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

Pandemic has not curbed record levels of GHG emissions: UN

For those who may have hoped the global pandemic and lockdowns might have reduced emissions contributing to climate change, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is saying not really. There are still “record levels of greenhouse gases which are trapping heat »

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

Canadian railways: Shareholder request to cut emissions

When one thinks of greenhouse gas and pollution railways may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Nevertheless the locomotives are powered  via huge diesel engines running  generators and as such do emit quantities of soot and pollution, »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

New law would oblige reporting on climate change action

The government of Canada has tabled legislation which proposes transparency and accountability to help it achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.  If it is passed, the legislation would require the environment minister to set five-year targets for reducing »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Power producer to close coal mine as part of switch to natural gas

TransAlta Corp. will stop extracting coal from its Highvale coal mine in western Canada by Dec. 31, 2021 as part of its plan to change all of its coal-fired plants to natural gas. Burning coal emits the greenhouse gas, carbon »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Nitrogen fertilizer, N2O, farming, and a ‘worst case’ climate scenario; study

While most have heard about the great concern from carbon dioxide and global warming/climate change resulting from burning of fossil fuels, methane gas has become another concern. Released from being from sources such as thawing permafrost and from livestock herds. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

‘Carbon leakage’: industrial avoidance of carbon tax

Canada has instituted a carbon tax in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, a new study show there may well be unintended and less desirable consequences. Carlos Murillo prepared a study of these concerns. He is the senior »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Politics, Society

One of Canada’s major cities will ban heating oil

Montreal is Canada’s second largest city with a population of over 3.5 million residents. The mayor, Valerie Plante announced this week that heating oil would no longer be permitted anywhere by 2030. The ban is part of the plan to »

Environment & Animal Life

Oilsands’ GHG emissions may be greater than reported

Government scientists say carbon emissions from oilsands in western Canada may be significantly higher than industry calculated. Researchers took samples from the air and found emissions from four oilsands operations to be on average one third higher than those taken »


Oil, gas companies weaken climate goals, charge groups

Oil and gas companies in Canada are systematically weakening and delaying Canada’s climate plan, say environmental groups attending the climate summit (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The group Environmental Defence charges that the Canadian government continues to give subsidies to »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Greenhouse gas: new record, more concern

The World Meterological Organisation’s latest bulletin  on greenhouse gasses shows a new record has been reached. The global average of CO2 is now 405.5 parts per million. The report notes that figure is now similar to the level of 3.5 million »