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Arguments that federal carbon pricing encroaches on provincial powers met with skepticism at Supreme Court

In the News   |   September 23, 2020

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Provincial governments arguing that the centrepiece of Ottawa’s plan to combat climate change intrudes on their powers met a wall of skepticism at the Supreme Court of Canada on Tuesday. Federal law sets minimum national... read more

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How a bison herd is bringing hope to a Saskatchewan First Nation

In the News   |   August 28, 2020

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The stately creatures that once roamed the prairies were initially bought as food security during the pandemic, but now are reconnecting community members with their past. Alongside a dirt road in Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, community... read more

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Majority of polar bear populations on course to vanish by end of century

In the News   |   July 21, 2020

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As climate change disproportionately warms the Arctic, the future looks increasingly bleak for one of the region’s most iconic species, an international team of researchers has found. Specifically, if greenhouse gas emissions remain unchecked, “then... read more

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Growing Arctic waves set to menace coasts, scientists say

In the News   |   July 8, 2020

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As summer sea ice disappears in the far north due to climate change, massive swells are expected to roil Canada’s Arctic waters later this century with potentially dire consequences for coastal communities and burgeoning shipping... read more

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Canadian Arctic awash in microplastics, study finds

Articles of Interest   |   June 18, 2020

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Canada’s Arctic waters are widely contaminated by microplastics – minuscule particles and fibres that come from plastic debris that has broken down and remains in the environment with unknown effects. In the first large-scale survey... read more

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Climate change could leave billions in areas unsuitable for human life

In the News   |   May 5, 2020

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From penguins to possums, every species on Earth lives within a geographic range that is largely defined by climate – a comfort zone outside of which individual members of the species are rarely encountered. So,... read more

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On Earth Day, photographer Edward Burtynsky reflects on our duty as stewards of nature

Articles of Interest   |   April 22, 2020

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The Canadian artist writes that ‘the global call to action against COVID-19 is a test run for our inevitable fight with climate change – and that time is looming’ Edward Burtynsky is an internationally renowned... read more

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

Discussion Topics   |   April 15, 2020

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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

Discussion Topics   |   April 13, 2020

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

Discussion Topics   |   April 9, 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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21st century crucial for humanity and the planet: Sir Martin Rees

Discussion Topics   |   April 1, 2020

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Earth has been around for about 45 million centuries but, according to astrophysicist and author Sir Martin Rees, the century we’re living in is different in a crucial way. For the first time, a single... read more

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The great transformation: How to achieve a ‘Green New Deal’ for Canada

In the News   |   March 20, 2020

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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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Ottawa moving too slow with climate plan, business and environmental groups say

In the News   |   February 27, 2020

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The government has no timeline to finalize its net-zero emissions policies, but it plans to establish a consultation panel for the target before the summer – a pace that is too slow for business and... read more

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Canadian business leaders say Teck’s Frontier decision sends ‘terrible message’ to investors

In the News   |   February 24, 2020

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The cancellation of the massive Frontier oil sands mine prompted a swift and negative reaction from Canada’s business leaders, who warn it sends a “terrible message” and confirms the politicization of Canada’s regulatory process. However,... 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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