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Eagle view of Eagle head beach in Nova Scotia Canada

Eagle Head Beach

In “Canada’s Ocean Playground,” only about 5% of the coastline is public and protected. Faced with increased sea-level rise, coastal flooding and coastal erosion, protecting the coastline is more important than ever before.
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How do we take back our power?

We can do better—and we must. We need a system that is held much closer to the people. This requires getting beyond the false choice of privatization vs. nationalization and looking to alternative models that can support greater energy democracy.
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Quote by Joanna Macy

When Words Fail Us

Last Tuesday, as news broke that an eighteen-year-old with a rifle had opened fire at an elementary school in Texas, there was a collective gasp.
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Are we being too nice?

Artist: Alex Stewart Atlantic Activist It’s a sincere question—please hear me out.  Despite general agreement that climate change is real and we’re quickly running out of
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These Youth Aren’t Giving Up Hope

Atlantic Activist Please meet Meg, Marin, Addie, Maya, Melizza, Larissa, and Margaret. They’re graduating this month from Dalhousie University and are part of a growing
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The real slap in the face

In March, the Antarctic hit a record-breaking 40ºC above normal temperatures; the Arctic saw 30ºC above normal.  No, this isn’t an April Fools joke. It really isn’t.
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Yes, there’s hope —here’s why

When I need reminding that all is not lost, I often look at this image above of women in northern India protecting an ancient tree
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We should really talk about this

If you’re receiving this email, there’s a good chance you already know that “this” refers to the report released on Monday by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel
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Let’s Talk About Land Acknowledgments

Offering a land acknowledgment at the start of a gathering has become much more common in recent years. It’s one small way for non-Indigenous people
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On the Art of Stealing Human Rights

These extracts are from a speech given by Gerry Gambill at a conference on human rights at Tobique Reserve in New Brunswick. In this speech,
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