Current Events

Free the Arctic 30
Repercussions, good and bad, are revealed in Ben Stewart interview.
Meet Miriam Nina Friedrich, one of the Greenpeace volunteers who boarded the Shell Polar Pioneer in April.
Davide Direnzo, Danny Michel, Mark McIntyre and Robert Carli
An interview with Canada’s creative music-tech tinkering, planet-protecting troubadour.
Elephant Revival Band
And other environmental considerations in an interview with the women of Elephant Revival.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission - Day 1 - Walk for Reconciliation “A\J Alter
Why implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada is essential – and why the government is refusing to do so, in spite of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
A\J’s favourite parts of the Pope’s inspiring encyclical letter to humanity.
Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada \ Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.5
May’s new private member's bill would require the federal government to proactively publish federally funded science.
Evidence for Democracy: Science Pledge
Leading up to the federal election, the campaign is asking MPs, candidates, organizations and citizens to pledge their support for science and evidence-based government decision-making.
(Photo: Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario)
Ontario is one step closer to a future without high-pressure hydraulic fracturing.
(Photo: a group of people waiting at a bus stop)
A “time-as-money” mindset discourages environmental behaviour, UBC research finds.
Garbage in Nature | Photo © nonameman \ Fotolia.com
Despite a hefty bill, the cost-savings from plastic-free water could be equally massive.
Screenshot from Environmental Defence Tar Sands Migration video
In case you missed it: we recap a few highlights of the protests against Energy East.
Padule di Fuecchio wetlands, Italy | Francesca
The stunning photos that made it to the final round of the World Wetlands Day 2015 Youth Photo Contest held by the Ramsar Convention.
Americana 2015: Acting on Climate Change \ Photo courtesy of Catherine Potvin
A report-back from Americana 2015: There is hope for change if we work together.
Toronto's waterfront
Toxin levels in Toronto fish have shown a pronounced decline since the 1970s, though widespread safe consumption could still be two decades away.
Bull Boreal Woodland Caribou by J.H. on Flickr
The driving principle behind species-at-risk management in Canada has shifted from protection to mitigation – and it shows.
Marine litter. One winters worth. Lots of fishing gear.
Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans every year, partly due to litter and inadequate waste management.
Blanding's Turtle
Loopholes in rewritten ESA are jeopardizing species' survival and recovery.
Alabama civil rights movement: Selma to Montgomery march
The civil rights movie is steeped in lessons in organizing and movement strategy – here’s how one group is applying those lessons to the Energy East pipeline.
Antarctic Ice Shelf Loss
A new study predicts a substantial carbon impact resulting from the loss of glaciers and ice sheets.