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January 9, 2018 | Toronto Star | Op-ed | The Star Editorial Board
As the year turns and the federal government begins to prepare its next budget, Bill Morneau will inevitably be inundated with competing pleas from every corner. The compelling letter signed by 116...
January 8, 2018 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Gloria Galloway
More than 100 MPs and senators have signed a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau asking for a historic expansion of Canada's protected land and marine areas to be financed with an investment of $...
December 30, 2017 | Waterloo Region Record | Op-ed | Dan Kraus
Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting North Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming. However, there were some positive areas over the past year.Here are 10...
December 7, 2017 | Globe and Mail | Published News | Peter Christie
This week was an affront to conservation not just in the United States but everywhere. Too bad Canada is in no position to play the critic. We should be.On Monday, Donald Trump shrank a vast...
September 13, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Emily Chung
Despite Canada's vast wilderness, populations of half its vertebrate species are shrinking, a new World Wildlife Fund report finds. And endangered species like woodland caribou and St. Lawrence...
September 2, 2017 | CBC News | Published News
Scientists in Texas are monitoring whooping cranes traditional wintering grounds, and how they may be affected by Hurricane Harvey.There are still only about 600 whooping cranes in the world, about...
August 8, 2017 | Earth & Space Science News | Published News | Jenny Lunn
What comes to mind if you’re asked to think of the natural landscapes of Canada? Chances are you will picture forest, endless forest. A wilderness landscape of lakes, rivers, and mountains covered in...
July 30, 2017 | Toronto Star | Published News | Ainslie Cruickshank
A battle is brewing just south of James Bay between Moose Cree First Nation and a resource company that wants to develop the world’s next niobium mine in the heart of its traditional territory.For...
July 2, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Blair Sanderson
After ruffling a few feathers, the grey jay will not be crowned Canada's national bird after all.The Royal Canadian Geographical Society had hatched a plan to have a national bird declared by the...
June 15, 2017 | CBC News | Published News | Bryce Hoye
The province has extended protections to a network of islands on Lake Winnipegosis that local First Nations have worried could be vulnerable to mining, but the fate of one island remains unclear....

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