Iron and Earth is harnessing oil sands workers for renewable energy jobs

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Iron and Earth is harnessing oil sands workers for renewable energy jobs

posted by MICHELLE CAMERON, Apr 21/16

Alberta initiative wants to help unemployed Maritimers in an eco-friendly career transition. comments      0


A Q&A with Nova Scotia's new environment minister

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A Q&A with Nova Scotia's new environment minister

posted by JACOB BOON, Jan 21/16

Margaret Miller on carbon pricing, coal and the fracking moratorium. comments      6


The French connection

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The French connection

posted by JACOB BOON, Nov 26/15

Paris talks are our last, best chance at beating climate change. comments      0


What we're doing right in Halifax

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What we're doing right in Halifax

posted by LEAH BATSTONE, Nov 26/15

No need to go to Paris, there are plenty of amazing people and programs right here fighting for a better future. comments      5


Halifax to Paris, by way of Syria

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Halifax to Paris, by way of Syria

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 26/15

Climate change is driving conflicts across the world, and we're starting to see the results. comments      0


<i>This Changes Everything</i> says change or be changed

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This Changes Everything says change or be changed

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 5/15

"There are no non-radical options left." comments      1


Earth Day comes early when you take our easy eco survey

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Earth Day comes early when you take our easy eco survey

Mar 26/15

It's the annual look at Halifax's green attitudes and lifestyle choices. Have fun with it. comments      0


Over a barrel, from  Alberta to New Brunswick

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Over a barrel, from Alberta to New Brunswick

posted by JACOB BOON, Dec 11/14

The Energy East pipeline is causing turmoil. comments      7


Feds ban citronella pesticides

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Feds ban citronella pesticides

posted by ARIANE HANLON, Sep 11/14

Despite decades of use, the all-natural insect repellant isn’t safe enough for Health Canada. comments      2


Strip down and cool off with the Halifax Skinny Dippers

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Strip down and cool off with the Halifax Skinny Dippers

posted by EVEY HORNBECK, Aug 21/14

Come on in, the water’s fine. comments      1


“Not everyone is familiar with my CV, I guess”

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“Not everyone is familiar with my CV, I guess”

posted by JACOB BOON, Aug 14/14

David Wheeler has learned bunches about fracking. comments      1


What we know we don’t know about fracking

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What we know we don’t know about fracking

posted by GEOFF DAVIES, Aug 7/14

Before surveying the land and finding the gas, before boring the wells and breaking the shale, questions must be answered. comments      4


Herbicides in Lake Banook

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Herbicides in Lake Banook

posted by JACOB BOON, Jul 10/14

Chemical treatment proposed for Dartmouth lakes clogged by weeds is more expensive, more dangerous than sustainable eco-friendly solutions comments      3


Copious cats

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Copious cats

posted by BETH BROWN, Apr 24/14

still needs homes for dozens of rescued felines comments      0


Halifax’s garbage wars

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Halifax’s garbage wars

posted by SAM LITTLEFAIR-WALLACE, Nov 28/13

Changing waste management in HRM may be a great way to save millions, or it might trash a community. comments      13


Plan bee

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Plan bee

posted by SAM LITTLEFAIR-WALLACE, Aug 22/13

Operating in a legal sweet spot, Halifax’s backyard beekeepers are helping urban agriculture, bolstering the world’s declining honeybee population and finding beauty in a perfect swarm. comments      2


Deepak Chopra's radical shift

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Deepak Chopra's radical shift

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 18/13

Can the new-age guru's ideas about spiritual enlightenment save the planet? comments      2


Reading between the pipelines

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Reading between the pipelines

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 18/13

Why are Americans so much better educated about the risks of the Keystone XL project than Canadians are about Line 9, a similar Enbridge project that will pipe bitumen through Toronto? comments      1


Dam problems

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Dam problems

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 18/13

The Maritime Link is sold as a solution to our environmental problems. So why is no one talking about its negative environmental effects? comments      2


Less money for earth

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Less money for earth

posted by RANA ENCOL, Apr 18/13

As concerns loom larger and the feds slash protection, Nova Scotia trims its own department of environment. comments      0


Earth Day 2013

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Earth Day 2013

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 18/13

Addressing our multiple pressing environmental problems starts with education. comments      1


Earth Day 2013

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Earth Day 2013

Apr 18/13

Addressing our multiple pressing environmental problems starts with education. comments      0


Our wasted forests

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Our wasted forests

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 7/13

For 50 years, Nova Scotian governments have given our trees to large forest product companies, in hopes of generating jobs at mills. The mills are now downscaling or closing entirely, but we’re still giving away the trees. comments      15


Sustainable news

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Sustainable news

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 27/12

Sustainable City says “so long and thanks for all the fish stories.” comments      6


Bloomfield re-deployment

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Bloomfield re-deployment

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 20/12

After nine years pushing Bloomfield Centre redevelopment, the mountain shifts to the province. Is that the answer? comments      0


Acid river

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Acid river

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 6/12

A Dartmouth-based Environment Canada scientist has discovered why acid rain still haunts us. comments      4


Mobile home

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Mobile home

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 22/12

The Morris House is moving again; its saviours hope it will be a green, affordable home for nine young people. comments      1


Sealfall, licence to cull

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Sealfall, licence to cull

posted by LINDA PANNOZZO, Nov 15/12

Inside the government's harebrained new scheme to fix the problems of cod over-fishing by killing seals comments      14


Land grab

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Land grab

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 8/12

Venture capitalists are stealing land from the world’s poorest to give us sweets, gadgets and green consciences. comments      9


Outskirts wisdom

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Outskirts wisdom

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 25/12

Hali-poet Sue Goyette is winning awards from everywhere for her ecologically minded poetry from hopeful places. comments      1


Sustainable Mayor

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Sustainable Mayor

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 11/12

A quick and dirty breakdown to help voters find their Great Green Hope. comments      8


Summerside Wind

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Summerside Wind

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 20/12

PEI’s second city gets half its energy from wind. It’s a model Halifax should take seriously. comments      5


Switch Halifax

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Switch Halifax

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 6/12

This Sunday is Halifax’s first ‘Switch Open Street Sunday,’ but hopefully not the last. comments      5


Energy investment

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Energy investment

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 23/12

We complain about our power bill surcharges, but that wee fee goes to Efficiency Nova Scotia, a wise investment comments      7


Sea space invaders

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Sea space invaders

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 26/12

Stowaway mollusks invading your harbour? Dalhousie University has a solution: Aquatron. comments      0


Pie in the Skye

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Pie in the Skye

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 12/12

The 48-storey Skye Halifax proposal is a classic progress trap. Are we smart enough to avoid it? comments      25


Rio Astray

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Rio Astray

Jun 28/12

International environment summits: leaders waste time; grassroots and indigenous leaders inspire comments      0


Deadline, Haligonians!

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Deadline, Haligonians!

posted by JOHN DELANEY, Jun 21/12

Halifax’s astrological signs, including the solar and Saturn returns, spell out a course for civic action, says astrology John Delaney. comments      1


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Damning Salmon

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 14/12

Darrell Dexter once sagely opposed open-pen salmon farms, but has apparently swapped wisdom for power comments      5


Repairing Halifax

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Repairing Halifax

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 31/12

North end residents hope to turn an intersection for cars into a public square. comments      3


NDP’s green screen

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NDP’s green screen

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 17/12

Premier Darrell Dexter and his historic NDP majority talk a good game on the environment, but they act more like Conservatives comments      3


Summerhill breeze

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Summerhill breeze

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 3/12

A new Halifax company is leveraging corporate social responsibility to significantly cut greenhouse gases. comments      1


The dumpster diet

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The dumpster diet

posted by BYRON WILD AND NYIMA WIMBERLY, Apr 19/12

Forget the 100-mile diet. When it comes to feeding ourselves, the first thing we should do is stop throwing food away. comments      7


Culture jamming

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Culture jamming

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 19/12

Earth Day’s a minor education tool, but we need a whole new cultural foundation. Local artists are working on it comments      0


Kony collateral

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Kony collateral

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 5/12

A long history of ill-advised white saviourism created Kony 2012 cynicism, but the video sparked valuable conversation. comments      2


Lorax Consumption

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Lorax Consumption

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 22/12

The Hollywood version of Dr. Seuss’ eco-bible encourages ignorance, so naturally it misses its cellophane-wrapped teachable moment. comments      3


Striking the environment

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Striking the environment

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 8/12

The transit strike sucks for commuters, but it’s also taking a toll on the environment. comments      5


Field to distant Table

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Field to distant Table

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 23/12

People talk a good game about buying local, but the vast majority of our food comes from far, far away. comments      3


Eco-Enemies

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Eco-Enemies

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 9/12

Stephen Harper treats environmentalists like they put an incendiary device in his cornflakes comments      6


Net Zero

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Net Zero

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 26/12

Builders differ on what constitutes a green home, but at least there’s a market for one. comments      5


Unite the Left

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Unite the Left

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 12/12

In a perfect world we’d have a multiparty system with representation for all; in this world Harper must lose. comments      23


Eco recap

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Eco recap

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 15/11

Chris Benjamin finds the top 11 environmental stories of 2011, and not many of them are good. comments      6


Earth to be Harpered

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Earth to be Harpered

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 1/11

Canada is set to prevent any chance of agreement at the climate change conference in South Africa this week. comments      5


Adaptation boogie

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Adaptation boogie

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 17/11

Eons ago the Mi’kmaq left a mark. Archeologist Matthew Betts says we can learn from their mistakes and successes. comments      0


Weird Science

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Weird Science

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 3/11

Today’s corporate-dominated media landscape and “two equal sides” journalistic ethics aren’t capable of dealing with science. comments      6


Plastic rules

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Plastic rules

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 20/11

Halifax’s plastics recycling program is excellent, but could get even better with a full-carbon-analysis approach. comments      2


Bloomfield sees green

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Bloomfield sees green

posted by ALLISON SAUNDERS, Oct 13/11

Imagine Bloomfield and the Ecology Action Centre celebrate the grand opening of the Bloomfield Community Greenhouse. comments      0


Free trade folly

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Free trade folly

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 6/11

Canada’s negotiating another local, sustainable-economy- killing free-trade agreement, but the city of Halifax ignores it. comments      2


Tree-mendous folly

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Tree-mendous folly

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 22/11

The NewPage closure should inspire sustainable forestry and energy, but Nova Scotia prefers throwing cash at a sinking ship. comments      2


The power of many

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The power of many

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 8/11

In the wake of Jack Layton’s death, our harmful obsession with individualism and saviours can be our undoing. comments      3


Changing our Act

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Changing our Act

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 25/11

The five-year review of the Environment Act is an exercise in bureaucracy, but also a time for self-reflection. comments      0


Clucked up

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Clucked up

Aug 11/11

In the chicken-and-egg equation of city politics, bureaucratic paralysis comes before poultry farmers. comments      7


The fracking truth

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The fracking truth

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 11/11

Nova Scotia may let gas companies poison our water in a dubious attempt to save us from climate change. comments      12


Bayers Road and bust

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Bayers Road and bust

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 21/11

The best written road plans don’t compensate for a lack of imagination and stuck-in-the-past priorities. comments      11


Guerrilla vegetables

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Guerrilla vegetables

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 7/11

David McLearn has spiced up Halifax public spaces while providing hundreds of locally grown meals to those in need. comments      1


Ecofeminism

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Ecofeminism

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 23/11

How linking the destruction of nature and the oppression of women has inspired activists comments      2


Schizo-virtual storytelling

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Schizo-virtual storytelling

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 9/11

In an age of internet-induced information overload, stories are still everything. comments      2


Gassing up

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Gassing up

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 26/11

Skyrocketing oil prices will eventually change the way we all live, one way or another. comments      2


BRRAAAIIIINS!

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BRRAAAIIIINS!

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 12/11

Animal zombie group blames humans for ecocide, stages brain parade in Halifax. comments      2


Tower wars

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Tower wars

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 28/11

Development proposals for the Roy building, Discovery Centre and YMCA sites test the city’s commitment to HRM By Design. comments      22


Earth Day: do we have another 40 years?

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Earth Day: do we have another 40 years?

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 21/11

The first Earth Day was celebrated April 22, 1970. Four decades later, we assess the state of Earth Day, the state of the Earth itself and look at humanity’s chances of survival for another four decades. comments      4


Earth Day 2051:  Dystopia/Utopia

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Earth Day 2051: Dystopia/Utopia

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 21/11

Dystopia: What happens if we don’t change our polluting ways. Utopia: What could happen if we get our environmental house in order. comments      0


Did 40 Earth Days make a difference?

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Did 40 Earth Days make a difference?

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 21/11

Earth Day 1970 versus Earth Day 2011, by the numbers comments      1


North America’s biggest export

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North America’s biggest export

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 21/11

Air pollution comments      1


Halifax and Earth Day

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Halifax and Earth Day

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 21/11

Where we’ve been and where we are comments      0


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Eight things you can do

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 21/11

To make Earth Day a success for the next 40 years comments      0


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HalifActivists on Earth Day

Apr 21/11

comments      0


Green homes

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Green homes

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 14/11

HRM’s solar city uses a smart, visionary model. But is solar power enough to make our homes’ energy green? comments      2


Bloomfield blooms

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Bloomfield blooms

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 31/11

The north end community shows us there’s a right way to develop---and it doesn’t resemble the status quo. comments      4


Cycle Sea Change

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Cycle Sea Change

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 17/11

Halifax universities and hospitals want their workers riding bikes, and are trying to make it easier to do so. comments      0


Boosting bikeways

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Boosting bikeways

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 17/11

Halifax universities and hospitals want their workers riding bikes---and are trying to make it safer and easier to do so. comments      11


Nova Scotia’s green power failure

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Nova Scotia’s green power failure

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Mar 10/11

The new COMFIT program is a clunky, if well-intentioned, approach to increasing our renewable energy production. But even if it works perfectly, most of the province’s power will still be produced the same old coal-burning way. comments      4


Moving targets

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Moving targets

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 3/11

Halifax takes its sustainability ranking seriously, but what are we measuring, exactly? comments      5


Disappearing farms

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Disappearing farms

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 17/11

We can barely feed ourselves yet we’re replacing farms with business parks comments      29


Wrecking Ball Breaker

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Wrecking Ball Breaker

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 3/11

Halifax’s relatively progressive construction and demolition recycling laws insufficient to stop our demolition culture comments      3


Reserve Judgements

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Reserve Judgements

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 20/11

Two landmark environmental racism cases are coming to a head; one could change how polluting companies do business in Canada comments      7


Fear and Seeking in Nova Scotia

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Fear and Seeking in Nova Scotia

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 6/11

Chris Benjamin resolves to love life on Earth, fear its demise, and seek more sustainable ways for us to live here. comments      4


Xofa X-Mas

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Xofa X-Mas

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 23/10

Holiday fiction from our Sustainable City columnist. comments      1


Flying Into the Abyss

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Flying Into the Abyss

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 9/10

How air traffic, and long-distance travel in general, could be this generation’s planetary deathblow comments      7


Fast garbage

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Fast garbage

posted by HEATHER JORDAN ROSS, Dec 2/10

The law requires restaurants to compost organic waste, but local fast food chains are failing to comply. comments      7


Halifax gets connected

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Halifax gets connected

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 25/10

Cyclists hope a new north-south connector bike lane will change the way Haligonians get around, and get healthy. comments      16


Certifiably green

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Certifiably green

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 11/10

As Canada's LEED program to certify green buildings surges, Atlantic Canada falls behind the curve. comments      4


Don’t Fear the Coyote

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Don’t Fear the Coyote

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 28/10

The Government of Nova Scotia’s spooky “pelt incentive” rehashes tired mythology about our place in the natural world. comments      22


We are all junkies

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We are all junkies

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 14/10

The dislocation and loss of belonging that causes addiction reflects our collective downward spiral. comments      10


Wasted Energy

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Wasted Energy

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 30/10

Efficiency Nova Scotia is a great idea, but it’s missing out on 58 percent of the opportunity. comments      1


Native green

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Native green

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 16/10

The new Mi’kmaq Heritage Garden on the outskirts of Truro shows how greenspace planning should work. comments      1


Chinese puzzle

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Chinese puzzle

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 2/10

China’s not known as green, but a Canadian expert on Chinese renewable energy says we should watch and learn. comments      2


Bad development

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Bad development

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 19/10

HRM committed to "smart growth" years ago, yet is still involved in stupid development schemes that hurt the environment comments      5


Blow job

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Blow job

posted by BRUCE WARK, Aug 5/10

Wind power is sold as the answer to Nova Scotia’s quest for renewable energy, but we’re overlooking the health effects on people who live near windmills, and some serious questions about whether wind can really solve our electrical problems. comments      29


Energy poverty

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Energy poverty

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 5/10

People with low incomes don't have to live in cold, leaky buildings; affordable energy and conservation go hand-in-hand. comments      10


Muzzling Enviro Canada

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Muzzling Enviro Canada

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 22/10

Canada's largest environmental body, once a rich source of scientific information, is hiding from the public. comments      10


How to build a local food system

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How to build a local food system

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 15/10

The global food system has worked so well that Nova Scotia farms are disappearing, but with oil getting scarce, the days of food travelling over 8,000 km before finding a mouth are numbered. comments      13


Catch your share of sustainable fish

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Catch your share of sustainable fish

posted by LIZZY HILL, Jul 15/10

Off the Hook is the first community supported fishery in Atlantic Canada. comments      0


Alien invasion

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Alien invasion

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 8/10

Europeans have been bringing exotic species into Halifax since Napoleon, yet we still know little about them comments      1


The urban farmer

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The urban farmer

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 1/10

Community-supported agriculture gives farmers a modest, predictable income. It can work in the city too. comments      3


Sable Island’s cod killer?

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Sable Island’s cod killer?

posted by LINDA PANNOZZO AND BRUCE WARK, Jul 1/10

The new plan to slaughter seals blames seals for the cod fishery collapse, but a large seal population might just be the cod’s best hope. comments      4


Coastal disaster

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Coastal disaster

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 17/10

Climate change is turning Nova Scotia’s coastal planning from bad to worse. comments      6


Population bomb

ENVIRONMENT »

Population bomb

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 10/10

Think local, sure, but to be sustainable we have to fix the international power game, too. comments      6


Lorincz on Environment

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Lorincz on Environment

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 3/10

Outspoken, driven environmentalist leaves the Nova Scotia Environment Network. But she’s got plenty more to say. comments      9


Cycling frustration

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Cycling frustration

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 27/10

Bike week planners: when it comes to bike infrastructure Halifax should shift to a higher gear. comments      14


Protect the fish

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Protect the fish

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 20/10

Canada is dragging its feet in creating Marine Protected Areas, but Nova Scotia can lead the way. comments      3


Shared visions

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Shared visions

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 13/10

In a post-carbon world, CarShareHFX would be a near-universal part of Halifax’s sustainable transportation mix comments      7


Highway Connections

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Highway Connections

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 29/10

The fork in the road takes us down the worn path of short-term jobs over sustainable economies. comments      7


This day for sale

ENVIRONMENT »

This day for sale

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 22/10

What would things look like if Earth Day really mattered? Let's imagine a world where environmental groups become obsolete. comments      23


Transition period

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Transition period

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 15/10

Small is beautiful, local divine, and Truro could lead us to sustainability as one of Canada’s Transition Towns. comments      6


Radical cheap

ENVIRONMENT »

Radical cheap

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 8/10

The less we spend, the less we hurt the environment, says author Jim Merkel comments      10


Gas tax dodge

ENVIRONMENT »

Gas tax dodge

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 1/10

Sin taxes on driving, meant to be spent on green iniatives, are instead going to build more roads. comments      5


War on Earth

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War on Earth

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 25/10

Against the people's wishes, governments and the war industry choose destruction over protection. comments      29


More Jobs Per Green Buck

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More Jobs Per Green Buck

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 18/10

If the Nova Scotian government seeks to bring balance to the budget, it must let the funds flow to green infrastructure. comments      6


Wasting away

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Wasting away

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 11/10

It’s astounding how much time, energy, money and natural resources 
are thrown away as perfectly good food. comments      3


Finding a simple cure for cancer

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Finding a simple cure for cancer

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 25/10

Cancer's small picture: New Brunswick scientist Inka Milewski looks at old data in new ways to challenge the idea that getting sick is inevitable. comments      2


Mining Biodiversity

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Mining Biodiversity

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 18/10

The environmental review for expanded gypsum mining was written by a company with connections to a mining group has approved a mining extension for Fundy Gypsum that threatens biodiversity, water quality and farming on the Avon Peninsula in Hants County. comments      2


Round and About

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Round and About

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 11/10

Halifax’s most notorious intersections aren’t so bad on a beautiful winter’s day at noon, but should we be investing in safer alternatives? comments      2


Tragedy of the Common

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Tragedy of the Common

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 4/10

If the Common is so common, why can't common people decide how to use it? comments      21


Branding the environment

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Branding the environment

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 28/10

If environmentalists don't change mainstream hearts and minds, they won't make a lick of difference. comments      10


Nova Scotia's Biomass mess

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Nova Scotia's Biomass mess

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 21/10

Dal profs make recommendations that could turn Nova Scotia into a renewable energy maven---one that could moonscape the province in the process. comments      6


2010 resolution: quit and start over

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2010 resolution: quit and start over

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 14/10

If you really want to help the planet quit your job, holler at politicians and make yourself a job creating a better way of life. comments      7


Green Santa ratings 2009

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Green Santa ratings 2009

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 24/09

Sustainable City's list of who's been naughty and who's been nice in Nova Scotia. comments      2


Bhutan measures national performance with happiness index

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Bhutan measures national performance with happiness index

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 10/09

On the roulette wheel of hope for the future, you should put your money on gross national happiness and Bhutan, not Copenhagen. comments      3


Inquiry into B.C. salmon first step to accountable fisheries management

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Inquiry into B.C. salmon first step to accountable fisheries management

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 26/09

Stephen Harper has called for a judicial inquiry into the west coast salmon collapse, but will it be enough to save the fish? comments      1


Critical Mass confusion

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Critical Mass confusion

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 12/09

Halifax's monthly group bike ride attracts more smiling faces every year, yet occasionally cops, grumpy drivers and yahoo stunt-riders wanna rumble. comments      28


Horatio the swan's last song

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Horatio the swan's last song

posted by LIZZY HILL, Nov 12/09

Public Garden swan known as "crazy and mean," found dead November 1. comments      4


Heavenly views at Galilean Nights

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Heavenly views at Galilean Nights

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 22/09

Astronomical celebrations around Halifax commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo using the telescope to watch the stars. comments      0


Bullfrog Power is coming

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Bullfrog Power is coming

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 22/09

But consumers will have to wait for the provincial government to act before they can buy green energy. comments      3


Tree hugger power

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Tree hugger power

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 15/09

The NDP is off to a great start on land conservation. Let's hope they keep listening to environmentalists. comments      4


City chicks rawk

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City chicks rawk

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 1/09

With a looming food shortage, urbanites are finding ways around dumb-cluck bylaws. comments      8


Losing the enviro war

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Losing the enviro war

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 17/09

An obsession with small battles and petty posturing does nothing to address the big picture. comments      2


Imagine a car-free Halifax

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Imagine a car-free Halifax

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 27/09

If a former Nazi barracks-turned-German suburb can go car-free, why can't we? comments      17


Rail to trail project gets OK

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Rail to trail project gets OK

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 20/09

Halifax council spends $2.7 million to purchase Chester Spur Line, a rail corridor from Fairview out to the Lakeside Industrial Park. comments      14


The briny, grimy deeps

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The briny, grimy deeps

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 13/09

It’s not just sewage fouling our harbours. comments      0


How the sewage plant broke

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How the sewage plant broke

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 13/09

Halifax’s treatment plant failed seven months ago Friday, but only now do we know what happened. For the first time, The Coast examines exactly what went wrong, why it went wrong, how to fix it and the lessons learned. Now, with video! comments      30


Momma's death: fowl play or old age?

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Momma's death: fowl play or old age?

posted by LIZZY HILL, Aug 6/09

Momma, the 20 year-old mother goose of the Public Gardens died this week. Police and garden staff don't rule out foul play. comments      6


Talking to Ontarians

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Talking to Ontarians

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 23/09

Halifax Local Chris Benjamin, on vacation in Ontario, check out how central Canada looks at Nova Scotia. comments      13


Better off dead

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Better off dead

posted by LIZZY HILL, Jul 16/09

Ghosts and other ne’er-do-wells still clamour about the harbour comments      0


Where the shit flows out

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Where the shit flows out

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 16/09

There are eight outfall pipes---four of which empty right below the boardwalk, where the tall ships are moored this weekend. comments      1


Building the little green schoolhouse

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Building the little green schoolhouse

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 9/09

Environmental education has the power to change the world, if we could just trust the youth to use their brains. comments      0


Include us in climate change adaptation plans, say natives

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Include us in climate change adaptation plans, say natives

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 25/09

Nova Scotia’s plans for dealing with climate change don’t involve consulting indigenous people. But the Mi’kmaq aren’t sitting still, says Chris Benjamin. comments      0


Food safety issues related to harbour  ignored

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Food safety issues related to harbour ignored

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 11/09

Environment Canada is investigating Halifax's failed sewage system, but food safety and tourism agencies are unconcerned. comments      1


Maritime artists address environmental issues

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Maritime artists address environmental issues

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 11/09

Laura Burke, Carla Gunn and Emily Vey Duke discuss their varying approaches to art and the environment. comments      3


Raising awareness of the local bird populations

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Raising awareness of the local bird populations

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 28/09

As bird populations plummet, the EAC's Birds Are Back Celebrity Bird-watch Challenge helps raise awareness. comments      3


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Keji plans first managed burn in park history

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 14/09

Parks Canada plans to set 2.3 hectares of it on fire at Kejimkujik National Park, but many believe human interventions are not a good idea. comments      0


Giving nature its consitutional rights

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Giving nature its consitutional rights

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 30/09

It’s time to give full constitutional protections to the environment, like Ecuador has just done. comments      8


Boat Harbour: On toxic pond

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Boat Harbour: On toxic pond

posted by UNIVERSITY OF KING'S COLLEGE JOURNALISM STUDENTS, Apr 23/09

Rodney MacDonald’s government isn’t the first to say it will clean up the mess the province made of Boat Harbour. And it’s not the first to use public money to keep the polluting pulp mill running. An investigation by a group of University of King’s College journalism students finds over four decades of murky water and broken promises. comments      17


Earth day attack

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Earth day attack

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 16/09

Earth Day started with good intentions, but now, it takes our eye off the ball. comments      7


Stimulating ecocide

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Stimulating ecocide

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 2/09

Nova Scotia's craptapulous $1.9 billion economic stimulus package is chock full of old school, unsustainable spending. comments      2


Religious eco-wars

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Religious eco-wars

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 5/09

Can churchgoers and atheists alike care for the planet, or is religious dogma unsustainable? comments      5


Tracking our eco-footprints

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Tracking our eco-footprints

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 19/09

Daniel Rainham, environmental science professor at Dalhousie University, looks at the relationship between environment and health using GPS. comments      0


Drive-thru madness

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Drive-thru madness

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 5/09

Car queues outside Tim Horton's are an environmental and cultural disaster. comments      20


Morse's environmental shakeup

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Morse's environmental shakeup

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 22/09

Mark Parent, Nova Scotia's popular minister of the environment, gets shuffled out for a less-acclaimed pick. What does that mean? comments      1


Sick stable syndrome

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Sick stable syndrome

posted by NEAL OZANO, Jan 15/09

Their stables are making the Bengal Lancers' horses sick, but Halifax equestrians are reluctant to move the horses to safety. Neal Ozano reports. comments      4


On the house

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On the house

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 8/09

Building more green roofs could create the "Hanging Gardens of Halifax" comments      0


Sustainable green Santa

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Sustainable green Santa

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Dec 11/08

Chris Benjamin is making a list of who’s naughty and who’s nice in Halifax. comments      0


Rat city

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Rat city

posted by LEZLIE LOWE, Dec 11/08

They’re here...scurrying around Halifax, with their own network of tunnels, their own social hierarchy, their own inquisitive natures, 75 per block. And construction disrupts their homes, disturbs their little rat cities. So here they come into our city, comments      9


NSP: "Don't blame us"

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NSP: "Don't blame us"

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 27/08

Nova Scotia Power won't accept responsibility for the lives destroyed by its coal. comments      1


Blood coal

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Blood coal

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Nov 13/08

Coal is dirty business and Nova Scotia's electricity is destroying the South American environment. comments      0


City cycles in circles

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City cycles in circles

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 30/08

We need long-term commitments to alternative transportation, not just quick fixes. comments      0


Paint City Hall green

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Paint City Hall green

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 16/08

Sustainable City surveys each mayoral candidate's eco-positions. comments      0


HRM's eco-candidates

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HRM's eco-candidates

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Oct 2/08

Chris checks out what the local federal candidates environmental plans are. comments      0


Green biz

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Green biz

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 18/08

Local entrepreneurs are finding that it pays to be sustainable. comments      0


Something fishy

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Something fishy

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Sep 4/08

The best-known organization that certifies sustainable seafood isn't doing the job. comments      0


Ontario's wild ideas

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Ontario's wild ideas

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 21/08

When it comes to environmenal stewardship, Nova Scotia politicians can learn a lot from Upper Canada. comments      1


Lincolnville dumped on again

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Lincolnville dumped on again

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Aug 7/08

As residents next to provincial dump can't seem to air concerns to any level of government, the stink of environmental racism grows stronger. comments      1


Carbon Tax

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Carbon Tax

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 17/08

Death or taxes: Bluenosers pick the former, Canadians pick the latter. comments      0


A vote for sustainable government

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A vote for sustainable government

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jul 3/08

Nova Scotians put the environment at the top of their political concerns. So why does our first-past-the-post system continue to fail us? comments      2


Alex Wilson plans for the worst

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Alex Wilson plans for the worst

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 19/08

Executive editor of Envrironmental Building News talks to The Coast about modern architecture and global warming. comments      0


Liking biking

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Liking biking

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jun 5/08

Zero dollars for bike infrastructure leaves Halifax with a critical mess. comments      0


Climate Crisis

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Climate Crisis

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 22/08

Nova Scotia has made progress on some environmental fronts, but drops the ball on the biggest challenge of all. comments      0


Poop scoop

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Poop scoop

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, May 8/08

There are good alternatives to eating sewage sludge comments      1


Bio-not-so-solids

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Bio-not-so-solids

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 24/08

Dumping sludge on farmland is a crappy idea comments      5


Halifax Harbour Non-solutions

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Halifax Harbour Non-solutions

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 17/08

Halifax's new sewage treatment system needs $100 million in upgrades before it even opens. comments      0


Scrapping skyscrapers

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Scrapping skyscrapers

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Apr 10/08

Tall buildings being good for the environment may be all wrong comments      1


Urban de-forestry

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Urban de-forestry

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Mar 27/08

We’ve had seven years of talk 
but still no tree plan. comments      0


SAWS!

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SAWS!

posted by CHRIS BENJAMIN, Feb 28/08

Lake Major Watershed, source of Dartmouth’s drinking water, is being logged. It's the
centre of a battle over water safety. comments      3


You’re getting warmer

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You’re getting warmer

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 27/07

comments      0


O, Christmas Tree

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O, Christmas Tree

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 6/07

Supporting the fir trade. comments      0


Dual nature

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Dual nature

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 22/07

Tim Bousquet asks why we don’t live up to our tough environmental talk. comments      0


Tapped out

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Tapped out

posted by NEAL OZANO, Nov 8/07

Amy Kilbride didn’t ask to be hooked up to the city water supply, but she’s paying for it. Neal Ozano goes with the flow. comments      0


Two steps forward

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Two steps forward

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 8/07

Tim Bousquet finds a couple of good news stories. Kind of. comments      0


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Heated debate

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 25/07

Tim Bousquet pulls the plug on patio heaters comments      0


An organic solution

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An organic solution

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 11/07

comments      0


Target practice

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Target practice

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 27/07

comments      0


Take me to a leader

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Take me to a leader

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 13/07

comments      0


The power of one

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The power of one

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 30/07

Tim Bousquet explains why, on your own, you’ll never do enough to save the planet. comments      1


Thrown to the dogs

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Thrown to the dogs

posted by MARK BOLTON, Aug 30/07

Despite protests, the Facebook group accusing Dal of mistreating animals is back online---and over 22,000 members strong. Mark Bolton reports. comments      0


A dirty shame

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A dirty shame

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 16/07

Tim Bousquet sees our premier’s dastardly ecological deeds. comments      0


Tar trek

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Tar trek

posted by CARSTEN KNOX, Aug 9/07

A local ecologist is joining a group of cross-Alberta cyclists to explore tar sands and report back. Carsten Knox gears up. comments      0


On the rocks

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On the rocks

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 9/07

Nova Scotia’s famous coast is “an international treasure” comments      2


Atlantica alternative

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Atlantica alternative

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 2/07

Tim Bousquet gives that stupid trade deal a second swift kick. comments      1


Atlantica RIP

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Atlantica RIP

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 19/07

Requiem for a stupid trade deal by Tim Bousquet. comments      0


Dim and dimmer

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Dim and dimmer

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jul 5/07

Tim Bousquet on the dark side of light. comments      0


The 17-Tonne Challenge

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The 17-Tonne Challenge

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 21/07

If we’re serious about curbing climate change, each of us will have to cut our annual greenhouse gas emissions from 24 tonnes to just under seven. Plane travel needs to end, food needs to be local, houses need to capture heat and NSP needs to wake up. comments      4


Turning back the tide

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Turning back the tide

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Jun 7/07

Tim Bousquet tries to stay positive in the face of McNabs Island. comments      0


Lawn order

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Lawn order

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 24/07

Banned pesticides are sold all over Metro, learns Tim Bousquet. comments      0


Unjust rewards

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Unjust rewards

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, May 10/07

Tim Bousquet takes NSP millionaires to task. comments      0


Green house effect

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Green house effect

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 26/07

Tim Bousquet renovates for the planet. comments      0


A change in the air

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A change in the air

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Apr 19/07

After years of fighting to be heard, local environmental groups are getting more money, members and respect. Mike Fleury sees how they’re coping with the attention. comments      0


A sinking ship

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A sinking ship

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Apr 12/07

The lack of a fast ferry isn’t the only problem in Bedford, says Tim Bousquet. comments      0


Smog and mirrors

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Smog and mirrors

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Mar 29/07

Tim Bousquet on how PR clouds our environment. comments      0


Waste 2.0

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Waste 2.0

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Mar 29/07

HRM continues its slow march towards putting more source-separating waste bins on city sidewalks. Mike Fleury gets trashed. comments      0


Find me guilty

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Find me guilty

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Mar 15/07

Tim Bousquet on why you should part with some of your personal eco-shame. comments      0


Harbour Solutions stinks

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Harbour Solutions stinks

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Mar 8/07

comments      2


When goats fly

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When goats fly

posted by SHAYLA HOWELL, Mar 1/07

Jacob Deng’s Wings of Hope campaign will send 150 goats to his former home in the Sudan. Shayla Howell follows the herd. comments      0


Concrete jungle

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Concrete jungle

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Mar 1/07

Tim Bousquet demands change at the idiotic Cogswell interchange. comments      0


Sink or swim

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Sink or swim

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Feb 15/07

Tim Bousquet watches the waters rise. comments      0


Everyday heroes

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Everyday heroes

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Feb 1/07

Eco-celebs inspire, but we all need to perspire, says Tim Bousquet. comments      0


The silent scandal

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The silent scandal

posted by TIM BOUSQUET AND CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 18/07

Tim Bousquet brings the heat, climate change-style. comments      0


The missing link

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The missing link

posted by TIM BOUSQUET AND CHRIS BENJAMIN, Jan 4/07

Someone, give Tim Bousquet a lift to the airport. comments      0


Turning green

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Turning green

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 28/06

Tim Bousquet wants more talk and more action in 2007. comments      0


Techno trash

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Techno trash

posted by CHRIS CLEMENTS, Dec 14/06

As electronic waste mounts, Nova Scotia argues about how to keep it from going to the landfill. Chris Clements reports. comments      0


What a drag

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What a drag

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Dec 7/06

Tim Bousquet scratches the surface of bottom trawling. comments      0


The shadow of power

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The shadow of power

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 23/06

Tufts Cove could slow down visiting athletes, says Tim Bousquet. comments      0


Dirty laundry

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Dirty laundry

posted by MIKE LANDRY, Nov 16/06

When Deluxe Dry Cleaners burned down in August, it left a messy situation for the province to deal with. Mike Landry leaks the story. comments      2


Game theory

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Game theory

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Nov 9/06

The Commonwealth Games bid is failing the environment, says Tim Bousquet. comments      0


Blown opportunity

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Blown opportunity

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 26/06

Tim Bousquet asks why Halifax is being denied access to perfectly good wind power. comments      4


Chemical Harbour

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Chemical Harbour

posted by NEAL OZANO, Oct 12/06

Tributyltin, or TBT, is wreaking havoc on marine life in Halifax Harbour. Some species have already disappeared, others suffer from malformed genitalia and can no longer reproduce. So why is TBT still here? comments      2


Message in a bottle

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Message in a bottle

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Oct 12/06

Tim Bousquet on the death of the fountain. comments      1


ENVIRONMENT »

No dumping

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Sep 7/06

The Harbour Solutions Project has caused multiple downtown disruptions, but the end is in sight. Tim Bousquet pipes up. comments      1


ENVIRONMENT »

Hot for teacher

posted by TIM BOUSQUET, Aug 31/06

A practical primer on keeping your body temperature up and your oil heating costs down. comments      0


Memory of the flood

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Memory of the flood

posted by JASON BERRY, Aug 31/06

Hurricane Katrina was a billboard for global warming. A year after the storm hit New Orleans, the city is in shambles and the environmental crisis shows no signs of abating. comments      1


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Planting ideas

posted by ERICA BUTLER, Aug 31/06

It’s not easy being green on campus, but student-run Sierra Youth Coalition wants to make all universities sustainable, including Dalhousie comments      0


Cool cups

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Cool cups

posted by MIKE LANDRY, Aug 24/06

Cold coffee drinks are typically served in non-biodegradable cups. Michael Landry reports on a corny alternative. comments      1


The litter laws forgot

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The litter laws forgot

posted by MIKE LANDRY, Aug 10/06

In its rush to stop smokers, the city created a cigarette butt problem. Mike Landry sheds some light. comments      6


Salvage garden

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Salvage garden

posted by SEAN FLINN, Aug 3/06

Students are beautifying a well-used common space beside the Salvation Army building on Gottingen. Sean Flinn rolls up his sleeves. comments      0


Green roots

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Green roots

posted by ANDY PEDERSEN, Jul 27/06

The Ecology Action Centre is settling into its new eco-friendly home on Fern Street. Andy Pedersen reports. comments      0


The green mile

ENVIRONMENT »

The green mile

posted by LIS VAN BERKEL, Jun 22/06

A new plan for downtown Halifax includes a “green corridor” stretching from the harbour to Citadel Hill. Lis van Berkel reports. comments      0


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Convenient truths

posted by KYLE SHAW, Jun 15/06

You've seen the movie or read the book. Now here's your homework: Al Gore, David Suzuki and other ecology experts suggest eight handy things you can do to fight global warming. comments      0


ENVIRONMENT »

Climate change info

Jun 8/06

We've compiled a few links with some good info on what you can do to help prevent climate change. comments      0


The David

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The David

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Jun 8/06

After countless years working for a better earth, David Suzuki hopes to pass the torch with his last book. comments      6


Cold comfort

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Cold comfort

posted by MIHIRA LAKSHMAN, Jun 1/06

The HST home heating rebate promises savings for property owners, but what will it mean for renters? Mihira Lakshman reports. comments      6


Bin there, done that

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Bin there, done that

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Apr 20/06

The city is expanding on its annual “don’t litter” plea with a useful idea: more garbage cans. Mike Fleury looks into it. comments      0


Plotting success

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Plotting success

posted by SHANNON LONG, Apr 13/06

Community gardens are gaining popularity, thanks in part to the North End Community Gardening Association. Shannon Long goes planting. comments      2


Field of dreams

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Field of dreams

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Apr 13/06

The former infirmary site might become an exciting new library—in 10 years. But today it's a rubble-strewn mess that needs some attention before it turns into a rat-infected mess. Or, worse, a parking lot. comments      1


Hot hot heat

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Hot hot heat

posted by LIS VAN BERKEL, Jan 12/06

Four new Creighton Street townhouses will draw heat from a geothermal system. Lis van Berkel warms up to the idea. comments      1


Oil rigging

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Oil rigging

posted by CARSTEN KNOX, Dec 15/05

Nova Scotia Power has made some recent changes, but there are still problems with air and noise pollution in Tufts Cove. Carsten Knox reports. comments      0


Edge of destruction

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Edge of destruction

Dec 15/05

If a visiting nuclear-powered ship ever had an accident in the harbour, the results would dwarf the effects of the Halifax Explosion. comments      5


Spend shift

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Spend shift

posted by HILLARY LINDSAY, Nov 24/05

Last year, Matt Watkins embarked on a Buy Nothing Year. Hillary Lindsay catches up with him again to see if it was worth it. comments      0


Air forces

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Air forces

posted by MEGAN WENNBERG, Nov 10/05

The Sierra Club is hosting a session to let people know how they can, at a local level, reduce greenhouse gases. comments      0


ENVIRONMENT »

Treading water

posted by MICHAEL FLEURY, Nov 10/05

The controversy over waterlots and restrictions on infilling heats up. comments      0


Trash talking

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Trash talking

posted by MARK BLACK, Nov 10/05

Mark Black takes a look at how things get separated at the recycling depot. comments      0


ENVIRONMENT »

Calculated risks

posted by MICHAEL TISSERAND, Oct 27/05

Hurricane Katrina left us wondering about the reliability of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. Does it come down to a matter of trust? comments      0


Air supply

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Air supply

posted by YOLANDE NORRIS, Sep 15/05

In light of the closure of the Bloomfield Common Building, Yolande Norris looks into indoor air quality and its effects. comments      0


Space to Grow

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Space to Grow

posted by SUE CARTER FLINN, Aug 11/05

The battle against weeds and slugs in the city’s community gardens is coming up broccoli. Sue Carter Flinn digs in. comments      0


ENVIRONMENT »

Green machine

posted by KATHARINE SANDIFORD, Apr 21/05

Businesses are jumping on the ecologically friendly bandwagon.But is Halifax buying into it? comments      0


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Taking the wheel

posted by HILLARY LINDSAY, Mar 24/05

A group of young activists take matters into their own hands and prepare for a cross-country bike tour to talk about how individuals—including youth—can make a positive impact on the enviroment. comments      0


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Waves of support

posted by HILLARY LINDSAY, Jan 27/05

The tsunami disaster on December 26 struck a chord in people around the world, inspiring them to donate unprecedented amounts of money.Aid workers are now wondering if this trend will continue to help other causes in need. comments      0


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Tree's a crowd

posted by BRENT SEDO, Dec 9/04

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When a tree falls

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When a tree falls

posted by BRENT SEDO, Oct 2/03

In Hurricane Juan’s aftermath, Halifax shows its roots in the saddest way. comments      0


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