Category: Environment

Climate change ‘consensus’ just bandwagon psychology

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
Climate change ‘consensus’ just bandwagon psychology

Some scientists think human activity has only a small impact on climate change By Michelle Stirling-Anosh   Four major surveys cite a 97 per cent ‘consensus’ by climate scientists on human greenhouse gas emissions as the cause of recent climate change. This ‘consensus’ is frequently mentioned as justification for imposing carbon taxes or GHG reduction targets […]

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Climate change agreement between USA, China

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Climate change agreement between USA, China

USA, China biggest contributors to climate change The United States and China promised Saturday to co-operate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. In a joint statement, the two governments said they have agreed on steps to carry out commitments to curb output of […]

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Canadian boreal forest well protected – environmental group

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian boreal forest well protected – environmental group

Alberta, Quebec laggards in protecting boreal forest Canada has made significant strides in protecting the vast boreal forest that stretches across most of its provinces and territories, but the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem still faces threats, says an environmental group. The amount of boreal forest under some form of government protection has doubled since […]

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General Motors New York facility achieves landfill-free status

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
General Motors New York facility achieves landfill-free status

109th landfill-free facility for General Motors Auto manufacturing creates a lot of waste. General Motors, the world’s largest automaker, recently converted it 109th manufacturing plant to landfill-free status. The company says that four years of innovation and seven failed attempts at recycling oil sludge finally paid off for the General Motors facility in Rochester, New York, […]

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Global warming confirmed by panel on climate change

| September 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Global warming confirmed by panel on climate change

  “Let us discuss intelligently the best mechanisms we should undertake rather than believing that the temporary warming slowdown means we can go back to sleep.” – Elder By Phil Elder   The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its Fifth Assessment Report, a follow-up to its 2007 version on global warming. […]

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ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER: It’s been another spill-filled summer in the spill-prone province of Alberta. With Alberta averaging over 2-oil spills a day over the past 37 years, there are many spills that we don’t know about. However we do know about some and what we know is alarming. Here is a recap of just […]

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Solar house designed by Team Alberta in 2013 Solar Decathlon

| August 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Solar house designed by Team Alberta in 2013 Solar Decathlon

UofC and Mount Royal students design, build solar house for Alberta climate This weekend Calgary university students will unveil the solar house that they will be taking to California to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. The solar house is named Borealis and it’s an 84-square metre (904 square feet) home that is net-zero, which […]

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The ‘new normal’ in climate change and climate politics

| July 20, 2013 | 2 Comments
The ‘new normal’ in climate change and climate politics

Recent severe weather changes Canadian public opinion about climate change By Clare Demerse   While Calgary just pulled off a “hell or high water” Stampede against incredible odds, Toronto is drying out after a storm that saw more rain fall in two hours than the city usually sees in the entire month of July. This […]

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New auto emission standards to cut pollution by 80%

| July 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
New auto emission standards to cut pollution by 80%

Tier 3 auto emission standards reduce sulfur in gasoline Canada will soon be adopting American auto emission standards for cars and light trucks, according to federal environment minister Peter Kent. The new standards are expected to lead to reductions in ozone, particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and mobile source air toxics, and impose new restrictions on […]

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4th Annual Healing Walk draws hundreds of participants

| July 8, 2013 | 1 Comment
4th Annual Healing Walk draws hundreds of participants

Healing Walk crowd gathers to raise issue of oil sands expansion Representatives from the First Nations, Metis and Athabasca Watershed took part in this year’s 4th Annual Healing Walk to raise awareness against oil sands expansion. Hundreds of Healing Walk participants gathered July 5-6 near Fort McMurray, the centre of the oil sands, from all […]

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