In Defence of Science 38.5

Published: September 2012

The Canadian environmental sector has been repeatedly attacked in 2012, and we're calling bullsh!t on the flawed logic and soft science behind these allegations. In this issue we look at the impact of cuts to the environmental assessment processes and facilities like the Experimental Lakes Area, and we share the perspectives of respected front-liners such as David Schindler, Jay Ingram and others.
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Letters to the Editor
Environmental Defence executive director Rick Smith's open letter to Canadians.

In Brief: New Map Globally Positions Species, Can Beavers Save Us?, Stop Saskatchewan's Nuclear Reactor - Chelsea Gutzman, Ellen Jakubowski, Laura McDonald

Life After Generators - Melanie J. Martin
DIY bike power remains one of the Occupy movement's best takeaways.

A Smear Campaign to Protect Coal - Chris Turner
When staffers for the Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn's Natural Resources Committee accused an environmental activist of trafficking in child porn, it revealed just how far this pro-coal supporter will go to make his point.

Seahorse Power - Andrew Seale
Project Seahorse aims to change the way we protect shallow-water ecosystems.

In Review:
EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want by Frances Moore Lappé - Reviewed by Kyrke Gaudreau
Water: Asia's New Battleground by Brahma Chellaney - Reviewed by David B. Brooks
Art and Nature in the Middle Ages Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec - Reviewed by Chelsea Gutzman
Chasing Ice  Directed by Jeff Orlowski - Reviewed by Eric Rumble

What's the Big Idea? Denial - Robert Gibson
Why the powerful and the desperate ignore the No Exit signs.

We acknowledge the financial support of Canada’s International­ Development Research Centre (; EJLB Foundation; Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation; The McLean Foundation; Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Media Development Corporation; Ontario Work Study Plan and the Sustainability Network. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund for our publishing activities. The support of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and the Waterloo Environmental Students Endowment Foundation is appreciated.

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