Is The Paris Agreement A Toothless Tiger?

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 05.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

With the swearing in of Donald Trump as president of the United States last January, political analysts foresaw a marked regression in American enviro...

Going Green Shouldn't Be A Political 'Get Out Of Jail Free' Card

Brad Gallant | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Brad Gallant

If people change their lights and use more energy-efficient appliances, who cares if they believe in climate change? The focus should be on demonstrating how they are freeing up money for other spending, protecting their jobs by making their workplace more competitive and slowing the expensive expansion of the power system.

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.

U.S. Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Emissions Cheating

CP | Tom Krisher And Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that ...

Canada Has An Opportunity To Influence U.S. Climate Action

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Capt. Trevor Greene

I'm attempting to shine an optimistic, hopeful light on the fate of our children's earth under the climate change denier-in chief. To introduce a peaceful, progressive ying to balance the bitter, redneck yang that has devoured the debate. This election result is a clarion call to climate action.

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

What We Can Do About Canada's Food Waste Problem

Tommy Tobin | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Tommy Tobin

While the old adage tells us to waste not and want not, all too often surplus food ends up uneaten. Canada's mounting amount of wasted food is costing consumers and cutting into the country's overall economy output. Canada's economy is losing the equivalent of two per cent of its entire GDP each year to food waste.

VW Admits 11 Million Cars Worldwide Have Emissions-Rigging Software

CP | Geir Moulson, The Associated Press | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business

BERLIN — Volkswagen AG said Tuesday that some 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the centre of a U.S. emissions scand...

Citizen Scientists Are Digging in and Getting Results

David Suzuki | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

Science, too, is now in the hands of citizens around the world. From the ocean depths to the outer reaches of distant galaxies, and from projects run out of home garages to research platforms with over a million volunteer contributors, science has never been more accessible to the average person.

Keystone: Obama's Slow Motion Kabuki Theatre

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

The president's rationale for rejecting the Keystone Approval Act is not actually based on an assessment of whether Keystone XL is in the U.S. national interest--that process is ongoing at the State Department. Rather, Mr. Obama's veto justification is that the Act "attempts to circumvent longstanding and proven processes for determining whether or not building and operating a cross-border pipeline serves the national interest."

Why Harper's "Trickle Over" Plan is Not Working

Russ Blinch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Prime Minister Harper says he won't lift a finger to help the environment because he's working too hard to protect jobs. In fact he is imperiling our future by blocking innovation in order to support a fading industry: fossil fuels. Instead of the discredited trickle down theories of the right we now get "trickle over" from Harper.

Why Car Emissions Are Not a Big Deal

Andrew Tai | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tai

It may seem like we're going off-topic here with all this talk about the various sources of greenhouse emissions, but the point remains the same -- driving a gas-powered car doesn't affect the environment as much as you think. You can throw your car away and replace it with a hybrid or a bike, if you like, but the environment will still be in trouble.

Solving the CRT Recycling Problem

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Gary Shapiro

Recently, nine million pounds of cathode ray tubes (CRT) were found abandoned in Yuma, Arizona. Similar reports are becoming more common as the market...

The U.S. Electorate's Message To Canada: Diversify Quickly

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kenneth P. Green

On November 6, 2012, the citizens of the United States decided to maintain, essentially, the status quo: they re-elected Barack Obama as President, left the United States House of Representatives solidly in Republican hands, and left the United States Senate under the control of the Democratic Party. But as with all U.S. elections, there are implications for Canada, which, for better or worse, is usually pulled by the tides of American regulation and economic prosperity - or the lack thereof.