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Highlights/environment

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» 

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

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. Changes made to protect endangered» 

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» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Arctic countries blast Trump decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal

Politicians from many of the world’s eight circumpolar nations wasted no time lambasting U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday after he announced his plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. “The richest nation in the world shows its negligence regarding the» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Ancient ice: drill cores tell of Arctic climate thousands of years ago

In the 1980’s scientists drilled down more than a kilometre into an Arctic ice cap. The resulting core samples date back to the Holocene period ranging up to 12,000 years ago. What scientists have now discovered using new technology to» 

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

The Antarctic too is under stress and threat

We are hearing more and more about stress, and threats to the Arctic, but not so much about Antarctica. Most people would tend to think because the Antarctic is so distant and cold, that it’s a pristine environment and relatively safe» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Canadian province of Quebec puts Arctic on international agenda

The Canadian province of Quebec included the Arctic as a top priority in its new international policy this month, but questions remain as to how this renewed focus will benefit northerners back home in the province. The new 10-year policy focuses»