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

In the News   |   September 11, 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

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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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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Ottawa crafting plan to boost use of zero-emission vehicles

In the News   |   May 26, 2017

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The federal government is developing a strategy to get more zero-emission vehicles on Canada’s roads, a process that has sparked a battle between the environmental lobby and the auto industry as each seeks to shape... read more

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Tough sledding

Cartoons   |   May 10, 2017

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Even as Canada experiences flooding from coast to coast it would be a mistake to think the cold weather has ended.

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Trump’s bid to reverse climate agenda puts pressure on Ottawa

Lesson Plans   |   May 5, 2017

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This article examines some of the problems that would be created for Canada if Donald Trump’s desire to reverse climate-change policies established by the Obama administration is realized.... read more

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United Nations gives leaders 10 years to curb climate-harming emissions

In the News   |   April 12, 2017

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Global leadership is urgently needed to ensure greenhouse gas emissions peak within 10 years, or the future costs of reining them in and adapting to a changing climate will rise dramatically, the head of the... read more

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Heat and health: Doctors taking the pulse of the planet on climate change

Lesson Plans   |   April 7, 2017

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This article examines the highlights of a report from the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health (MSCCH) which examines eight different ways that climate changes are affecting human health.... read more

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Mismatch

Cartoons   |   April 3, 2017

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Prime Minister Trudeau has vowed to stick to Canada's environmental agenda even as US President Trump is repealing his predecessor's protective legislation.

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Trump’s bid to reverse climate agenda puts pressure on Ottawa

In the News   |   March 29, 2017

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U.S. President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday aimed at boosting coal-fired electricity and unravelling key elements of his predecessor’s climate-change policies – a move that will increase political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s... read more

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