Cancun and Wikileaks?
The Cancun negotiators declared victory and went home without accomplishing much. I agree with Thomas Friedman: US dependence on Middle Eastern oil is fundamental to its loss of power around the world. It is also a key factor in US’ unwillingness to lead on climate change. And if the w…View the post titled Cancun and Wikileaks?
Kent Breeze wind appeal update
Several appeals have now been launched to the Environmental Review Tribunal by opponents of the Kent Breeze wind farm, which recently received a renewable energy approval from the Ministry of the Environment. Last week, we wrote about the relatively modest appeal launched by Mr. Wachsmuth…View the post titled Kent Breeze wind appeal update
Who owns the clouds?
Who owns the water in the clouds? Climate change is expected to intensify competition for water resources of all kinds, including precipitation that can be created by cloud seeding. Colorado has regulated weather modification since 1963, declaring that water in the clouds above the status p…View the post titled Who owns the clouds?
Social media, pollution and enforcement
I think it is fascinating how environmental groups are using electronic media to name and shame polluters that governments have chosen not to rein in.View the post titled Social media, pollution and enforcement
The Rise And Fall Of Chadha v Bayer
Introduction Although numerous price-fixing conspiracy class actions have been commenced in Canada, only a relatively small number have proceeded to a contested certification motion. For those that have proceeded to a contested certification, one of the main challenges for plaintiffs has be…View the post titled The Rise And Fall Of Chadha v Bayer
Climate change and wilful ignorance
Israel is burning, in record heat and drought. The Hudson Bay polar bears are in trouble, and may lose all of this year’s cubs. 2010 is “almost certain” to be the third warmest year on record since 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organization. The Arctic ice is …View the post titled Climate change and wilful ignorance
Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act passed
Bill 72 received Royal Assent this week. The new Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act is designed to: Promote better water technologies and practices; Create clean technology jobs Encourage conservation of Ontario water resources But not to promote privatization of water utilities.…View the post titled Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act passed
Wind Appeal launched
As predicted, the first major renewable (wind) energy approval has been appealed to the Environmental Review Tribunal. Notice of the appeal was posted on the EBR Registry. I was glad to see, though, that this applicant doesn’t allege human health impacts. Because of the relatively narr…View the post titled Wind Appeal launched
Taxonomy, Critical to Biodiversity. Really.
Taxonomy is the science that accurately identifies, classifies and documents plant and animal species. It provides the “language” through which we can study biodiversity. It’s an exciting time for taxonomy, as advances in computer technology and genetic techniques change the pace at which t…View the post titled Taxonomy, Critical to Biodiversity. Really.
Drinking water source protection update
The Clean Water Act source protection process is chugging ahead on schedule. All 38 Threat Assessment Reports are expected by the end of December 2010; 25 have already been submitted for MOE review and approval. All Source Protection Plans must be submitted by August 20, 2012, and could be i…View the post titled Drinking water source protection update
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