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NEB urges Ottawa to toughen marine protection and monitoring for Trans Mountain

In the News   |   January 11, 2019

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The National Energy Board is urging the federal government to toughen marine monitoring and protection standards, including potential limits on the whale-watching industry, if the cabinet decides this spring to proceed with the expansion of... read more

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Negotiators set Paris treaty rules, delay new emissions targets

Lesson Plans   |   January 7, 2019

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This article reviews some of the developments that occurred during the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Katowice, Poland. It looks at the outcome and goes on to examine some of the concerns... read more

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Taxing question

Cartoons   |   January 4, 2019

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Conservatives are in the main opposed to the idea of a carbon tax to curb harmful emissions but haven't come up with any meaningful alternatives.

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Negotiators set Paris treaty rules, delay new emissions targets

In the News   |   December 16, 2018

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Negotiators completed agreement on rules for implementing the 2015 Paris climate treaty on the weekend, but delayed for another nine months new commitments for more aggressive action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Countries are now... read more

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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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Details, details

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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Hot pursuit

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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