Canada Invokes 1977 Treaty in Ongoing Line 5 Battle

Canada Invokes 1977 Treaty in Ongoing Line 5 Battle

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The battle over Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline is heating up as mediation between the Canadian-based company and the Michigan government breaks down. Now, Canada is invoking Article Six of the 1977 Transit Pipelines Treaty, which guarantees uninterrupted flow of light crude oil between the US and Canada, to keep […]

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One Cool Thing: Drones Reforest the World

One Cool Thing: Drones Reforest the World

As wildfires burn hotter and broader than ever before, scientists and startups are using new technology to build back the world’s forests. One Canada-based startup, Flash Forest, is using drones to revitalize environments and hopes that their tactics can be used across the globe. Using their drones, the project planted 300,000 specially formulated seed pods across Canada in just two months. […]

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Climate and COVID Are Increasing Indigenous Food Insecurity

Climate and COVID Are Increasing Indigenous Food Insecurity

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on BIPOC communities’ systemic lack of access to healthcare and the role that environmental injustice plays in health outcomes. Now, it’s shining a light on food insecurity in some of North America’s most remote regions. Canadian non-profit Mikinakoos Children’s Fund found that the cost of getting […]

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Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

Environmental Impact Statement May Deal Blow to Line 5 Pipeline Upgrades

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will require an environmental impact statement (EIS) for Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 oil pipeline upgrade project. The project’s opponents are celebrating the temporary victory, which will delay building a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. The announcement is a fierce battle between Enbridge and environmental allies, including Michigan Governor […]

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Can Drones Rebuild the Canadian Woods?

Can Drones Rebuild the Canadian Woods?

In Canada’s British Columbia, a new project plans to replant resilient forests with the combination of Indigenous knowledge and new technology. According to reporting by Grist in partnership with The Tyee, Seed the North will “collect seeds, combine them in biodiverse seedpods, and drop them using drone technology over thousands of acres.” 

Why This Matters: Over the past decades, British Columbia’s forests have been through climate change-fueled droughts, wildfires, and pest infestations.

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A Canadian Model for Sustainable Land Management

A Canadian Model for Sustainable Land Management

by Ashira Morris From fishery management to forest protection, the environmentalist vs. industry frame is often a roadblock to sustainable practices. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In Canada, environmentalists, logging companies, and First Nations people came together to create a management plan for the Great Bear Rainforest. This stretch of the British […]

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