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Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in
Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story
Oct 3rd, 2016
Green Majority Radio #448: Canada’s First Green Waves
Ryan O’Connor, author of “First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario” and Jo Royle – Officer for Pew Charitable Trusts, Global Ocean Legacy project.
Green Majority Media
Apr 17th, 2015
Feds stifle media questions around oil sands' toxic effects, FOIs reveal
For the first time ever a federal scientist is studying toxins in animals near the Alberta oilsands but Environment Canada won't let him speak with the media about his research.
Mar 27th, 2015
Polluting the three most important things in life
I’m visiting China for the first time this week, and the scale of the pollution has really shocked me.
Apr 25th, 2013
Chinese lessons for Alberta oil sons: The SinoFile
Beijing's last bout with pollution took a significant economic toll -- and the implications for Ottawa are grim.
Jan 26th, 2013
Canada, an environmental safe haven for those concerned with Beijing pollution crisis: The SinoFile
As smog chokes up Beijing, Canada looks to be an environmental haven to many Chinese.
Jan 19th, 2013
Taking out the trash
Last Saturday, the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up, a partnership between the Vancouver Aquarium, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Vancouver Airport (YVR) launched the 19th annual fall...
Marguerite du Plessis
Sep 24th, 2012
Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy
A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.
Nov 10th, 2011
Study says Athabasca pollution near oilsands is increasing
Chemicals toxic to fish and suspected of causing cancer in humans up by 40 per cent in river sediment in past decade, scientist says.
The Canadian Press
May 6th, 2011
THE BIG GRAB Part 8: Scoring Own Goals
While most Canadians get serious about cutting climate pollution, our dirtiest province is cranking up pollution so fast that they're wiping out our gains.
Apr 19th, 2011