Sunday, 26 April 2015
The Navigable Waters Protection Act no longer protects water. The Fisheries Act no longer protects fish. The Environmental Assessment Act... Story here.
Millions of acres of land across the U.S. and Canada has been taken over by oil and gas development in the last 12 years, according to a new study. Story here.
It's time to stand up for Canadian farmers. Let's save the Wheat Board. Please sign the petition!
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
New report spotlights how healthy soil takes CO2 out of the atmosphere to where it helps build climate resiliency. Story here.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
New analysis reveals funding of over $3bn for fossil fuel-related projects last year, despite repeated calls by bank’s president to scrap such ‘harmful’ global subsidies. Story here.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Winnipeg Free Press
The Selinger government can — and should — slam the brakes on a proposed national pipeline that would pump diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands into eastern Canada, the Green Party says. Story here.
Study predicts dinner favourites plaice and lemon sole facing severe depletion and rapid warming of North Sea already forcing haddock out of British waters. Story here.
Thousands of Canadians have taken to the streets of Quebec City to call on their country to curb tar sands growth and climate change. Story here.
Sunday, 12 April 2015
Inside Climate News
Chesapeake Energy paid undisclosed fees to the lead author, whose study was based on water samples provided by the company. Story here.
Saturday, 11 April 2015
UN News Centre
Children examine the damage in Vanuatu. UNEP photo.
The Government of Vanuatu urgently needs funding to continue basic humanitarian relief efforts such as food, safe drinking water and shelter, according to the United Nations humanitarian mission helping the country respond to the effects of Cyclone Pam. Story here.
By: Laura Rance
Some African farmers are turning the tables on starvation by no longer turning the soil. Story here.
OCEANA Protecting the
Emaciated and dehydrated sea lion pups are turning up stranded on California’s coasts. Act now.
Friday, 10 April 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
My name is Claire Martin, and I am excited to announce that I am running as the Green Party candidate for the riding of North Vancouver.
I am running in 2015 because I care about building a stronger, more sustainable Canada that confronts the climate crisis head-on, and doesn’t ignore this challenge to the detriment of our society, our economy, and our future.
Over the last four years, Elizabeth May has shown us how much a Green MP can achieve, and I can’t wait to join her and many more Green MPs in Ottawa after the next election.
In order to make that happen, we need your help!
The election could be called at any point in the next six months -- make sure your local candidate has the support they need, volunteer today.
No matter how much or how little time you have to give, it is valuable. From making phone-calls a couple nights a week, to baking cookies to keep our canvassing teams energized and ready to spread our positive message.
Together, we will make the 2015 election the one that changes everything.
Join the team: greenparty.ca/volunteer
Candidate - North Vancouver
Green Party of Canada
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
Council of Canadians Calls for Immediate Halt to Crude Shipments After Derailments and Explosions in Ontario
ONTARIO - The Council of Canadians is calling on the federal government to immediately halt rail shipments of crude oil in Canada following a series of derailments and explosions. These incidents all involved new rail tank cars promoted by federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt as being safer than those that exploded in Lac Mégantic, killing 47 people. Story here.
Underscoring failures of police, many said the call from CBC News was the first time they had been contacted about their relative. Story here.
California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought. Story here.
The Hill Times online
Fully 55 per cent of voting-age Canadians oppose the Syrian air strikes, while those who oppose the broader Iraq mission now outnumber those who support it, says a Forum Research poll. Story here.
La Via Campesina
Peasant seeds – the pillar of food production – are under attack everywhere. Under corporate pressure, laws in many countries... Story here.
Monday, 6 April 2015
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Forest fires destroyed vast areas of woodland in Canada and Russia between 2011 and 2013, greatly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, satellite data reveals. Story here.
Friday, 3 April 2015
Despite historic drought, Governor Jerry Brown has not put restrictions on oil drilling and fracking, but is focusing on urban usage of water. Story here.
Could pelicans like this, in far-away Manitoba,
Canada, even contain remnants of the spill? PinP photo.
Oil giant says area is making a rapid recovery but evidence mounts that wildlife is still struggling to rebound, five years after Deepwater Horizon spill. Story here.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
OpEdNews - Kenneth Eade
The Monarch butterfly depends on milkweed to feed its larvae. Without milkweed, the Monarch will surely go extinct. Over the past 18 years, the Monarch population has been….Story here.
Stopping global warming at two degrees would create nearly half a million jobs in Europe and save over a million lives in China, analysis of emissions pledges says. Story here.