Someone in the oil industry appears to be resorting to astroturfing to bolster support for the controversial proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Alberta down to Texas if approved by the Obama administration. The Rainforest Action Network thinks the American Petroleum Institute and its oil lobby allies are behind a slew of fake Twitter accounts designed to prop up public opinion about the pipeline.... Read more »
OTTAWA – The federal government should reverse its decision to save money by closing down 21 of 23 water monitoring stations in the north.
"The arctic water monitoring system is our early warning system. The data tell us what is happening with water quality and pollution. Knowing what's in the water can prevent Walkerton like tragedies. The Prime Minister is right that development leads to pollution, but with the information from water monitoring stations in the north we can develop plans to minimize those impacts on public health, wildlife and the environment," said John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada.
Monitoring stations regularly measure physicochemical parameters such as temperature, pH, alkalinity, major ions, nutrients and metals.
According to Environment Canada, water monitoring allows Canada to:... Read more »
Captain Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.
Get Tweeting on No Frack Fridays!
Tell our elected representatives in Atlantic Canada that hydraulic fracturing for unconventional natural gas is not what we want for our communities!
In order to get tweeting on No Frack Fridays, you need a twitter account (its free!), and know who your MLA, Ministers of Environment/Energy, and/or Premier are. On Fridays we are going to tweet away at our leaders and let them know some facts about fracking (or frackts!).
1. @______ (Address the tweet to the appropriate representative.)
2. Copy and paste one of these frackts in your tweet.
3. Add #nofrackfri and tweet away!... Read more »