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Environment, International, Politics

Canada teams with Mexico, 15 U.S. governors on climate change

While the U.S. president continues to deny climate change is caused by human activity, 15 state governors are strengthening their efforts to combat global warming. The bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance made an agreement with Canada and Mexico today to create» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

International research into global warming and plant change

Many people are noticing that plants seem to be changing their cycle, and flowering and producing fruit earlier than in the past.  This seems to be a reaction to global warming in which the summers appear to be arriving earlier.» 

Environment, International

Carbon emissions up, ‘time is running out,’ warn scientists

After being stable for three consecutive years, carbon dioxide emissions are up in 2017, reports an international team of scientists. The findings from the Global Carbon Project will be presented to the UN climate change conference going on now in» 

Animals, Environment

Consider livestock emissions at climate change talks, say activists

Delegates attending the World Climate Change Conference in Bonn this month are being asked to consider the contribution that livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). As they digest food, livestock emit methane gases contribute an estimated 15 per cent» 

Animals, Environment

Insecticide toxic to songbirds: study

Research at the University of Saskatchewan has linked the use of two kinds of widely-used insecticides to serious health issues in songbirds.  Scientists found that imidacloprid (neonicotinoid) and chlorpyrifos (organophosphate) are directly toxic to songbirds that eat seeds. Tests on» 

Environment, Society

First snow coming to southern Canada

Snow, or the first “measurable snow” will be making its debut in southern Ontario and Quebec tomorrow and continue over the maritime provinces through the weekend. A person makes their way to a streetcar as snow flies through the air» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Pipeline delays; deliberate? Who’s to blame

The Trans-Mountain pipeline project to nearly triple its capacity of oil from Alberta to the Burnaby is once again becoming heated. Kinder-Morgan, the U.S. company that owns Trans-Mountain wants to double the existing pipeline but has come under repeated opposition» 

Animals, Environment, Science and Technology

Urbanization can affect evolution, human health

As cities expand they are changing the evolution of some plants and animals and that could have unintended effects such as increasing the spread of disease, according to a recent study. For example, there are now mosquitoes that live in» 

Environment

What is Canada doing to protect the environment? Read RCI’s reports

Is Canada doing enough to protect the environment? Read RCI’s recent reports on environmental protection, climate change and decisions of the Canadian political and justice systems on these issues. Fish in the Rideau being tested for contaminants By Marc Montgomery, Monday 6» 

Environment, Health, Science and Technology

World heritage site: Rideau Canal contaminated

It is featured in virtually every tourist promotion photo of the Canadian capital, but Ottawa’s downtown section of the Rideau Canal has a secret. Testing has revealed that the canal is contaminated with toxic waste. It now joins a list»