Jul 04, 2014 / Clean Economy

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


Jun 26, 2014 / Clean Economy

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


Jun 26, 2014 / Toxics

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


Jun 26, 2014 / Toxics

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


Jun 23, 2014 / Clean Economy

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


Jun 21, 2014 / Clean Economy

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


Jun 20, 2014 / Toxics

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


Jun 19, 2014 / Clean Economy

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


Jun 18, 2014 / Livable Communities

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


Jun 18, 2014 / Clean Economy

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