Highlights / greenhouse gas emissions

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

Northern lakes risk losing ice cover, affecting drinking water: study

If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, almost 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere could permanently lose their ice cover this century, according to a study by researchers at York University. In the next decade alone, 179 of those lakes could »

Environment & Animal Life

Fight climate change by eating meat, Ottawa farmers say

Farmers say people can still take a bite out of climate change while eating red meat, pushing back against global headlines calling for major changes to the world’s farming and eating habits. A UN report released last week left people »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Ottawa eases carbon tax load for big emitters

The federal government is relaxing its carbon tax limits on large emitters, after bending to pressure by industry groups concerned about the ability of Canadian producers to compete with their counterparts in the United States, officials confirmed Wednesday. The office »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Thumbs up for plan to set a clean fuel standard

The Pembina Institute applauds the government of Canada’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions  by setting a clean fuel standard. This would apply to fuels used in transportation, in homes and buildings, and in industry. A standard would be set to decrease »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Official Opposition calls for government action on climate change after China-U.S. deal

With the first questions in the Canadian House of Commons Question Period this week, the Official Opposition NDP party demanded the government take action on climate change following what they called an ” historic U.S.-China deal to tackle emissions”. But »