The Weekly Round Up: June 11-17

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  I hope you had a good week.  Things are finally starting to get back to normal here at Earth|Unfiltered, after my shitty month of no internet, but unfortunately it’s anything but business as usual in the rest of the world- or at least anytime Trump and his government comes near any environmental issues.  This week we had lots of talk about the Paris Agreement, turkey vomit, and giant Australian turekys.  So without further ado, let’s dive in! Continue reading

We Can’t Let Trump Distract Us From Trudeau

Sure, the US’ environment might be going to hell in a handbag, but we here in Canada need to make sure we don’t let that train wreck distract us from our own country.  It might feel real good to live in a country where your leader understands that climate change exists, and believes in science, but that doesn’t mean that we should just stop scrutinizing his actions.  So while everyone is talking about Trump’s inability to properly run a country and protect its environment, today I want to check in with how Trudeau is doing. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: March 5-11

I’m so conflicted over this week.  Look, there were some really great stuff that happened this week, and I should be ecstatic.  The VW emissions scandal is finally coming to a close, we might have a cure for face cancer in Tasmanian devils, and- drumroll please– Shell is divesting from the oilsands!!!!!  Unfortunately, the WHO released a real terrifying report, and Scott Pruitt is an absolute moron, definitely setting up some hard times for the environment in the states.  So yeah, it’s been a week- let’s dive in! Continue reading

Justin Trudeau Stopped One Pipeline, But Approved Two Others

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Okay…this is a tricky story to tease out so I’m going to do my best to spell it out! Yesterday Justin Trudeau and his government made a number of announcements regarding natural resources, pipelines, and energy. While many were pleased with Trudeau’s rejection of the Northern Gateway pipeline, many were also displeased with his approval of the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: November 13-19

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Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up, where we’ve decided to adopt the new headlines format (Yaaaaay!).  You’ve all spoken over the last few weeks, so it’s been decided that sharing the headlines of the articles that caught our attention over the week, is the best way to go.  This week had a lot of stuff.  Unfortunately, it’s mostly just people complaining about what a Trump presidency will mean for the environment (it’s bad) and how he’s going to put the worst people in charge of running environmental policies (not a surprise at all).  So we’re not including any of that.  We’ve talked about it before, the internet won’t stop talking about it now, and we would just be shouting into the void.  So instead, here’s the rest of the news that turned our heads this week.  Let’s dive in! Continue reading

With Trump Win, Tories Pressure Trudeau On Keystone XL Pipeline

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Donald Trump doesn’t believe in climate change. He has gone on record claiming that it is a hoax created by the Chinese to dampen U.S. manufacturing and business opportunities. It will therefore come as no surprise that many who’s greed trumps sustainability are looking at the opportunity to take advantage of Donald Trump’s presidency. One of the quickest requests was made by the Conservative party of Canada who are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reopen talks of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta to Nebraska. Continue reading

Let’s Get Political: Liberal Environmental Platform

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We are continuing our look at the environmental platforms of the four major federal parties for our current election! The Liberals have had an interesting campaign seeing as I’ve heard more about them through other party advertisements *cough…Harper…cough*. SO we are giving Justin and his beautiful cheveux the chance to get their platform heard and what that means for Canada’s environment! Continue reading