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This Time It Is in My Backyard: Can I Practice What I Preach?

I’ve spent more than 25 years working on major extractive projects around the world, helping operators and planners to engage and collaborate with…
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SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs' new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24…
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Canadian Prime Minister’s Photo Gaffe Highlights Spotty Conservation Record

Using the wrong picture to go with an ad concerning wild salmon habitat restoration shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? If…
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Dissecting the Farm-to-Table Fable

To hear some farmers tell it, the farm-to-table concept doesn't work. There's too much opportunity for restaurants to build on hype, and too…
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Canadian Oil Sands: Lesser of Several Evils?

If Canada wants the oil sands industry to develop and thrive, and produce the economic value and benefits we all need, then we…
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The Rise of the For-Profit, Socially-Responsible Corporation in Canada

Traditionally, for-profit corporations have one mandate -- to maximize shareholder value. Several jurisdictions in the United States have recognized the market for a…
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Meet Six Brave Activists Who Risked It All for Their Communities

Each winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize is something of an environmental hero: Some faced death threats, prison or loss of livelihood…
Pioneering municipalities can use traditional financial tools to preserve natural assets.

Moving Natural Assets from the Drawing Board to the Board Room

Making an environmental case for preserving natural assets is straightforward, but explaining their value within financial and management strategies takes real innovation. A…
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Canada’s Green Energy: The Push for a New East-West Grid

Geography and economic benefits have dominated Canada's power grid for years. Now, researchers are calling for a redesign that would allow Canada to…
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Clean Cars, Dirty Energy: Canada’s Electric Car Dilemma

Before you pick up the keys to a new electric vehicle, you may want to check where you live and where you get…
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Canadian Grocer Loblaw to Sell ‘Ugly Fruit’

A Canadian grocer, Loblaw, is selling misshapen fruit and potatoes at some of its outlets in Ontario and Quebec.
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Ontario Launches Fund to Foster Social Enterprises

Ontario, Canada, has launched the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund to foster the growth of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, with the aim of attracting…
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Shell Backs Out of Alberta Oil Sands Project

For the second time in 12 months, Royal Dutch Shell has put a hold on its Pierre River oil sands project saying it…
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Mount Polley Mine: ‘Indigenous Law’ Will Now Be Enforced

Six months after billions of gallons of tailings waste barreled into the Fraser River watershed in British Columbia, Canada, local Aboriginal communities are…
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Crude Oil Spills Prompt New Questions About Safety

The derailments of two cargo trains earlier this week are spurring debate about whether crude oil shipments have a place on the rails…