Indigenous Environmental Network tar sands campaign continues

An Interview with Ben Powless (9:25) By MarkEarthGauge Ben Powless I recently had the opportunity to interview Ben Powless, a young Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario. Ben is a  member of the Indigenous Environmental Network and a Founder of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition. Among other causes, he has been very active in the IEN’s tar sands campaign.   He also sits on the board of the ... [click title to continue]

Harper’s record on climate change

The Government of Canada's record on climate change (2006-present)Climate Action Network CanadaNews Release March 25,2011 The current government has taken a reckless approach to one of the greatest challenges of our time. Despite the fact that the impacts of climate change have become increasingly obvious, the government has failed to take this crisis seriously. What follows lays out the government's ... [click title to continue]

Surprise, Surprise: The Koch Brothers Have their Dirty Hands All Over the Tar Sands

Written by Mike GThe UnderstoryMarch 25, 2011The secretive Koch Brothers — two billionaire oilmen who own Wichita, KS-based Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the US — have been getting a lot of attention lately. And I’m willing to bet they’re not too happy about any of it. The latest revelation is that Koch interests process a quarter of the climate-destroying tar ... [click title to continue]

An interview with Naomi Klein

Rob HopkinsTransition Culture 23 Mar 2011 At the end of Naomi Klein’s two-day visit to Totnes, which included a talk (film of which is still to come) and meetings with many of the key players in Transition Town Totnes, I managed to grab an hour with her for an interview. Here, in two parts, is the discussion we had. You’ve spent two days here in Totnes and met lots of people, and I wondered what ... [click title to continue]

Kochs Profit from Canadian Eco-Nightmare

By Geoff DembickiTheTyee.caMarch 22, 2011What do Tea Party rallies, Republican victories, climate-change deniers, Wisconsin's anti-union push, and attacks on a cap-and-trade market for carbon emissions have in common?They're all fueled in part by profits derived from Alberta, Canada's oil sands.Those profits, flowing to a single company, are helping bankroll a libertarian offensive many observers think ... [click title to continue]

Leading climate change and energy experts respond to the 2011 Federal Budget

David Suzuki Foundation March 22, 2011Leading climate change and energy experts from diverse organizations in Canada have responded to the 2011 federal budget as follows:"This budget fails to eliminate over a billion dollars in handouts to big oil. At the present rate ($15 million this year and $30 million next year) the $1.4 billion in subsidies will end in 2109! It seems like year after year, ... [click title to continue]

Protect the Great Lakes as a Commons, says Council of Canadians

Council of CanadiansMarch 22, 2001World Water DayAs the federal government prepares to introduce its budget, the Council of Canadians is calling for the allocation of significant resources to protecting the Great Lakes as a Commons, a Public Trust and a Protected Bioregion. The Council of Canadians outlines how and why to do this in a new report today entitled Our Great Lakes Commons: A People’s ... [click title to continue]

‘The Nature of Things’ milestone: the origin of the series dates back 50 years

By Cassandra SzklarskiThe Canadian Press03/21/2011 TORONTO - The impending arrival of a milestone birthday has put David Suzuki in a reflective mood.And for "The Nature of Things" host, who made his name as a geneticist before heading into broadcasting, there's no point in sugar-coating it."I'm in the death zone," Suzuki said late last year when discussing his 75th birthday, which arrives Thursday."I'm ... [click title to continue]

Big Differences In Public Opinion of Climate Change In Canada And The U.S.

T.J. 20 March 2011A fresh public survey and a new report [PDF] from the The Public Policy Forum and Sustainable Prosperity, confirms that a wide gap exists between Canadian and American perceptions of climate change.In the fall of 2008, nearly three-quarters of Americans accepted the reality of global warming and for a time, it seemed that American and Canadians views of climate ... [click title to continue]