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In 1997, Canada restricted import and transfer of the gasoline additive MMT because it was a suspected neurotoxin that had already been banned in Europe. Ethyl Corp., the U.S....
With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home—especially in Alberta, where...
It sometimes seems people in the mining and fossil fuel industries—along with their government promoters—don’t believe in the future. What else could explain the mad rush to...
Abundant, cheap fossil fuels have driven explosive technological, industrial and economic expansion for more than a century. The pervasive infrastructure developed to accommodate...
I recently travelled across Canada with David Suzuki Foundation staff, from St. John’s to Victoria and up to Yellowknife, joined by friends and allies along the way. Besides our...
There’s no free ride when it comes to generating energy. Even the cleanest sources have environmental consequences. Materials for all power-generating facilities have to be...
Canada’s newest “national park” is a vibrant patchwork of green space meandering through dynamic downtown neighbourhoods in one of Canada’s densest metropolises, along the former...
Canada is among the world’s wealthiest nations, but our wealth is not equitably distributed. Many communities, particularly northern and Aboriginal, suffer from poor access to...
Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural world. Their...
It’s become a cliché to say that out of crisis comes opportunity. But there’s no denying that when faced with crises, we have choices. The opportunity depends on what we decide to...

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