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October 29, 2007 Environment

Smoking in the Greenhouse

Tar sands growth makes meeting Kyoto targets less likely

October 30, 2006 Environment

Genetically Modified Diplomacy

GMO_fp.jpgYuill Herbert examines Canada's international biotech agenda and the government's most recent GM 'victory.'

Canada's International Biotech Agenda

March 6, 2006 Environment

A Bear Of A Deal

aerial_landscape1_fp.jpgAfter over a decade of negotiations, environmental groups, industry, First Nations and the Canadian government have come to an unprecedented agreement discovers Yuill Herbert

A decade of negotiations give way to an unprecedented agreement

February 21, 2005 Environment

Nanotechnology and the Rebirth of Alchemy

nanotech-fp.jpg Is nanotechnology moving too fast for us to assess the risks that might be involved? Yuill Herbert reports.

Are converging technologies laying a golden egg?

August 25, 2004 Environment

President Bush, See You in Court

Is there legal recourse for those who are losing their land and livelihood to climate change? Yuill Herbert finds out what courts will hear their cases, and what precedents might help.

Judging the cost of climate change

July 20, 2004 Environment

Cruise Control?

cruise_fp.jpgWhat images spring to mind when you imagine a northern cruise vacation? Crystal clear water, teaming with sea life; humpback whales, porpoise and dolphin frolicking for your viewing pleasure; or perhaps just the vastness of a clean, wild ocean untouched by human pollution. These images contradict the current reality of the cruise industry. A single cruise ship discharges approximately 1.3 million litres of waste water per day, more than the port city of Haines, Alaska.

April 6, 2004 Features

Divide and Conquer: Bilateral Trade Agreements

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

patiotrasero_fp.jpgLast September saw the spectacular collapse of World Trade Organization treaty talks in Cancun, Mexico. Joseph Stiglitz, former Chair of Clinton's council of economic advisors and Nobel Prize winner described the talks as "the usual: hard bargaining, extreme positions, last-minute concessions, arm twisting, peer pressure, tacit threats of cutting off development assistance and other benefits, and secret meetings among a small number of participants are all designed to extract concessions from the weakest".

by Yuill Herbert

The US is using a new approach to sidestep developing countries' unified demands

March 16, 2004 Environment

A New Era in Conservation

boreal_evans_fp.jpgThe Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI), launched at the end of last year, is a common vision for the largest conservation agreement in the world. It proposes a plan to protect approximately 265 million hectares of forest and to manage a further area of equal size according to stringent ecological standards of development.
- by Yuill Herbert -

December 1, 2003 Environment

Growth at Any Cost

miami_vice_fp.jpg"NAFTA on steroids" a site for protest and paramilitary-style police action

On November 20th, behind five ranks of riot police, a 10 foot high reinforced fence, water cannons, and light armoured vehicles, ministers representing thirty-four countries agreed to a "lite" version of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA). - by Yuill Herbert -

“NAFTA on steroids” a site for protest and paramilitary-style police action

October 20, 2003 Environment

Cheam People Shut Down Railway and Halt Logging

cheam_fp.jpgAt about 4 pm on October 2nd two trucks pulled to a halt while straddling the railway tracks that bisect the Cheam Reserve. A small crowd, including members of the Cheam Nation and supporters from local communities, gathered around the trucks forming a human blockade against the trains. Earlier that day, elder and former Chief June Quipp had warned Canadian National Railways that trans-Canadian train travel would be halted, and that she was good on her word.
- by Yuill Herbert -

A saga of resistance

September 12, 2003 Environment

North America in the Dark: the Blackout in Context

blackout_fp.jpgOn August 15th, 50 million people in the United States and Ontario found themselves in the dark, but many argue that North Americans have been 'in the dark' about the global context of their energy consumption for far too long. The 'biggest blackout in history' can shed some light on the inequalities of global energy consumption. The course that policy makers chart in the future must stretch beyond blackouts to looming problems that face all societies across the globe.

- by Yuill Herbert -

August 23, 2003 Environment

Is Climate Change Burning up British Columbia?

fire_fp.jpgAre the forest fires in Western Canada part of climate change? Scientists say that it is likely, and environmental groups are urging Canadians to begin making the connection between the burning forests and the country's rising greenhouse gas emissions. - by Yuill Herbert -

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