Environment Canada

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...

Harper's Anti-Green Stance Bad For The Economy: Hall Findlay

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Business

The Harper government’s resistance to environmental regulation has given Canada a “black eye” and is hurting the economy and jeopardizing major ...

Ontario Gets Snow Bombed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A giant snowstorm barrelling across southern Ontario left tragedy in its wake on Friday as at least three people died amid treacherous road ...

May Accuses Tories Of Secretive Merger Plans

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is dismissing claims by the Green party that the government plans to fold Environment Canada into the Natural R...

Arctic Freeze Blasts Canada

CBC | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada

Canadians hoping for a break from the frigid temperatures that have descended across much of the country are out of luck. The Arctic air ...

Energy Industry Wanted Environmental Law Changes And Got Them

CBC | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

A letter obtained by Greenpeace through access to information laws and passed on to the CBC reveals the oil and gas industry was granted its request t...

May: Tories Sabotage Climate Talks

CBC | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

When it comes to progress on climate change negotiations, the best thing for Canada to do is to stay home and stop sabotaging the process, says the le...

Relief Is In Sight

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Politics

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Canada's environment ministers have announced an agreement they say will reduce smog and improve air quality across the country.T...

Upper Crust Vancouver Neighbourhood Kills Over 1,000 Fish

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A fish kill in Vancouver's last wild salmon-bearing stream is being blamed on ignorance.Staff with the Musqueam First Nation say the incid...

Where Does All That Toxic BPA Go?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Most of the toxic Bisphenol A contained in products Canadians use every day is either destroyed or winds up in landfills, says a new study fo...

Is Your Anti-Bacterial Handwash Harming You?

Jason Tetro | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpgThe term "antibacterial" has been used since the 1940s but only gained a hold of the market in the mid-1990s thanks to the widespread use of the antibacterial agent triclosan. But triclosan has a dark side that has only come to light in the last decade. The scientific literature has been peppered with articles showing the potential side effects to triclosan use.

Seema Dhawan

Pedal To The Medal

HuffingtonPost.com | Seema Dhawan | Posted 08.16.2012 | Canada Alberta

As the appetite for cleaner energy continues to grow on the part of oilsands crude consumers, Alberta’s massive emissions footprint is only getting ...

We're Halfway There

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Confronted by a looming 2020 deadline for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the Harper government will ramp up its efforts to reduce climate ...

B.C.'s Long Hot Weekend

CBC | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada

Health officers in B.C.'s Lower Mainland are warning people to be careful during a heat wave that has been forecast for the B.C. Day long weekend. ...

Heat Wave Just The Beginning

CP | Sarah Ratchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - It's hot and it's going to get hotter.Environment Canada predicts the uncommonly hot weather that has swept many provinces in recent days is...

Why the Rio Agreement Is Good as Toilet Paper

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Rio+20 failed, plain and simple. Few are surprised, and many are grasping at straws within the weak, toothless text, searching for something to grab onto to claim victory. Rio failed because if it had succeeded, it would have fundamentally undermined some of the most powerful forces on the planet: big polluters.

Canada Tracks Oily Footprints All Over Rio+20

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

I'm not surprised to find out that Canada is promoting the tar sands at the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development and the environment, after all, they have a long and marked history of using these conferences to promote and defend the image of the tar sands abroad. It might not be surprising, but that doesn't mean it isn't wrong.

Salmon Says: Harper the Environmental Bush-Whacker

Harriet Sugar-Miller | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Harriet Sugar-Miller

Bush-whacking the environment. That's the best way to describe Stephen Harper's George W. Bush-esque approach: When you can't change the laws with public approval, just go ahead and do it any way you can. Unlike Bush, however, much of what Harper is doing is perfectly legit.

Harper's 'Dumb' Decision

CBC | Posted 08.07.2012 | Canada Politics

A former Conservative MP and member of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy is calling on Prime Minister Stephen H...

Good News For Fish Near The Oil Sands?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Business

A newly published study is casting doubt on findings that mercury levels are increasing in fish near Alberta's oilsands.The study by two Environment C...

Tories War on Science Hurts Us All

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Weaver

I was shocked by this week's news that the Harper Tories were closing Environment Canada's Experimental Lakes Area, cutting a smokestack emissions research group and a Department of Fisheries and Oceans contaminants program. Where are the real Tories willing to put the word "conserve" back into the Conservative Party of Canada?

The Science Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Andrew Weaver | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Weaver

While Harper is cutting funds to scientific research, the government doesn't actually understand how it works. Science should feed into policy discussions, but in and of itself science cannot and should not dictate what policy directions should be taken.

Twisting Westward

CBC | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada

An 18-year-old man in Ottawa was sent to hospital in critical condition Friday evening after the tree he was under was struck by lightnin...

Canada Locking In Carbon Footprint?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Delays in regulating greenhouse gas emissions mean Canada is quickly locking in old-fashioned infrastructure that will fill the air with carb...