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Inside the Indigenous-led power line deal that put 17 First Nations on the grid

In the News   |   October 14, 2021

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By the time Wataynikaneyap Power announced, in October, 2019, that it had locked in financing to start building an 1,800-kilometre transmission line to connect 17 First Nations communities to the Ontario power grid, Margaret Kenequanash... read more

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Canada on pace to fall well short of 2030 climate commitment, report says

In the News   |   October 7, 2021

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Canada is on pace to fall well short of its emissions goals, according to a new government-funded report that says the country’s current strategies will reduce its greenhouse gas output by only 16 per cent,... read more

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B.C. Supreme Court ends Fairy Creek injunction

In the News   |   September 29, 2021

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The B.C. Supreme Court has delivered a rebuke to the RCMP, saying the tactics used to enforce a court injunction prohibiting blockades against old-growth logging at Fairy Creek trampled on civil liberties and put the... read more

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Lockdowns are for the birds: New research shows the benefit of reduced human activity

In the News   |   September 23, 2021

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University of Manitoba research shows about two-thirds of North American bird species changed their behaviour as humans stayed close to home during the pandemic’s early months. Birds are just not that into us. That’s the... read more

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Financial services powerhouses, led by former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, commit to net-zero push

In the News   |   September 22, 2021

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Big-name stock exchanges, rating agencies, auditors and index providers have banded together in a group led by former central banker Mark Carney to focus their operations on achieving net-zero carbon emissions as countries prepare to meet... read more

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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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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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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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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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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 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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In the race to clean dirty industries, these new technologies give hope for a low-carbon future

In the News   |   March 1, 2021

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Of all the commodities that build and power civilization, only two – oil and coal – are set for output declines in the next decades as global warming threatens to turn Earth into planetary toast.... read more

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Trudeau, Biden pledge to create continental alliance to tackle climate change

In the News   |   February 24, 2021

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Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden will unveil more aggressive targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions within the next two months as they forge a North American alliance to battle climate change. And Mr. Biden is... read more

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