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Bluefin tuna is Collapsing, says the World Wildlife Fund
‘Bluefin tuna is collapsing as we speak and yet the fishery will kick off for business as usual,’ said Sergi Tudela, of WWF. According to The World Wildlife Fund: ' The population can only be saved by a complete halt to fishing in May and June, when the fish swim to the Mediterranean to spawn, the WWF says. (Full Story)

Obama's Visit to Canada. Greenpeace Activists Extend a Warm Welcome
Ottawa, Canada — President Obama was extended a warm Canadian welcome this morning when Greenpeace activists unveiled two large banners on the Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa that read “Welcome President Obama” and “Climate Leaders Don’t Buy Tar Sands”. (Full Story)

Recycling: Most Common Environmental Behaviour in Canada
The most common of environmental behaviours in Canada was recycling in 2006, with a 97% participation rate among households with access to this service. About 45% of Canadian households had very environmentally active lifestyles in 2006, as measured by their participation in at least four of six selected environmental behaviours. (Full Story)

Bringing Green Home: Raising Environmental Awareness in the Montreal Chinese Community
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
Sandra Lee, a twenty six year old Chinese immigrant with a degree in Marketing and Anthropology, has thought a lot about the question of the environment and how it fits into her community. For Lee, it is important to make environmental awareness accessible to cultural communities. She sees a necessity to “market” environmental issues in a way that makes sense to groups that are not part of mainstream Quebec culture. (Full Story)

A new way to celebrate : eco-friendly weddings
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
I’ve gone to many weddings in my life. I guess it’s normal – you reach a certain age and it becomes part of your life. A few times a year, you get dressed nicely, you try to look your best and you go into what promises to be a night of food, drink and merriment. Weddings have strong symbolic significance for many and are often rife with tradition – which is why, when I found out about eco-friendly weddings, I knew I had to investigate further (Full Story)

Weather and climate marked by record extremes in many regions across the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization
By Victor Teboul, Ph.D., Université de Montréal, Editor, Tolerance.ca®
Weather and climate are marked by record extremes in many regions across the world since January 2007, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). In January and April 2007 it is likely that global land surface temperatures ranked warmest since records began in 1880, 1.89°C warmer than average for January and 1.37°C warmer than average for April. Several regions have experienced extremely heavy precipitation, leading to severe floods according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). (Full Story)

Warmer Winters Introduce New Layers of Risk for Russia's Polar Bear Population
By Julie A. Corwin

In December 2006, Russian officials found evidence that two polar bears had traveled within 200 kilometers of the villages of Vankarem and Reirkaipii located along the Chukotka Sea-a long way from their usual habitat. The polar bears were attracted by the rotting carcasses of... (Full Story)


Greenpeace's activism : Too radical or too peaceful ?
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
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While Greenpeace manages to hold media and public attention with its variety of non-traditional actions, it has been the object of considerable criticism, originating mostly from governments and industries, but also on occasion from other environmental organisations. (Full Story)

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