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How safe is the Ottawa River from nuclear waste?

A proposed permanent radioactive waste dump at Chalk River Laboratories on the Ottawa River raises questions about the future safety of the water used by hundreds of thousands of people. While some local authorities seem relaxed as the proposal winds its way through an environmental assessment process, Ottawa Riverkeeper, for one, remains vigilant about the health of the watershed.

Urgency in climate change advocacy is backfiring, says Citizen Potawatomi Nation scientist

Kyle Powys Whyte, an Indigenous scientist and climate change expert, says Indigenous peoples have led some of the most vibrant climate change movements, focused on repairing and strengthening ethical and just relationships. Mistakenly, many environmentalists focus on an environmental crisis that must be addressed so urgently and swiftly, that relationships don't matter, he says.

Indigenous technologists using tech tools as path to self-determination

The First Nations Technology Council and Animikii, a digital agency that supports Indigenous technology, are working hard to ensure Indigenous peoples have a seat at the rapidly growing tech table in British Columbia. From data sovereignty to digital skills training programs, Indigenous communities, nations and organizations are utilizing technology as a path to self determination.

Noam Chomsky: 'In a couple of generations, organized human society may not survive.' 

In recent years, Chomsky has turned his mind to the existential threat of global warming, a “threat to the perpetuation of organized human life,” on par with nuclear war. Now, in an exclusive interview with National Observer on Jan. 22, Chomsky directly addresses the specific relationship between media and the climate crisis.

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