Highlights / emissions

Environment & Animal Life

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 »

Environment & Animal Life

Report flags freight emissions as threat to Paris climate goals

Increasing freight means increasing greenhouse gas emissions and that could be “a major roadblock” to Canada’s pledge in the Paris Agreement to tackle climate change, according to the Pembina Institute. The energy think-tank prepared a report focusing on emissions from »

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

February was second hottest on record, NOAA

The earth experienced the second hottest February on record in 2017 in spite of the fact that there was no El Nino effect warming the planet’s waters. Calculations by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that the temperature »

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

Ontario’s “green plans” – more costs, few controls, little result

Ontario is Canada’s most populous and most industrialized province. The Auditor General of Ontario has just released her latest report on the provincial governments policies and activities and in it she critiques the province’s plans to control greenhouse gasses. Bonnie »

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

Trump denial will impede climate change efforts

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has called climate change “a hoax” and will likely reject the international Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gases and mitigate the effects of global warming. This will likely affect Canada’s efforts and possibly those of other »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Pact will control emissions on international flights eventually

The UN’s aviation arm has agreed to a scheme to control climate-change emissions from international flights after 2020. The agreement was overwhelmingly adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at a meeting in Montreal. Under the agreement, 65 countries, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

National government to pressure provinces on GHG

Canada’s environment minister is poised to impose a price on carbon on any provincial government that fails to do so or fails to set up its own cap-and-trade system. But she will not adopt a more aggressive target for reducing »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Defrosting Arctic releasing powerful greenhouse gas

Vast quantities of methane are locked in the frozen ground and sea beds of the Arctic, and the warmer it gets, the more will be released contributing to climate change. 25 times more potent than CO2 “Methane is a potent »

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Climate scientists ask Canada to reject LNG project

Ninety scientists say a proposed liquefied natural gas project on Canada’s Pacific coast would have dire environmental consequences and undermine Canada’s commitments to curb climate change, reports Canadian Press. They say the Pacific NorthWest L-N-G project would be one of »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Thumbs up for Ontario law to cut greenhouse gases

A leading environmental group is applauding an Ontario law to cut carbon emissions that cause climate change. Canada’s most populous province has created a legal obligation to reduce emissions by 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050. ‘A very »