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To spur change, conservationist urges scientists to speak up for themselves

In the News   |   December 10, 2018

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When she saw the baby mountain goats, Aerin Jacob knew she was going to be unpopular. It was spring 2007, and she was a young environmental consultant monitoring the impact of helicopters at a mining... read more

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

Lesson Plans   |   December 3, 2018

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This article reports on an urgent United Nations call to address climate change and explores some recent political actions that give the issue its immediacy.... read more

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Ottawa appoints former judge to oversee consultations with First Nations over Trans Mountain expansion

Lesson Plans   |   November 6, 2018

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This article outlines the federal government’s plan to address the concerns which led to the quashing of environmental permits for the project by the Federal Appeal Court.... read more

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Cartoons   |   October 24, 2018

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Several provincial premiers have opposed the federal government's plan for a carbon tax, but have proposed no alternatives.

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Cartoons   |   October 15, 2018

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Canada's Conservative provincial premiers are for the most part opposed to Ottawa's carbon pricing plan.

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At Ottawa’s 100 Murray St., the push for a “zero carbon” building

Lesson Plans   |   October 11, 2018

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This article identifies efforts that Sun Life Financial Inc. is making to create a building which has a carbon footprint as close as possible to zero.... read more

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UN report calls for urgent action to avert catastrophic climate change

In the News   |   October 9, 2018

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The world is failing in its effort to avert catastrophic climate change, a United Nations panel warned on Monday, and the result will be more deaths and climate refugees due to extreme weather and rising... read more

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Ottawa appoints former judge to oversee consultations with First Nations over Trans Mountain expansion

In the News   |   October 3, 2018

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Ottawa has reopened consultations with Indigenous communities on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after a court ruled that its previous efforts were inadequate. The government did not set a deadline for concluding the talks. Alberta... read more

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While the planet burns, our politicians fiddle

Lesson Plans   |   September 10, 2018

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This article examines the seriousness of the global issue of rampant wildfires and calls for action to address it.... read more

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At Ottawa’s 100 Murray St., the push for a “zero carbon” building

In the News   |   August 26, 2018

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To cut energy costs and promote a sustainability agenda, Sun Life Financial Inc. and its real estate subsidiary, Bentall Kennedy, launched an experiment with a commercial building in Ottawa’s ByWard Market. Aiming to reduce the... read more

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While the planet burns, our politicians fiddle

In the News   |   August 21, 2018

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For days now, a grey pall has descended on Metro Vancouver. The North Shore mountains are barely visible from many parts of the region. The sun, meantime, appears like a tangerine behind a gauze-like veil,... read more

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Canada to phase out most uses of pesticides linked to bee deaths

In the News   |   August 16, 2018

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The Canadian government plans to phase out most uses of two pesticides linked to the deaths of bees and other insects, a move environmental groups say is welcome but should be implemented immediately. Health Canada... read more

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Ontario launching constitutional challenge of federal carbon-tax plan

In the News   |   August 3, 2018

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Ontario has filed its own constitutional challenge against the federal government over its planned carbon tax, broadening a legal battle that takes aim at Ottawa’s authority to implement a climate-change agenda. Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive... read more

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Ottawa bans salmon fishing to save the whales - but two other threats to their survival still loom

In the News   |   June 4, 2018

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B.C. Premier John Horgan lamented last week that he won’t be able to go fishing for Chinook salmon this summer – the federal government has put strict limits on the fishery to leave the endangered... read more

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Trudeau government to buy Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain for $4.5-billion

In the News   |   May 30, 2018

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The Trudeau government is taking an extraordinary step in its push to ship more oil sands crude to global markets and will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5-billion after the company... read more

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