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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 »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Cleanup ocean plastic trash- Sunglasses to Hallowe’en display

A modern world without plastics seems impossible, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a much better job of recycling or making sure they don’t become harmful in the environment. Many have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, perhaps »

Environment & Animal Life

Canada announces national plan to ban some single-use plastics

The Canadian government plan to phase out single-use plastics which have been a major source of environmental pollution was thrown out of kilter with the arrival of the pandemic. Concerns over spreading the virus led to a resurgence of items »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Provincial challenges of federal carbon tax at Supreme Court today

After a long delay due to the pandemic, provincial challenges to the federal government’s imposed carbon tax will begin today in Canada’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). As part of an environmental effort to slow global warming »

Society

British Columbia approves municipal bans on single use plastics

The British Columbia government is moving towards banning single-use plastics in a number of municipalities within the province in order to prevent plastic waste from polluting communities, shorelines and landfills. According to a news release from B.C. on Saturday, the »