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Spring has sprung, along with the first delectable flowers of the season. As proud Canadian bees, we are getting busy with the job at wing: gathering nectar and pollinating plant species. But for years now, our frenzied dance has brought us into contact with the poisons that you humans use to coat your seeds or spray your fields. The name of this poison is neonicotinoids, but...
Actualité - 18 May 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
December 2018, by Courtney Mullins, Senior Communications Officer, Équiterre, from COP24 in Katowice, Poland You can smell the coal in the air in Katowice. A fellow Quebecer’s white cell phone case is now grey. At a press conference yesterday, a Polish doctor said that air pollution from coal is a medical emergency, and Al Gore gave us the following stat: a baby born in...
Actualité - 15 December 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, COP24
This is a blog entry by Marie-Élise Samson, this year’s winner of the Laure Waridel bursary. She is working with world leaders to determine the best agricultural practices to be used to store carbon in agricultural soils and thus combat climate change. --------------- Rivière-du-Loup, December 2018
Actualité - 13 December 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Laure Waridel bursary
As Quebec’s most influential environmental organization, Équiterre has participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conferences (UNFCCC), the formal meeting of its Parties (Conference of Parties – COP), since they began in 1995.
Actualité - 30 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, COP24, Fight against climate change
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Report - Risking It All: How Export Development Canada’s Support for Fossil Fuels Drives Climate Change  
Communiqué - 21 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Climate change, fossil fuels
Nearly half a million concerned citizens call for immediate ban on bee-killing neonic pesticides in Canada  Call for swift action comes as government’s public consultation on neonics ban wraps 
Communiqué - 20 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Neonicotinoid, Pesticides
A recent review of the “Monsanto Papers” initiated by Équiterre and conducted by health and environmental protection groups reveals that research manipulated by Monsanto in order to downplay the cancer risk of its controversial pesticide glyphosate was used in the re-evaluation of glyphosate in 2017 in Canada, leading to the decision to extend its registration for...
Actualité - 9 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Glyphosate: Monsanto manipulated science Équiterre calls for withdrawal of glyphosate’s approval in Canada and an independent review
Communiqué - 8 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, glyphosate, Pesticides
Carbon pricing is an essential step in the fight against climate change; it reduces pollution and spurs economic innovation.   With the recent announcement by the federal government, carbon pricing will be applied in all the provinces that do not already have a system in place. Here’s a Q&A to help you understand the importance of carbon pricing in the...
Actualité - 1 November 2018 - Tag : Advocacy, Carbon tax, Climate change, Greenhouse gases