Living Planet Report 201408 Oct, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

The Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our planet and the impact of human activity. Knowing we only have one planet, WWF believes that humanity can make better choices that translate into clear benefits for ecology, society and the economy today and in the long term.

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This latest edition of the Living Planet Report is not for the faint-hearted. One key point that jumps out is that the Living Planet Index (LPI), which measures more than 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, has declined by 52 per cent since 1970.

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Control-Act-Delete14 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

eSlums

Our electronics don’t have to land in an African slum.

The world is awash in electronic waste. With an ever-expanding market for electronic goods and continually shrinking product lifecycles, managing e-waste has become a global problem. In addition to the growing volumes of discarded computers, monitors, laptops, cellphones and other electronics in our landfills, e-waste often finds its way (by container ships) from places like Canada to places like Agbogbloshie, Ghana.

In Agbogbloshie, e-waste is gold. Literally. Precious metals removed from circuit boards become a source of income for many in the informal recycling trade. But the methods used to extract these valuable materials – including open-pit burning and acid baths – are crude. Workers are exposed to a toxic mix of heavy metals, brominated flameretardants and a particularly carcinogenic class of chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Many e-waste collectors suffer a range of health effects from injuries to premature death, while nearby communities face serious chronic disease and longterm environmental degradation.

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Oil and Water Don't Mix14 Jul, 2014 | Posted by: cnhe

BC Coast

BC-based filmmaker Richard Boyce’s Coastal Tar Sands explores the areas Enbridge's supertankers will navigate, loaded with oil from the Northern Gateway pipeline.

Filmmaker, activist and coastal BC native Richard Boyce has spent the past year looking at Canada’s West Coast through the lens of Enbridge’s highly controversial Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. He takes viewers on a journey along the Inner Passage, a shipping route for oceangoing vessels where a landmark proposal could see oil tankers move highly toxic diluted bitumen from Kitimat, BC – the pipeline’s terminus – to foreign markets overseas.

Boyce’s six-part video series, Coastal Tar Sands, is as scenic as it is informative. His plan is to release a feature-length documentary that will act as a retort to the proposal’s approval earlier this week.

Boyce’s knowledge of and passion for the wellbeing of BC’s environmentally sensitive central coast is obvious, and Coastal Tar Sands offers some of the most comprehensive first-hand reporting available on the subject of Northern Gateway.


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COASTAL TAR SANDS VIDEO PART 1



COASTAL TAR SANDS VIDEO PART 2



COASTAL TAR SANDS VIDEO PART 3



COASTAL TAR SANDS VIDEO PART 4



COASTAL TAR SANDS VIDEO PART 5



COASTAL TAR SANDS VIDEO PART 6





Stop the Energy East Pipeline!02 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: cnhe

READ, SIGN, SHARE!!!! Stop the Energy East Pipeline! PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

Stop the Energy East Pipeline!

TransCanada Corp. is applying to convert and extend a pipeline to transport tar sands crude from Empress, Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick. The “Energy East” pipeline is expected to carry up to 850,000 barrels of crude per day, including diluted bitumen, through Canadian communities and sensitive ecosystems and waterways. As shown by tar sands pipeline ruptures in Mayflower, Arkansas and in the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, a pipeline spill would have devastating impacts on land and water and endanger people’s health. This pipeline would also encourage expansion in the tar sands, Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions, and the crude would be available to the highest bidders including larger, international markets.

Sign the Petition at: http://www.canadians.org/pipelines/stop-energy-east-pipeline

“Chemtrails” — How They Affect You and What You Can Do02 Aug, 2013 | Posted by: cnhe

Have you noticed more planes flying overhead in your community that leave trails behind them in the sky? Apparently these patterns are the result of “weather modification” programs — also referred to as “solar radiation management” or “chemtrails”. The international program involves spraying aluminum, barium, strontium and other toxic chemicals from airplanes at high altitudes that then fall to the ground, ending up in our bodies, our water, our soil and the air we breathe.

To learn more about what’s happening and what we can do to stop it, watch this video with THRIVE Producer, Director and Co-Writer, Kimberly Carter Gamble, and please share this news with your friends and family:



Learn more at:

http://www.thrivemovement.com/chemtrails-how-they-affect-you-and-what-you-can-do



Canada needs a Climate & Energy Strategy23 Jul, 2013 | Posted by: cnhe

The verdict is in! According to a poll released today Canadians strongly believe our country needs a climate and energy strategy to plan our nation's energy future.

Canada Needs an Energy Plan

Poll respondents also identified the following as "top" or "high" priorities:
- Creating more jobs in clean energy — 73%

- Reducing Canada's carbon pollution to slow down climate change — 67%

- Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal — 61%

In contrast, only 31% of those surveyed placed a priority on "exporting more of Canada's oil and gas resources."

Based on a Harris-Decima Poll: http://bit.ly/1aH5Hr1

On behalf of Clean Energy Canada