11/11/11. Remembrance Day. Remember how lucky we are, and why, especially at 11 AM today. And as for the environmental impact of war, see Wikipedia, Lenntech, Sierra Club, Canadian Medical Association Journal, and Iraq war environmental impact assessment.View the post titled Remembrance Day
Chemicals in dry cleaned clothes
"So the sweater I get back from my dry cleaner - is it safe to put on?
Georgetown chemistry professor Paul Roepe: I don’t do it."
US EPA working on standards for gas fracking water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coal bed and shale formations (“fracking”).View the post titled US EPA working on standards for gas fracking water
Siskinds was presenting sponsor for London Health Sciences Foundation 24th annual Country Classic Auction held November 5th with more than 1,000 people in attendance.
A surprise appearance by the Barenaked Ladies delighted the crowd. For further information about the event click here:View the post titled Siskinds was presenting sponsor for London Health Sciences Foundation 24th annual Country Classic Auction held November 5th with more than 1,000 people in attendance.
Farmer goes to jail
John Boonstra, a cattle farmer in Smithers, British Columbia, was sentenced on October 11, 2011, to three days jail time, one day for each charge under section 79.6 of the Fisheries Act.View the post titled Farmer goes to jail
Ontario flurry of convictions
In a typical year, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment launches about 150 to 175 prosecutions. About 75% of them are resolved by guilty pleas; about 5% are acquitted at trial; about 10% are convicted of something at trial; about 10% are withdrawn. Thus, we expect to hear about 12 or so c…View the post titled Ontario flurry of convictions
Consequences of Fukushima continue to grow
Excellent updates on the impact of the nuclear disaster are posted at http://fukushima.greenaction-japan.org/.View the post titled Consequences of Fukushima continue to grow
Lead from airplanes still widespread
In 2003, Friends of the Earth petitioned the US EPAto get lead out of aviation gasoline. While there had been much discussion about taking lead out of racing vehicle gasoline, aviation gasoline actually releases much more lead into the environment than racing.View the post titled Lead from airplanes still widespread
Michaud v Sun Corp
Michaud v. Sun Corp. is a civil action that has been commenced in the Ontario Superior Court by a neighbour of the Kent Breeze Wind Farm. Unlike the Hanna and Erickson cases, which unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the permitting of wind projects, the Michaud case seeks damages and an inju…View the post titled Michaud v Sun Corp
More thinking about Smith v Inco
We continue to mull over Smith v. Inco, and the major implications that has for virtually all cases involving Rylands v. Fletcher, and for a significant number of nuisance cases. Watch our video on the case, made in cooperation with Nimonik. Then please let us know what you think.View the post titled More thinking about Smith v Inco
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