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Laurentian U: PermafrostNet aims to vault Canada to the forefront of permafrost research

Sept. 12, 2019 – After over two years of hard work, a team of climate researchers at Laurentian University are thrilled to announce that their network has been awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Over the next five years, NSERC will provide more than $5 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201952 Views

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Report reveals Trans Mountain Pipeline faces bigger construction challenges than federal government admits

Unceded Coast Salish Territory (VANCOUVER, BC) — A new investigative report titled “Trans Mountain Pipeline: The truth about construction” released today by international environmental organization Stand.earth reveals how the Canadian federal government faces bigger construction challenges than previously thought and calls into question the three-year construction timeline for the project. Read the report: https://www.stand.earth/sites/stand/files/Standearth-TransMountainPipelineConstructionReport-September2019-Final.pdf View […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201964 Views

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Application 1923891 Notice of Application – Aurora North Oil Sands Mine

Notice of Application OSCA Application 1923891 EPEA Application 051-00000026 Water Act Applications 013-00251073 and 013-00048398 Syncrude Canada Ltd. Aurora North Oil Sands Mine The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1923891, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 051-00000026, and Water Act applications 013-00251073 and 013-00048398 from Syncrude Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201927 Views

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Algonquin community calls for moose hunting moratorium in Quebec wildlife reserve – CBC

Algonquins of Barriere Lake say the moose population in the La Vérendrye Wildlife Reserve is in decline Sep 12, 2019 Concerned about the decline in moose throughout their traditional territory, members of the Algonquins of Barriere Lake have taken the issue into their own hands. Since the start of moose hunting season in the La […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201926 Views

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Salmon decline creating challenge for First Nations and ceremonies – APTN News

September 11, 2019 Salmon populations have been declining across British Columbia for years. But this year was one of the worsts. That is creating a challenge for First Nation communities that harvest salmon as a traditional food. lwilson@aptn.ca Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/09/11/salmon-decline-creating-challenge-for-first-nations-and-ceremonies/

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201924 Views

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Carry the Kettle man selected for Water Leadership Award – CBC

Deon Hassler, Indigenous veteran, former water operator, named 2019 winner of Water Leadership Award Sep 12, 2019 A First Nations veteran and former water operator from Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation is being recognized for his work in ensuring the community has access to clean and reliable drinking water. Deon Hassler shared his knowledge and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201921 Views

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Marten Falls Community Access Road Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada September 11, 2019 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada In accordance with the transitional provisions of the Impact Assessment Act, the project description provided under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, for the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road Project is deemed an acceptable initial project description. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201926 Views

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Webequie Supply Road Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada September 11, 2019 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada In accordance with the transitional provisions of the Impact Assessment Act, the project description provided under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, for the proposed Webequie Supply Road Project is deemed an acceptable initial project description. The proposed […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201926 Views

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Marine Spill Response Enhancements Moving Forward

Sep. 11, 2019 Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is resuming implementation of the Enhanced Response Regime described in our Project Application and included as part of CER Condition 133. This spill response enhancement program will see $150 million invested in new equipment and new response bases in the Salish Sea. The move triggers British Columbia’s largest-ever expansion of spill […]

by pnationtalk on September 11, 201919 Views

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Stewart Crossing, Ethel Lake residents on alert to evacuate due to wildfire – CBC

Sep 11, 2019 Crooked Creek fire roughly 12 km south of Stewart Crossing Residents of Stewart Crossing and Ethel Lake areas of central Yukon are on alert that they may need to evacuate their homes. An alert was issued at about 7 p.m. local time on Tuesday, due to a wildfire at Crooked Creek.At the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201926 Views

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Hunger strike ends but opposition to Trans Mountain pipeline remains intact – APTN News

September 10, 2019 The first meal Adrienne Rain Flinn-Neeposh had after a four day hunger strike to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was a cup of milk and a strawberry. “The first day is always the easiest but there’s lotss of smiles,” she said. “As it moves onto the second day you feel […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201921 Views

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Former water operator from Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation receives the 2019 National First Nations Water Leadership Award

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 10, 2019 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada First Nations people and organizations are leading efforts to ensure their communities enjoy the same access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water that everyone in Canada deserves. Today, Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan recognized the work done […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201936 Views

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Canada invests in conservation projects in Nunavut

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada News release September 10, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario Nature is all around us. It’s the air we breathe; the food we eat; and the water we drink. It’s our backyard, our workplace, and our home. In Canada, we have a quarter of the earth’s wetlands and boreal forests, one […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201929 Views

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Parks Canada announces Lake Louise Ski Area Long-Range Plan

From: Parks Canada September 6, 2019                      Lake Louise, Alberta               Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada is committed to protecting the environment and providing high-quality and meaningful visitor experiences, with ecological integrity as the first priority in decision making. Parks Canada is pleased to announce the approval of the Lake Louise Ski Area Long-Range Plan. The Long-Range […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201918 Views

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Application 1918034 Notice of Cancellation of Hearing: Imperial Oil Resources Limited – Cold Lake Expansion Project

Notice of Cancellation of Hearing Regulatory Appeal Proceeding ID 376 Imperial Oil Resources Limited Cold Lake Expansion Project The public hearing, scheduled to start on November 25, 2019, for regulatory appeals of the amendments to Environment Protection and Enhancement Act approval 73534-01-02 and Oil Sands Conservation Act approval 8558MM for the Cold Lake expansion project is cancelled. On August 26, […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201957 Views

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Update from PEI EMO on effects of Hurricane Dorian

September 09, 2019 Islanders are beginning to see the recovery efforts from government, community partners and Maritime Electric. Restoration efforts following Hurricane Dorian are well underway and will be ongoing for several days and weeks. There have been no known fatalities due to Hurricane Dorian. The safety and wellbeing of Islanders remains a top priority. […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201930 Views

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Grassy Mountain Coal Project – Public Comments Invited

September 9, 2019 – The Joint Review Panel for the Grassy Mountain Coal Project announces today the start of a comment period on the Ninth and Tenth Addenda to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by Benga Mining Limited as part of the environmental assessment of the project. Public Comment Period Indigenous groups, government bodies, the public and other […]

by pnationtalk on September 10, 201927 Views

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No food, no water: Indigenous protesters mount hunger strike against Trans Mountain – Vancouver Courier

Inspired by jailed demonstrators, TMX opponent prays on Burnaby Mountain September 9, 2019 Rain Flinn-Neeposh spent the weekend in silent, hungry prayer mere metres from the clamour of Trans Mountain excavators. The Abbotsford-based artist and student mounted a four-day hunger strike near the Watch House, which has stood over the controversial pipeline’s right-of-way on Burnaby […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201978 Views

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Assembly of First Nations declares ‘climate destruction’ the top concern for the federal election – OurWindsor.ca

OTTAWA—The Assembly of First Nations has declared “climate destruction” the most pressing concern in this fall’s federal election, as the organization urges Indigenous peoples to use their influence at the ballot box to push all parties to continue progress it has seen under the current Liberal government. Releasing the AFN’s election wish-list on Monday, National […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201979 Views

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‘I love turtles’: Alderville First Nation trying to save its best stewards of conservation – APTN News

September 8, 2019 A conservation program on the Alderville First Nation is hoping to save one of nature’s most vulnerable creatures, the turtle. “I love turtles, they’re perfect species a perfect animal as a steward for conservation,” said Kassie McKeown. “They clean the water they inhabit, they’re part of a larger ecosystem and they’re an […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201954 Views

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Transformative change underway at Fisheries and Oceans Canada to advance reconciliation

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada September 6, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario- The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is working to modernize and strengthen its structures in order to support Indigenous capacity building and support their […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201919 Views

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Government of Canada and Nunatsiavut Government working together to protect Northern Labrador Coast

From: Parks Canada Feasibility assessment launched for establishment of Indigenous Protected Area under Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act adjacent to Torngat Mountains National Park September 6, 2019 Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador Parks Canada Agency Northern Labrador has been an area of continuous human use and settlement for nearly 10,000 years. Labrador Inuit have been […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201936 Views

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Government of Canada invests in key coastal environmental research in Iqaluit, Nunavut

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada September 6, 2019 Iqaluit, Nunavut — Canada’s Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of countless Inuit communities. Protecting our coasts and marine habitats for future generations calls for long-term coastal environmental baseline data, which will allow us to identify changes in coastal ecosystems and the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201924 Views

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Statement of The Grand Council of The Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government on Amazon Forest Fire Disaster

Nemaska, Eeyou Istchee (September 5, 2019) –The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government joins the urgent calls from around the world to stop the fires devastating the forests of the Amazon and the Indigenous peoples who live there. The Cree Nation understands the catastrophic effect of forest destruction on Indigenous […]

by pnationtalk on September 6, 2019136 Views

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AER: Training Sessions for OneStop Public Lands Act Applications

As announced in Bulletin 2019-11, changes are being made to the application process for Public Lands Act applications. All submissions (new, amendments, renewals, regulatory temporary field authorizations, no entry cancellations, site entry notifications, plan replacements, digital plans, and shapefiles) for land use activities must be submitted through OneStop. To facilitate this change, the AER is offering training sessions […]

by pnationtalk on September 6, 201936 Views

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Balancing act: Majorities say both climate action, oil & gas growth should be top priorities for next government

September 5, 2019 – It is a debate often styled as “either or”. Either the federal government commits to policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions in order to meet international obligations to battle the effects of climate change or it focuses on growing Canada’s natural resource sector. But against the backdrop of a putative federal […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019104 Views

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To save our forests, give them back to the people they were stolen from – Qz.com

September 5, 2019 In case anyone has forgotten after the media frenzy of the past few weeks: The Amazon rainforest is still on fire. I had originally hoped to be writing this article about some of the optimistic takeaways from a recent article in Science magazine which laid out the potential benefits of planting large […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201955 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announce investments in wild salmon conservation, habitat restoration and research science projects throughout British Columbia

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada September 5, 2019 Vancouver, BC — Healthy wild fish stocks are vital to the economic prosperity and social fabric of British Columbia’s coastal communities, and are fundamental to the culture of many Indigenous communities. The focus on habitat restoration projects and research science is part of a broader approach to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201997 Views

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Input invited on Plastic Bag Reduction Act

Now that the Plastic Bag Reduction Act has been in place for several months, Islanders and businesses are invited to provide written comments and feedback online. The Act came into effect July 1, 2019, encouraging the switch from single-use checkout bags to reusable bags. The purpose of the Act is to reduce waste and environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201942 Views

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Canada, B.C. strengthen co-operation on impact assessments

Sept. 5, 2019 VICTORIA – Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and George Heyman, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, have signed a bilateral agreement to co-operate on project reviews under Canada’s new Impact Assessment Act and British Columbia’s new Environmental Assessment Act. The governments of Canada and British […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201924 Views

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Canada makes investment in protecting nature across Nova Scotia

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada September 5, 2019 – Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia Canadians cherish nature and depend on it for clean air and water, vibrant communities, and solutions to climate change. Home to the longest coastline in the world; one quarter of the earth’s wetlands and boreal forests; 20 percent of its fresh […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201942 Views

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Government of Canada protects new shoreline lands at Bruce Peninsula

From: Parks Canada Agreement to purchase new lands move Bruce Peninsula National Park closer to completion September 4, 2019 Tobermory, Ontario Parks Canada Agency Canada’s natural landscapes inspire pride from coast to coast to coast. Nature is important not only to our cultural identity, but also to our health and our communities. That’s why the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201923 Views

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Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment – Nunatsiaq News

“Project Reconciliation is presenting a progressive, constructive way forward that addresses both Indigenous and environmental concerns” Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has restarted following the reapproval of the project by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. Proponents of the pipeline, however, say it’s too early to celebrate because the pipeline continues to face environmental […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201924 Views

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Government of Canada supports four organizations to address sexual harassment in the workplace

September 4, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada Canadians have the right to a safe workplace with fair and respectful treatment. In order to maintain and create workplaces where individuals feel safe and can perform their jobs effectively, the Government of Canada has made it a priority to address sexual harassment in the workplace. […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201930 Views

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Canada funds 52 new projects to protect and recover species at risk

September 4, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario As human impact on the planet grows, we need to take action to protect the animals, plants, and places we love. This spring, the UN released a scientific report that shows a million species are at risk of extinction, many within decades. Since 2015, the Government of Canada has been […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201923 Views

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Environmental projects address climate change in Acadian Peninsula

September 04,  2019 SHIPPAGAN (GNB) – Climate change is the focus of several projects in the Acadian Peninsula region which are receiving support from the Environmental Trust Fund. This year the fund is investing about $2.5 million into more than 60 projects that focus on climate change, with more than $420,000 of this in the […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201930 Views

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Federal environment minister calls for new Northern Pulp review – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has asked for a new recommendation on whether Northern Pulp’s proposed effluent treatment plant should be forced to undergo a federal environmental assessment. The new recommendation will be made based upon the revised federal Impact Assessment Act that came into effect last week and, amongst other things, places more weight […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201930 Views

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The fish can’t get through’: Tsilhqot’in issues salmon closure notice after Big Bar landslide – CBC

Only 26 chinook have been spotted near spawning grounds along Chilko River, says fisheries manager Sep 03, 2019 The Tsilhqot’in National Government has issued a salmon closure notice effective immediately due to extremely low levels of sockeye, chinook and coho salmon in the Chilcotin, Chilko and Taseko rivers. At the beginning of August the Tsilhqoti’in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201920 Views

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Government of Canada partners with Quebec’s Indigenous communities in oceans protection initiatives

September 4, 2019                   Quebec City                  Transport Canada Indigenous coastal communities share ties to Canada’s oceans that span generations. They value them as a source of livelihood, food security, and transportation. The Oceans Protection Plan is providing Indigenous peoples with new opportunities to protect, preserve, and restore Canada’s oceans and sea routes. Today, Jean-Claude Poissant, Member […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201929 Views

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Colombia’s indigenous tribes share secrets to safeguard Amazon forest – National Post

LETICIA, Colombia, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sitting in a circle in a wooden shack on the outskirts of Leticia, the capital of Colombia’s Amazonas province, indigenous leaders savored powdered coca leaves and tobacco paste as part of an ancient ritual that connects them with their ancestors. The message passed down through their tribes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201916 Views

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Quebec Cree community bans plastic bags, Styrofoam – CBC

Chisasibi residents taking the ban in stride: official Sep 04, 2019 The James Bay Cree community of Chisasibi has become the first in Eeyou Istchee to ban plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam containers. Since Aug. 19, local food sellers and stores have not been allowed to use or sell Styrofoam products or distribute plastic bags. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201922 Views

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Ancient war trail destroyed by pipeline company, says Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief – APTN News

September 3, 2019 A pipeline company in B.C. has cleared an area of historical significance to the Wet’suwet’en Nation prior to completing mandatory provincial archaeological work near Kitimat. In a phone interview with APTN News, Na’Moks, the highest ranking chief of the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s Tsayu Clan, confirmed the ancient Kweese War Trail is located in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201945 Views

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The Government of Canada announces funding to support the protection and recovery of aquatic species at risk

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada September 3, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario – Over the past 50 years, the world’s wildlife populations have declined by 60%. In Canada, approximately 544 species have been identified as being at risk under the Species at Risk Act and the list is growing. The Government of Canada is committed to protecting […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201946 Views

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Sanikiluaq wins $5.5M to lay groundwork for protected area on Belcher Islands – CBC

Canadian Nature Challenge Fund grant will build multi-purpose research facility in southeast Hudson Bay Sep 03, 2019 A project to expand community-driven science and lay the groundwork for a protected conservation area on the Belcher Islands has won $5.5 million from the Canadian Nature Challenge Fund. The grant will fund a multi-purpose research facility and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201922 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard Inshore Rescue Boat crew completes summer season

From: Canadian Coast Guard September 3, 2019 Sarnia, Ontario — The Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut completed its second season of providing maritime search and rescue services on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The station opened for the first time in June 2018, as part of the government’s Oceans […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201915 Views

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Draft Yukon parks strategy open for comment

The Government of Yukon wants your input on a draft strategy for Yukon parks. The draft strategy outlines ways communities across Yukon can experience the benefits of parks, which include healthy land, healthy people, and a healthy economy. It lays out strategic actions under eight priorities from 2020 to 2030 that aim to sustainably deliver […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201948 Views

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Secretary-General Warns against Rapid, Unplanned Urbanization in Message to BRIDGE for Cities 4.0 Event

3 SEPTEMBER 2019 Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Kai Bethke, Director of External Relations, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), to a BRIDGE for Cities 4.0 event, held in Vienna on 3 and 4 September: I am pleased to greet BRIDGE for Cities 4.0. With 55 per cent of the global […]

by aanationtalk on September 3, 201959 Views

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CAP: Climate Disaster in South America Threatens Environmental and Indigenous Rights

September 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – In solidarity with the Indigenous people of South America, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is calling on Canada and Brazil to stop the devastating wildfires in the Amazon, and to respect the rights of Indigenous people in Brazil. The Amazon rainforest is a vital global carbon sink, a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201928 Views

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North Shore Quarry plan gets county approval over environmental concerns – ElliotLakeToday.com

For an environmental group, though not unexpected, it was a body blow to their efforts to preserve turtle habitat At last week’s meeting of the local Committee of Adjustment in Algoma Mills, the Council of the County of the North Shore voted 3 to 2 in favour of rezoning a piece of land from Restricted […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201920 Views

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Statement by Canada’s Catholic Sisters Regarding the Climate Emergency

September 1, 2019 Statement by Canada’s Catholic Sisters Regarding the  Climate Emergency On this World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, leaders of Canada’s 64 Congregations of Catholic Sisters are calling on the country’s politicians to respond to the climate emergency declared by Parliament by taking concrete steps to avert it. As Women Religious, caring […]

by pnationtalk on September 3, 201931 Views

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