CO2/ GHG emissions getting worse, faster
The increase is larger than the worst-case scenario expected by United Nations scientists when the 2008 IPCC report was issued.Continue reading the post titled CO2/ GHG emissions getting worse, faster
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.Continue reading 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."
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.Continue reading 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…Continue reading 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.Continue reading the post titled More thinking about Smith v Inco
Supreme Court of Canada eliminates “double jeopardy” for employers in human rights cases.
Sometimes we management-side labour/employment lawyers get a little discouraged by case law which can, on occasion, seem to favour employees. But once in a while there’s good news and it is particularly good when it comes from the Supreme Court of Canada. Last week, the SCC strongly reaffi…Continue reading the post titled Supreme Court of Canada eliminates “double jeopardy” for employers in human rights cases.
Lead: Another reason to worry about car races
Exposure to lead from competition vehicle emissions is a health concern for people who live near and/or attend races.Continue reading the post titled Lead: Another reason to worry about car races
Big odour fine
Halton Recycling Ltd. is an organic waste recycler that was the subject of a large number of odour complaints. It was charged with two counts of discharging odour into the environment which adversely affected its neighbours. The company was also charged with failing to have all recyclables b…Continue reading the post titled Big odour fine
A fun thing to do- and useful
This is the last week to vote in the first round of the ClimateSpark contest for the best environmental/ climate change social projects in Toronto. This important local initiative will distribute over $50,000 in prizes, and there are lots of intriguing candidates, including several that I…Continue reading the post titled A fun thing to do- and useful