Montreal Simon: Is Pollution From The Oil Sands Killing People In Three Provinces?

It was thirty three degrees in Toronto today, and as usual when it gets that hot a smoggy haze covered the city.A blanket of pollution caused by the six million people who live in the Greater Toronto Area, and all their cars.But did you know that same amount of pollution is put out every day by this ...

The Disaffected Lib: If Plants Can’t Grow, What Fate Awaits a Hungry People?

Smog in China has become so severe that it’s interfering with photosynthesis. Chinese scientists report that China’s smog-clogged atmosphere has taken on aspects of “nuclear winter” and could wreak havoc on the country’s already stressed food supply. Beijing and broad swaths of six northern provinces have spent the past week blanketed in a dense pea-soup ...

LeDaro: Air pollution causes cancer and kills

What do the deniers of global warmer have to say about the air pollution and its detrimental impact on our health? “It’s specifically about the danger in the air all around us. The world health organization is warning tonight that air pollution is, indeed, a major cause of cancer.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Conor, Autism Disorders and Traffic-Related Air Pollution

Photo by Harold L Doherty, Toronto, CN Tower, 2008 Conor Doherty, 1 Day Old, February 20, 1996  Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington Photo by Dad A new study Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Particulate Matter, and Autism published online in the JAMA Archives of General Psychiatry examines the relationship between traffic-related air pollution, air quality, and autism.  The study researchers found ...

DeSmogBlog: Dirty Energy Industry Sues EPA Over Clean Air Initiatives

smoke-stack1.jpg In a blatant insult to the millions of Americans who would breathe easier under the EPA’s air pollution controls, the dirty energy industry, along with other groups, has sued the EPA to stop regulating toxic industrial air pollution. The Center for American Progress has the story:   Two essential Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, regulations ...

DeSmogBlog: EPA Shale Gas Emissions Standards: "Too Little, Too Late"

Picture 4.png The gas industry received a blow yesterday when the nonprofit group Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) released a joint statement by Professors Anthony Ingraffea and Robert Howarth of Cornell University. According to the release the EPA’s new emissions standards for methane and volatile organics from shale gas development “must be ...

The Disaffected Lib: What Does China Want for Christmas? Coal, More Coal.

China may claim that it ‘gets’ global warming and that it’s going green.  It’s not.   This chart from the Washington Post’s WonkBlog shows who’s who when it comes to coal consumption from 2000 to 2010. Coal consumption has pretty much flatlined or declined in most of the world.   The exception is Asia and Oceania where ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: We Need Heroes in the Davenport Riding

“Toronto will commit suicide if it plunges the Spadina Expressway into its heart… our planners are 19th century men with a naive faith in an obsolete technology. In an age of software, Metro planners treat people like hardware‚ they haven’t the faintest interest in the values of neighbourhoods or community.” – Marshall McLuhan, sometime during ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: We Need Heroes in the Davenport Riding

“Toronto will commit suicide if it plunges the Spadina Expressway into its heart… our planners are 19th century men with a naive faith in an obsolete technology. In an age of software, Metro planners treat people like hardware‚ they haven’t the faintest interest in the values of neighbourhoods or community.” – Marshall McLuhan, sometime during ...