"Environment Canada Investigates Many, But Convicts Few"

"Environment Canada enforcement officers launched hundreds of investigations, typed up thousands of warnings and carried out tens of thousands of inspections over a recent seven-year stretch. But over that period they nailed down only 32 convictions – putting the annual average at less than five."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 02/07/2011

Oil Sands Pipeline Sparks Grass-Roots Activism, High-Stakes Lobbying

"A massive feat of engineering by any measure, the Keystone pipeline expansion project would transport crude oil close to 1,700 miles from "oil sands" in the icy reaches of Hardisty, Alberta, down through the Great Plains to the refineries of Port Arthur, Tex. In doing so, the giant pipe also promises to allay some fears about U.S. energy security: The oil will come from a trusted ally, and its cross-continental path avoids visions of another deep-sea drilling disaster."

Source: Wash Post, 01/24/2011

After Rough Start, Radio Story on Green Architecture Turns into Award Winner

Reporter Jason Margolis skillfully illustrates the relationship between built spaces and climate change issues by spotlighting two proactive architects and their environmentally friendly buildings in Toronto, Canada and Mexico City for Public Radio International's program "The World." SEJournal’s Bill Dawson has the Inside Story in the new Winter issue.

February 15, 2015

DEADLINE: Canadian Science Writers' Association Science in Society Journalism Awards

CSWA honors outstanding contributions to Canadian journalism with cash prizes of $1,000, and also administers other awards programs, including the Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award. Deadline: Feb 15th.

May 14, 2011 to May 18, 2011

2nd International Marine Conservation Congress

IMCC2 is a meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology's marine section that attracts ocean scientists, managers, policymakers, and communities from around the world. More than 1,200 people attended IMCC1 in May 2009 in Washington, DC. This year, the theme is "Making Marine Science Matter.”


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