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Earth Day 2018 – 'End Plastic Pollution'

From poisoning and injuring marine life and seabirds to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches, roadways, and landscape, to clogging our rivers and streams — plastics are now threatening the very survival of our planet.

Understanding ocean turbulence improves climate science

According to a new study a more in-depth understanding of ocean turbulence could improve existing climate models and proved a more accurate prediction of climate change.

From computers to smart phones, Apple moves to renewable energy

We're familiar with the Apple iPhone, but think of this, you may someday be able to purchase the energy to recharge your gadgets from Apple, too.

Genetic link to some cancers revealed

It has long been suspected that some types of cancer are inherited, in contrast to being related to environmental factors. A new study has pinpointed inherited elements across 12 different cancer types.

'Terror owl' trapped in Dutch city

Den Haag - A rogue owl that has terrorised a northern Dutch city for the past year, forcing citizens to arm themselves with umbrellas at night, has finally been caught, officials announced Friday.

Canada: A green future for clean technology?

Ottawa - An environmental research firm has predicted that clean technology has the potential to become a $50-billion industry, employing more than 100,000 workers by 2022.

What's with the massive animal deaths?

Is there a logical explanation for the number of massive animal deaths that have taken place over the last several years?

WCEL Senior Lawyer explains Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, FIPA Special

Vancouver - West Coast Environmental Law Senior Lawyer Jessica Clogg explains ramifications of Bill C-45, First Nations Rights, and FIPA. Jessica provides legal and strategic support to First Nations to help protect land and resources of their territories.

Environmental damage unknown in Motherlode fuel spill

Jamestown - The ecological damage is as yet not completely known, with respect to the fuel spill which occurred on February 20th, in the California Motherlode.

Chief Adam: Water is at risk with Bill C-45 and FIPA (Part 2) Special

Fort Chipewyan - This Interview (Part 2) features a candid discussion with Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. He discusses how FIPA and Bill C-45 will affect rights to quality water, First Nations Treaty rights, and the lives of ordinary citizens.

Chief Adam: Environmental law changes must be challenged (Part 1) Special

Fort Chipewyan - This Interview (Part 1) features a candid discussion with Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. He discusses the Idle No More grassroots movement, FIPA, Bill C-45, and how people should unite to challenge the environmental law changes.

Canada: Idle No More protests spark meeting with PM Harper Special

Calgary - On January 11, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet with First Nations leaders to discuss treaty, Aboriginal rights, and economic development. First Nation Leaders demanded this meeting that was inspired by the grassroots movement Idle No More.

Op-Ed: Economic benefits are debated as Enbridge hearings resume

Calgary - The Enbridge Northern Gateway hearings resumed on Tuesday, September 4th as Calgary-based Enbridge and the Alberta Government prepare to convince Canadians that the 6 billion dollar pipeline is important to Canada’s economy.

Op-Ed: Plains Midstream Canada oil spill leads to a $75 million lawsuit

Calgary - On Friday June 22, the Calgary based Merchant Law Group LLP served Plains Midstream Canada with a class action lawsuit for the oil spill near Sundre on June 7, 2012. The lawsuit cites damage done to personal property and the decline in value.

Oil spills into the Red Deer River amid monitoring controversy

Oil spill from a Plains Midstream Canada pipeline, contaminates Jackson Creek and oozes into the Red Deer River and Gleniffer Lake and Reservoir. The 3,000 barrels of light sour crude oil stench seeped into the homes of residents who reported the spill.

Op-Ed: The Pembina Institute responds to federal environmental cuts Special

Calgary - The Pembina Institute responds to the federal Environmental Emergencies Program cutbacks and consolidation that may compromise environmental emergency responses in future oil spill disasters.

Earth Day origin and 2012 celebrations

On April 22, 2012, Earth Day will be celebrated worldwide. This is an event and cause that is growing exponentially every year by people of all ages and cultures to give thanks for our home – Planet Earth.

Op-Ed: Plains Justice reports Keystone XL operations delayed until 2015 Special

Calgary - Carrie La Seur, founder of Plains Justice a non-profit environmental law firm, writes in the Great Plains Justice Tarsands Pipeline blog that the Keystone XL operational date has been delayed until 2015.

Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition Highlights 2011 Special

Calgary - This is a review of the Global Clean Energy Congress and Exhibition that took place in November in Calgary AB Canada. This was a groundbreaking conference. Find out why by reading further and downloading the full Congress Report.

The Council of Canadians responds to Keystone XL pipeline reroute Special

Calgary - The Council of Canadians responded to the rerouting of the Keystone XL pipeline. Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, and Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, answered the questions in this interview.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 1) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada about the recent Keystone XL pipeline reroute.

Utility giant to close five US coal-fired plants

Columbus - American Electric Power (AEP), the Ohio utility giant, announced late last week it will retire five coal-fired fuel plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of proposed regulations by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Robots Could Be The Next Street-Cleaners

The Roomba may be coming to a street near you in the future. The outdoor version of the vacuum cleaner is called the Scarab, designed by Olga Kalugina.

Polar Bears Turn Green: St. Pat’s Day In Japan?

Three polar bears at the Higashiyma Zoo in Japan are turning green and it has nothing to do with celebrations of the color elsewhere in the world. Read on and learn more about what’s new in the world of polar bear primary and secondary colors.

Greenwashing Is Fast Becoming An Issue

Greenwashing is defined by TerraChoice.com as the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. It's grown to become a troubling trend.

Scientists Are Studying Hydrogen Fuel Cells To Create Pollution Free Planes

Environmentally friendly energy generation technologies in the aeronautics industry could offer contamination free aerodynamics technology. Hydrogen fuel cells technology, tipped to be one of the most environmentally friendly, has scientists mesmerized.

Flowers Grow From Steel?

Don’t all plants need soil to grow? Well, maybe not the legendary Youtan Poluo flower which is said to blossom in China only once every three thousand years. But why on a steel pipe? Who knows but herein lies the tale.

Blue-Eyed Cicada: One In A Million Out of the Blue

Little Nicholas Wagner has made an amazing discovery. He found a blue-eyed cicada in his own backyard. Would Columbus have been proud to have this child along on his voyages of discovery? No one can say for sure, but read this unusual tale anyway.

Bottled Water Has High Environmental Costs

Bottled water may seem to be pure and safe but it has high environmental costs, says Worldwatch Institute. Packaging and shipping soaks up energy, and many of the plastic bottles are not recycled.

An Early Environmentalist, Embracing New ‘Heresies’

Stewart Brand has become a heretic to environmentalism, a movement he helped found, but he doesn’t plan to be isolated for long. He expects that environmentalists will soon share his affection for nuclear power.
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Athabasca River near Fort McMurray  Alberta.
Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
David Dodge, The Pembina Institute
Cows eating trash  Jaipur  India.
Cows eating trash, Jaipur, India.
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Winter crop in Lush green paddy field in Tripura  India. However  excessive use of chemical fertiliz...
Winter crop in Lush green paddy field in Tripura, India. However, excessive use of chemical fertilizers is causing soil erosion and reducing the productivity of the land apart from inflicting environmental pollution.

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