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Ottawa removing North Pacific humpback whales from list of ‘threatened’ species

The Harper government is downgrading the protection of the North Pacific humpback whale despite objections from a clear majority of groups that were consulted.

Critics say the whales could face greater danger if two major oilsands pipeline projects get the go-ahead, since both would result in a sharp increase in movement of large vessels on the West Coast that occasionally collide with, and kill, whales like the humpback. 190 more words

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Keystone XL pipeline decision not expected this year, following new delay

The Canadian government demanded an answer immediately on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. It has now received a reply from the United States government that amounts to: Maybe next year. 228 more words

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Earth Day 2014: Tips on Becoming More Environmentally Friendly

Earth Day 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the annual event and will see over a billion people worldwide celebrating the day of action.

This year’s Earth Day focuses on green cities… 514 more words

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Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

More than a billion people around the world will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2014—the 44th anniversary of the annual day of action.

Earth Day began in 1970, when 20 million people across the United States—that’s one in ten—rallied for increased protection of the… 297 more words

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Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida. 313 more words

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The Town of Whitby Celebrates Earth Week 2014...

SGC Admin: Please view the following Whitby locations for participation in local Earth Week events. 

Pitch in Brooklin:

  • Date: Saturday April 26 2014:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am…
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Events: Present And Upcoming

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he’s come up with a few dozen of his own. 284 more words

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