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The Overlooked Group of Climate Change Fighters

David Fogarty | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Impact
David Fogarty

There are a group of people often overlooked in the fight against climate change and they can be one of our greatest allies as we figure out how to limit the damage from extreme weather, rising seas and threats to food security. They are the millions of indigenous people who live in the world's remaining forests. Often overlooked, ignored, marginalized and attacked, they stand at the heart of a global solution on climate change that all of us, whether we live in big cities or remote villages, can benefit from.

Better living through algae: Learn how Pond Biofuels is turning raw smokestack gas into a useful product

David Dodge | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
David Dodge

Algae is a pretty important organism. The first plants on earth probably evolved from algae. It's used in food, fertilizer and sewage treatment. Oh, and algae can also eat raw industrial smokestack emissions for breakfast.

More Grief for the Reef as Australia Backs Huge Coal Port

David Fogarty | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada
David Fogarty

An Australian government authority approved on Friday the dumping of three-million cubic metres of dredging spoil within the Great Barrier Reef marine...

Let's Worry About Climate Change, Not Miley Cyrus

Jim Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Jim Harris

The IPCC Report was in the news for a couple of days and then disappeared from mass media news cycle. This is the largest crisis humanity has ever faced: Life on earth hangs in the balance. And yet the media attention given to Miley Cyrus twerking was infinitely greater than the coverage of the IPCC report.

Quebec Energy Policy: The Need for a Balanced Energy Diet

Michael Binnion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta
Michael Binnion

The Quebec Government announced that it will update its energy policy. Public consultations are already underway. The Government also announced a commission to study ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

What We've Done to the Environment Is Haunting Us Now

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

It's becoming clearer that what we are putting into the environment is returning to haunt us, resulting in unnecessary loss of lives, malnourishment, disease and starvation. Another key lesson is, the developed nations are not shielded from climate change, nor do they have the capacity to deal with a devastation of such cataclysmic proportion as the recent severe weather event in Colorado.

The Climate Change Dilemma for Investors

Sangita Iyer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In this sequel to my previous article, I shed light on some of the recent divestment decisions by European banks, sending a stern message to the fossi...

Geoengineering Is a Dangerous Solution to Climate Change

Rachel Smolker | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada
Rachel Smolker

As the realities of global climate change become ever more alarming, advocates of technological approaches to "geoengineer" the planet's climate are gaining a following. But these technologies that are promoted are all fraught with clear and obvious risks that are most likely only going to make matters worse.

Tories Introduce New U.S.-Influenced Climate Plan

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On the eve of global climate talks that will put Canada's contentious policies under the microscope, Ottawa has introduced its next set of ru...

Out of Sight Out of Mind: The Problems with Dumping Waste

David Suzuki | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

According to a recent study, little is known about leaks from the 680,000 waste and injection sites in the U.S., but structural failures are common. In Alberta, taxpayers are on the hook for any problems that might arise once the carbon has been stored. We don't really know what effect pumping millions of tonnes of CO2 into the ground will have on bacteria and other organisms below the surface.

At Rio+20, We're all Missing the Point

David Suzuki | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

In all the political posturing and lobbying by corporations, there is simply no comprehension of what the real crisis is at Rio+20. While we should be talking about what we can do for the environment, we just have politicians signing watered-down documents and treaties, and doing nothing to implement them.

Tories Claim Economy Growing Without New Pollution

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government is pointing to a new greenhouse-gas report as a sign that the economy's rebound from recession did not come at th...

PHOTOS: Canada's Top Polluting Provinces

CBC | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

As Canada begins the process of withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol this year, and Quebec launches the country's first cap-and-trade system regulating...

Why Aren't Celebrities Protesting Electricity?

Kathryn Marshall | Posted 02.07.2012 | Canada Business
Kathryn Marshall

The anti-oil sands agitators know that electricity is a much bigger emitter than the oil sands, but they also know that they won't get much sympathy -- or money -- from the public by going after state utility companies.