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Actions for Arctic Biodiversity

15 September 2015 Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. —– Actions for Biodiversity 2013-2021: implementing the recommendations of the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA), is the implementation plan for the Arctic Biodiversity […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 2015245 Views

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Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic (AACA)

14 September 2015 Arctic Council Working Groups ACAP, AMAP, CAFF and PAME are all meeting this week in Tromsø, Norway. To mark the occasion, we’re highlighting a series of projects from their portfolios. —– “Climate, environmental, and socio-economic drivers will interact and amplify the complexity of decision-making in an unpredictable and rapidly changing Arctic. Cumulative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015130 Views

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Grassy Narrows sues Ontario over mercury health threat from clearcut logging

Sept. 14, 2015 Grassy Narrows sues Ontario over mercury health threat from clearcut logging Ground breaking case invokes Charter to protect First Nation community from toxic harm Toronto – Today the Grassy Narrows First Nation is filing legal proceedings against Ontario asking the Divisional Court to overturn provincial plans for a decade of clearcut logging on Grassy […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015494 Views

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Inuit Welcome Confirmation by Leading Scientists that Trade Not Detrimental to Polar Bear

September 11, 2015 National Inuit Leader Terry Audla, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, commended a decision by the Animals Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that the current level of trade in polar bears is not detrimental to the survival of the species in the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2015263 Views

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High-profile actors, musicians, authors launch manifesto outlining bold climate and economic vision for Canada

Donald Sutherland, Naomi Klein, Leonard Cohen, Rachel McAdams, David Suzuki and many more issue Leap Manifesto calling on next government to transition Canada off fossil fuels September 11, 2015 (TORONTO) – Several musicians, directors, actors, authors, national and community leaders and dozens of organizations are launching the Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2015263 Views

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Will “butterflyways” save the monarch butterfly?

September 10, 2015 TORONTO — This week the David Suzuki Foundation launched an ambitious multi-year research project with University of Guelph researchers Tyler Flockhart and Ryan Norris that is expected to provide a roadmap for international efforts to bring back migratory monarch butterfly populations. Flockhart was recently awarded a prestigious Libre Ero Fellowship that allows […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2015159 Views

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International agreement reached on polar bear protection

Toronto, Sept. 3, 2015 – The first ever circumpolar action plan to protect polar bears was released yesterday during the Polar Bear Range States meeting in Ilulissat, Greenland. The five polar bear range states – Canada, Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Russia, and the United States – have committed to a 10-year plan that aims […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2015223 Views

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Report: Energy East at high risk of rupture due to shoddy safety record

September 2, 2015 OTTAWA – TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline would have a 15 per cent chance per year of rupturing, according to a new report by the Council of Canadians, Quantifying Risk: Calculating the probability of an Energy East pipeline rupture. The figure is based on the safety record of TransCanada over the last six […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2015165 Views

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Along the Pipeline – The faces of Energy East are coming to Ontario

Aug 31 2015 The faces of those in the pathway of the proposed Energy East pipeline are travelling through Ontario this fall In our work to stop the proposed Energy East pipeline proposal, I find myself mired in details about spill rates, the properties of diluted bitumen, climate impacts, and threatened water sources. In thinking […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015270 Views

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WWF-Canada urges Arctic GLACIER conference delegates to let northerners do the talking

Toronto, August 31, 2015 – Today, the U.S. Department of State is hosting international leaders in Anchorage, Alaska at the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Co-operation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER). Foreign ministers and high-level leaders from all eight Arctic nations will attend, along with representatives from countries and intergovernmental agencies with strong […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015136 Views

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