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Canada to release list of proposed banned plastic products in months, minister says

In the News   |   January 31, 2020

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Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says Ottawa is on track to meet its 2021 target for regulations banning certain single-use plastics, which he said would likely include bags and straws. In an interview with The Globe... read more

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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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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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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 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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What’s happening to the Arctic’s vanishing glaciers? As melting speeds up, we’ll find out soon

In the News   |   October 31, 2019

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The North is melting five times faster than it was before 2005, with alarming implications for global sea levels, Indigenous people and Arctic ecosystems. When federal scientists working in the High Arctic began monitoring a... read more

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Nearly two-thirds of North American bird species under survival threat due to climate change: Audubon society

In the News   |   October 11, 2019

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Nearly two-thirds of all bird species in North America will be at an increased risk of extinction if the world does not act to reign in climate change, a new report has found. Among the... 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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Facing the risk: Climate impacts that young Canadians will have to contend with

In the News   |   September 27, 2019

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For anyone younger than 20 – in other words, those who have lived entirely in this century – climate change is a fact of life that has fast become a matter of collective urgency. This... read more

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