Heroes

Journeying Farther

I’m an undergraduate student rapidly nearing the end of my degree, which is a terrifying and exhilarating realization. In just a few months, I’ll have to start applying to grad schools if I decide that’s the right path for me… but how do I make that decision? How do I […]

In Memory of David Schindler

On March 4th, 2021, Canada lost one of its most influential environmental scientists, David Schindler. Schindler was a champion of freshwater science, and a leading environmental advocate and conservationist. His research focused on freshwater ecosystems and water contaminants from industry development. Schindler achieved many accomplishments in his 50+ year career. […]

Reflections on Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts, a hero to many in Canada’s food-security movements and the broader environmental community, passed away on January 20, 2021 after a hard-fought battle with an aggressive form of leukemia. He was 76. Wayne is survived by his wife and collaborator, Dr. Lori Stahlbrand, and children, Anika Roberts-Stahlbrand and Jaime Kirzner-Roberts. […]

Free the Arctic 30

What We Can Learn From the Arctic 30 Saga

As head of media for Greenpeace International, British author Ben Stewart played a critical role in the saga of the Arctic 30, the Greenpeace activists who were charged with piracy and imprisoned for protesting oil drilling in the Russian Arctic by state-owned company Gazprom. He oversaw the massive global campaign […]

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg: The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic Thirty

Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg: The Extraordinary Story of the Arctic Thirty

The rapidly melting Arctic should not be seen as an invitation to drill for oil, says Greenpeace, the protagonist of this gripping and timely book. Between extreme conditions and low safety standards, an Arctic oil spill is an epic ecological disaster just waiting to happen. A paucity of roads, ports […]

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Pope Points the Way

On June 18, Pope Francis released a 180-page encyclical letter on the environment, addressed to every person on the planet. He covers a lot of ground: pollution, our throwaway culture, the breakdown of society. Here are the passages that particularly resonate with A\J.