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Ontario takes tough, timely action to reduce harm from neonicotinoid pesticides

November 25, 2014

TORONTO — The Ontario government announced a plan today to protect bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects from the harmful effects of neonicotinoid, or neonic, pesticides. In a discussion paper posted to the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry, the government outlined a strategy to reduce the use of neonic-coated seeds in the province by 80 per cent by 2017.

TORONTO — The Ontario government announced a plan today to protect bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects from the harmful effects of neonicotinoid, or neonic, pesticides. In a discussion paper posted to the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry, the government outlined a strategy to reduce the use of neonic-coated seeds in the province by 80 per cent by 2017.

Co-operation between Ontario and Quebec on climate change and energy sets example for Canada

November 24, 2014

VANCOUVER— The David Suzuki Foundation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached last Friday between the governments of Ontario and Quebec to work together to fight climate change, improve the sharing of electricity resources and jointly assess the risks from the proposed Energy East pipeline.

"Ontario and Quebec's agreement sets an example for Canada on how we need to come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time," said Ian Bruce, Science and Policy manager for the foundation.

VANCOUVER— The David Suzuki Foundation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached last Friday between the governments of Ontario and Quebec to work together to fight climate change, improve the sharing of electricity resources and jointly assess the risks from the proposed Energy East pipeline.

"Ontario and Quebec's agreement sets an example for Canada on how we need to come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time," said Ian Bruce, Science and Policy manager for the foundation.

Health Canada has 100,000 new reasons to rethink approval of controversial pesticides

November 5, 2014

OTTAWA — More than 100,000 people have told Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) not to register flupyradifurone, Bayer's latest bee-killing pesticide.

Over the past three weeks, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation and SumOfUs.org spearheaded a campaign to inform the public of the opportunity to submit formal comments to the PMRA.

"We shared the facts about flupyradifurone, and the response has been incredible," said Paul Ferris, of SumOfUs.org. "Over 110,000 sent a clear message to PMRA: Protect the bees."

OTTAWA — More than 100,000 people have told Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) not to register flupyradifurone, Bayer's latest bee-killing pesticide.

Over the past three weeks, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, David Suzuki Foundation and SumOfUs.org spearheaded a campaign to inform the public of the opportunity to submit formal comments to the PMRA.

"We shared the facts about flupyradifurone, and the response has been incredible," said Paul Ferris, of SumOfUs.org. "Over 110,000 sent a clear message to PMRA: Protect the bees."

Climate change solutions are in clean-energy revolution, world's scientists say

November 2, 2014

VANCOUVER — Global action on climate change is set to kick off a clean-energy revolution, which could rewrite Canada's economy. This is one key finding in the fourth and final instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released today from Copenhagen, Denmark. The report will inform world leaders as they prepare for the UN summit on climate change in Lima, Peru, in December. It focuses on global changes needed to protect human security, economic prosperity and food production from the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.

VANCOUVER — Global action on climate change is set to kick off a clean-energy revolution, which could rewrite Canada's economy. This is one key finding in the fourth and final instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released today from Copenhagen, Denmark. The report will inform world leaders as they prepare for the UN summit on climate change in Lima, Peru, in December. It focuses on global changes needed to protect human security, economic prosperity and food production from the impacts of climate change and extreme weather.

SPECIAL BRIEFING: Global Climate Change Assessment

October 31, 2014

VANCOUVER- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has summarized the findings of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5) into a synthesis report for policymakers to be released November 2, 2014.

VANCOUVER- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has summarized the findings of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Reports (AR5) into a synthesis report for policymakers to be released November 2, 2014.