Canada Environment

How Government Can Often Make The Environment Worse

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

Canadian firms spend billions of dollars each year to minimize the environmental and social effects of the manufacture and transport of their products. These investments include money spent on research and development, on building infrastructure and maintaining it, on making sure day-to-day processes are working well, and on complying with regulations.

'Trudeau You Have A Choice': Pipeline Protesters Call Out PM In Seattle

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Politics

Aout a dozen people demanded that the prime minister rescind his support of Keystone XL

Expect Standing Rock-Style Resistance To Keystone XL: Native Leader

CP | Blake Nicholson, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada Alberta

Groups in the U.S. and Canada are teaming up.

Rising Tides Will Create The World's Next Refugee Crisis

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

As human-caused climate change continues to warm the planet, sea levels will rise, storms will grow stronger, floods more violent and draughts harsher. All of this puts some of the world's most vulnerable people at greater risk.

Why Affordable Housing Is An Environmental Issue

Steve Kux | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Steve Kux

During this B.C. election, decision-makers say they're acting on climate change and conserving the environment without acknowledging that out-of-control housing costs work in direct opposition to those goals. Hundreds of thousands of people commute into and out of cities they cannot afford to live in.

Bill Would Set Manitoba's Animal Protections Back By A Decade

Twyla Francois | Posted 05.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Twyla Francois

In a disturbing case of history repeating itself, we find ourselves in the same place we were 17 years ago with the Manitoba government once again assisting in the unrestricted growth of the pig industry, with devastating environmental consequences and immeasurable animal suffering sure to follow.

Will Your MP Vote To Label GMOs And Uphold Your Right To Know?

Rachel Parent | Posted 05.02.2017 | Canada Politics
Rachel Parent

It is all too easy to call those who express concerns about GM food "anti-GM." This is wrong. The real issue is whether we believe in transparency and democracy. Bill C-291 is not part of an anti-GM campaign. It would not inhibit the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Canada.

What A Cherokee Legend Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

there are two wolves inside each of us, continuously in conflict. One is evil: it is anger, jealousy, resentment, greed, arrogance and lies. The other is good: it is serenity, contentment, love, generosity, humility and truth. The grandson thinks for a minute, then asks, "Which one wins?" The old man answers simply, "The one we feed."

Canadian Scientists Protest Trump To 'Return The Favour'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2017 | Canada Politics

Five years ago, American scientists helped in protesting Prime Minister Harper.

Small Acts Of Conservation Go A Long Way This Earth Day

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

When it comes to nature conservation, a little goes a long way. Small-scale conservation efforts can have a huge impact and help ensure that we and future generations can enjoy precious natural spaces. This Earth Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada challenges you to partake in at least one small act of conservation.

How Walking To Work Can Help End Child Marriage

Caroline Riseboro | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Impact
Caroline Riseboro

Given the fragile nature of our planet's environment, there are lots of things to think about this Earth Day But this year, I'm thinking about how climate change -- and the droughts that are becoming more frequent and more severe as a result -- is affecting some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

6 Ways Christians Are Marking Earth Day 2017

Karri Munn-Venn | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Karri Munn-Venn

As more and more Christian faith communities are coming to understand care for creation as central to their spiritual mission, ecological and climate justice are featuring prominently in the ways they live out their faith and celebrate seasons like Lent and Easter.

Science Needs A Rebrand, Not A Protest March, To Convince Skeptics

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living
Craig and Marc Kielburger

This Earth Day, thousands of scientists will descend on Washington DC to protest budget cuts to their departments. The science seems to suggest that when people in lab coats align with one political side, they only drive people further away. Instead, scientists need to stoke our wonder.

Reducing Food Waste Can Help Save The Environment

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

With Earth Day just around the corner, it's a great time to talk about how we can increase our efforts to better care for our planet. Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, and how we deal with this problem will define our future as a species.

From The Mountains To Manhattan: The Journey Of A Truffle Heiress

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

What is it like to be born into one of the most well known truffle cultivating families in Italy? I spoke with Vanda Angellozzi, 26 years old and the...

Nestle Bottled Water Travels Up To 3,100 Km. Your Tap Is Metres Away.

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.15.2017 | Canada

"Trucking it thousands of kilometres across the country creates needless pollution."

How To Build Resilient Cities In The Face Of Natural Disaster

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Canadians can help make their communities resilient. Get together with your neighbours and make a community emergency plan. Identify the most vulnerable in your neighbourhood -- seniors living alone, large families with young children -- and create a volunteer network to check up on them when extreme weather strikes. If you own a business, consider how you could help out--for example, a restaurant might prepare meals for residents stranded in emergency shelters.

Quiz: What Shade Of Green Are You?

Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living

How do you fare on our scale of green? From the AOL Partner Studio

Trump's Budget Blueprint Offers A Glimpse Of His Dark Vision

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

In this week's headlines we learn that U.S. President Donald Trump is proceeding to present a budget according to his "America First" policy.

The Economics Of Natural Capital Can Help Us Better Value Nature

Dan Kraus | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Business
Dan Kraus

Putting a price tag on nature is challenging. Some people don't believe it can be done. Some people hate the idea of it. Most will have no idea what it means. But there are new and emerging approaches to help us put a price on the services that forests, wetlands and grasslands provide to Canadians.

Energy Benchmarking Could Lead The Way To Low Emissions Buildings

Karen Tam Wu | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Karen Tam Wu

Building energy benchmarking is a key tool for enabling informed and sound decision-making in energy management. Requiring reporting enables governments to prioritize and evaluate policies including regulation and incentives, while public disclosure enables the real estate sector to measure and value high performance buildings.

Green And Cheap: Affordable Ways To Go Green

Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Living

Ozone depletion, air pollution and climate change are not just buzzwords ̶ they’re real-life issues that we often don’t take action on because we think they’re more expensive and less convenient. The good news is that even the smallest changes can make a considerable difference.

Conservatives Don't Stand A Chance In 2019

Luke Rebello | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

After a crushing defeat in 2015, the Conservatives sought to find a leader who could do what Stephen Harper could not; bring new voters especially millennials to the party, appeal to minorities and immigrants, and present a more moderate platform than the one Harper employed for his campaign.

Everything You Need To Know About Carbon

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Carl Duivenvoorden

Carbon, number six on the periodic table of the elements, is at the very heart of climate change. Here's all you need to know to understand why. Bas...

Trump's Funding Cuts Would Be 'Devastating' For Great Lakes: Mayors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Politics

"Great Lakes protection is not a partisan issue."