Restricting neonics is the right thing to do

Neonics are poisoning our soil and water, and killing bees

Restricting neonics is the right thing to doDownload Restricting neonics is the right thing to do VANCOUVER, BC, Feb 11, 2015/ Troy Media/ - No matter how you feel about Ontario’s proposal to restrict use of neonicotinoid insecticides on corn and soybean crops, we can all agree: bees matter. But as important as bees are, there’s more at stake. Neonics are poisoning…

Testing your home for radon exposure could be a lifesaver

Radon exposure is responsible for 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada

Testing your home for radon exposure could be a lifesaverDownload Testing your home for radon exposure could be a lifesaver VANCOUVER, BC, Feb 5, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In late January, the BC Lung Association released results of Canada’s largest-ever community-wide home radon testing project, conducted in Castlegar and Prince George, two of B.C.’s radon hot spots. In more than half the Castlegar homes…

Canada trading away its environmental rights

Under threat from business friendly free-trade agreements

Canada trading away its environmental rightsDownload Canada trading away its environmental rights VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 29, 2015/ Troy Media/ - In 1997, Canada restricted import and transfer of the gasoline additive MMT because it was a suspected neurotoxin that had already been banned in Europe. Ethyl Corp., the U.S. multinational that supplied the chemical, sued the government for $350 million…

Oil prices drop as global warming rises

No better time than now to introduce a carbon tax

Oil prices drop as global warming risesTHIS CONTENT IS FREE to use in your publication or on your website. Download now. VANCOUVER, BC, Jan 22, 2015/ Troy Media/ - With oil prices plunging from more than $100 a barrel last summer to below $50 now, the consequences of a petro-fuelled economy are hitting home – especially in Alberta, where experts forecast…

Addressing global warming is an economic necessity

If our current leaders can’t comprehend that, let’s find some who can

Addressing global warming is an economic necessityVANCOUVER, BC, Jul 9, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Those who don’t outright deny the existence of human-caused global warming often argue we can’t or shouldn’t do anything about it because it would be too costly. Take Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who recently said, “No matter what they say, no country is going to take actions…

It’s time to save the bees and ban neonic pesticides

Global sales of US$2.63 billion in 2011 may explain why there’s strong resistance to banning them

It’s time to save the bees and ban neonic pesticidesVANCOUVER, BC, Jul 2, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators…

Nothing to celebrate this Canada Day

From the oil sands to fracking, the feds and the provinces are blind to consequences of their actions

Nothing to celebrate this Canada DayVANCOUVER, BC, Jun 25, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Oh, Canada, what will become of you? Although I’m proudly Canadian, my early memories are mixed. After Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, our government unfairly deprived my family of citizenship rights and exiled us to the B.C. interior, even though we were born and raised here.…

Pipeline approval flies in the face of democracy and global warming

The government is willfully blind to the most pressing issue of our time

Pipeline approval flies in the face of democracy and global warmingVANCOUVER, BC, Jun 18, 2014/ Troy Media/ - There was little doubt the federal government would approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project, regardless of public opposition or evidence presented against it. The prime minister indicated he wanted the pipeline built before the Joint Review Panel hearings even began. Ad campaigns, opponents demonized as foreign-funded…

Oil spills are good for the economy

Destroying the environment may be bad for the planet, but it is good for business

Oil spills are good for the economyVANCOUVER, BC, Jun 11, 2014/ Troy Media/ - Energy giant Kinder Morgan was recently called insensitive for pointing out that “Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the short- and long-term.” The company wants to triple its shipping capacity from the Alberta oil sands to Burnaby,…

Improved fishing practices leading to healthier marine-life populations

But oceans still at risk from climate change and pollution

Improved fishing practices leading to healthier marine-life populationsVANCOUVER, BC, Jun 4, 2014/ Troy Media/ - June 8 is World Oceans Day. It's a fitting time to contemplate humanity's evolving relationship with the source of all life. For much of human history, we've affected marine ecosystems primarily by what we've taken out of the seas. The challenge as we encounter warming temperatures and…
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