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Inuit in Canada and Greenland want to co-manage open seas

In the News   |   November 23, 2017

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Climate change, tourism and industrial development are changing the waters of the Pikialasorsuaq, which separates people linked by history and bloodlines. The Inuit of the western edge of Greenland call the tip of Baffin Bay... read more

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Route for Keystone XL approved, clearing way for Alberta oil

In the News   |   November 21, 2017

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Nebraska has approved an alternative route for TransCanada Corp.’s $8-billion (U.S.) Keystone XL pipeline, a ruling that removes a key hurdle in the decade long-quest to link Alberta’s oil sands to U.S. refineries on the... read more

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Google's Sidewalk Labs signs deal for 'smart city' makeover of Toronto's waterfront

Lesson Plans   |   November 7, 2017

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This article examines some of the new and imaginative ideas that Sidewalk Labs is proposing for its development of a 12-acre district on Toronto’s waterfront.... read more

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Google's Sidewalk Labs signs deal for 'smart city' makeover of Toronto's waterfront

In the News   |   October 17, 2017

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A unit of Google’s parent company, devoted to urban innovation, has signed a deal to map out a new kind of neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront that could demonstrate how data-driven technology can improve the quality... read more

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Riverworld

In the News   |   October 10, 2017

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A sweeping survey of traditional knowledge from the Mackenzie basin reveals Canada’s largest watershed in the midst of a rapid and uncertain transformation, Ivan Semeniuk reports. At 71, Leon Andrew still travels and fishes on the vast... read more

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Energy East pipeline’s demise provokes bitter East-West battle over Liberal policies

In the News   |   October 6, 2017

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TransCanada Corp. killed its controversial $15.7-billion Energy East pipeline proposal Thursday, provoking a bitter East-West battle over the Liberal government’s energy and environment policies. In a terse statement, TransCanada said it reviewed “changed circumstances” and... read more

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China used research mission to test trade route through Canada’s Northwest Passage

Lesson Plans   |   October 6, 2017

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This article explores China’s claim that it used a research voyage through the Northwest Passage to assess the viability of commercial traffic through the region with the aim of future use of the Passage for... read more

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Going, going...

Cartoons   |   September 19, 2017

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A report by the World Wildlife Fund on 903 species of Canadian birds, fish, mammals and reptiles says that half of them are in serious population decline.

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China strengthens climate pledge as White House creates confusion

In the News   |   September 18, 2017

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China is pledging to accelerate its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Paris climate accord as the Trump administration sows confusion over its pledge to withdraw from the agreement. After a... read more

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Environment v. economy: Canada’s brewing political battle

Lesson Plans   |   September 11, 2017

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This article examines the debate that is developing between environmental protection issues spearheaded by the federal Liberals and economic concerns being championed by the Conservatives.... read more

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China used research mission to test trade route through Canada’s Northwest Passage

In the News   |   September 10, 2017

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China’s official government news agency says Beijing used a scientific icebreaker voyage through Canada’s Northwest Passage to test the viability of sailing Chinese cargo ships through the environmentally fragile route that links the Atlantic and... read more

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Environment v. economy: Canada’s brewing political battle

In the News   |   August 16, 2017

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There’s a reason the federal Liberals want to include a clause in any rewrite of NAFTA preventing member countries from diminishing environmental safeguards in the name of fuelling investment: It’s an area in which they... read more

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Canada lags in conservation efforts

In the News   |   July 24, 2017

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Annual study looking at the UN Convention on Biodiversity obligations shows country has done far less than other nations in preserving areas from development, leaving it in last place among G7 members. Canada is behind... read more

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The breaking point

In the News   |   July 6, 2017

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An iceberg larger than Prince Edward Island will break off of Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf in the coming days. Scientists are divided about the cause behind this grand event. Some say it’s a natural occurrence... read more

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Trump pulls U.S. from Paris climate accord, raising challenges for Canada

In the News   |   June 2, 2017

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President Donald Trump vowed to pull the United States out of the Paris climate-change agreement and immediately end all compliance with the 18-month-old deal, a move that raises new challenges for Canada’s climate strategy. In... read more

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