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Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoids

This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.

Canada lags US in protecting endangered Sage-Grouse

In July, the US Fish and Wildlife Service launched a website to “communicate the breadth of the ongoing conservation actions underway to support Greater Sage-Grouse and the sage brush habitat the bird and 350 other species need.” The Greater Sage-Grouse website highlights work being done at the federal, state, NGO and individual level. Public affairs [...]

Minister receptive to Commissioner’s climate report

Ontario's Environmental Commissioner issued his annual Climate Change report last month, as usual scolding the provincial government for its inaction on both mitigation and adaptation. But this year, the report got an unusual reception: the new Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, attended the announcement, and seems to be receptive to its message. [...]

Court of Appeal stays Ostrander wind approval pending appeal to protect turtles

The Ontario Court of Appeal has stayed the Ostrander Point wind approval pending an appeal by the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. The Ostrander Point wind farm is the only one in Ontario whose Renewable Energy Approval (REA) has been overturned by the Environmental Review Tribunal. As for all other Ontario wind farms, the ERT rejected claims [...]

Retraction

Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) has brought to our attention that our earlier post regarding a proposed waste diversion plan for consumer batteries was inaccurate and so this post has been removed. Please visit the WDO website to read the correction: ISP Update - Call2Recycle.

Ecuador oil pollution claim can try again to collect from Chevron in Canada

Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers can try again to enforce a controversial $18 billion environmental damage award against Texaco (now merged with Chevron Corp., one of the world's largest corporations) in Canada. This is part of a worldwide legal battle between the villagers, seeking to collect the money and have the pollution cleaned up, and Chevron, which argues that [...]