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Sneaky: Tankers carrying tar sands bitumen on the great lakes

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Suncor is setting a precedent around the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin with its new shipments of bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.

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Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change

October 10, 2014
| In his book, Don’t Even Think About It, long-time British environmental activist George Marshall explores the psychological mechanisms that lead to people refusing to take climate change seriously.
Length: 12:51 minutes (11.77 MB)
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Harperism and how it changed Canada

October 13, 2014
| Wondering how Canada got where it is today? In this podcast, Donald Gutstein talks about his new book "Harperism - How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada."
Length: 1:05:14 minutes (59.73 MB)
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Van Jones speaks to the Good Jobs Summit

October 8, 2014
| Van Jones says he came here to speak to the Good Jobs Summit because "you've got a crazy dude up here, and it's not Rob Ford." Here is his keynote address from Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Length: 51:04 minutes (93.54 MB)

Fracking is proceeding without research into its effects, says study

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A decade into North America's fracking boom, the impact on wildlife and the environment remains largely unknown, according to a new study.

"We're conducting a giant experiment without even collecting the important data on the water, air, land or wildlife impacts," said Sara Souther, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin, one of the co-authors of the peer-reviewed research examining the environmental impacts of shale gas development in the U.S. and Canada.

Julie Gelfand, Canada's new Environment Comissioner. Credit: Karl Nerenberg
| October 7, 2014
| October 7, 2014
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An interview with Van Jones

October 2, 2014
| Van Jones is an environmental advocate, CNN commentator, and best-selling author who is a prominent voice on environment and the economy. In conversation with Claudio D'Andrea.
Length: 22:55 minutes (41.96 MB)

Labour politics and environmentalism: An interview with Van Jones

Photo: Flickr/Centre for American Progress
Van Jones will be in Toronto talking Green Jobs this weekend. He took time to talk with rabble.ca about Labour and Green jobs. Here's that conversation.

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Interview: Van Jones on green jobs and labour politics

Photo: Flickr/Centre for American Progress

On his Facebook page, Van Jones lists among his interests "Slaying dragons. Rescuing imperiled planets. Playing basketball with my four-year-old son."

Jones is better known as a champion of green jobs, human rights and innovative economic solutions designed to lift up the next generation of workers.

LISTEN: click here to listen to the unabridged interview.


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