This one really took off, because it’s simply a brilliant idea. And we love sharing brilliant ideas.
We mapped out not just where fracking is happening, but where shale gas exists and major aquifers so you can identify key areas at risk.
Worried about questionable ingredients in your underarm armour? Get some recipes and tips on starting your very own body chemistry experiment.
4. Double Feature: How to stop fracking & pipelines in your community
9 Ways to Fight Fracking
Fracking is, and will continue to be, a key issue in the fight against dirty energy. Learn how one province fought against it and lessons that can be applied in your own community.
5 Key Lessons from the Keystone XL Pipeline Fight
The Keystone XL fight isn’t over yet but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to review the game tape. Get ready for the next round (Energy East) with 5 strategic observations from activists Cameron Fenton and Sara Shor.
What do the contents of your pantry, laundry room and shower have in common? They might all be contributing to deforestation from palm oil production, a problem that needs our rapid attention.
Northern Gateway has gotten a lot of attention this year, but there’s also a monster pipeline planned for the East coast. Get the facts in this guest post and infographic from Environmental Defence.
7. Double Feature: Our in-depth look into the sharing economy
Ours is Better Than Yours is a great read about the potential economic shift from owning to sharing. Thorough, eye-opening and a fast scroll. We also compiled an enormous list of ways Canadians are sharing just about anything and everything. How many have you tried? Share Now: Your How-to Guide to Getting More and Wasting Less.
As Canadians, we should all take an interest in the direction of environmental law in our country. This three part story provides cause for both concern and hope for our nation’s future.
Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Protest at Tufts University by James Ennis \ CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Stephen Bocking takes a controversial stance on popular fossil fuel divestment campaigns.
A shale gas well in Pennsylvania. Photo by Jeremy Buckingham MLC on the Frack Finding Tour. \ CC BY 2.0
The contents of this article are such that words could not do them justice. Instead, let the graphs do the talking.
Excit(on)ing! New research may have unlocked the key to getting even more energy out of our sunlight!
12. Double Feature: Pollinating Resilience
The Beehive Design Collective is an activist art collective whose massive, intricate posters are used the world over as educational and movement building tools. Explore a section of their latest masterpiece in one of our first interactive features – and learn how they’ve been so successful in The Art of Organizing.
When rewarding yourself with the newest gadget, reward the planet by recycling the old one properly. Read how you can help prevent ‘monitor bridges’ and other e-waste calamities as photographed inside.
15. Double Feature: CBC’s Wild Canada
Our readers were wild about Wild Canada – and we obliged with a behind-the-scenes look – twice, in Wild Canada Takes Nature Documentaries to a Whole New Level and Up Close, It’s Personal.
Big business often gets a bad reputation. In this case, it is well deserved.
Success lies in the ability to learn from your mistakes. Unfortunately, Ontario environmentalists have made a lot of them on the wind power front. From an inability to provide an unified message to a lack of community education and participation, see how we have erred and what we need to do better in the future.
Why is the Canadian Government not moving faster to prevent the use of Tricoslan, a chemical found across the entire consumer product spectrum? Here’s a primer on what we are facing and why it is important.
From the Archives: more on how to avoid Toxic Triclosan.
19. Two Words: Jane Goodall
There isn’t much to add here. An interview with the legendary Jane Goodall. It doesn’t get much better than this.
(Online, we’ve got video of a Goodall chimp rescue. Order the Education issue for the full interview.)
Photo: Prime Minister's Office.
Sometimes in life you have friends that are just no good for you. Canada, meet Australia. Try not to get into too much trouble together.
An oft forgotten element of the environmental movement is the fair treatment of animals. Luckily, we have crusaders like Jo-Anne McArthur speaking up where they cannot. Jo-Anne takes a moment to open up about her experiences in this exclusive interview (and photo gallery!).
22. Editors’ Choice
Former Editor-in-Chief Eric Rumble named The Cautionary Tale of Kalamazoo as his top story of the year. Memories fade quickly. Oil spill damage does not. See why one community is fighting to keep its tragedy from becoming just another in a long line of cautionary tales. Also included is a interactive map outlining all current and proposed pipelines across Canada. Take a second to see whether any of these buried giants pose a threat to your community.
23. Web Editor’s Winner
Web editor Laura McDonald loved reading long-time A\J blogger Stu Campana’s thoroughly enjoyable tale of an Arctic research trip, chasing his tent across the tundra, and how our increasing presence in the Arctic is threatening the local wildlife. Though our latest issue’s Secrets of the Salt Marsh is a strong contender in the same category.
24. Publisher’s Pick
Publisher and heart-and-soul of A\J Marcia Ruby easily chose the heart-rending Rage On, Sweet Romaine, a eulogy for one of Québec's last great rivers.
Bonus: Creative Director’s Top Photo
Our graphics guy, nik harron, says this photo from our piece on the race between conservation and exploitation in the Arctic of activists dressed as heads of state in papier-mâché heads floundering in a life raft is our strongest photo of the year. Definitely worth 1,000 words.
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