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Water crisis, power cuts worsen misery in Pakistan’s hottest city

Tuesday - By the time Pakistani schoolboy Saeed Ali arrived at the hospital in one of the world’s hottest cities, his body was shutting down from heatstroke.

Canada, industry in talks to cement future carbon price hikes

13 May 22 - The Canadian government is in talks with heavy industrial emitters about ways to ensure Ottawa's planned carbon price increases will remain in place even if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is voted out of power.

Canada overestimating hydrogen's potential cut carbon emissions: Auditor General

27 Apr 22 - Canada has overestimated how much using hydrogen could reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade, potentially jeopardizing Ottawa's ability to meet climate targets, a report from the Auditor General's office said on Tuesday

Trudeau government lowballed cost of carbon tax

28 Mar 22 - The reason Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says most Canadians paying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax are worse off financially, as opposed to the Trudeau government which claims most are better off financially, is simple.

New mapping connects indigenous knowledge to climate mmpacts and solutions

17 Mar 22 - The Climate Atlas of Canada is out with a new Indigenous Knowledges component that captures the climate impacts facing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities across the country and the solutions they’ve been putting in place, from land conservation to renewable energy development.

Massive timber residential building planned for Toronto

25 Feb 22 - Architecture studio Adjaye Associates has designed a plant-covered building called Timber House as part of a developement on Toronto's waterfront that will include buildings by Alison Brooks Architects and Henning Larsen.

Carbon credits outperforming bitcoin, in the bet on a longer energy transition

18 Feb 22 - The price of European carbon credits - a core holding of two newly launched ETFs - has outperformed popular investments like bitcoin over the past year. Analysts see the price continuing to climb as governments put more pressure on industries to go green.


Canada says U.S. solar tariffs violate trade pact

17 Feb 22 - Canada prevailed on Tuesday in a challenge to U.S. solar panel tariffs under the trade pact between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, its trade minister said on Tuesday, ahead of planned talks with...

Mining would see financial boon under global carbon tax — so why is industry fighting it?

11 Feb 22 - The mining industry would see a financial windfall from a global carbon tax, so why does it keep fighting change? That’s the contradiction researchers from the University of British Columbia examined...

Toronto's huge new solar wall

10 Feb 22 - A company in Toronto is installing North America’s biggest solar wall to date, a 7,000-square-foot system located in an industrial area of Rexdale Blvd. in west-end Etobicoke.

TransAlta submits plan for battery storage near Alberta hydro dam

3 Feb 22 - Fossil heavyweight TransAlta Corporation has officially filed an application to build a 180-megawatt battery storage facility near one of its hydroelectric projects in Alberta.

The rise of voluntary carbon markets

26 Jan 22 - The voluntary carbon markets (VCMs) are poised for explosive growth in 2022. At the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow, 632 of the world's largest 2000 public companies by revenue had announced plans to...

Canada's biggest climate polluters pay lowest carbon price

24 Jan 22 - On its tar sands in northern Alberta, Suncor Energy scrapes vast open-pit mines and drills down deep into the ground to extract the viscous bitumen that has turned it into one of the largest energy...

Farmed seafood supply at risk if we don’t act on climate change

14 Dec 21 - The supply of farmed seafood such as salmon and mussels are projected to drop 16%globally by 2090 if no action is taken to mitigate climate change, according to a new Canadian study.

Canada’s tar sands challenge the existence of land and people

24 Nov 21 - The first mine opened when Jean L’Hommecourt was a young girl, an open pit where an oil company had begun digging in the sandy soil for a black, viscous form of crude called bitumen.

Canadian steelmakers embrace 'green steel' as carbon taxes set to rise

23 Nov 21 - The Canadian steel industry is at a crossroads, with government policies like carbon pricing designed to combat climate change hitting manufacturers' bottom lines and international pledges likely to...

E-bike delivery experiment reduced CO2 emissions by 30%

20 Oct 21 - For three months last summer, residents in one Seattle neighborhood received their packages via electric cargo bike rather than a delivery van, as part of a pilot program testing new innovations to...

Canada election: experts urge ‘bolder’ action amid climate crisis

13 Sep 21 - Nearly a fifth of Canadians say climate change is their top election issue. But experts question whether political parties are taking it seriously enough.

Insurance industry seeks to limit fossil fuel exposure

23 Aug 21 - With global climate change threatening to wreak havoc on their industry, insurance companies are increasingly looking to limit their exposure to the fossil fuel sector.


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