Academic research on community benefit agreements between Barrick Gold and locals around the Pueblo Viejo mine was well-received by government officials in the Dominican Republic at first, but then quashed shortly after.
Racism is at the core of the extractive, exploitative and inequitable economic system we live under — a system that, if unchanged, is incompatible with a just transition to a clean energy future, writes Janelle Lapointe.
It is time to stop worrying about the impacts of climate change on health and start creating a healthy future for ourselves and our communities, write Dr. Courtney Howard and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions president Linda Silas.
A new tool that measures the environmental quality of any urban street in Canada — and maps it out in colour — illustrates vividly the many neighbourhoods in the country that have poor environment scores, neighbourhoods that are often home to racialized communities.
Nova Scotia says it will spend $19 million to clean up sludge in Boat Harbour created by effluent from the Northern Pulp mill, after the company missed deadlines to submit a plan for its portion of the remediation.
The historical link between the civil rights and environmental justice movements is widely acknowledged, yet these struggles have become increasingly isolated over time, writes Sabaa Khan, the David Suzuki Foundation’s director-general for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
A decision by Nova Scotia's premier to keep a pledge he made to a First Nations community five years ago will result in the closure of an aging pulp mill and the loss of thousands of forestry jobs across the province.
Residents of northeastern Nova Scotia anxiously awaiting word from politicians in Halifax and Ottawa on the contentious plan by Northern Pulp to pump 85 million litres of effluent a day into the Northumberland Strait.