Clean Economy / Jul 08, 2014

Paying the ultimate price for tar sands expansion

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

Clean Economy / Jul 08, 2014

Ontario is ready to get serious about climate change

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

Clean Economy / Jul 04, 2014

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

Clean Economy / Jun 26, 2014

A quiet release of some big climate news

Just the other day a major report found its way on to the Natural Resources Canada website with no fanfare. The topic? Climate change…Read More

Toxics / Jun 26, 2014

Tip of the Month: Be sun safe without the toxics this summer

It’s summer time and the living’s easy. After a long, gloomy winter, many of us are eager to get outside and enjoy the sun….Read More

Toxics / Jun 26, 2014

Raising awareness in Halifax about toxic chemicals in every day products

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

Clean Economy / Jun 23, 2014

Putting a face on the risks of Energy East

It’s one thing to talk about how the Energy East tar sands pipeline would put the drinking water, health, and environment of millions of…Read More

Clean Economy / Jun 21, 2014

When First Nations come First

Today (June 21) is National Aboriginal Day, coming just four days after the federal government’s endorsement of the Northern Gateway pipeline project. Besides being…Read More

Toxics / Jun 20, 2014

Major new study reveals maternal exposure to toxic chemicals

MIREC is a major Canadian study of maternal exposure to environmental contaminants. Yesterday, new results from the study were released, detailing findings on pregnant…Read More

Clean Economy / Jun 19, 2014

Photographing the places at risk from Energy East

A picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why I’m in beautiful St. Andrews, New Brunswick today. It’s the start of our project to…Read More