Canada

"Quebec Doctors Urge PM To Support Chrysotile Asbestos Regulation"

"On Monday in Geneva, representatives of the 143 countries belonging to United Nations-sponsored Rotterdam Convention, regulating hazardous chemicals, are to begin a meeting where chrysotile, the type of asbestos fibre mined in Quebec, will be on the top of the list of new products to be regulated."

Source: Montreal Gazette, 06/15/2011

Canadian Feds Considered Hiring PR Firm To Polish Image of Oilsands

"The federal government has explored hiring a professional public relations firm and organizing trips for international leaders to promote Canada's oilsands industry, while fighting back against foreign climate change policies requiring it to reduce its pollution, a newly released federal document has revealed."

Source: Postmedia, 05/31/2011

"Fraser River Sockeye Face Chemical Soup of 200 Contaminants"

"Sockeye salmon are exposed to a soup of chemicals in the Fraser River, and some of the ingredients are accumulating to potentially lethal levels in eggs, while others may be disrupting the sexual function of fish, according to a scientific review conducted for the Cohen Commission."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 05/12/2011
June 5, 2011 to June 9, 2011

Equinox Summit: Energy 2030

Top scientists in low-carbon technologies with a panel of industry and policy experts and future world leaders will pool their expertise and create a realistic roadmap from the energy challenges of today to a sustainable future by 2030. Attend the free event in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, or watch the live stream from your computer.

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