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Climate change is CP News Story of the Year.

The Canadian Press News Story of the Year is climate change, the news agency announced Tuesday. Absolutely no surprise. From Greta Thunberg leading hundreds of thousands of people in rallies across the country in September, to a series of reports» 

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Think tank backs PM on massive tree planting possibilities

A prominent green economy think tank is backing the federal government’s promise to plant two billion trees over the the next 10 years to combat climate change, saying the plan is feasible. A new study by the Smart Prosperity Institute» 

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Scientists from around the world issue ‘climate emergency’ warning

I’m an old guy so I’m forced to confess that I lack the intense terror that Greta and her friends feel about where this planet is heading. For me, the terror remains mostly above my shoulders. For the young people–the» 

Environment, Politics

Thousands join Vancouver climate march with Greta Thunberg

Thousands of Canadians joined Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg in a climate march in downtown Vancouver Friday. The rally organized by Sustainabiliteens, a local youth organization, began at 11 a.m. outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thunberg, 16, is expected to speak at» 

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Thunberg mural defaced in Edmonton

A freshly-painted mural of climate change activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton, Alberta was defaced Sunday less than two days after she participated in a Fridays for Future rally at the steps of the oil-rich province’s legislature. The painting depicting the» 

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Differing visions spur Edmonton rallies on Friday

When climate activist Greta Thunberg announced last weekend that she was returning to Canada to meet and march with supporters in Alberta, Canada’s oil-centric province, many wondered what kind of crowd she might draw. Turns out, she can draw two» 

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Thunberg plans return to Canada

The world’s most famous climate activist plans to return to Canada soon–visiting Alberta, the province at the heart of the country’s oil production. Greta Thunberg tweeted Sunday that she will be heading north following “a few days of well needed» 

Environment, Politics

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians march in Global Climate Strike

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to march across Canada on Friday in support of the Global Climate Strike movement, demanding action against climate change. More than 80 cities across the country are taking part in the protest, but the» 

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First Nations clean water teen activist will address UN on Saturday

The two have never met. One is from Stockholm, the other from a First Nation in Ontario. Greta Thunberg and Autumn Peltier. Spiritual sisters-in-arms, both share a stunning beauty and determination to save their future and the planet. On Friday,» 

Politics, Society

Canadians’ trust in science appears to be eroding: poll

As Greta Thunberg, who is coming to Montreal later this week, continues to call on political leaders to attend to the science as the world grapples with climate change, a new public opinion survey suggests that Canadians’ faith in science»