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Apps claiming to be more socially responsible than scandal-plagued Uber are popping up in Toronto. NOW's Ecoholic columnist asks whether we're being taken for a ride more

Jan 17, 2018 7:00 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments


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How a global “renaissance” for all things plasticky will spark a zero-waste revolution – and other environmental prognostications for the new year more

Jan 10, 2018 3:39 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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Maša Kores

The "priestess of waste-free living" can famously fit a year’s worth of trash into a single mason jar more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments


Forget the old 3Rs – reducing your trashprint is all about the 5Rs more

Oct 25, 2017 12:00 PM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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G. Horton-Baptiste

As tears well up in my eyes, I tell the water that I hope the city will start taking better care of it more

Sep 27, 2017 9:20 PM Ecoholic

Toronto-based activist journalist takes on corporate media's (and her own) Donald Trump addiction, Trudeau's arms build-up and how NDP leadership contenders are missing a Bernie Sanders-style opportunity more

Jul 31, 2017 8:33 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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Environmental group says Canada’s largest logging company is trying to axe it out of existence with $300 million lawsuit more

May 31, 2017 4:48 PM Ecoholic



Greenhouse-gas-leaking towers setting us up for climate change fail more

May 17, 2017 4:50 PM Ecoholic 2 Comments


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Around the world this Earth Day, as a growing army of women stand up for a more sustainable planet, mainstream environmental groups are becoming more inclusively female more

Apr 19, 2017 8:12 PM Ecoholic


Animal Equality

Rabbit is turning up on more Toronto restaurant menus as the new "ethical" white meat of choice, but animal rights activists say there's nothing humane about the way they're treated by the industry more

Apr 16, 2017 10:55 AM Ecoholic 4 Comments

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According to the Canada West Foundation, keeping the oil sands in the ground and stopping new pipelines “will actually increase greenhouse gas emissions" – wait, what? more

Mar 29, 2017 8:03 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

PEI seed supplier denies wildflower mix used in Honey Nut Cheerios PR campaign promotes the growth of invasive species more

Mar 27, 2017 10:56 AM Ecoholic 2 Comments

Research around atrazine has found endocrine-disrupting properties connected to hermaphrodite frogs, feminized fish and low sperm counts in humans living in agricultural areas more

Mar 19, 2017 8:48 AM Ecoholic 11 Comments

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Sam Rabinovici

Efforts are afoot to put divestment motions on the floor at teachers union meetings this weekend as OTPP continues to pour a hefty $24.8 billion of its $170 billion in total retirement holdings into dirty oil, coal and natural gas projects more

Mar 11, 2017 11:20 AM Ecoholic 3 Comments

New study by the Environmental Working Group in the U.S. found that a third of grease-repelling takeout wrappers and boxes from 27 fast-food chains contained PFCs more

Mar 6, 2017 7:35 AM Ecoholic

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Golfers spend more time exposed to harmful pesticides than the average person.

Environmental filmmaker Andrew Nisker's new documentary Dad and the Dandelions explores the connection between golf and cancer on CBC's The Nature of Things more

Mar 4, 2017 10:35 AM Ecoholic 1 Comments

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Adria Vasil

The future for plug-ins and concept cars is here, but just as curiosity is starting to translate into sales in Canada, car and truck brands stateside want the EPA to roll back Obama-era emissions standards more

Feb 28, 2017 11:28 AM Ecoholic 9 Comments

Conservative think-tank Fraser Institute says the province's carbon tax plan is failing to live up to claims it's revenue neutral; enviros say they’re missing the point more

Feb 23, 2017 9:43 AM Ecoholic


Edward Burtynsky

Photographer Ed Burtynsky's latest documentary offers unnerving look on the enormous and irreversible ways that human activity is literally reshaping Earth more

Feb 20, 2017 9:33 AM Ecoholic 2 Comments

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Fear not, friends, battle-hardened activists north of the 49th picked up some valuable lessons from fighting our press-hating, government-scientist-muzzling former prime minister more

Feb 13, 2017 11:05 AM Ecoholic 5 Comments