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Loons are slowly disappearing. Researchers want Canadians to help them find out why

Articles of Interest   |   January 4, 2023

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Every morning in the summertime, Peter Penlington brings a cup of coffee down to the dock at his home in Bancroft, Ont., to watch the pair of loons that call the lake home. They like... read more

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COP15 delegates adopt historic agreement to protect nature’s biodiversity

In the News   |   December 19, 2022

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Delegates at COP15, the United Nations biodiversity conference in Montreal, reached a historic agreement early Monday to boost prospects for the long-term survival of the natural world and those who depend on it. If fully implemented, the... read more

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Ottawa to invest $800M in four Indigenous-led conservation efforts across Canada

Articles of Interest   |   December 8, 2022

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The federal government will spend up to $800-million over seven years on four Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, in a high-profile move to kick off a crucial international biodiversity summit. The funding, announced Wednesday in Montreal, is... read more

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One out of every five assessed species found to be at risk in Canada

In the News   |   November 30, 2022

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One in five assessed native species in Canada face some degree of threat to their continued viability, a multi-jurisdictional report has revealed. The numbers offer a stark confirmation that continued destruction of habitat, overharvesting, pollution... read more

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Ottawa’s long-awaited climate adaptation strategy offers $1.6-billion and a peek at national targets

In the News   |   November 25, 2022

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The federal government has finally released its long-awaited plan to build Canada’s resilience to climate change, including $1.6-billion in new spending focused on safeguarding infrastructure. The country’s first National Adaptation Strategy falls short of the... read more

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‘Deeply marred’: COP27 reaches deal for rich countries to pay for developing world’s climate disasters, but little else

In the News   |   November 21, 2022

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The United Nations climate conference in Egypt limped over the finish line Sunday morning with a commitment to launch a fund to compensate poor countries suffering from catastrophic climate-change events. The last-minute breakthrough spared the... read more

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Ottawa sends clear message on environment and Indigenous rights by rejecting Baffinland’s iron ore expansion plans in Arctic

In the News   |   November 18, 2022

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The federal government has blocked Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s plans for a massive production increase in Nunavut, sending a strong message to the mining industry that any future large resource development in the Far North must... read more

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How Hurricane Fiona turned the barely imaginable into the all-too possible — and what it means for future storms

In the News   |   September 26, 2022

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Adam Fenech has spent the past several years thinking about how climate change will affect people across the country, especially in Prince Edward Island where he lives. Yet, the director of the University of Prince... read more

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Indigenous conservation is key to protecting wilderness in Canada, report says

In the News   |   September 20, 2022

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Indigenous-managed conservation areas are key to Canada’s pledge to designate nearly one third of its land and ocean waters for biodiversity protection by the end of this decade, according to a new report. The report... read more

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Parks Canada unveils climate change and traffic congestion targets for mountain destinations

In the News   |   August 23, 2022

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Parks Canada has outlined a series of targets designed to mitigate climate change and traffic congestion in a handful of the country’s premier mountain destinations, including Banff National Park. The federal government recently tabled management... read more

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The U.S. Senate just passed a historic climate bill. What you need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act

In the News   |   August 11, 2022

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After months of negotiations, the U.S. Senate passed new legislation focused on reducing carbon emissions and steering consumers toward green energy. The US$430-billion bill represents the country’s largest single investment to combat climate change, earmarking... read more

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Ottawa’s pledge to plant two billion trees is proving difficult to execute

In the News   |   August 8, 2022

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Standing atop an old landfill, Francis Allard is in his element. Mr. Allard is co-founder of Ramo, whose business is planting willows and poplars to help remediate landfills, mines and marginal land. At the Ste-Sophie... read more

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Canada wants an all-electric vehicle fleet by mid-century. A patchwork of charging stations stands in the way

In the News   |   July 6, 2022

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For Canadians who want to switch to electric, a lack of infrastructure and real concerns about range are holding them back. When the four Parkland executives set out in late May to do some market... read more

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At the top of Mount Logan, Canadian scientists extract record-breaking ice core that contains clues to 30,000 years of climate history

In the News   |   June 21, 2022

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The University of Alberta-led expedition to Canada’s tallest peak opens a new window into Earth’s pre-historic climate. Even for experienced climbers, the summit plateau of Mount Logan is no place to linger. But Alison Criscitiello... read more

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Canada’s 2030 climate targets for oil and gas industry not feasible, government analysis says

In the News   |   June 14, 2022

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Confidential government documents show a large gap between the federal Liberals’ promised target for reducing the oil and gas industry’s greenhouse gas emissions and what an internal analysis says is achievable by 2030. The documents,... read more

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