Environment Canada

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...

This Climate's Not Changing Fast Enough for Us to Care

Bud Sambasivam | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Politics
Bud Sambasivam

While Minister Kent has a strong incentive to coordinate a national approach, he may lack the political and public support. Climate change lacks urgency. Everyday Canadians are not threatened by the negative impacts of climate change in the same way that baby boomers are immediately concerned with old age pension.

Harper Government Can't See the Forest for the Trees

Cameron Fenton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Cameron Fenton

Environmental groups in Canada are in the crosshairs of the government, and are under investigation for fiscal mismanagement. But what about groups like the Fraser Institute, which uses foreign money to feed misinformation to children, undermine national and global climate action and block shifts away from the most carbon-intensive energy on earth?

Tories Get Climate Report Card

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government still has no solid plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and it’s almost certainly too late for it to recover in t...

Feds Face Huge Environmental Clean-Up Bill

CBC | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Federally owned contaminated sites will cost the government billions of dollars to clean up, according to the 2012 report of Canada's env...

Tories Slammed For Burying Environmental Changes In Budget Bill

CBC | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Opposition MPs are angry with the government for proposing major environmental policy changes in the budget implementation bill introduce...

Canada Unprepared For Climate Change?

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa's advisers on environment and the economy may have lost all their funding, but they're not about to retreat quietly.The National Round...

Why the 2012 Budget Is the Worst in Canada's History

Elizabeth May | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

The most serious threat to our future is the climate crisis. A responsible government would be working to reduce fossil fuel dependence and maximize jobs in energy efficiency retrofits, conservation, and investments in renewable energy. This budget does not even mention climate change.

Common Ingredient In Toothpaste Toxic To Environment

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Living

OTTAWA - A government study has found that a common anti-bacterial agent found in everything from shampoo and toothpaste to toys is harmful to the env...

Is It Summer Already?

CBC | Posted 05.17.2012 | Canada

Chalk it up to the luck of the Irish. An unseasonably warm air mass is headed for Quebec, and is predicted to bring with it s...

'High Impact' Storm Season Brewing

CBC | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada

The Southwestern Ontario region is in for a longer-than-normal storm season according to Environment Canada. Weather services...

Harper Turns Green to Black

Elizabeth May | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

This week the House Committee for the Environment issued a pre-ordained set of recommendations to further destroy environmental review. After 35 years of working on environmental assessment, I am watching the current government weaken the process to less than we had in 1977.

Feds' Environmental Report Slammed As 'Fictitious'

CBC | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics

A report from the Commons environment committee has government MPs calling for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to be "modernize...