Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Zero-waste coffee shop and store coming to Halifax

Kate Pepler can fit the garbage she accumulates in one year in one small jar.   Items such as food stickers, clothing tags, straws and pill bottle wrappers are the few bits of waste that end up in the jar.   Pepler grew up on Toronto Island: a green oasis in Lake Ontario, within spitting distance of…

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Divest Dal camps on quad

In true Dalhousie fashion, the first tent to go up was yellow.  Over the following week the tents multiplied like mushrooms, sprouting up across the Studley Quad as members of Divest Dalhousie camped out to put pressure on university administration.   The mandate was clear. It was scrawled on signs and posters around the campsite: divest the university’s…

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Why Divest Dal opposes Kinder Morgan

Justin Trudeau took to the national stage on Tuesday, making his final decision on three major pipeline projects. He began by highlighting the Liberal government’s commitments made last fall to clean energy and reconciliation with First Nations communities. He then approved two major pipeline projects, the most significant of which was the Kinder Morgan Trans…

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Silencing science

Thomas Duck, an atmospheric scientist at Dalhousie , wants people to start talking about science. It’s important, because research funding is facing drastic cutbacks from the federal government. Duck was one of four speakers discussing the impact of government attacks on science at the Get Science Right town hall at the Nova Scotia Art Gallery…

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Love, life and university

There are a lot of things I brought with me when I came to Dalhousie from Ottawa: a laptop, a copy of The New Journalism, an N64, and a girlfriend. Three of those things have been a part of my life in the past 24 hours. The New Journalism took a break after the first year.…

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What the media isn’t telling us

  As a distant grim spectator of New Brunswick’s recent environmental clashes, I sought the real story. It is not as though I disbelieve the reports made by mainstream media. However, when they looped video clips of pepper spray, violence, and angry mouths that shouted silently, the reporter reiterating the atmosphere of protest without meaningful…

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The Hockey Series: Fighting in the Game

Unavoidable in today’s game: Josh Fraser, Opinions Contributor  The game of hockey is a collision sport in a low-friction, walled environment. NHL players can clock skating speeds of almost 50 km/h, the average speed of play hovering around 35km/h. Like football, the sanctioned contact can be cataclysmic, and there are four primary officials to ensure the rules…

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Q&A with Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, leader of the federal Green party and lifetime environmental activist, was on campus earlier this month. She was a panelist at ‘The Afterparty: A Discussion on the Future of Parliamentary Democracy in Canada’ and a guest speaker at the Stand Up for Science rally. The Dal law school graduate sat down with her…

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Stand up for Science rally at Dalhousie

Halifax was one of 17 cities across Canada to host a Stand up for Science rally. Speakers including Nova Scotia MP Megan Leslie and federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May spoke about government scientists who are being defunded and “muzzled” under the Harper administration. The rally was held at the Dalhousie Student Union building and…

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Clothes on the cheap

A tour through my closet would reveal some questionable taste in clothing, an addiction to muted tones and— best of all— a large collection of thrifted items. Some may call me cheap, but I am proud to say that most of my wardrobe is second hand. Being thrifty is not only good for the wallet.…

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