To save the world, save the cyclists

Bicycling is probably doomed by the short-sighted attitudes that raise barriers to people feeling safe in exercising their health and economic choices

To save the world, save the cyclistsHow Cycling Can Save the World By Peter Walker Published by TarcherPerigee RED DEER, Alta., April 24, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Of course cycling can’t save the world. That’s a far more complex issue, involving getting past climate-change denial, economic and social inequality, a looming cost-of-health-care crisis and the built-in resistance of city planners, traffic…

Injecting some Positive Energy in a divisive national debate

A three-year initiative assesses how Canadians think and talk about energy in all forms, bringing together disparate and typically unaligned voices

Injecting some Positive Energy in a divisive national debateMonica Gattinger, a University of Ottawa scholar, is doing more to do advance constructive energy conversations in Canada than just about anyone. She's the chair of Positive Energy, a three-year initiative to assess how Canadians think and talk about energy in all forms. Positive Energy is bringing together disparate and typically unaligned voices. Her goal is to reframe our…

Canada’s contribution to the environment means very little

Trudeau can go blue in the face talking about Canada’s crucial role in protecting the environment, but it is only political rhetoric

Canada’s contribution to the environment means very littleTORONTO, Ont. Mar. 14, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Most Canadians are worried about the environment in some way, shape or form. Opinion research firms have shown this on multiple occasions. For instance, a November 2015 Nanos Research poll of 1,000 Canadians noted that 73 per cent either agree or somewhat agree that “climate change presents…

A pipeline straight to energy industry trust

The Alberta Energy Regulator's new website on pipeline performance helps the public better understand crucial operating dynamics

A pipeline straight to energy industry trustCALGARY, Alta. March 6, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Two words define how we need to think about next-generation energy: trust and transparency. Independent of each other, they don't mean much. But make them codependent and an entirely different dynamic emerges. For the petroleum sector, that commingled nuance is critical. It struggles with trust and is…

B.C.’s carbon tax not the ‘gold standard’ it’s made out to be

B.C.’s "revenue neutral" carbon tax will result in a cumulative $865 million tax increase on British Columbians between 2013/14 and 2018/19

B.C.’s carbon tax not the ‘gold standard’ it’s made out to beBy Charles Lammam and Taylor Jackson The Fraser Institute VANCOUVER, B.C. Feb. 22, 2017/ Troy Media/ - In a major announcement last year, the Trudeau government imposed a policy that will require all provinces to put a price on carbon emissions by 2018. As governments in Canada and elsewhere pursue carbon pricing, British Columbia’s carbon…

How Facebook led me to the truth about GMOs

I’ve learned to respect the views of people who are educated on subjects about which I was concerned – even if they work for Monsanto

How Facebook led me to the truth about GMOsTORONTO, Ont. Feb. 8, 2017 /Troy Media/ – How could I have been so misled about so much for so many years? I’ve been obsessed with good health and nutrition since I was a teenager. As a young mom, I did everything possible to ensure my kids’ good health. Organic, natural foods, natural remedies, pesticides…

New off-road limits a gutsy, but visionary, move

Alberta's off-roaders must work with the province to identify trails that let riders have fun without ruining the land

New off-road limits a gutsy, but visionary, moveCALGARY, Alta. Feb. 6, 2017/ Troy Media/ – Bold moves are only gutsy if they come with some risk. It was risky, for example, for the Alberta government to declare that it would close all off-highway trails in the Castle area in the southwest corner of the province within five years. The risk for this…

Agricultural biotechnology crucial for feeding world population

Crop production science and innovation led to new technologies that averted a predicted global starvation catastrophe

Agricultural biotechnology crucial for feeding world populationSARNIA, Ont. Jan. 26, 2017 /Troy Media/ – It took until 1800 for the world population to reach one billion people. The second billion was reached in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974) and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).…

It’s official – Ontario’s coal phase-out was all for nothing

Phasing out coal had almost no effect on Ontario’s air pollution levels – and the government knew this was likely to be the case

It’s official – Ontario’s coal phase-out was all for nothingGUELPH, Ont. Jan. 24, 2017/ Troy Media/ - The federal Liberal government plans to impose a national coal phase-out is based on the same faulty arguments used in Ontario, namely that such a move will yield significant environmental benefits and reduce health-care costs. Those arguments never made sense, and now with the Ontario phase-out complete,…
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