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

Blue Flag / Jun 19, 2014

A look back – raising the Blue Flag in Toronto for the first time

More than a decade ago, while on vacation with his family in Ireland, the General Manager of Toronto Water spotted Blue Flags flying at beaches…Read More

Clean Economy / Jun 18, 2014

Northern Gateway will not be built. Not now. Not ever.

Yesterday, the federal government announced its approval of  Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline (with 209 conditions suggested by the Joint Review Panel). The…Read More

Livable Communities / Jun 18, 2014

Let’s toast Ontario Craft Beer Week!

When people think of going local, often we think of buying local fruits and veggies. But don’t forget about going local when picking that…Read More

Clean Economy / Jun 13, 2014

Happy Global Wind Day!

The energy, my friend, is blowing in the wind. This Sunday June 15th is Global Wind Day, a worldwide event to celebrate wind power’s…Read More

30 Years of Inspiring Change

Robert Davies is the President and Chair of the Board of Directors for Environmental Defence. In addition to the many years of commitment and…Read More

Clean Economy / Jun 12, 2014

Left behind: U.S. coal regulations widen the gap between Canadian and U.S. climate action

With last week’s game-changing coal regulations from President Obama, Canada fell even further behind when it comes to keeping up with our southern neighbours…Read More