A(nother) tough week for pipelines

Jul 16, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

It is not an easy time to be a pipeline proponent. Just a few short years ago most pipeline proposals were considered by some…Read More

Is a crisis needed to do better for the Great Lakes?

Jul 15, 2014 by Nancy Goucher ()

Categories: Great Lakes

Sometimes it takes a crisis, like the 2001 Walkerton tragedy that killed seven people, to wake people up to the need for change. But…Read More

New assessment of triclosan supports call for ban

Jul 14, 2014 by Maggie MacDonald ()

Categories: Toxics

When will Canada finally wash its hands of the nasty antibacterial chemical triclosan?   The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and Clean Production Action…Read More

(Still) Fuelling the Problem

Jul 11, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

Ending fossil fuel subsidies was one of the first climate campaigns I worked on. In 2009, it was one of the few places within…Read More

Life's a Beach Photo Contest

Jul 10, 2014 by Jen Mayville (Communications Manager)

Categories: Blue Flag

There is no better place to be on a hot, sunny summer day than at the beach. The beach is not only a great…Read More

Ontario moves to protect the pollinators, generating buzz

Jul 10, 2014 by Mariah Griffin Angus ()

Categories: Toxics

More and more articles are making it clear that bees around the world are in trouble. Luckily people are starting to take action to…Read More

Ontario is ready to get serious about climate change

Jul 08, 2014 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Last Thursday, with the speech from the throne, the 41st Parliament of Ontario officially opened. The speech from throne is typically wide ranging, and…Read More

Paying the ultimate price for tar sands expansion

Jul 08, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

Yesterday, a new study was published confirming the link between toxins from the tar sands and damages to human health. For years, First Nations…Read More

Breaking news: Canadians vastly overestimate the role of the tar sands in Canada’s economy

Jul 04, 2014 by Hannah McKinnon ()

Categories: Clean Economy

We’ve been having a lot of conversations lately about the role of the tar sands in Canada’s economy. We’ve chatted with friends, neighbours, and…Read More

Raising awareness in Halifax about toxic chemicals in every day products

Jun 26, 2014 by Outreach Team ()

Categories: Toxics

Hi, my name is Alysse. I am one of the members of the new Environmental Defence outreach team for the Toxics Program in Halifax,…Read More