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RIP Kate McGarrigle 1946-2010
Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle has died of cancer at the age of 63. The mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright, McGarrigle died at home in Montreal on Monday. She had been battling cancer since summer 2006. Kate rose to prominence with sister Anna when they recorded together in the...
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Under the Icy North Lurks a ‘Carbon Bomb’
Tropical deforestation is a climate change crisis, but scientists fear for boreal wilderness, too
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Why It Is Essential to Stand up to Bigots
Last winter, the Israelis attacked minarets in Gaza. Last month, the Swiss voted to ban non-existent minarets. The reasons proffered in both cases were patently false. Bombed Gaza mosques probed by Justice Richard Goldstone were found not to have been hiding Hamas arms or militants. Minarets are...
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7 Ways the Battle of Seattle Changed the World
Ten years later, the protests of 1999 are still having an impact.
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Canada Sets Aside Its Boreal Forest as Giant Carbon Vault
By banning logging, mining and oil drilling in an area twice the size of California, Canada is ensuring its boreal forests continue to soak up carbon
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Bush Jokes as Protesters Burn His Effigy in Montreal
MONTREAL — As George W. Bush cracked jokes with a business crowd inside a hotel ballroom Thursday, hundreds of people outside the building cheered while he was being burned in effigy. Police in riot gear and others on horseback held back a crowd of hundreds, including many people who tossed shoes...
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We Must All Be Stewards of Water
Aquifer dispute underscores the need for a national water policy
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Studying the Effects of Tear Gas
Experts debate its use in Pittsburgh
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Harper Consistently Embarrasses Canada Abroad
Israel and the U.S. have well-deserved reputations for standing up for their citizens abroad. Canada, under Stephen Harper, is gaining a reputation for failing its own. Omar Khadr rots in Guantanamo. Abousfian Abdelrazik, tortured in his native Sudan, had to be holed up in the Canadian embassy in...
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Carbon Credits: 'Cure Worse Than the Disease'
QUEBEC - Carbon credits - to package and trade offsets to greenhouse gas emissions - won't work, says McGill University economist Christopher Green. "This cure could be worse than the disease," says Green, rejecting the argument of Premier Jean Charest, who wants the Montreal Exchange to be the...
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