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Liberal government reapproves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

In the News   |   June 19, 2019

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The federal government on Tuesday reapproved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a crude-oil export project that has pitted Alberta against the British Columbia government and oil industry supporters against environmentalists and Indigenous opponents. Prime Minister... read more

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Ottawa moves to ban single-use plastics as part of waste-reduction efforts

In the News   |   June 10, 2019

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Canada is taking steps to ban a range of everyday plastics as part of a sweeping strategy to push provinces and manufacturers to overhaul recycling and waste-reduction efforts. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on... read more

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Trash talk

Cartoons   |   May 29, 2019

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Canada produces more garbage per capita than any other country, and some gets shipped overseas. The Philippines and Malaysia are demanding that it be returned.

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Oceans of plastic

Cartoons   |   May 21, 2019

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The deepest dive ever made by a human inside a submarine -- 35,853ft in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench -- discovered litter.

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Wipeout

Cartoons   |   May 13, 2019

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An alarming UN report says human activity is threatening every species and plant on the planet.

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Power shift: renewable energy is cheaper than ever and investors are taking notice

Lesson Plans   |   May 7, 2019

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This article, along with two associated ones listed here, examines various needs and actions related to the necessary shift from our reliance on fossil fuels to the use of environmentally friendly renewable energy sources. The... read more

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One million species facing extinction, posing a risk to human well-being: UN report

In the News   |   May 7, 2019

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Around the world, nature and the benefits it provides are in unprecedented decline – a trend that can be reversed, but only with a co-ordinated international effort and “transformative change” to the way humans draw... read more

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Tree rings show human effect on climate goes back more than a century

In the News   |   May 2, 2019

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In 1896, Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius made a prescient calculation that showed the vast quantities of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by burning coal and other fossil fuels would eventually cause the planet to... read more

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Canadian green bond market expands with push to environmentally friendly projects

In the News   |   April 22, 2019

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The Canadian green bond market is expanding as more companies are looking to raise money to fund environmentally friendly projects. Until recently, Canadian green bonds – which allow issuers to raise money for environmentally sustainable... read more

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Massive reallocation of capital needed to address climate change, warns Bank of England governor Mark Carney

In the News   |   April 18, 2019

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The global financial sector is going to have to engineer a “massive reallocation of capital” in order to meet the challenges of climate change, and industries and companies that fail to adjust will die, Bank... read more

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Power shift: renewable energy is cheaper than ever and investors are taking notice

In the News   |   April 15, 2019

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Ever since U.S. President Donald Trump, the world’s most powerful climate-change skeptic, embraced “beautiful clean coal” (his words) as a fundamental resource for U.S. security, investors in renewable energy have been wondering about the political... read more

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Electric Vehicles

Lesson Plans   |   April 2, 2019

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The article explains that the federal government is attempting to spur the purchase of electric vehicles by offering incentive packages. Because the text used for this lesson is a small part of a long article... read more

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Report on climate change shows Canada warming at twice the rate of rest of world

In the News   |   April 2, 2019

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Federal scientists and academics are warning that Canada’s climate is warming rapidly and faster than the global average, saying human behaviour must change to slow the shift. Officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada presented... read more

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Weather whiplash pains scientists trying to convey truth about severe cold and climate change

Lesson Plans   |   March 5, 2019

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This article examines the severe winter fluctuations that have been occurring and lists some scientific explanations and theories.... read more

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Vast majority of Canadian food waste takes place within the food industry - and not at the household level, study finds

Lesson Plans   |   February 8, 2019

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This article identifies the culprits and the reasons behind the shocking amount of food which is wasted in Canada annually and explores the implications of this wastage.... read more

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