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Youth and Indigenous People Escalate Protests Inside the UN

BY JOSHUA KAHN RUSSELL | Rabble.CA - DECEMBER 10, 2009 Echoing the words of Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed (We will not...

Climate Justice - Take Action for People & the Planet

Council of Canadians reporting from Copenhagen...

MANITOBA HAS PLAN TO REDUCE PLASTIC BAG USE: BLAIKIE

Manitoba News Release ............................................................ December 8, 2009 - - - Manitobans Asked For Input To Guide Action to Protect Environment Manitobans are being asked for their views on the best way to reduce the impact of plastic bags on the environment, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie announced today. "We want to hear what Manitobans think and we want to work with shoppers, vendors and bag manufacturers," said Blaikie. Manitoba was the first province in Canada to ban plastic bags in liquor stores and the second to set targets for packaging. Plastic bags are regulated as service packaging under the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulation, passed in December 2008. The Guideline for Plastic Bags under the regulation establishes a target to reduce the use of plastic bags by 50 per cent within five years. Next spring, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM) will launch a new industry program to manage packaging

Global Protests Demand Action on Climate Change

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of activists across...