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Environment & Animal Life

Ontario colleges funded to cut carbon emissions

Colleges in the province of Ontario are praising the provincial government’s gift of up to $200 million to reduce carbon emissions in the college system and up to $300 in interest-free loans to retrofit college and university facilities. The announcement »

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

CO2 levels reach record levels in 2015-6

For the first time, the global average for the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400ppm in 2015. The levels are also expected to break records for 2016 because of El Nino caused by the warming of the »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Pact will control emissions on international flights eventually

The UN’s aviation arm has agreed to a scheme to control climate-change emissions from international flights after 2020. The agreement was overwhelmingly adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at a meeting in Montreal. Under the agreement, 65 countries, »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Defrosting Arctic releasing powerful greenhouse gas

Vast quantities of methane are locked in the frozen ground and sea beds of the Arctic, and the warmer it gets, the more will be released contributing to climate change. 25 times more potent than CO2 “Methane is a potent »