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Pesticide-ready beets — Is agri-business thinking of your health?

A press release issued on January 23, 2008, by a group of food safety advocates, American farmers and conservationists didn't make front-page headlines in Canada, but it should have. The group has filed a suit in U.S. federal court "challenging the deregulation of herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready sugar beets by the U.S. Department of Agriculture," and asking for "a thorough assessment of environmental, health and associated economic impacts of the deregulation." In the meantime, western U.S. farmers are poised to start planting agri-giant Monsanto's genetically engineered version of sugar beets this spring. The group filing the suit forecasts that these sugar beets will inevitably cross-pollinate ...
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INSIDE THE CEA
Plastic Water Bottles Get Second Life at HP

In late January, HP announced that it had closed the consumer loop on inkjet cartridges with an engineering breakthrough which utilizes post-consumer ...
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HP reuses and reclaims a titanic amount of post-consumer IT materials and equipment

HP has announced that it salvaged some 143 million kilograms of post-consumer IT equipment in 2007 through its global Planet Partners program. The ...
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Ingenious greenness

Jean Lemire (Citation of Lifetime Achievement, 2007), Marc St-Onge, of Blue Storm Media, and designer Vincent Vandenbrouck have joined forces to create ...
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A great day to clean up the waterfront

The TD Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation initiative that invites all Canadians to have a positive impact on their local environment. ...
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IN THE HEADLINES
Climate Change: Japan invests big in carbon emissions offsets
Climate Change: California PUC customers carry the freight for green think tank
Wildlife: Salmon fisheries shut down off California and Oregon coasts
Wildlife: Polar bears out in the cold as sea ice crumbles
Climate Change: Democratic presidential wannabes court Al Gore
Wildlife: Beach debris threatens marine wildlife
Environmental Health: To waste or not to waste
Habitats: Environmentalists put B.C. premier on Great Bear countdown
Environmental Health: China's Olympian air-quality headache
Climate Change: In like a lion, out like a very warm lamb
Habitats: Oil spill nets CN Rail three charges from feds
EcoCommerce: BMW diesel leaves Prius in the eco-dust


Awards

Since 2002, the Canadian Environment Awards has recognized more than 140 Canadian individuals and groups that are working on community, regional and national levels in the name of the environment. Continuing their hard work, these Gold and Silver Award winners have invested $330,000 in prize money into environmental projects across the country. Read their stories using the index below.


  Community Awards
Meet your hard-working neighbours. These dedicated Canadians may hail from across the country, but they share one important trait — each has what it takes to make a difference.

 
  Citation of Lifetime Achievement
Find out more about the dynamic individuals who've given a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears fighting for our environment.

 
  Ideas for Life
Celebrate the ways in which excellence in the arts, entertainment and design can increase environmental awareness and the conservation, restoration and sustainability of Canada's environment.

 
  The Green Team Challenge
Tomorrow starts today. Read the stories of young Canadians whose school and community projects are preserving and protecting the environment.





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