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Taking Action against Bill C-51

As more than a thousand people converged on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday to condemn the federal government’s proposed anti-terror …

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What Happens When The World’s Biggest Solar Nation Gets Hit With A Solar Eclipse?

A total solar blackout is going to cause an unprecedented test of Germany’s electricity infrastructure.<p>On March 20, Europe will experience a total solar eclipse–the first in over a decade. It’s a highly anticipated event for stargazers. Germany’s utilities, however, aren’t so excited.<p>That’s because …

Top 10 Global Warming Lies That May Shock You

Global warming alarmists frequently make false and deplorable assertions (see, for example, my recent column debunking false claims that global warming is causing a decline in wheat production), but the Environmental Defense Fund’s recent fund-raising mailer, “10 Global Warming Effects That May …

Studio Gang is Transforming a Dirty Coal Power Plant Into a Green Arts College

Studio Gang Architects just unveiled plans to transform a decommissioned coal-burning power plant in Wisconsin into a clean green school. Beloit …

How To Engage And Win The Conversation About Climate And Energy

After a wave election for conservatives, it’s always a good idea for progressives to go back to the basics — like good, consistent messaging. …

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Is a (Mostly) Solar World Coming?

Recent gains in solar and wind energy are tremendously encouraging. In 2013 there were 40 gigawatts of new solar installed globally and for 2014 the …

#PicotheWeek: David Kilabuk snaps a stunning image of Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Share w/ fellow lovers-of-the-north! http://t.co/jTVX3dRO8M

Great Bear Rainforest deal hinges on First Nations

One of British Columbia's most remarkable collaborative creations, the Great Bear Rainforest, is close to becoming a reality after more than a decade of negotiations.<p>But the key architects of the deal say it is in danger of falling apart unless the provincial government addresses the needs of the …

Oshawa Remembrance Day Tree Planting Event

Plant a tree in honour of those who have served on November 8th –from 9am-12pm at Oshawa’s Lakefront West Park, 1221 Phillip Murray Ave. (across from …

National Geographic honours Gwaii Haanas

<i>Skidegate</i> – Gwaii Haanas has been selected as one of three finalists for a National Geographic Traveler World Legacy Award in the Sense of Place …

More bad news for bees: The new “F” word

(Credit: Rakib Hasan Sumon via Flickr)<p>Have you heard of flupyradifurone? Probably not, unless you work for the federal government agency poised to …

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

That Sinking Feeling (Infographic)

The month of May 2014 was packed with stark realizations about the state of our polar ice caps. The collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet is …

7 Reasons the People's Climate March Failed

“Tell me what democracy looks like.”<p>The first half of the crowd’s call and response grew louder each time it repeated, echoing off the midrise …

Incredible Breakthrough Could Boost Solar Power Efficiency to Almost 100%

Given all the ways in which humans are otherwise smarter and better educated than plants, you’d think we would have established a bit more of an …

Environmental Education Chart | A\J – Canada's Environmental Voice

Last year A\J produced its first at-a-glance guide to Canadian campus communities with environmental degree programs. We were motivated by the idea …

Ottawa’s silencing of scientists should end

The Conservative government only undermines itself by restricting the ability of federally employed scientists to communicate freely with the public and the media. It feeds suspicion, suggesting that Canada has something to hide, for example, on such controversial matters as the oil sands – wrongly …

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

If you're reading The Salt, it probably comes as no surprise to you that consumers increasingly want to make food choices based on not just their health, but their ethics. A growing number of groups are coming up with technological solutions to help them.<p>This week, the Environmental Working Group …

How to Be Eco-Friendly When You're Dead

Standard burial and cremation take tons of energy and resources. So what's the most environmentally sound way to deal with a dead person?<p>When Phil Olson was 20, he earned money in the family business by draining the blood from corpses. Using a long metal instrument, he sucked the fluid out of the …

TransCanada formally applies to NEB for Energy East pipeline approval

$12B project would take crude oil from Alberta across 6 provinces to processing on East Coast<p>TransCanada has officially filed for government approval …

New leopard frog species found in New York City

A brand-new species of frog has been discovered in the middle of America's largest metropolis, New York City.<p>Not only had the green, black-spotted …

Electric Vehicles Need More Study, Less Emotion

Our latest such shock came from last month’s cover story, <i>Unclean at Any Speed</i>, as evidenced in the astounding volume of comments it elicited. As …

Travel Through the Galápagos Islands via Google Street View

If you have no exciting vacation plans coming up, don't fret: Google Street View has you covered. It'll soon take you on a virtual journey through …