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Tell Canada's Senate No Loop Holes in Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act
Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, cruelty, animal testing, Canada )

- 257 days ago -
Please tell Canadian senators to support the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act as it stands, and not allow it to be weakened. They need to hear that Canadians oppose animal testing. Vote is Wednesday, October 4th.
Canada: Label Genetically Modified Foods!
Health & Wellness  (tags: Canada, environment, GMOs, health, pesticides )

- 467 days ago -
Ask your Member of Parliament to vote YES to Private Members Bill C-291 for mandatory labelling of genetically modified foods. Debate in the House of Commons on March 10th.
Canadians: Have Your Say - Tell the Government to Protect Every Lake and Every River!
Environment  (tags: Canada, ecosystems, environment, government, health, pollution, water )

- 588 days ago -
In 2012, the former Harper government gutted protections for 99% of the over 31,000 lakes and 2.25 million rivers in Canada. By November 9th, please urge the government to protect Canada's water.
Add Your Name Now: Sea Lion Pups Are Starving
Animals  (tags: Conservation, Food web, Oceans, Sea Lions, Overfishing )

- 597 days ago -
Starving and dehydrated sea lions have washed ashore along the California coast each spring in recent years. Overfishing has severely reduced the forage fish that sea lions rely on.
Sea Lice Exploded Among Wild Young Salmon Near BC Fish Farms: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: BC, fish farming, keystone species, mortality, oceans, parasites, salmon )

- 692 days ago -
Critics claim fish farming in ocean-based pens puts wild stocks at risk by breeding more sea lice, which then escape into surrounding waters and pose a threat to juvenile wild salmon.
Well-Housed Vermont City Still 'Feels the Bern' After 32 Years
Society & Culture  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Good news, housing, politicians )

- 757 days ago -
"His answer to everything was, 'Go out there and present it to the public. If they come forward and really want it, the city will give you seed funding.' How then-mayor Sanders made one city more affordable.
Groundwater Contamination From Fracking Changes Over Time: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carcinogens, earthquakes, environment, fracking, ground water, heavy metals )

- 766 days ago -
Fracking chemicals from oil wells were located within four kilometres from sampled water wells. Canada's top hydrogeologist and contaminant expert calls fracking an uncontrolled science experiment on groundwater
Fort Mac Blaze: Brace for New Era of Infernos
Science & Tech  (tags: Boreal forest, climate change, fire, fossil fuels, peat, weather )

- 768 days ago -
Climate change is the main reason why the area burned in Canada each year has doubled since the 1970s and will continue to increase. Fires which are burning bigger, hotter, faster, and in more unpredictable ways than ever before.
How Much Do You REALLY Know About GMOs?
Business  (tags: farming, food, GMOs, health )

- 770 days ago -
In North America, more than 80% of the foods on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Take this 2-minute quiz to get your GMO IQ score
Stop GM Alfalfa Contamination in Canada
Health & Wellness  (tags: alfalfa, Canada, environment, food, GMOs, health, organics )

- 774 days ago -
Please join the Thunderclap and send a message to the Canadian Minister of Agriculture, to convince him to take immediate action, to #stopGMalfalfa and help prevent serious contamination.
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