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Statement- Oscar winner Emma Thompson supports Nunavut fight against Arctic oil exploration

22 June 2015 (Toronto) — Actor, writer and long-time humanitarian Emma Thompson has added her name to the Clyde River Solidarity Statement, a list of over 40 individuals and organizations supporting Inuit rights and Clyde River’s legal challenge of a National Energy Board decision to allow seismic blasting in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. This […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2015348 Views

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WWF-Canada statement on the federal government bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park

Toronto, June 18, 2015 – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has announced the introduction of a bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park under the Canada National Parks Act. Qausuittuq, Inuktitut for “place where the sun doesn’t rise,” is on Bathurst Island in Canada’s High Arctic, part of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 2015360 Views

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Raising the Grade on Outdoor Nature Play and Learning

June 17, 2015 CWF and Partners Make Connecting Kids with Nature a Priority June 17, 2015 (Ottawa) – The recent ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth gave a D- grade on physical engagement and encourages more outdoor play for Canadian youth.  At the Canadian Wildlife Federation, the core value of active outdoor experiential […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2015356 Views

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Minister Shea Announces Second Round of Funding for Contaminants Research Projects

Call for Proposals Posted on Departmental Website June 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced a second round of funding for contaminants research projects. Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s National Contaminants Advisory Group posted a Call for Proposals seeking projects by Canadian researchers on the biological effects […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015464 Views

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Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Protect High-Arctic Treasure on Bathurst Island

June 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Parks Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, yesterday announced the introduction of a Bill to establish Qausuittuq National Park under the Canada National Parks Act. The Bill is a step towards creating Qausuittuq as Canada’s 45th national park and takes […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2015452 Views

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Over 100 Leading Scientists Call for a Moratorium on New Oil Sands Development

Consensus statement says the science is clear: there can be no more oil sands development if we are to solve the global climate crisis June 10, 2015, Ottawa – Today more than 100 prominent scientists from across North America, including climate scientists, economists, geophysicists, and biologists, released a consensus statement entitled “Ten Reasons for a […]

by aanationtalk on June 11, 2015330 Views

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Minister Aglukkaq travels to the United States to highlight Canada’s world-class polar bear conservation

Canada’s management system considers both science and Aboriginal traditional knowledge June 10, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment Canada On June 11-12, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, along with Canadian Inuit representatives will meet with their United States […]

by aanationtalk on June 11, 2015353 Views

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Media Advisory – More than 100 Leading North American Scientists To Announce Consensus Position on Oil Sands

OTTAWA, June 8, 2015  – Scientists, who include 12 Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, 22 Members of the US National Academy of Science, 5 Recipients of the Order of Canada, and a Nobel Prize winner, to release a consensus position on oil sands and new web site with supporting information. What: Telephone Press […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015444 Views

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Harper Government continues to make progress on protecting and restoring Great Lakes water quality

June 5, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment Canada Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced funding to support environmental clean-up projects in the Great Lakes. The Government of Canada’s Great Lakes Sustainability Fund is contributing more than […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015444 Views

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Deep Geologic Repository Project – Public Comment Period

June 3, 2015 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is undertaking a public comment period for the last phase of the environmental assessment process for the proposed Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste in Ontario. The Agency invites Aboriginal groups, members of the public and registered participants of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2015447 Views

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