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At Fairy Creek, a war in the woods as police seek more power to clear blockades

In the News   |   September 13, 2021

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Little sign of lengthy battle over old-growth logging letting up, and the RCMP says it is losing against a sophisticated, well-funded movement. Watch: Police arrest more than 70 people at the Fairy Creek blockade near... read more

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Learning how to cope with extreme heat

Lesson Plans   |   September 7, 2021

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This article answers some of the questions being asked about the deadly heat waves that have been occurring across the country.... read more

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Humans to blame for acceleration in climate change, says new United Nations report

In the News   |   August 9, 2021

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Climate change is proceeding at a faster pace and producing widespread effects that are more definitively tied to human influence than ever before, according to a new United Nations report from a global team of... read more

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Wildfires in Canada: Here’s how bad the air quality is now, and when the smoke is expected to clear

In the News   |   July 22, 2021

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For most people living in Western Canada, smoky haze and reduced air quality are par for the course during wildfire season. But when visibility was reduced, the air smelled of smoke and the sun burned... read more

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B.C.’s heat wave and fires were driven by climate change, and they won’t be the last. What must we do next?

In the News   |   July 1, 2021

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The Globe and Mail explores some key questions as Canadians endure weather that one climatologist described as ‘almost biblical’. The B.C. village that set a Canadian heat record last week, at a scorching 49.6 C,... read more

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Whose climate-change plan is better?

Lesson Plans   |   May 6, 2021

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This article explains that the federal Conservatives’ climate-change plan will utilize a type of low-carbon savings account whereby individuals accrue points based on their purchase of hydrocarbon-based fuel and then use those points to purchase... read more

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High hopes

Cartoons   |   April 29, 2021

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Canada plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent of 2005 levels within the next decade, ramping up earlier promises without yet having laid out a path to get there.

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Canada announces goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by up to 45 per cent by 2030

In the News   |   April 23, 2021

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Canada told world leaders Thursday it plans to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent of 2005 levels within the next decade, ramping up its earlier promises without yet having a... read more

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Conservatives unveil loyalty-card style of carbon pricing

In the News   |   April 15, 2021

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole released his party’s climate plan on Thursday as he pledged to put a price on carbon for consumers, a major departure for a party that has long opposed the Liberal government’s carbon-pricing program.... read more

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Conservatives’ new carbon plan would provide incentives to burn more fuel

In the News   |   April 15, 2021

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It is almost churlish, on the day Erin O’Toole delivered the first-ever (mostly) credible Conservative climate plan, to dwell on the part that is just plain dumb. But it was the Conservatives who built the consumer carbon... read more

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How Ottawa’s program for retrofitting homes showed what’s missing from Canadian climate policy

In the News   |   April 8, 2021

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Something was missing when the federal government announced funding to help Canadians retrofit their homes as part of its fall economic statement late last year. Promised grants of up to $5,000 per household, at a... read more

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Do the economy and the climate have to be in conflict?

Lesson Plans   |   April 6, 2021

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This article explains how, behind the confrontational posturing between Alberta and the Federal government, there are negotiations between the two that would address Alberta’s concern for the health of its oil industry and Ottawa’s focus... read more

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Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional, Supreme Court rules

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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The federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled March 25 in upholding the centrepiece of the Liberals’ climate change plan. In a 6-3... read more

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Alberta’s work with Ottawa on industrial emissions can bridge gap between economic concerns and climate goals

In the News   |   March 13, 2021

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The battle against Canada’s consumer carbon tax is the cornerstone of Jason Kenney’s political personality. In his early days as Premier, he vividly described the tax as “a dead-weight cost that punishes hard-working people for... read more

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Alberta seeks billions in federal funding for carbon capture projects

In the News   |   March 8, 2021

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Alberta is asking Ottawa to commit to $30-billion in spending or tax incentives over the next decade to spur the building of large-scale industrial carbon capture projects. The provincial government says for Canada to meet... read more

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