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Poll: Older U.S. Consumers Buy the Most Green Products

Poll: Older U.S. Consumers Buy the Most Green Products

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, September 8, 2008 (ENS) – Contrary to the idea that environmentalism is a youth movement, consumers over 55 years old are the most prolific users of green products in the United States, according to survey results released Saturday by ICOM Information & Communications, a Toronto-based marketing communications company. ICOM conducted the household…

U.S. and Canada Strengthen Great Lakes Cooperation

U.S. and Canada Strengthen Great Lakes Cooperation

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – The Ontario Government and municipal officials from around the Great Lakes on both sides of the border have begun a new era of working together to restore, protect and conserve the Great Lakes Basin ecosystem. A memo of cooperation signed Thursday by provincial ministers and Ontario representatives…

Ontario Protects Vast Boreal Forest to Fight Climate Change

Ontario Protects Vast Boreal Forest to Fight Climate Change

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – Half of Ontario’s northern boreal forests will be protected from unbridled resource development so these trees can continue to fight global warming, under a conservation plan annouced today by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. The government of Ontario will extend permanent protection to at least 225,000 square kilometers…

Canada Sued for Ignoring Its Own Kyoto Protocol Law

Canada Sued for Ignoring Its Own Kyoto Protocol Law

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – Canada today became the first country ever to be brought to court for failing to comply with its legal commitments to combat global warming. Friends of the Earth Canada is suing the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for following a strategy to reduce greenhouse…

AbitibiBowater Chainsaws Stop at Grassy Narrows First Nation

AbitibiBowater Chainsaws Stop at Grassy Narrows First Nation

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, June 9, 2008 (ENS) – The giant paper and forest products company AbitibiBowater has decided to “temporarily” stop logging on the traditional territory of the Grassy Narrows First Nation. The decision comes after decades of lawsuits and peaceful protests by the people of Grassy Narrows, including the longest standing logging blockade in…

Canada, U.S., Mexico Accused of Interference with NAFTA Watchdog

Canada, U.S., Mexico Accused of Interference with NAFTA Watchdog

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, April 24, 2008 (ENS) – An international coalition of academics, environmental, and conservation groups today called on the governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada to “stop interfering” with the tri-national Commission for Environmental Cooperation, CEC, particularly its core citizen complaint procedure. The 20 groups and individuals say in their letter…

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

Hard Plastic Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – A harmful chemical found in 90 percent of plastic baby bottles sold in Canada leaches into the infant formula, milk or other liquids being drunk by babies, according to a new study released by Environmental Defence, a nonprofit organization based in Toronto. The chemical, bisphenol A, is…