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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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Oscar-worthy?

Cartoons   |   February 4, 2019

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Much of Canada has been gripped by record-breaking low temperatures and icy conditions.

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

In the News   |   February 3, 2019

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Get ready for weather whiplash. Many cities in the U.S. that felt the record-breaking bite of Arctic winter, and parts of Canada around the Great Lakes, will enjoy daytime temperatures well above the freezing point... read more

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On thin ice: World’s lake cover shrinking as global temperatures climb

In the News   |   January 29, 2019

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Melting ice roads threaten to cut off remote communities. Toxic algal blooms are likely to spread. And games of winter shinny could disappear within a generation. The world’s lake ice is rapidly shrinking as global... 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

In the News   |   January 17, 2019

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More than half of all food produced in Canada is wasted, with the food industry putting the vast majority of it into landfills, according to a new study. Previous studies had pointed to consumers for... read more

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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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