Seeking the Current

Arguments over resource extraction have become a cornerstone in energy expansion debates, and debates over projects such as the Northern Gateway and Keystone XL pipelines define how many such projects are stalled and sometimes thwarted. Unlike the famous pipelines, a publicized debate has never come to the defense of the […]

Illegal logging during Sochi Olympics road construction.

Sochi Olympics Going For Gold, But Not Green

When Russia bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, they committed to green building standards and a “zero waste” policy that promised not to add to landfills. The $51-billion Sochi Olympics – the most expensive in history – will truly have costly consequences to the environment. The area of […]

Ruptured pipeline responsible for Kalamazoo spill.

The Cautionary Tale of Kalamazoo

In the early hours of July 26, 2010, Sue Connolly bundled her children into the car and drove to the local daycare in Marshall, Michigan, like every other weekday. But on this morning, something was not quite right. “There was a very strong odor in the air. It just took […]

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Water and Agriculture in Canada: Towards Sustainable Management of Water Resources

Whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting, or so the old saying goes. There’s no way of conveying the importance of water to agriculture more concisely. Water management is highly divisive and fraught with winners and losers. Given the contentiousness of managing this critical resource, the Hon. Gerry Ritz, federal […]

Margaret Clegg, Toll Bar Village near Doncaster, UK  (from Drowning World series

Carbon 14: Climate is Culture

The Cape Farewell Foundation has an ambitious mission: to bring artists and scientists together to explore the impact and future of climate change. Just as ambitious is the wide-ranging exhibition curated by David Buckland and Claire L. Sykes and headquartered at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Centre for Contemporary Culture until […]

Whooping Cranes in captivity at the International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, WI.

The International Crane Foundation Celebrates 40 Years of Conservation Progress

2013 marked an important anniversary for the International Crane Foundation. Over the past 40 years, its dedicated efforts to protect cranes and the habitats they share with other wildlife have been rewarded with remarkable results and have made ICF one of the world’s foremost conservation organizations.

Volunteers release puffin fledglings off the coast of Newfoundland.

Puffin Protectors

Witless Bay Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland is home to North America’s largest breeding colony of Atlantic puffins, hosting over 260,000 pairs each summer. While the reserve’s islands provide a safe haven, fledglings are drawn towards the artificial lights of coastal communities where they encounter nighttime hazards like traffic and cats. […]