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  • An Election: Does Anyone Tell The Truth?

    September 19, 2011 by Gordon McGuinty

    What do I write about: Politics, the Environment and the Media. Well, we are in the middle of the Ontario election campaign, and there is more verbal bull$#*! in print and on the airways than we can keep up with.

  • Editor’s response to Ontario Electronics Stewardship

    November 15, 2010 by Guy Crittenden

    Okay, for about a week I’ve left the reply up in this space from Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s (OES) to my blog entry criticizing Ontario’s program for waste electronics and electrical equipment (WEEE). (See “Ontario’s WEEE program world’s costliest and worst?”

  • Understanding "Climategate"

    December 7, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Back in the 1990s I wrote a very long feature article for the “Focus” section of the Globe & Mail newspaper’s weekend edition. The piece exposed the controversy over the possibly junk science upon which a lot of global warming

  • Inefficiency of wind turbines

    March 24, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Readers might be interested in this contrarian article that questions the assumption that a large-scale investment in wind energy benefits the environment or reduces CO2. I’m suspicious of the author’s claim that there are serious negative health effects from the

  • Mountaintop removal for coal

    February 3, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Often I receive news releases that aren’t a great fit for the magazine or website, but are interesting, and environmentally related. The release below should be of interest to anyone who wishes to follow the issue of mountaintop removal for

  • Obama needs to rethink climate change stance

    January 22, 2009 by Guy Crittenden

    Popular opinion (and some expert opinion) is beginning to shift again in respect to the subject of anthropogenic climate change. I think the article sequence below from the Urban Renaissance Institute is very interesting and readers should give it some

  • 2007 SWANA northwest symposium

    April 11, 2006 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Mark your calendar! The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has set the date and location for its 22nd…

  • A Munich Re article and James Lovelock profile

    March 18, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    I thought I’d share with readers two really good articles I’ve come across in the past few days that are both entertaining and informative. The first is from re-insurance company Munich Re and it offers a short insurance industry perspective

  • Sallie Baliunas and the solar data

    March 15, 2006 by Guy Crittenden

    As a follow-up to my blog entry yesterday, which announced that we will provide occasional coverage of the global warming issue on this website and in Solid Waste & Recycling magazine, I thought I’d provide readers with an update on

  • WMI auctions famous motorcycle for charity

    December 14, 2005 by Solid Waste & Recycling

    Waste Management, Inc. proudly auctioned a famous “Tonight Show” Harley-Davidson motorcycle to benefit the Bush Cli…