On March 3 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference will take place in Bangkok, and all sides are gearing up for a battle that will define the way polar bear conservation issues are dealt with....
Bhutan, a small country bordering India and China, has decided to go completely organic in terms of farming. The country recently banned pesticides and herbicides and is using animal and farm waste as substitutes. In addition to its policy...
By Kristen Phoeniks and Natalie Guttormsson The approval process for "Phase Two" of Enbridge's Line 9 reversal project is currently under way. Phase Two runs from the Westover terminal, north of Hamilton, Ontario, to Montreal, Quebec. Part of the controversy...
How are you making a difference? This was one of the many topics covered during International Development Week (IDW), which ran from February 3 to 9. A national endeavour with events taking place in various provinces, International Development Week is...
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement being negotiated between Canada and the European Union is set to be one of the most ambitious trade endeavors undertaken by the Harper government. Until recently, negotiations have been predominately kept in private...
Anyone who has ever caught and gutted their own fish knows that the entire ordeal can be fairly messy. Even more untidy are the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public conversations taking place regarding the acceptance of...
The weather is a trivial subject that, at least twice a day, everybody acknowledges. In fact, if you ever talk to a stranger in a queue or on a bus, it is almost guaranteed that there will be a...
A CBC article regarding studies on the pollution of lakes up to 90 kilometers away from the Oil Sands includes the sentence, “The effect of the oil sands on the environment is highly controversial.” In reality, it shouldn’t be....
This April, the CRTC put out a call for public consultation surrounding wireless telephone (cell phone) policies due to the large influx of complaints from consumers in Canada receiving less than satisfactory cell phone service. More recently, the CRTC...
In 2008, the BC government put a moratorium on Shell’s coalbed methane gas drilling operations in the Sacred Headwaters. The decision was made to allow for studies to be conducted on the impacts of development on the waterways and...