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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 »

Atlantic bluefin tuna are corralled by fishing nets off the coast of Barbate, Cadiz province, southern Spain. Two studies by environmental groups say overfishing of the Atlantic continues, in part because quotas are too high. (Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press)

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

We’ve already used up the Earth’s supply of resources for this year

You probably never noticed, but last week we used up all the resources that can be renewed annually by the Earth. That means we’re now spending more than we earn environmentally, so to speak. Last Saturday was Earth Overshoot Day, »

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

New comprehensive global warming study: Worst case unlikely, but best case gone

Global warming increase narrowed to between 2.6°C and 3.9°C, For years, decades even, people and scientists have been arguing about global warming and where the Earth’s climate is heading. Estimates based on a doubling of the atmospheric C02 level from pre-industrial »

Society

British Columbia launches free day passes for parks

In order to help its citizens remain active and safe, the British Columbia government announced on Wednesday that it is launching free-day use passes for six of the province’s parks.  The free day passes are part of a pilot program »

Society

Quebec invests $1.2 billion in the collection of organic materials

The Quebec government is investing $1.2 billion over the next 10 years to help municipalities within the province establish compost collection and compost processing plants, according to an announcement from Benoit Charette, the province’s minister of environment. With the investment, »

Environment & Animal Life

Climate change: Environment Canada confirms rain becomes more extreme

A new study by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirms what many have been saying, that climate change has made rainfall events more frequent and more severe and the changes are dominated by human activity. This includes burning of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Greenland wants its say in huge Canadian Arctic mining project

High up in the Canadian Arctic a giant open pit mine is extracting millions of tonnes of iron ore which is then shipped to destinations in Europe and Asia. The Baffinland company’s Mary River site on Baffin Island, originally began »

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

Earth Day 50: Like no other

As people consider this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, they are looking at a very unique situation around the world. With the pandemic causing shutdowns of industries and businesses with travel and movement restrictions, pollution in cities around the planet »

Environment & Animal Life

Prince Edward Island and Canadian government invest in land protection

The government of Canada and the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) announced on Feb. 20 that they are investing $4.8 million to protect some of the provinces high priority habits areas and wildlife. The investment is going to protect »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Canada funds climate action by Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region

The Canadian government announced that they will be providing the Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region $250,000 through the Climate Action Fund according to a press release from Environment and Climate Change Canada. With the funding, the Assembly of First »