2014 Annual Report: Celebrating 30 Years of Action

This past year was a busy one at Environmental Defence. We hosted a celebration of closing polluting coal plants with Al Gore, hosted a…Read More


YRE News / Nov 11, 2014

Recap of Day 1 of a Young Reporter's Assignment in Japan

This is a guest blog by Becca Williams, an arts undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia with a passion for storytelling and…Read More


YRE News / Nov 06, 2014

A Canadian Young Reporter receives an incredible assignment in Japan

This is a guest blog by Becca Williams, an arts undergraduate student at the University of British Columbia with a passion for storytelling and…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 06, 2014

Energy East mega-pipeline could bring oil spills to a river near you

TransCanada just filed an application for the largest, longest tar sands pipeline in the world. If built, the project would carry 1.1 million barrels…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 06, 2014

Survey Says... wind farms don’t hurt people’s health. But some people find them annoying.

We now have another study that confirms that there are no health impacts associated with living near wind farms. The study, conducted by Health…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 05, 2014

Investing in the dirtiest, most expensive oil carries financial risks

Lately, we’ve been hearing more and more about the risky nature of investing in the tar sands. That’s not surprising given how expensive it…Read More


Great Lakes / Nov 05, 2014

Ontario introduces stronger protection against invasive species

Anyone who’s grown up around the Great Lakes knows the impact invasive species like Purple Loosetrife, the Zebra Mussel, and the Sea Lamprey have…Read More


Clean Economy / Nov 03, 2014

New scientific report on climate change: Hard to believe it made me feel hopeful

The world’s leading authority on climate change just released its scientific assessment of global climate change. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…Read More


YRE News / Oct 30, 2014

Canadian youth on international litter less assignment in Portugal

Greetings from beautiful Cascais, Portugal! I have traveled to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean with 10 Canadian students, who are in Grade…Read More


Clean Economy / Oct 29, 2014

Why is TransCanada misleading Canadians on Energy East?

TransCanada has been using inaccurate and outdated information to promote its Energy East pipeline and tanker scheme. As TransCanada prepares to apply to the…Read More