Aristotle “In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.”

Jimmy Carter “Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. ”

Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Canada’

Canada falling behind U.S. in clean-energy efforts: experts

Canada falling behind U.S. in clean-energy efforts: experts

The Harper government is distancing itself from U.S. President Barack Obama’s clean-energy agenda, warn some of those involved in one of Canada fastest-growing clean-energy sectors. Although Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet have stressed the importance of integrating climate-change and energy policy with the United States, industry leaders say the federal government must do […]

Budgeting Environmental Justice

Budgeting Environmental Justice

There is a consensus that industrialised nations are mainly responsible for the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. It should be equally clear that such responsibility should have political consequences. But it isn’t. One example: the government and legislature of the country that until recently was the biggest greenhouse gas emitter – the United […]

Govt Threatens Tar Sands Activists with Anti-Terror Laws

Govt Threatens Tar Sands Activists with Anti-Terror Laws

The provincial government in Alberta, Canada is threatening to unleash its counterterrorism plan if activists continue using civil disobedience to protest the tar sands, Canada’s fastest source of greenhouse gas emissions. In recent weeks, Greenpeace has staged three daring protests inside tar sands mines, temporarily shutting down parts of the world’s largest energy project. On […]

As ice melts, species will die and new territorial fights emerge

As ice melts, species will die and new territorial fights emerge

ANALYSIS : A drowned Maldives, the opening of new shipping lanes – climate change is too fast for evolution THE ARCTIC ice-cap is melting and there seems to be very little we can do about it. Global warming is, as ever, the assumed cause but what difference will it make to life on this planet? […]

Canada invests in carbon capture for oil sands

Canada invests in carbon capture for oil sands

Canada will invest 865 million Canadian dollars (821 million US) to capture carbon emissions from its vast oil sands, reviled by environmentalists as hugely polluting, officials said Thursday. “The most viable emission-reducing technology for fossil fuels is carbon capture and storage,” said Canadian Energy Minister Lisa Raitt. “The government of Canada is backing up our […]

Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed

Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed

ON THE PORCUPINE RIVER TUNDRA, Yukon Territory — Here on the endlessly rolling and tussocky terrain of northwest Canada, where man has hunted caribou since the Stone Age, the vast antlered herds are fast growing thin. And it’s not just here. Across the tundra 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) to the east, Canada’s Beverly herd, numbering […]

Stop Killing Seals

Stop Killing Seals

The Killing Fields of Canada–The Annual Seal Hunt Brian Duignan The annual Canadian harp seal hunt is underway. It’s by far the largest marine mammal hunt in the world and the only commercial hunt in which the target is the infant of the species. For six to eight weeks each spring, the ice floes of the Gulf of […]

Advertisement