Current Events

Pipeline oil spill.
If upstream and downstream economic benefits get counted, then so should environmental impacts, the Pembina Institute argues in a new report.
Crimes against ecology A\J
The latest casualties of the government’s attacks on science, irreplaceable collections have been either destroyed or given away like the spoils of war.
blanding's turtle Benimoto A\J
In the battle over threatened species and renewable energy, who will win?
coal smokestacks A\J
As Ontario winds down its coal-burning power stations, Eastern Europe is looking to lignite to lower its energy prices.
ice hockey at risk due to climate change A\J
With outdoor hockey at stake, can the NHL rebound towards sustainability?
Bees on honeycomb. Alternatives Journal. A\J.
A\J interviews award-winning bee ecologist Dave Goulson on the current neonicotinoid controversy and the decline of pollinators.
Tom Rand says Buy Your Green Bonds in A\J
Province looking to attract institutional investors for environmental projects.
Scientists gathered on Parliament Hill for the Stand Up for Science! rally
To save the environment, we need to save evidence-based decision making.
Airplane emissions
Ongoing negotiations between the UN and EU have yet to curb emissions significantly.
falcon chick endangered species act A\J
New report from environmental commissioner calls for public participation in permitting.
freiburg germany solar A\J
Ontario is slowly following in the footsteps of this energy-conscious European country.
Asian Carp A\J
US committed to stopping spread of invasive fish species, while Canada is criticized for lack of action.
bicycle in Toronto cycling strategy A\J
Bicyclists may see the infrastructure they want by 2033, but shouldn’t get their hopes up until province commits financially.
coal power keystone pipeline battle Canada US A\J
Keystone XL approval unlikely unless Canada reins in oil, gas and coal emissions.
Enbridge Line 9 crosses the Grand River in North Dumfries, Ontario.
The CCCU joins emergency response exercise to draw attention to local impacts of the Line 9 pipeline and tar sands.
Climate change will mean more snow in Canada. Alternatives Journal. A\J
The IPCC’s 5th report shows increased warming and more certainty than ever about human causation, despite what you might read elsewhere.
Shard and London Bridge at night A\J
Greenpeace activists continue to bring attention to the need for Arctic protection with intense actions that start before sunrise.
high speed train A\J
Ontario’s growing population should lead to a high-speed rail network across the province.
streetlights along straightaway A\J
Healthy communities go a lot further for street safety than excessive outdoor lighting and have fewer negative effects on the environment.
Airplane over Field Pickering A\J
From People or Planes, to Land Over Landings, A\J once again reports on the GTA airport fiasco.