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2013-09-26  |  John Bennett

First, I want to thank you for signing our petition to #SaveTheBees. Over 4400 Canadians signed the petition, so know you are not alone in your concern. Please also know we are doing everything we can to raise public awareness - we won’t stop until we win a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

There is a lot to report as much has happened since Sierra Club Canada called for a ban in May.

The latest news flash is we’ve gone to court! On September 19th, Sierra Club Canada and others filed an objection to PMRA’s decision to re-license Clothianidin -- a neonicotinoid pesticide made by Bayer. We’re using a complex legal action in...

2013-09-12  |  Derek Leahy


There are alerts of a disaster occurring just north of Kingston along Unity Road. Local residents appear to have been overwhelmed by a terrible flood of tar sands oil!

All have been mutated into what can only be called… BITUMEN ZOMBIES!!

The playfully written fake emergency broadcast above is from the Kingston group decLINE 9 Cataraqui as part of their announcement for their 'Bitumen Zombie March' on July 27th of this year.

“We do try to use humour to engage people when we can,” says Aric McBay, a founding member of decLINE 9 Cataraqui.

decLINE 9 Cataraqui is one of the many groups that has emerged...

2013-09-09  |  John Bennett

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
United States of America

Dear President Obama,

We learned late Friday that Prime Minister Harper has written to you with an offer of reducing Tar Sands emissions in exchange for your approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Please know that the majority of Canadians support strong action on greenhouse gas emissions and want to prevent runaway climate change. Unfortunately, the Prime Minister represents the interests of multi-national oil companies, not Canadians.

In 2005, Canada had a solid (albeit, not perfect) climate change plan designed to meet our commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. Regulations were written and ready to go into effect on January 1, 2008. The plan was the result seven years of consultation with the provinces, industry, experts and environmental organizations, and included a cap on all industrial emissions (including...

2013-07-11  |  Webmaster

It's summer and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy Canada’s majestic parks and wilderness areas!

When I was a kid, I used get up early on Saturday mornings, pack a lunch and head to the creek! That was my wilderness area where I forded rivers, climbed trees & scaled cliffs. You see I was an explorer, or maybe that day I was a soldier or some other heroic figure I saw on TV the night before. Down by the creek I was free and could be anything I wanted for a few hours every Saturday…until they built the golf course, that is.

One fall day the Canadian Tire catalogue arrived in the mail. That was a big deal for me – I think I spent the next 3 days ogling through the product packed pages. I particularly remember circling backpacks in the catalogue hoping Mom or Dad would notice! After all, any real outdoor...

2013-06-10  |  Paul Beckwith

By Paul Beckwith

On March 23, 2013, I made the following prediction:

“For the record—I do not think that any sea ice will survive this summer. An event unprecedented in human history is today, this very moment, transpiring in the Arctic Ocean.

The cracks in the sea ice that I reported in my Sierra blog and elsewhere have spread. Worse news is at this very moment the entire sea ice sheet (or about 99 percent of it) covering the Arctic Ocean is on the move (clockwise), and the thin, weakened icecap has literally begun to tear apart.

This is abrupt climate change in real-time.

Humans have benefited greatly from a stable climate for the last 11,000 years (roughly...

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