Jul 06, 2021 / Climate Change

Canadian governments have spent $23 billion on fossil fuel pipelines since 2018

In a climate emergency, how do you think the federal government should be using public dollars? Solar energy and battery storage come to mind….Read More


Jun 29, 2021 / Climate Change

Three reasons you - yes, you - should care about Canada setting a stronger climate target

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you for Canada’s upcoming Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) announcement? You know, that thrilling moment…Read More


Jun 25, 2021 / Movement Building

7 Fabulous Reasons Why We're Queer Environmentalists

Happy Pride month! This blog is by Allen B, Sarah B and Tim G – the queer staff at Environmental Defence – about the…Read More


Jun 24, 2021 / Climate Change

Big Oil can’t increase production and pretend it's part of the climate solution

There are an increasing number of companies and countries that are pledging to reach Net Zero carbon emissions–or carbon neutrality–by 2050. That was the…Read More


Jun 21, 2021 / Climate Change

A safe future for people and the the planet means immediately stopping fossil fuel expansion

In a remarkable new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that in order to limit warming to 1.5 degrees–the goal of the Paris…Read More


Jun 17, 2021 / Clean Beauty / Toxics

New study finds PFAS chemicals hiding in some “long-lasting” and “waterproof” makeup 

“Lipstick wearers may inadvertently eat several pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. But unlike food, chemicals in lipstick and other makeup products are almost…Read More


Jun 17, 2021 / Climate Change

Car Wars: SUVs vs EVs (A new hope?)

If you’re someone who gets charged up about electric vehicles (EVs), it’s an exciting time. It seems that a new announcement is made practically…Read More


Jun 14, 2021 / Climate Change

Scotiabank Doesn’t Just Fund Billions In Fossil Fuels – It Funds Anti-Climate Lobbying

Canada’s big five banks are deservedly feeling more heat lately about their funding of fossil fuels. They are among the worst in the world,…Read More


Jun 11, 2021 / Toxics

Toxic chemicals including PFAS and BPA found in a variety of Dollar Tree’s products

A new report showed that 60 per cent of products tested from Dollar Tree stores in the U.S. and Canada contained chemicals of high…Read More


Jun 07, 2021 / Safeguarding Freshwater

2021 Lake Erie algae bloom forecasted to be moderate this summer, but this is still cause for concern

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has now released its early season algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie and predicts a bloom that…Read More