Environment and Nature

Published on Wed, 09/23/2009 by A Vogel

The natural health trend – what you need to know

The natural health trend – what you need to know

Getting up too often in the night?
Try a natural solution to enlarged prostate.

By Josée Fortin, ND

Gary M. wasn't sleeping well at all. Every night he would have to get up six or seven times to go to the bathroom. Hardly the recipe for facing the following day rested and refreshed.

Published on Mon, 09/21/2009 by World Vision Canada

Raising the roof on the Environment

Raising the roof on the Environment

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You recycle, take public transit and have even ventured at making your own compost, but now you're ready to take that next step to make your home more energy efficient. Here are a few ways to take your positive impact on the environment through the roof:

Use recycled shingles. If you are considering replacing your roof, try using recycled asphalt shingles. These shingles use reclaimed materials which will reduce waste and often have a lifespan of 50 years versus the average 15-year lifespan of regular shingles.

Published on Thu, 05/28/2009 by Marathon International

Baxi Solar Water Heating Home

Baxi Solar Water Heating Home

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Saves Fuel, Space and Money

In the not too distant past, what sold a house was the sizzle – great kitchen and bath, terrific doors, floors and moldings. Today, faced with rising energy costs and availability, home buyers are forced also to be mindful of the steak, or energy efficiency considerations like insulation, and the heating and cooling system.

Published on Mon, 04/27/2009 by David Suzuki Foundation

April showers bring...the David Suzuki Digs My Garden Contest!

April showers bring...the David Suzuki Digs My Garden Contest!

Three Canadian growers sought for pesticide-free gardening stories

April 27, 2009

As Canadians get ready to say hello to May flowers, gardeners from coast to coast are invited to show the rest of the country how growing without pesticides can create both a safe and stunning summer sanctuary.

Published on Wed, 04/22/2009 by International Year of Planet Earth

Students win thousands of dollars in national Earth sciences contest

Students win thousands of dollars in national Earth sciences contest

Predicted shortage of geo-scientists behind WHERE Challenge

(CALGARY, AB) – A national contest for kids sparked by an urgent need to attract young people to the Earth sciences has announced its national and regional winners and given away thousands of dollars in prize money. Dozens of school classrooms and hundreds of students participated in the WHERE Challenge – a contest launched last October that asked Canadian students aged 10 – 14 years to discover non-renewable Earth resources found in everyday objects.

Published on Tue, 04/21/2009 by Canadian Gas Association

Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Recognized as a Corporate Leader in Industry Safety

Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Recognized as a Corporate Leader in Industry Safety

Edmonton (April 21, 2009) – The Canadian Gas Association has recognized Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. for its important contributions and efforts to improve employee safety and public safety.

The Canadian gas industry has a long history of monitoring its safety performance and the Canadian Gas Association Corporate Safety Award recognizes those companies that achieve the best worker safety records. The award is presented at the annual Canadian Gas Association Operations Conference.

Published on Tue, 04/14/2009 by Canada Post

Stamps to "lick" global warming

Stamps to "lick" global warming

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OTTAWA (April 9, 2009) – Today, Canada Post issued two domestic rate stamps (54-cent) as part of an international postal awareness campaign on the effects of global warming. The theme of the campaign is "Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers." Canada Post's contribution to this omnibus issue focuses on the risk to Arctic animal habitats.

Published on Tue, 03/17/2009 by Oil Sands Developers Group

The fable of the two-jawed fish: a cautionary tale from the oil sands

The fable of the two-jawed fish: a cautionary tale from the oil sands

By Don Thompson

Phadreus, a storyteller described as the Roman Aesop, is quoted as saying "Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden."

Though his warning is almost 2,000 years old, recent developments in what might be called "The Fable of the Two-jawed Fish" make Phadreus' caution worth restating.

Published on Thu, 02/26/2009 by Canadian Gas Association

Ontario's new Green Energy Act says natural gas has important role in Ontario's sustainable energy future

Ontario's new Green Energy Act says natural gas has important role in Ontario's sustainable energy future

Toronto (February 23, 2009) – The Canadian Gas Association commended the Ontario government for tabling the Green Energy Act and recognizing the important role that natural gas and natural gas distribution utilities have in the province's sustainable energy future particularly in the areas of expanding renewable energy, supporting new technology, and energy efficiency.

Published on Thu, 02/26/2009 by Canadian Gas Association

Natural gas key to BC's sustainable energy future says province in Speech from the Throne and budget

Natural gas key to BC's sustainable energy future says province in Speech from the Throne and budget

Victoria (February 20, 2009) – The Canadian Gas Association, Terasen Inc., and Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. commended the BC government for recognizing the role of natural gas in the province's sustainable energy future in the Speech from the Throne and recent budget.

"As said in the Speech from the Throne natural gas is a clean burning source of energy," said Mike Cleland, CGA President and CEO, "British Columbians benefit both as important producers of natural gas and as customers of a reliable, affordable, secure, efficient, and clean source of energy.

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