Canada Environment

What A Cherokee Legend Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

there are two wolves inside each of us, continuously in conflict. One is evil: it is anger, jealousy, resentment, greed, arrogance and lies. The other is good: it is serenity, contentment, love, generosity, humility and truth. The grandson thinks for a minute, then asks, "Which one wins?" The old man answers simply, "The one we feed."

Canadian Scientists Protest Trump To 'Return The Favour'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2017 | Canada Politics

Five years ago, American scientists helped in protesting Prime Minister Harper.

Small Acts Of Conservation Go A Long Way This Earth Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When it comes to nature conservation, a little goes a long way. Small-scale conservation efforts can have a huge impact and help ensure that we and future generations can enjoy precious natural spaces. This Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada challenges you to partake in at least one small act of conservation.

How Walking To Work Can Help End Child Marriage

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

Given the fragile nature of our planet's environment, there are lots of things to think about this Earth Day But this year, I'm thinking about how climate change -- and the droughts that are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result -- is affecting some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

6 Ways Christians Are Marking Earth Day 2017

Karri Munn-Venn | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Karri Munn-Venn

As more and more Christian faith communities are coming to understand care for creation as central to their spiritual mission, ecological and climate justice are featuring prominently in the ways they live out their faith and celebrate seasons like Lent and Easter.

Science Needs A Rebrand, Not A Protest March, To Convince Skeptics

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

This Earth Day, thousands of scientists will descend on Washington DC to protest budget cuts to their departments. The science seems to suggest that when people in lab coats align with one political side, they only drive people further away. Instead, scientists need to stoke our wonder.

Reducing Food Waste Can Help Save The Environment

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

With Earth Day just around the corner, it's a great time to talk about how we can increase our efforts to better care for our planet. Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and how we deal with this problem will define our future as a species.

From The Mountains To Manhattan: The Journey Of A Truffle Heiress

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

What is it like to be born into one of the most well known truffle cultivating families in Italy? I spoke with Vanda Angellozzi, 26 years old and the...

Nestle Bottled Water Travels Up To 3,100 Km. Your Tap Is Metres Away.

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.15.2017 | Canada

"Trucking it thousands of kilometres across the country creates needless pollution."

How To Build Resilient Cities In The Face Of Natural Disaster

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Canadians can help make their communities resilient. Get together with your neighbours and make a community emergency plan. Identify the most vulnerable in your neighbourhood -- seniors living alone, large families with young children -- and create a volunteer network to check up on them when extreme weather strikes. If you own a business, consider how you could help out--for example, a restaurant might prepare meals for residents stranded in emergency shelters.

Quiz: What Shade Of Green Are You?

Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living

How do you fare on our scale of green? From the AOL Partner Studio

Trump's Budget Blueprint Offers A Glimpse Of His Dark Vision

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

In this week's headlines we learn that U.S. President Donald Trump is proceeding to present a budget according to his "America First" policy.

The Economics Of Natural Capital Can Help Us Better Value Nature

Dan Kraus | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business
Dan Kraus

Putting a price tag on nature is challenging. Some people don't believe it can be done. Some people hate the idea of it. Most will have no idea what it means. But there are new and emerging approaches to help us put a price on the services that forests, wetlands and grasslands provide to Canadians.

Energy Benchmarking Could Lead The Way To Low Emissions Buildings

Karen Tam Wu | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Karen Tam Wu

Building energy benchmarking is a key tool for enabling informed and sound decision-making in energy management. Requiring reporting enables governments to prioritize and evaluate policies including regulation and incentives, while public disclosure enables the real estate sector to measure and value high performance buildings.

Green And Cheap: Affordable Ways To Go Green

Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living

Ozone depletion, air pollution and climate change are not just buzzwords ̶ they’re real-life issues that we often don’t take action on because we think they’re more expensive and less convenient. The good news is that even the smallest changes can make a considerable difference.

Conservatives Don't Stand A Chance In 2019

Luke Rebello | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

After a crushing defeat in 2015, the Conservatives sought to find a leader who could do what Stephen Harper could not; bring new voters especially millennials to the party, appeal to minorities and immigrants, and present a more moderate platform than the one Harper employed for his campaign.

Everything You Need To Know About Carbon

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Carl Duivenvoorden

Carbon, number six on the periodic table of the elements, is at the very heart of climate change. Here's all you need to know to understand why. Bas...

Trump's Funding Cuts Would Be 'Devastating' For Great Lakes: Mayors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"Great Lakes protection is not a partisan issue."

Mourners Remember Toronto Filmmaker For Environmental Impact

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada

Hundreds of people attended the funeral Saturday.

Surviving Recession, Italian Mountain Style

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

In Italy recession is becoming a way of life. For example, the 'GDP Growth Rate in Italy averaged 0.60 percent from 1960 until 2016' http://www.tr...

CETA: Canada's Rocky Road To The European Parliament

Schams El Ghoneimi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Schams El Ghoneimi

CETA, the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, has everyone talking about Canada in Brussels, the EU capital, ahead of February 15's vote - and it's not always good. So, here is a tip for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of his Thursday speech at the European Parliament.

7 Ways My Family Is Kind To The Environment While Travelling

Allison Eberle | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Travel
Allison Eberle

We want to eat exotic foods, watch photo-worthy sunsets and lounge by the pool without worrying about deadlines or cooking dinner. But over years of taking family vacations to destinations as near as Banff National Park and as far as Cambodia, I've come to realize that my family's travels aren't all about us.

It Isn't Health Canada's Job To Put A Positive Spin On GMOs

Rachel Parent | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

GMOs have the potential to irreversibly alter the genetic core of the food supply. It is very worrying that Health Canada seems more concerned about jumping on the industry bandwagon by trying to convince the unwilling public about the perceived benefits of GMOs than actually carrying out its own safety studies.

Pipeline Projects Threaten Canada's Land, Health And Future

Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Impact
Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as barely one year has elapsed since the historical COP21 agreement to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), we are deeply shaken by the federal government's approval of the proposed extension of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and the replacement of Enbridge's Line 3.

Trudeau Can Still Protect Canada From Trump's Populist Storm

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

As human tornado Donald Trump begins his apocalyptic presidency and Conservative leadership candidates Kellie Leitch and Kevin O'Leary try to emulate him here at home, it's time for Trudeau to get back to his old ways before the southern storm front crosses our border.