Environment Canada

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...

Winter Almost Nowhere To Be Found In Canada

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Forecasters have spent the past three months pondering the mystery of the missing winter, but the latest move from Mother Nature has some wo...

Tories Muzzling Scientists?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - For almost three weeks after David Tarasick published findings about one of the largest ozone holes ever discovered above the Arctic, the ...

Environment Canada Closing Eyes On Air Pollution

CBC | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada Politics

A new bill that would require telecommunications providers to give police subscriber information without a warrant will likely be challen...

Canada Dropping The Ozone Ball, Scientists Warn

CBC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Politics

Leading atmospheric scientists are warning that Canada's cuts to its ozone monitoring program are already having effects on the world's a...

Environment Canada's Big Forecast Fail

CBC | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada

Environment Canada admits it was off its long-term forecast for Western Canada's winter. In the fall, when the weather servic...

It's the Green Economy, Stupid

Keith Brooks | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Keith Brooks

In a recent poll Canadians cited the economy as their most pressing concern. There is mounting evidence a green economy would deliver greater economic growth and more jobs compared with continuing with business as usual. The green economy isn't just better for the environment; it's a better economy.

Ontario Slams Kent Over Report Of Backtracking On Coal Emissions

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Ontario is warning the federal Conservatives not to retreat from plans to create national regulations governing coal-fired power plants.Such...