Tag: Climate Change

Most premiers attending Quebec City climate change meeting

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Most premiers attending Quebec City climate change meeting

Jim Prentice not attending Quebec City climate change discussion Most of Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers met to discuss climate change Tuesday, a day after Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced her province would join Quebec and California in a cap-and-trade system. The goal of the get-together was to show Canadians how their leaders were uniting […]

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Ontario, Quebec cap and trade agreement will put price on carbon

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ontario, Quebec cap and trade agreement will put price on carbon

Two provinces sign cap and trade and climate change deal Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will sign an agreement Monday with Quebec on a cap and trade system to put a price on carbon in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ontario government sources told The Canadian Press Wynne will announce the deal at a news […]

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Canadian carbon emissions targets announced before G7: Harper

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian carbon emissions targets announced before G7: Harper

Canadian carbon emissions targets announcement made in Panama Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canadian carbon emission targets will be unveiled before the G7 meetings in June. Harper’s remarks Saturday came after his government missed the March 31 target date for countries to submit emissions reduction pledges ahead of December’s United Nations climate summit in Paris. […]

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Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, from an environmental perspective, has never been cheap. By Ray Grigg for Troy Media Hell’s Gate is a much more interesting way of thinking about oil than price. But value depends on what is meant by “price”. Since most people will think of dollar value, and this is the current subject of interest, cheap […]

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Japan climate finance money invested in India, Bangladesh coal plants

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Japan climate finance money invested in India, Bangladesh coal plants

Climate finance money meant to go to poor countries to help limit carbon emissions Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in December that Japan […]

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US gov’t greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by 40 per cent: Obama

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
US gov’t greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by 40 per cent: Obama

Greenhouse gas emissions cut, increase in renewable energy resources ordered President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 per cent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change. Obama’s executive order also directs the government to ramp up use […]

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Canada must start linking water, energy issues: scientist

March 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canada must start linking water, energy issues: scientist

Energy used to purify, transport water, water used to create energy Climate change is binding together energy and water issues and Canada must learn to think about them that way, says the newly appointed Canadian head of an international water institute. “It changes the whole definition of water security,” Bob Sandford, who now leads the […]

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Climate change: Salty lakes store carbon, not emit it, says new study

February 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Climate change: Salty lakes store carbon, not emit it, says new study

Climate change exaggerates effect on salty lakes New research suggests salty lakes common across the Prairie landscape are having different climate change effects than those with softer water. The paper, published in the journal Nature, says lakes in northern latitudes with hard, alkaline water are now helping remove carbon from the atmosphere instead of releasing it. […]

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UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

January 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
UN agency declares 2015 the year of soils

UN Food and Agriculture Organization names 2015 the year of soils By Sylvain Charlebois for Troy Media Each year, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) makes a point to celebrate one aspect of agriculture. Last year was the year of the family farm, which was a sound decision. In developing countries, the acknowledgement of […]

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COP20 does little to combat climate change

December 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
COP20 does little to combat climate change

COP20 steps back from apocalyptic statements of earlier climate talks As predicted, COP20 – the climate change talks in Lima, Peru – ended with an agreement which is both a “breakthrough” and which everyone dislikes. It asks UN member nations to volunteer information about their strategic intentions with respect to emissions reductions and encourages “rich” […]

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