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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 policies, decisions and propositions of the Canadian political and justice systems in issues related to climate change and environmental protection. Climate Week NYC By Marc Montgomery,Tuesday 19 September,» 

Health, Lifestyle, Society

Talking about food : news and reports by RCI

You want to know more about what Canadians are eating? What’s in their plate and where is it coming from? What grows in Canada and what is the impact of agriculture on the environment? Read Radio Canada International’s reports on» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Shocking decline of Canadian wildlife

Half of vertebrate species in Canada are in decline Most Canadians and most of the people around the world think of Canada as a country with great regions of pristine wilderness. To a certain extent that is true, but a» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology

Concerns over changes to Canada’s offshore drilling policy

Several environmental agencies have expressed concerns over relatively quiet changes being proposed for offshore drilling. They say notice for public consultation has been barely advertised, that affected first nations tribes have not been consulted at all, and that most input» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Massive penned fish escape into ocean

It is exactly what environmentalists campaign against; a massive escape of farmed salmon into the wild. Of greater concern, these are Atlantic salmon which were being raised in pens in the Pacific and as a non-native species might constitute the» 

Environment

You love whales? Read RCI’s reports on them

You love whales and plan to go whale watching this summer? Read our articles on these fascinating creatures, the dangers they’re facing and the numerous projects and studies that have been launched to protect them. Ottawa orders mandatory speed limit» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Giant liquid natural gas pipeline and terminal stalled by legal challenge

A huge project set to develop a 900 kilometre gas transmission line and export port on the British Columbia coast has hit a legal roadblock. The provincial government had approved the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission  Line which would move fracked» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Putting a dollar value on wetlands

Scientists and environmentalists have long known that wetlands (marshes, bogs) mitigate climate extremes. They absorb water  when there’s excess rain, and retain and release water when there’s drought.  Wetlands are something like a weather “shock absorber”. Knowing that however hasn’t» 

Environment, Politics, Science and Technology

Environmental rights as a human right: new proposals for Canada’s environmental laws

In a comprehensive evaluation, a government committee has made many recommendations to update Canada’s Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Environmental groups are generally pleased with the recommendations and urge government to move quickly to adopt them. Kaitlyn Mitchell is a staff» 

Environment, Politics

Canadian prime minister highlights Environment Day

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got into a kayak and paddled around the Niagara River to promote World Environment Day. He met some children for photos and also put in a live appearance on the U.S. television show “Live with»