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  • Raw deal: the milk guide
    With a million dairy cows in this country belching out planet-warming methane, can classic cow milk ever be green? Its ethical cred depends on which carton you crack. NATREL/NEILSON  Gone are the buco …
  • Today Causemetics
    Greenfind of the Week October is generally awash in pink, with everything from bathroom tissue and blenders to kitty litter and petrochemical-laced lipstick promising to donate as little as a dime per …
  • New bee-harming pesticide may get okay from Health Canada
    It looks like Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is getting ready to green-light Bayer’s new neonic pesticide, despite concerns about neonicotinoid links to bee deaths. The agenc …
  • The long and short of it: the legging guide
    Most of the stuff on the market is cheaply made of conventional, insecticide-heavy cotton, petrol-laced polyester/nylon or toxically tanned leather. Who’s got a leg up on leggings? REITMANS Cheap but …
  • Nature Notes
    Fracking for the cure? It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pinkwashing has reached new depths with global oil and gas drillers Baker Hughes painting 1,000 of its drill bits pink to commemorate the …
  • Evoke the elements within
    Green find of the week Legions of men and women have sworn off bottled scents, partly because the conventional varieties are concoctions heavy in hormone-disrupting ingredients. But what if you still …
  • David Suzuki’s big push
    Godfather of Canadian environmental movement leads speaking tour to rally for human right to healthy planet Dressed in a black open-collared shirt and black pants, David Suzuki looks, at 78, as vital …
  • Nature Notes: UN Climate Summit spews hot air… and hope
    UN Climate Summit spews hot air… and hope They’ve got four minutes each. One after another, over 100 heads of state stand beneath a UN banner in New York City and tell the world, via livestream, it’ …
  • Green Find of the Week: Me to We Nungu Necklace
    Share some love with the Me to We shop in honour of We Day, filling Air Canada Centre with thousands of young change-makers Thursday (October 2). This recycled, fair-trade brass necklace made in Kenya …
  • Emerald City: A green guide to the top mayoral candidates
    Around the globe, cities are at the forefront of a massive green shift to keep life on the planet humming sustainably. While Toronto once led the charge, we’ve fallen badly off course. Time for a rebo …