Environment Canada

The Canadian Government Is Failing Endangered Species

Sheryl Fink | Posted 12.12.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 11.28.2014 | 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...

Another Storm To Batter B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Environment Canada is once again warning of blustery winds and heavy rainfall for the B.C. coast as the remnants of a tropical storm appro...

Harper's New Climate PR Campaign Is Downright Orwellian

Carol Linnitt | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Facing criticism in the lead up to the U.N. Climate Summit, which prime minister Stephen Harper did not attend, the Harper Government released a new public outreach campaign through Environment Canada. Already critics are pointing to the apparent disparity between the Environment Canada campaign and Canada's waning reputation on the international stage.

We Need To Do More To Ensure Canada's Wildlife Is Protected

Ecojustice | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

According to Environment Canada, there are more than 525 plant and animal species -- including the woodland caribou, greater sage-grouse, and piping plover -- at risk of disappearing from the country.

Fake Weather Warning Captures Calgary's All-Too-Real Pain

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Alberta

Sometimes it takes fiction to capture the true nature of terrible pain. This is one of those times. Calgary is coping with unseasonably cold weathe...

Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame

Carol Linnitt | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Canada's so-called "War on Science" has made international headlines, especially after deep funding cuts led to the closure of some of Canada's most important research centres. Thousands of federal scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as well as Environment Canada have lost their jobs as a result of the cuts. Since 2006 the Harper government has introduced strict communications procedures that prevent scientists from speaking freely about -- and at times even publishing -- their research.

Thousands Without Power In Montreal

CBC | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada

Hydro-Québec crews are restoring power to tens of thousands of customers after strong winds buffeted southern Quebec Tuesday night, downing branches...

B.C. City Fined $50K For Toxic Spill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. - The City of Prince Rupert has been fined $50,000 by Environment Canada for the illegal discharge of chemicals into the ocean fro...

The Award For Canada's Biggest Producer Of Greenhouse Gases Goes To..

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - An environmental analyst says the rise of oil and gas production as Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions adds further weight ...

Plenty Of Cold Weather To Go Around

CBC | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada

As Atlantic Canada braces for a massive spring storm that is expected to bring up to 60 cm of snow and wind gusts of more than 100 km/h Wednesday, peo...

BEAST IN THE EAST

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Across a large swath of Atlantic Canada, people who ventured outside Wednesday felt the cold sting of a massive spring blizzard that brought...

Snow, Freezing Rain Warning

CBC | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Snow removal crews in Vancouver are preparing the city's major roads in anticipation of snow on Sunday afternoon and into Monday morning. Seve...

Frigid Temps To Hit Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

They may be laughable to anyone suffering from the polar vortex out east, but Metro Vancouver is set to see temperatures so cold this week that they m...

'Just The Die-Hards Are Coming Out'

CP | Rob Drinkwater, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada

Canadians are accustomed to cold weather to the point where many take pride in knowing that their particular region is colder then another.But that pe...

What You Need To Know About New Weather Warnings

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada

EDMONTON - The federal government is working on a new way to warn Canadians about the need to protect themselves from the dangers of frigid weather.Ri...

Oilsands Water Released Into Rivers?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Oilsands producers are talking with the federal and Alberta governments about conditions under which water from the industry's tailings pon...

Why Is Environment Canada Shutting Out the Media?

Carol Linnitt | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada
Carol Linnitt

Throughout 2013, 22 per cent of media requests for interviews with scientists were denied while requests in the past five months have increased by 50 per cent, the letter states. In total Environment Canada received just 316 media requests in 2013, of which 246 (78 per cent) were approved. Climate scientist at the University of Victoria and Green party MLA Andrew Weaver says the fact that Environment Canada is giving such a small amount of interviews is "shameful." What is more troubling, says Weaver, are the kinds of interview requests being denied.

Let's Make Sure 2014 Isn't an "Annus Horribilis"

David Suzuki | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

It's been a strange year. From the never-ending carnival of calamity at Toronto City Hall to the scandalous subterfuge on Parliament Hill, from horrific attacks by the Syrian government on its own citizenry to disasters inflicted by extreme weather on the people of the Philippines, 2013 recalls Queen Elizabeth's description of 1992 as an annus horribilis. On top of it all, those of us who have taken on the often thankless task of trying to encourage people to care for the air, water, soil and diversity of plants and animals that keep us alive came under increasingly vituperative attacks from the media and even our own government.

Sustainability Issues And The Social Costs Of The Oilsands

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

It was less than six months ago that a handful of energy companies resorted to selling off portions of their stake in the oil patch after failing to garner the kind of investor support they needed to fund major projects.

Get Ready!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The ski slopes may be opening early at Whistler, but you won't have to hit those heights to see snow this weekend. According to Environment Canada,...