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

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada

Best news you'll read all day.

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

Carol Linnitt | Posted 04.25.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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...

Another Storm To Batter B.C. Coast

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2014 | 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...