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'Green News Report' - November 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House Republicans double-down in their ongoing war against climate scie...

I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.

5 Inspiring Moments from We Day Vancouver

La Carmina | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
La Carmina

Last Wednesday, 20,000 primary and secondary school students from all over BC gathered in Rogers Arena. Run by the non-profit Free the Children, We Day is an annual empowerment-fest with presentations by dozens of celebrities. Tickets are free for youths who have made a difference.

Planning a Wine Country Road Trip

Joy Pecknold | Posted 09.02.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

All roads lead to wine. Isn't that how the saying goes? No? Well, it should. With the summer maelstrom winding down and autumn approaching, now is a c...

The Animas River Spill and the Myth of Mine Safety

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.

Street Sweeper Saves Girl's Chalk Art (And Our Souls) With Kind Act

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

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Dreams Can Sometimes Change the World

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Andreas Souvaliotis

It took several years for those two remarkable dream dots, from the two opposite corners of Canada, to be connected. Regan's journey of advocacy, persuasion and meticulous concept design inside her government world was long and tenuous.

Canadian Family: Please Stop Shaving Our Cat

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 07.14.2015 | Weird News

A Canadian family is getting fed up with whoever is shaving their pet cat. The Yarjau family of Campbell River, British Columbia, says this has be...

9-Year-Old Catches Giant Sturgeon On Canadian River

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weird News

A 9-year-old New Jersey boy fishing with his dad in Canada landed an amazing catch on June 29: a 10-foot-long white sturgeon that weighed an estimated...

Looking For A Good Buy In Outsider Art? Canada's John Swinton Might Just Fit The Bill

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I've been buying Swinton's art for years. I recognized it immediately as something worthy of investment. But before I get into all that, I do want t...

'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Paddle in Seattle" -- "kayaktivists" hit the water to stop Shell's...

Environmental Disasters Are About Responsible Governance

Reut Amit | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Reut Amit

Good governance means embracing an environmental review process that includes the people and governments who are most affected by proposed projects, rather than one that robs stakeholders of their voices.

'Globalization and Its Discontents'

Carl Pope | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

The Outbound Collective | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.

It's Time Canada Did Some Long-term Thinking About Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Bank of Canada would be wise to consider the future we're heading towards. For a petro-economy such as Canada's, where the energy industry and the country's economic well-being are closely linked, the financial risks associated with the pending battle against climate change are much greater than any cyclical downturn in oil prices.

Budget Ax Falls on a Bit of Alaskana, the Bars on Alaska State Ferries

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it can no longer afford to keep subsidizing money-losing ferry bars and will close them this year.

10 Luxurious Health and Wellness Escapes

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.21.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Breaking out of bad habits can be a whole lot easier when you leave regular life behind, especially if you chart a course for one of these 10 hotels and resorts with serious health and wellness programs to help. Raw food or wine therapy? Take your pick.

Pebble Mine 2014 Year in Review: "And Then There Were Lawyers . . . ."

Joel Reynolds | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

When someday the story of the Pebble Mine is told, 2014 may be best remembered as the year when all that remained of the once formidable Pebble Partnership was a bunch of lawyers for hire.

British Columbia Unveils a Virtual Reality Travel Experience

Karen Schaler | Posted 02.08.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

This week I got to take a mind-blowing journey to breathtaking British Columbia, Canada, without ever leaving where I live in New York City.

It's an Accessible Life: My 24/7 Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Sally Swanson

Imagine. A breathtaking view of remarkable snow-covered mountain peaks; vast green open spaces and old-growth forest; enveloped by the scent of crisp air sparking one's imagination and serenity while propelling one onward to explore more.

Charles Darwin and the SunMine

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.14.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

The problem seems to be that all three (reviewer included) adopt an essentially Newtonian perspective: discover the problem(s); figure out how to fix the problem(s); implement the solution(s). Mostly it's the implementation part which is the obstacle.

Adventurer Reveals Best Skiing Destinations For 2014

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With skiing season just around the corner, who better to ask for the best places to hit up than a world-class adventurer? Sean Cottman, the preside...

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

What's YOUR Bucket List? (à la Nicholson & Freeman)

Bill_Robinson | Posted 11.29.2014 | World

Two Canadians have built an online community around the Bucket List concept that is part Facebook, part SaaS software product, part smartphone app and part CRM database service.

Recent Mining Disasters Underscore Significant Challenges Posed by Huge Open Pit Mining Projects

Frances Causey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Frances Causey

The Mount Polley mining disaster on Aug. 4 in Canada's Cariboo Regional District is being called possibly the worst environmental disaster in British Columbia history.