn
1B Cobb Lane
Corner Brook, NL
Canada
48° 56' 56.3892" N, 57° 57' 0.9828" W

What is the Green Drinks Corner Brook recipe?

A jovial mix of people from all walks of life, from business, government, academia, NGOs, outdoor tourism, to anyone else interested in the environment + a few pints (or non-alcoholic drinks) = a relaxed and agenda-free evening of enviro-meeting and greeting.

Enbridge request denied: A small victory for 'No Line 9'

Photo: Dave Vasey

On Monday, October 6, the National Energy Board (NEB) released a letter temporarily denying Enbridge’s "Leave to Open" submission on Line 9 based on the inadequacy of the valve safety standards on the pipeline.  

The NEB is requiring that Enbridge install valves on both sides of all Major Water Crossings and other significant areas in order to “limit damage from accidental discharge” and provide “automatic blockage of the pipeline”. Last month, the NEB rejected Enbridge's petition to cancel over 100 "Integrity Digs" on Line 9, requiring Enbridge to complete at least one additional dig. 

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Lines that Don’t Divide: Telling Tales about Chemicals, Animals, and People in the Salish Sea

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 5:30pm

Location

Fletcher Challenge Theatre, Room 1900 SFU Harbour Centre
515 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada
49° 17' 2.9976" N, 123° 6' 43.524" W

Although the Canada-U.S. border has tightened in recent decades, that boundary seems far more porous when we look to nature. Stories about species migrations, food chains, and bioaccumulation blur the distinctions between nation states and even species. Environmental historian Joseph Taylor will narrate a set of ecological stories about human history and marine ecology to illustrate how pollutants have been traveling around the Salish Sea for more than a century.

 

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