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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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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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