Highlights / greenhouse gas

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

Demonstrating the feasibility of “net zero” housing

In housing, the “net-zero” concept means a house that produces as much energy itself as it consumes. This is not an entirely new concept, but such rare buildings have always been custom made. BuildABILITY Corporation is a housing industry consulting »

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

Electric cars, not always “greener”

While many are extolling electric cars as the way of the future to reduce greenhouse gases, a new study points out that’s not always the case. Chris Kennedy (PhD, B Eng)  is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering »

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

Report warns more Arctic shipping will increase warming, affect health

A new report on air pollution from ships in the high Arctic warns of huge increases in air pollution from shipping. Although the report by the the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is called “Air pollution from marine vessels »

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

Studying the costs of “green” proposals

A vast majority of Canadians would like to see a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Environmental groups have proposed several actions and policies to achieve this. Germain Belzile is a professor at École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC). »

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

Greenhouse gas killing shellfish

As more CO2 goes into the air, the oceans absorb more and that makes them more acidic. Higher acidity compromises the ability of shellfish to make their shells, weakens them, and leaves more vulnerable to infections. A scallop producer on »