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Can Elizabeth May Unmuzzle Canada’s Scientists?

The success rate of private member’s bills in the federal parliament is abysmal. In the 100-plus years since 1910, Ottawa has passed just 271 of them. For comparison, more than 1,600 PMB’s were tabled between 1997 and 2015, and the rate at which they’re being drawn up is on the rise. It’s not unusual for entire sessions of … Continue reading

Climate change could boost visitation to US National Parks by 2060

Warming temperatures in America over the next 50 years could see a spike in national park tourism. Provided it doesn’t get too hot. Continue reading

Unreleased government report shows no benefits to neonic use

Environmental group calls for total ban on neonicotinoid pesticide use in Ontario after leaked report shows no financial gain for farmers. Continue reading

Ontario Anti-Fracking Bill Passes Second Reading

Ontario is one step closer to a future without high-pressure hydraulic fracturing. Continue reading

What’s Worth More: Your Time or the Planet?

A “time-as-money” mindset discourages environmental behaviour, UBC research finds. Continue reading

Cost of Great Lakes Plastic Clean-Up Could Top $486 Million

Despite a hefty clean-up bill for removing plastic waste from the Great Lakes, the savings from plastic-free water could be equally massive. Continue reading

Opposition Bill Wants Ontario to Ban Fracking

NDP MPP Peter Tabuns wants Ontario to join neighbouring states and provinces in banning hydraulic fracturing. Continue reading

Toronto Fish Health Improving – But You Can’t Eat Them Yet

THE LATEST STUDY from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the University of Toronto analyzed government data on mercury, dioxin/furans and polychlorinated biphenyl(PCB) in local and migratory fish populations from 1975 to 2011. What they found was not surprising, per se, but it did confirm that efforts to curb pollution in the Toronto waterfront over … Continue reading

Work set to begin on $1.9M Asian carp berm at Eagle Marsh

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — Recently, I travelled to Eagle Marsh to see first hand what construction of a $1.9 million berm will look like at a vital passageway between the Mississippi River basin and Great Lakes watershed. It is here where researchers with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and engineers with the federal Army Corps … Continue reading

Waste Mismanagement Leads to Plastic-Filled Oceans

Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans every year, partly due to litter and inadequate waste management. ROUGHLY 9.1 MILLION tonnes of plastic waste will head from land to sea this year alone in 192 coastal countries worldwide. The latest study published this week in Science from researchers at the University of Georgia and the National … Continue reading

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