Showing posts from December 17, 2014

Fracking Dealt Another Setback by Quebec Report

THE GLOBE & MAIL Quebec’s environmental bureau has dealt a setback to companies that want to use hydraulic fracturing techniques to develop the province's promising shale gas deposits, saying it appears the economic benefits would not outweigh the environmental costs. Story here. Related:  "Free Trade - Path to Prosperity or Back Road to Corporatism?"

More Good News for Canada's Embattled, World-Class Experimental Lakes Area.

New charitable status will allow Experimental Lakes Area to realize full fundraising potential. WINNIPEG—The  International Institute for Sustainable Development-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA)  is pleased to announce that it has now been granted full charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency. This is a crucial step in allowing the world-class freshwater research facility to reach its full fundraising potential and to realize its research, educational and operational goals.


By George Monbiot Every child should visit an abattoir. If you disagree, ask yourself why. Story here. Related: "Saving the Planet, One Meal at aTime."