Red Lake Pipeline Blockade initiated in northern Minnesota

 On the Red Lake sovereign nation land located in what is today known as northern Minnesota, an occupation has started at a location above the Enbridge-owned pipeline built without permission of the Red Lake Nation in 1949 (hashtag #RLblockade). Already a...

Chief Spence takes fight against C-45 to the United Nations

 By Brent Patterson, Friday, February 22nd, 2013 The Attawapiskat First Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council have sought the support of the United Nations to stop C-38 and C-45. They state that the Harper government failed in their Duty to Consult...

Navajo tribe considers extending Navajo Generating Station lease

 By Jenny Kane jkane@daily-times.com FARMINGTON — Companies leasing the Navajo Generating Station are volunteering to pay an increase of more than $40 million dollars annually to the Navajo Nation.Even though the companies do not have to pay more according to the...

Fracking our Farms: A Tale of Five Farming Families

 By Alexis Baden-Mayer Their names are Carol, Steve & Jackie, Susan, Marilyn & Robert, and Christine. They share a bond. Two bonds, actually: They all own, or owned, farms. And those farms, along with their own health and the health of their farm animals,...

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

 By MICHAEL MOSS  New York Times On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were...

Supporters Of Keystone XL Outspend Opponents 35 To 1

 By Josh Israel on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm At least fifty oil companies, business trade associations, labor unions, and political groups with combined lobbying budgets of more than $178 million lobbied Washington in support of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline...

New study to examine health impact of Alberta oilsands

 By Marty Klinkenberg, Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – An independent study will soon be launched into the health effects of the oilsands on nearby communities. Partially funded by the provincial and federal governments, the study will be overseen by University...

Nationwide study casts a wide net over seafood fraud

  Mislabeled fish is flooding the marketplace and Americans may be swallowing it hook, line and sinker, according to a new study by an environmental activist group. A look at seafood sales across the country by ocean conservation group Oceana found that roughly...

TransCanada encouraged by eastern pipeline proposal

 By Lauren Krugel, THE CANADIAN PRESS February 13, 2013 CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. said Tuesday it aims to file a regulatory application for its eastbound pipeline proposal by year-end following “encouraging” feedback from potential customers. The Calgary-based...

Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces

 Thanks to high global oil prices, industry can afford the large amount of energy needed to extract the oil and turn it into a usable fuel. By Rachel Nuwer The average “energy returned on investment,” or EROI, for conventional oil is roughly 25:1. In...

At the Altar of the Dollar

 This song was written as a challenge to myself to do something about climate change. I hope it will inspire you to join us, the Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers. Help us pass national legislation that places a fee on the carbon in fossil fuels (a fee equal to...

Tar Sands Tailings Contaminate Alberta Groundwater

 The massive tailings ponds holding billions of litres of tar sands waste are leaking into Alberta’s groundwater, according to internal documents obtained by Postmedia’s Mike De Souza. An internal memorandum prepared for Natural Resources Minister Joe...

Don’t buy it, Canada has no credibility on climate

 Canada has a long history of failure on climate change. Failure to act at home and abroad have made Canada an international pariah when it comes to action on climate change. There is not a single federal regulation on the greenhouse gas pollution from Canada’s...

Winnemem Wintu Chief says Frankenfish must be stopped

 Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, said the Tribe strongly opposes the tentative approval of genetically engineered salmon by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Salmon is in our traditional stories, songs and...

The Tar Sands are Coming to Toronto

          Stop Line 9: Toronto – Click Here to Learn More and Be Informed!   Click here to download an information handout.   Enbridge has begun the process of reversing the direction of its pipeline (Line 9) between Sarnia and...