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Air Canada sets goal to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Air Canada announced Monday that it has set climate targets to reach a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions throughout its global operations by 2050. According to a press release, Air Canada also set mid-term goals and by 2030 it »

Society

Early spring predicted as Groundhog Day announcement goes online

An early spring is coming! Ontario’s Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow today on Groundhog Day and is predicting an early spring in 2021. “Well folks, my prediction is official,” the groundhog said in a tweet. “With cloudy skies »

Society

Kraft Heinz Canada partners with food delivery service to offer reusable option

Kraft Heinz Canada has partnered with Loop, a home delivery service and reuse platform designed to eliminate waste. In a press release from Kraft Heinz Canada published on Monday, the company said that their partnership with Loop makes it easier »

Environment & Animal Life

Data from space can help protect endangered whale species

The Canadian Space Agency is going to be using satellite technology and data to help the country monitor and protect the endangered North Atlantic right whale. In a press release from the Canadian Space Agency on Tuesday, the federal government »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Canada’s protected areas aren’t necessarily where they’re most needed: Study

While creating environmental protected areas is seen as beneficial and increasingly necessary for a number of reasons, a new study shows that our protected parks don’t really protect those areas providing benefits to Canadian society such as fresh water sources »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Liberal climate plan set to hike federal carbon tax to $170 a tonne by 2030

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today released his government’s signature climate policy that would see Ottawa hike the federal carbon tax to $170 a tonne by 2030 and invest more than $15 billion towards meeting and exceeding Canada’s emissions reductions targets »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Environmental effects of online shopping can be reduced: analyst

Two-thirds of Canadians have increased their online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by KPMG. Canada’s postal service reports that parcel deliveries increased by more than 24 per cent in the first eight months of 2020. »

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

Young Canadians more pessimistic about the environment: survey

Different generations of Canadians have differing views about climate change, according to a survey done for IBM in October 2020. Canadians over the age of 50 are more likely to think that the pandemic has stalled advances in the fight against »

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Climate is changing Arctic wildlife habits; unique international study

In recent years many studies have noted changes in Arctic climate, said to be one of the fastest warming areas on the planet. An important new -longterm- collaborative study of wildlife in the world’s circumpolar Arctic and sub-Arctic boreal regions »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Will seismic oil and gas testing go ahead in Arctic refuge?

With the U.S election imminent, an extremely controversial environmental question hangs in the balance. The Trump administration has been pushing for quick approval of seismic testing in a huge Alaskan wildlife refuge that borders on Canada’s Yukon Territory. The Arctic »