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Published on: 21 Jun 2013 By

A new Northwest Territories Wildlife Act worth learning about

In honour of National Indigenous People’s Day, here’s a quick look at the Northwest Territories’ proposed innovative Wildlife Act, developed jointly with First Nations communities and governments. Wildlife management in the North is inextricably tied to aboriginal rights an…

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Published on: 19 Jun 2013 By

How many more people will pack into the Golden Horseshoe?

Ontario has adopted the latest update of its Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan, from now until 2041. The Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of the fastest growing regions in North America. By 2031, the population of this area is forecast to grow by an additional 3.7 million (from 2001) to 11…

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Published on: 14 Jun 2013 By

Oil Sands tailings pond management not meeting environmental targets

The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board has released its 2012 Tailings Management Assessment Report, Oil Sands Mining Industry. It concludes: 6 Conclusions Industry performance over the 2010/2012 reporting period has not met the original expectations of Directive 074. However, the ER…

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Published on: 13 Jun 2013 By

Household chemical exposure warning for pregnant women

The United Kingdom’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have released a position paper, recommending that pregnant women be advised about potential risks from daily life chemical exposures, including personal care and household chemicals. The paper, Chemical Exposures Dur…

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Published on: 12 Jun 2013 By

Northern Gateway pipeline doomed by BC and aboriginal opposition?

For an interesting take on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, and the likely impact of the British Columbia government’s public rejection of the proposal, check out the excellent US environmental news program, Living on Earth. Like many other observers, Living on Earth concludes t…

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