Environment Canada

Blast Of Arctic Air To Hit Southern B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Temperatures are expected to drop as low as -10 degrees Celsius.

This Ontario Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Waste For Past 52 Years

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business

Environment Canada is investigating Vale SA's Sudbury, Ont., smelting operations for allegedly leaking toxic run-off into local waterways since at lea...

May Says Greens Support Refineries, Not Pipelines

CP | Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Politics

"They are all of them -- Keystone, Energy East, Kinder Morgan and Enbridge -- unacceptable, no matter what kind of process one puts them through."

Volkswagen Under Investigation In Canada: Reports

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Business

Environment Canada has opened an investigation into Volkswagen over the company's admitted use of software that falsifies emissions test results. ...

100 Lightning Strikes Hit Montreal In THREE Hours

CBC | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada

Montrealers were witness to a spectacular electrical storm on Monday evening, with over 100 lightning strikes between 6 and 9 p.m. André Cantin, a ...

Environment Canada Explains Facebook Rebrand With Confusing Statement

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Politics

"In all honesty, this looks a little silly."

FINALLY. Winter Will Be A Lot Milder Across Canada This Year.

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada

Best news you'll read all day.

Feds Charged Ahead With Northern Gateway First Nations Consultation Despite Internal Doubts

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

Eight First Nations including the Haisla, the Nak'azdli and Gitxaala Nations have launched a legal challenge against the pipeline on the basis of inadequate consultation.

Aglukkaq: Best Enviro-Friendly Budget Ever

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No previous federal budget has ever done more for the environment than the one delivered this week by the Conservative government, according ...

Canada Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue Climb: Report

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The latest emissions inventory from Environment Canada shows the country's overall greenhouse gas output climbed 1.5 per cent between 2012 an...

Tories Claim 'Exemplary Record' Of Environmental Performance

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is moving to embrace provincial climate change actions even as it distances itself from carbon-pricing policies that wi...

WATCH: This Is Not A Nuclear Bomb Detonating

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.14.2015 | Canada

Things really are bigger in Texas. Take this recent storm that blew through Lubbock, Texas. It was one of the rarest of thunderstorms called a supe...

Canada Will Miss Its Climate Target And We'll All Miss Out

Carol Linnitt | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Environment Canada has been telling us for years that Canada is running off the climate track and -- because of growing emissions largely from the oil and gas sector -- we are getting farther and farther away from meeting our government's self-imposed climate targets. Because of that climate failure, Canada is holding all of us back from prosperity, jobs and better health. That's according to a new study of benefits from international emission pledges made in the lead up to December's UN climate summit. Developed countries around the world -- with the exception of Canada and Japan -- are unveiling their individual climate plans, which were due yesterday.

How the Ministry of Environment Vetoed Our Interview Request

Carol Linnitt | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Documents obtained by DeSmog Canada reveal that Canada's Ministry of Environment vetoed an interview request on toxins in fur-bearing animals in the oilsands, even though the federal scientist was "media trained and interested in doing the interview."

The Great Thaw Begins

CBC | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada

The snow and ice that has piled up on city streets this winter should soon start melting away. That's because Environment Canada says Toronto s...

Wind Chill Brings -62 °C Temps To Iqaluit

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada

Environment Canada issued extreme cold weather warnings for Iqaluit, Clyde River and Pond Inlet today, warning that temperatures around the -40 C ma...

Canadian Weather Forecasts And Warnings Are About To Get Better

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Canada's environment minister chose a city that has had more than its fair share of extreme weather events to announce $134 million Thursday...

Winter Storm Continues To Wreak Havoc Across B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Highways and schools closed, thousands of residents lost power, and avalanche experts issued backcountry warnings, as parts of British Col...

Winter Storm's A-Comin'

CBC | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Environment Canada is promising a "messy meteorological medley" on B.C.'s South Coast starting Saturday as a strengthening high pressu...

The Canadian Government Is Failing Endangered Species

Sheryl Fink | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Fink

In the past two weeks, the government of Canada has come under fire several times over its complete lack of effort when it comes to the protection of endangered species. The gap between what Canada says -- and what it actually does -- for conservation continues to widen, and it is wildlife who pays the price.

Here's What Canada Could Do To Hit Those 2020 Emissions Targets

CBC | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's carbon pollution target for 2020 could have been nearly met if the country had widely implemented some successful regional policies sta...

Waves Of Storms Drench B.C.

CBC | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A second wave of a powerful subtropical storm is set to pound the West Coast today with high winds on Vancouver Island, and another round of heavy rai...

Concern Grows Around Tories' Oil Spill Cleanup Reforms

CBC | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Business

Concern is growing around Bill C-22, which would change the rules around oil spill cleanups. The technology for cleaning up oil spills, such as using ...

Environment Canada Says Winter Will Be Warmer And Shorter Than Last Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada

This year's winter will be better than the last, according to Canada's official forecast. Environment Canada released its winter outlook for 2014-2...

This Has Most Canadians 'Extremely' Concerned About Their Children

CBC | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada

A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren. The surve...