Blogs

Dale Marshall from Environmental Defence introducing the exhibit
In our work to stop the proposed Energy East pipeline proposal, I find myself mired in details about spill rates, the properties of diluted bitumen,...

AUG
27
2015
Ontario is currently developing a climate strategy. The centrepiece of that strategy, the cap-and-trade program, has received a great deal of...

Erin Flanagan of Pembina Institute
Last month, the oil industry had a rather embarrassing stumble. A tar sands pipeline had one of the largest spills ever in Canada, spilling over 5...

AUG
12
2015
When you see a beach swimming advisory, it is often after a heavy rainfall or snowmelt. Stormwater (rain and melted snow) that runs off turf grass,...

AUG
05
2015

The Blue Flag flies west!

Posted by culicny in Blue Flag
Oceans, lakes, beaches, mountains –British Columbia has got it all! What the province doesn’t have yet, are any Blue Flags. But, not to...

This is a guest blog by Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs at Toronto Atmospheric Fund. Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) invests in urban...

A pipeline spill at Nexen Energy's Long Lake facility near Fort McMurray, Alta.
Last week, Canada had one of its largest oil spills ever. And this was from a brand-new, state–of-the-art pipeline owned by tar sands oil...

Last week, we posted a blog about the impacts that Canada geese can have on beaches. This is part 2, which explores solutions. Our Blue Flag program...

In the 1950s, when the car was king, car-dependent sprawl subdivisions sprang up across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. We’ve learned a lot since...

In North America too often we tend to think about farmland as development land in waiting. That’s not surprising given that traditionally, our...