Environment Canada

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

Ecojustice | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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,...

What's the Value of Something We Can't Live Without?

David Suzuki | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

More than 13 per cent of Canada's gross domestic product depends on healthy ecosystems, according to Environment Canada. it seems absurd to try to assign worth to something so vital we can't survive without it. Who needs nature? We do. Without nature, we would not be here. How do we put an economic value on that?

A Summer Without The Sizzle?

CBC | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada

Last year, many Canadians basked in the warmest summer in 65 years, but overall it won't be quite as warm heading into the season this time, according...

Don't Dump Iron -- Dump Rogue Climate Schemes

L. Jim Thomas | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada
L. Jim Thomas

The press release had a pretty stark headline: "Haida Announce Termination of Russ George." George was the guy who persuaded the small impoverished indigenous community of Old Massett on Haida Gwaii to part with over $2.5-million. He did so under the pretense that dumping iron in the ocean to stimulate a plankton bloom would net lucrative profits in the carbon credit market. Losing the rogue geoengineer may be good for optics, but it is a meaningless step unless the Haida also jettison his junk visions to manipulate the oceans and climate.

Canada Pulls its Goalie on the Environment

Adam Scott | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Adam Scott

Canada's ability to oversee large energy projects is crumbling. No matter which way you look at it, Canada's regulatory system just isn't up to the challenging task of protecting the health, environment and economy of Canadians from risky energy projects.

Every Day Is Earth Day

Diana Herrington | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Diana Herrington

We "get" to live on this planet called Earth which makes every day an Earth day. But all is not well on our Earth as we know. Let us look at what three of my green friends say. As you might notice they all relate to water.

HAIL ON EARTH

CBC | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada

People living in southern Ontario and parts of Quebec are dealing with a chilly mix of snow, ice pellets and rain as a wintry blast sweeps through the...

Student Questions Harper Government Logic

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Politics

Research is questioning the logic behind the federal government's move to streamline environmental assessments.After tracking thousands of assessments...

Coast-To-Coast COLD

CBC | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada

As the saying goes, "the first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another." Canadians from coast to coast have been w...