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Top Tory contenders will fight carbon tax if they win leadership race

In the News   |   January 30, 2020

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The key contenders in the Conservative leadership race say they plan to keep fighting the federal carbon tax, if they win the party’s top job. While Peter MacKay, Erin O’Toole and Marilyn Gladu have tried... read more

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Starbucks to phase out black plastic in Canada as part of global push to reduce waste

In the News   |   January 22, 2020

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Starbucks is promising to cut its carbon emissions and waste in half by 2030, a goal that would require major changes from the global coffee chain that sells the majority of its products in disposable... read more

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Hydrogen has a major role to play in the clean-energy future – which presents Canada with an opportunity

Guest Column   |   January 17, 2020

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The sun is setting on the fossil-fuel industry as we know it, not just in Canada, but globally. It may never go completely dark, but its direction and much-diminished role is certain in an increasingly... read more

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In the climate change wars, Greta Thunberg thrashes Roger Federer 6-0, 6-0

In the News   |   January 13, 2020

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Over the weekend, Roger Federer was forced to try something new – defend his integrity. He didn’t do a very good job of it. Federer may be the world’s most successfully branded person. Among his... read more

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Why the world doesn’t act on the climate crisis

Lesson Plans   |   January 9, 2020

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This article reviews the aims of COP25 (the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference) and examines the reasons why its goals were not met.... read more

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Canada on track to substantially miss 2030 emissions reductions targets, government data shows

In the News   |   December 20, 2019

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Canada is on track to substantially miss its 2030 targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, new government data show. The numbers, released Friday, show how significant the work ahead is for Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson.... read more

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Extreme weather leaves 45 million in Southern Africa facing severe food shortages

In the News   |   December 17, 2019

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Eight months after the cyclone, Oscar Eugenio is still on the precarious edge of disaster. “Some days we have food,” he says. “And some days we do not.” His small farm in northern Mozambique was... read more

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Madrid climate talks end in near failure as crucial decisions are bumped into 2020

In the News   |   December 15, 2019

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Expectations for a climate breakthrough in Madrid were never high, but even the lowest ones were not met. The Madrid conference, known as COP25, ended on Sunday afternoon, two days late, after marathon negotiating sessions... read more

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Alberta school lesson on oil sands prompts threats from parents amid sensitivity over industry’s image

In the News   |   December 11, 2019

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A Grade 4 lesson that included material critical of Alberta’s oil industry prompted a Facebook debate among parents that devolved into threats and prompted the school to call in the RCMP and cancel a holiday... read more

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Companies, unions, other leaders call on Ottawa and provinces to ramp up efforts on climate change

In the News   |   December 4, 2019

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An oil company, a bank and a consumer products giant are among a group of companies and civil society leaders asking Ottawa and the provinces to ratchet up efforts to tackle climate change, calling it... read more

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The great transformation: How to achieve a “Green New Deal” for Canada

In the News   |   November 15, 2019

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The world is running out of time to avert a climate catastrophe, but businesses have the technology to lighten our carbon footprint, and young people have the political will to make that happen. Does Canada... read more

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The sound of melting

Cartoons   |   November 5, 2019

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Planpincieux, a glacier on the Mont Blanc massif, has been sliding down the mountain at about 50 centimetres a day and a massive destructive crash may be imminent.

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Days before election, Greta Thunberg tells Albertans climate change cannot be “partisan, political question”

Lesson Plans   |   November 4, 2019

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This article relates the events surrounding Greta Thunberg’s visit to Alberta and what various people had to say about it.... read more

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Days before election, Greta Thunberg tells Albertans climate change cannot be “partisan, political question”

In the News   |   October 18, 2019

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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched alongside thousands of protesters in Alberta’s capital on Friday as she waded into a contentious debate about how to confront climate change just days before a federal election. Ms. Thunberg’s... read more

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On fire

Cartoons   |   October 3, 2019

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg accuses adults of letting the world burn, even as Donald Trump's pants ignite from his lies.

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