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New laws would enable fish farms to dump more waste, chemicals

New laws would enable fish farms to dump more waste, chemicals

Proposed changes to aquaculture regulations would enable the dumping of debris by fish farms, such as unused feed, feces, chemicals and anti-fouling agents.


Ontario beekeepers sue pesticide makers for $450 million

Ontario beekeepers sue neonicotinoid pesticide makers for $450 million

A $450-million proposed class-action lawsuit has been filed against the producers of neonicotinoid pesticides on behalf of two large family-owned Ontario honey producers.


Melting sea ice a help and hindrance to Arctic drilling

Harper govt muzzles Arctic scientists from discussing polar ice melt

Canada's Arctic scientists have been muzzled by the Harper government from discussing record polar ice melt with the public, documents reveal.



Petronas seeks federal tax handouts for BC LNG

Petronas seeks billions in federal tax handouts for BC LNG

Malaysia’s Petronas is seeking billions in tax relief from the federal government in exchange for building an LNG terminal in Prince Rupert.


Consider the global impact of the oil sands

Debates over oil-sands obscure a broken policy process

Read this June 25th story by Wendy J. Palen, Thomas D. Sisk, Maureen E. Ryan, Joseph L. Árvai, Mark Jaccard, Anne K. Salomon, Thomas Homer-Dixon& Ken P. Lertzman in Nature on how debates over oil-sands infrastructure obsc...


First Nations fire back at Taseko CEO's insults

First Nation wins landmark legal victory

A landmark Supreme Court victory by the Tsilhqot'in First Nation over land rights could be a game-changer for resource development across the country.