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Environment & Animal Life

Peregrine falcon fans worldwide face disappointment

Until 2021, enthusiastic people from around the world watched live images from a peregrine falcon’s nest on a university building in Montreal transmitted over the internet. But this year, the falcon has left the nest and taken over an abandoned »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Satellite mapping: Glaciers melting faster than ever

An international study using 3D satellite mapping shows an “enormous” increase in melt rates and loss of mass of glaciers in the past few years according to the lead author. It is the first study of the world’s glaciers distinct »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Projects aim to turn landfill into natural gas

Several Canadian companies have partnered to transform landfill waste into carbon-neutral energy which will be added into local natural gas networks across Canada. This would reduce the overall carbon emission of the gas supply used to heat homes, power businesses »

Environment & Animal Life

Expanded unique habitat provides services, protects wildlife

In the province of Ontario, over 500 hectares have been purchased and added to the Carden Alvar conservation area which provides important ecological services and a home for several species at risk.  The area, 125 km northeast of Toronto, is »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Trudeau pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising Canada will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. Speaking at the virtual climate summit of world leaders convened by United States President Joe Biden, Trudeau »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Politics, Society

Doctors call for tougher health and climate commitment

A group of physicians and concerned citizens is calling on Canada to “make life-saving commitments” at the Leaders’ Summit on Climate to be hosted by the U.S. on Earth Day 2021, April 22, 2021.  Last year, this Canadian Association of »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Federal grants to boost Indigenous clean energy projects

The Canadian government will provide almost $8.4 million for nine clean energy projects for Indigenous communities in the western province of British Columbia. The goal is to help them build capacity and to reduce reliance on fossil fuel for heat »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canada, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon invest $100 million in green infrastructure

The governments of Canada, Saskatchewan and Saskatoon announced Friday a joint investment of over $102 million towards 11 green infrastructure and COVID-19 resilience projects. A press release from Infrastructure Canada said that the green infrastructure projects include upgrades to drinking »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Canadians’ opinions sought on mountain park management

The government of Canada is seeking input from Canadians on how to manage the country’s mountain national parks. These parks are some of the oldest national parks in Canada and some of the most spectacular.  By law, management plans for »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Four provinces set to move forward on path towards modular nuclear reactors

The premiers of four provinces are set to sign a memorandum today to explore the feasibility of using small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, as a clean energy option. All four of the provinces–Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick–oppose the »