Notes from the Panther Lounge archives

  • Photo: Offshore drilling industry's dirty little secret: they can't clean it up

    Offshore drilling industry's dirty little secret: they can't clean it up

    July 29, 2010

    The offshore drilling industry's dirty little secret is that oil spills can never actually be cleaned up. The oil — and the death and damage that accompanies it — lingers on not just for years but for decades. More »

  • Photo: Happiness comes at a price

    Happiness comes at a price

    July 26, 2010

    I discovered a set of data that says Canadians are a happy lot. A 2006 world-wide poll by the prestigious Gallup organization puts Canada joint 3rd in the world in... More »

  • Photo: If we drill in the arctic, we will spill in the arctic

    If we drill in the arctic, we will spill in the arctic

    July 5, 2010

    There is no offshore drilling region on the planet that has not experienced at least one major drilling-related oil spill. So the law of probabilities says that if we drill in the arctic, we will spill in the arctic. More »

  • Photo: Elders in search of a cause

    Elders in search of a cause

    June 11, 2010

    Come by, if you will, any third Thursday of the month to the airy and spacious offices of the David Suzuki Foundation on West 4th in Vancouver. There you will... More »

  • Photo: Salmon farming: the real dispute

    Salmon farming: the real dispute

    May 19, 2010

    The Get Out Migration march in April and May of 2010 in which thousands of people walked from points between Echo Bay in the Broughton Archipelago to the steps of... More »

  • Photo: Wisdom of the Elders

    Wisdom of the Elders

    May 14, 2010

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  • Photo: Climate change indicators

    Climate change indicators

    May 13, 2010

    The evidence of human influences on climate change has become increas­ingly clear and compelling over the last several decades There is now convincing evidence that human activities such as electricity... More »

  • Photo: Climate-change denialism

    Climate-change denialism

    May 13, 2010

    A 2010 series of public opinion polls reveal that 58% of Canadians consider global warming to be real and mostly caused by emissions from vehicles and industrial facilities. By comparison,... More »

  • Photo: New federal sustainability strategy and global enviro ranking both arriving just in time

    New federal sustainability strategy and global enviro ranking both arriving just in time

    May 11, 2010

    The strategy has been long awaited in certain quarters and represents an opportunity for Canada to climb out of the global environmental cellar. The federal government released a draft of... More »

  • Photo: Top-level Elders

    Top-level Elders

    May 6, 2010

    The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes... More »