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Farm practices must change to protect endangered species and habitats

ZURICH, June 27, 2017 — Sustainable agriculture practices must be widely implemented in order to stem an alarming loss of biodiversity and to protect endangered species. This is according to the Standards and Biodiversity report released Tuesday by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Agricultural production currently accounts for 40 per cent of global land […]

by aanationtalk on June 27, 20179 Views

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2017 Coastal Stewardship Network Annual Gathering

At the 2017 Coastal Stewardship Network Annual Gathering, Guardian Watchmen get together to share ideas and stories, and gear up for a busy summer stewarding their territories. On a rare sunny day in late April, Coastal Guardian Watchmen, along with stewardship managers and directors, board a boat and head due south from Prince Rupert, bouncing […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 20176 Views

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The Year That Was: Five Things About the AER’s 2016/17 Annual Report

Calgary, Alberta (Jun 27, 2017)… Like many corporate entities, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) gives a yearly account of its activities. Today we did just that, releasing our 2016/17 annual report.  Through stories, videos, graphics, and balance sheets, the AER’s annual report gives Albertans a clear line of site into our work over the last […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 201710 Views

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David Suzuki Foundation awards three $50,000 climate change fellowships

David Suzuki will mentor fellows to help lead the next generation of science communicators VANCOUVER – The David Suzuki Foundation has awarded $50,000 one-year David Suzuki Fellowships to three leading Canadian scholars, who will spend 2017-18 studying climate change solutions. The winners are: – Melina Laboucan-Massimo, MA in Indigenous governance — Indigenous Knowledge and Climate […]

by aanationtalk on June 27, 201712 Views

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Environmental Defence: New report highlights the risks of continued expansion of oil sands tailings ponds

June 26, 2017 ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL New report highlights the risks of continued expansion of oil sands tailings ponds and the rising liability for cleanup that Albertans face Ottawa, ON – The volume of oil sands tailing ponds are now over 1 trillion litres, while the cost of cleanup is now […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 201711 Views

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Tracing the Roots of Coastal Guardian Watchmen

As today’s Coastal Guardian Watchmen carry on the time-honoured tradition and responsibility of caring for their coastal lands and waters, they’re making their ancestors proud. In 1973, Captain Gold hopped into a 16-foot canoe and shoved off from Moresby Camp on Haida Gwaii, then paddled more than 160 kilometres south to Skung Gwaii—a once-bustling Haida […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 20177 Views

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Grassroots team creating Indigenous-based climate plan across Canada – CBC

Volunteers work to bridge gap between government strategies on climate change and Indigenous knowledge Jun 26, 2017 A new grassroots organization is developing a tool kit to help Indigenous communities address climate change. Indigenous Climate Action is run by a group of Indigenous people from various First Nations across Canada who noticed a gap between government […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 20178 Views

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Walkers Complete Highway 11 Route, Begin Highway 17 Route on 322 KM Healing Walk for all First Nations & Communities

June 26, 2017 LONGLAC, ON – Members of the media and the public are cordially invited to attend an event this Thursday where walkers from the Healing Walk for all First Nations and Communities will be available to speak about a 7-day walk that began yesterday at the Keemeshomnishnanak Monument in Ginoogaming First Nation. The […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201721 Views

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NWMO community meeting for Region One – MNO

WHAT: Metis Nation of Ontario Community Meeting on the NWMO TKLUS Ignace Borehole Drilling Project WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – 5:00-8:00 PM WHERE: Best Western, 349 Government Street, Dryden ON Download: http://www.metisnation.org/media/653921/lrc-mailer_nwmo-tklus.pdf NT5

by aanationtalk on June 26, 201720 Views

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The Government of Canada to develop a National Strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of lamps containing mercury

The National Strategy will build on and complement efforts already underway Ottawa, Ontario – June 26, 2017 – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canada is committed to protecting the environment and safeguarding the health of Canadians from toxic substances. Mercury remains a risk to Canadian ecosystems and human health which is why the Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201726 Views

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Soupy goo swept into B.C.’s Okanagan Lake spawns algae bloom in north arm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 26, 2017 VERNON, B.C. _ An algae bloom in the north arm of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake has prompted a warning to stay out of water in the area until further notice. The Okanagan Indian Band says the bloom in waters off its land was first thought to be a sewage leak […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201722 Views

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Government of Canada consulting on newest proposed Marine Protected Area

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – Resilient and healthy ecosystems help to support sustainable industries, local economies and coastal communities across Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is taking more action to help conserve, protect and restore marine biodiversity and ecosystem function by proposing the Laurentian Channel off the coast of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201718 Views

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NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities

TORONTO, June 23, 2017 –The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is narrowing its focus to fewer communities as it prepares to further advance the next set of activities in the selection process for a deep geological repository for Canada’s used nuclear fuel. The Municipality of Central Huron and the Township of White River will no […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201720 Views

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Statement: Premier sends thoughts to Greenland – Government of Nunavut

June 23, 2017 “I wish to extend my heartfelt sadness after last weekend’s tsunami near Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland. I remain hopeful that the damage to the region is minimal. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Greenland. To assist in recovery, the Government of Nunavut (GN) is responding with a $25,000 donation to the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 20177 Views

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Remarks from the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change about the government motion to remain committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement

From Environment and Climate Change Canada Check against delivery June 6, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Mr. Speaker, It’s a privilege to rise here today to address the honourable members—and indeed, all Canadians—to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the Paris Agreement. Today—after decades of warning—the effects of climate change are no longer a distant threat. Across […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201710 Views

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Media Advisory: Technical Briefing Regarding Faro Mine Remediation Project

Whitehorse – Please be advised that officials from the Government of Yukon and the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will hold a Technical Briefing regarding an update on the project and next steps in moving the project forward toward environmental assessment and permitting processes. Date: Monday, June 26, 2017 Time: 10:30 a.m. PDT […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201717 Views

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Our people don’t take this lightly’: Ted Tsetta case causes debate over N.W.T.’s Wildlife Act – North – CBC

Charges were stayed against Ted Tsetta for hunting without tags in 2014 Jun 26, 2017 Indigenous people will continue to be charged for hunting caribou without a licence or tag where required, despite charges against a Dene man accused of doing just that being stayed in court. That’s according to Roger Shepard, counsel for the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201720 Views

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Crews fighting out of control wildfire near 100 Mile House, B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 24, 2017  100 MILE HOUSE, B.C. _ Crews are responding to an out-of-control wildfire in B.C.’s Cariboo region near 100 Mile House. BC Wildfire Service says the fire was discovered Friday and has since grown to an estimated 36 hectares in size. The fire doesn’t pose a threat to public safety or […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201710 Views

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Dakota Access review to re examine impact on tribe – CP

Source: The Associated Press Jun 25, 2017  By Blake Nicholson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BISMARCK, N.D. _ A federal judge’s order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The big question is whether the pipeline will […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 20178 Views

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Government of Canada Approves the Canada-U.S. Lake Erie Connector Project

June 23, 2017     Ottawa      Natural Resources Canada Moving Canadian energy to markets responsibly while creating good middle-class jobs, investing in clean technology and supporting the long-term transition to a low-carbon energy mix is good for the economy and the environment. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today announced the Government’s approval of the National […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201739 Views

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The lost of art of igloo making in the Arctic – Thestar.com

Only about a dozen people in Kangiqsujuaq, a town of more than 800 people, are capable of building snow houses now. “The ones who used to build igloos are too old,” said Adami Sakiagak, a 57-year-old Inuit whose parents were born in igloos. June 23, 2017 KANGIQSUJUAQ, QUEBEC—Adami Sakiagak, his tongue poking out of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201728 Views

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Nalcor to give update on Muskrat Falls after pledging to lower water levels – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 23, 2017  ST. JOHN’S, N.L. _ Nalcor Energy is slated to give an update today on the $11.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydro development in Labrador. CEO Stan Marshall is expected to provide information this morning on the project, which is two years behind schedule and about $4 billion over budget. It comes after […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201722 Views

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Province Provides Update on Rail Closure Due to Flooding in Northern Manitoba

June 22, 2017 The Emergency Measures Organization of Manitoba Infrastructure reports that over 15 agencies from eight provincial departments and federal representatives in partnership with the Town of Churchill are meeting on a regular basis concerning the flooding and closure of a section of the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR).  This collaborative effort by all levels […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201715 Views

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NunatuKavut Pleased that Province Confirms Commitment to Methylmercury Mitigation

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 22, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “NCC welcomed yesterday’s statement from Premier Ball confirming that the Province will follow through on the Muskrat Falls methylmercury mitigation agreement reached during the October 26, 2016 meeting with Labrador’s three Indigenous groups. Consistent with […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201745 Views

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Application 1891471 Notice of Application – Burtonsville Island Coal Mine

Notice of Application CCA Applications 1891471 and 1891472 EPEA Application 006-194463 WA Applications 001-00395558 and 001-00395559 Whissell Land Corp. Burtonsville Island Coal Mine The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received an integrated application consisting of Coal Conservation Act (CCA) applications 1891471 and 1891472, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 006-194463, and Water Act (WA) […]

by pmnationtalk on June 22, 201731 Views

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Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project – Public Comment Invited

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by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201739 Views

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Notice of public meeting and participant funding offering for the CNSC Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2016

June 20, 2017 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff’s Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium Mines and Mills and Decommissioned Sites in Canada: 2016, and submitting written comments to the Commission. The CNSC will […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201727 Views

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NB Power and wind energy supplier TransAlta agree to add capacity at Kent Hills

FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power and TransAlta, a subsidiary of TransAlta Renewables Inc., have agreed to add 17.25 MW of wind-generating capacity at its existing Kent Hills site. The existing wind farm accounts for 150 MW of capacity and consists of two separate projects. This planned project is known as Kent Hills 3. Subject to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201729 Views

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NCC: Celebrating a successful cross-border partnership

Municipality of Neebing Nature Conservancy of Canada unveils the recently acquired Big Trout Bay on the northern shores of Lake Superior. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) today is celebrating the cross-border partnership that led to the purchase of the last privately owned, undeveloped bay between Duluth, Minnesota, and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Known as Big […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201727 Views

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Environmental Protection Act report could signal breakthrough for Canadian environmental law

OTTAWA — A new federal government committee report recommends that the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) be amended to recognize, respect and fulfil every person’s right to a healthy environment. If passed by Parliament, this will be the first time in history that environmental rights have been recognized in Canadian federal law. “This a breakthrough […]

by aanationtalk on June 20, 201726 Views

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Auditor general finds climate change action items lack implementation plans and timelines

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditors general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined from their peak in 2005 and reduction […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201718 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation: Kootenay Lake Cultural Values Study – Reporting

Lands and Resources has completed the cultural values study for Kootenay Lake and will be presenting on the results at this meeting. Supper will be provided, followed by a presentation of results and next steps, and an opportunity for discussion and feedback. June 26, 2017 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Lower Kootenay Gymnasium Please pre-register […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201729 Views

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The Government of Canada proposes amendments to the Federal Sustainable Development Act

Proposed amendments to render environmental decision making more transparent and accountable to Parliament June 19, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadians support the Government’s commitment to a clean environment, a sustainable economy, and the restoration of Canada’s reputation for environmental stewardship. A clean‑growth approach not only benefits the middle class, […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201720 Views

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Statement – Government of Canada fulfills promise to Protect Rouge National Urban Park

Rouge National Urban Park on track to be completed in Canada’s 150th Year Our Government has fulfilled our promise to enhance Canada’s first national urban park including legislative changes to protect this special place with the passage of Bill C-18 which received Royal Assent today. Rouge National Urban Park is the first of its kind in […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201719 Views

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ONA: Fish Water Management Tool (FWMT) & Okanagan Lake Levels FAQ

June 16, 2017 It was recently reported that Okanagan Lake water level was not lowered sooner due to the decision to protect fish stocks (Global News, June 9, 2017). Unfortunately this position is out of context and missing key information, particularly in regards to the use of the Fish Water Management Tool in current Okanagan […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201728 Views

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Connect with nature and discover species at Yukon’s biological treasure hunt

June 19, 2017 The public is invited to help create the biggest and most accessible national wildlife inventory in Canada this weekend. The Yukon Conservation Data Centre and Parks Canada, in partnership with Kluane First Nation and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, are hosting Yukon’s Canada 150 BioBlitz in the Kluane area from June 22 […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201724 Views

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Notice of public meeting and participant funding offering for the CNSC Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2016

June 19, 2017 – Ottawa, ON The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is offering participant funding to assist members of the public, Indigenous groups and other stakeholders in reviewing CNSC staff’s Regulatory Oversight Report for Uranium and Nuclear Substance Processing Facilities in Canada: 2016, and submitting written comments to the Commission. The CNSC will hold […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201737 Views

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NunatuKavut Continues Fight On Methylmercury Mitigation

NUNATUKAVUT CONTINUES FIGHT ON METHYLMERCURY MITIGATION HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 19, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “Nalcor issued a public statement on June 12, stating that it would be releasing water from the Muskrat Falls reservoir in mid-July in order to install a safety boom […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201740 Views

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Statement: NunatuKavut continues fight on methylmercury mitigation

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, June 19, 2017 – NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) President Todd Russell today issued the following statement: “Nalcor issued a public statement on June 12, stating that it would be releasing water from the Muskrat Falls reservoir in mid-July in order to install a safety boom across the Churchill River. NCC staff […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201727 Views

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President raises concerns over delays in releasing water from Muskrat Falls reservoir

June 16, 2017 Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he fully expects commitments made by Premier Dwight Ball, during a marathon meeting with Labrador’s three indigenous leaders on October 26, 2016 over concerns with the downstream effects of the Muskrat Falls project, will be honored. In a letter to the President, dated May 25, Nalcor’s President […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201715 Views

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MNO: The East West Tie Electrical Transmission Project

ATTENTION MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO CITIZENS OF REGION 2 An Invitation to CITIZENS of the MÉTIS NATION OF ONTARIO Click here for a PDF of this invitation On Friday July 14, 2017 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Métis Nation of Ontario will be hosting a Community Information Session with NextBridge to provide an update on […]

by aanationtalk on June 19, 201744 Views

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YK Dene want contractor replaced after failures at mine cleanup project – CBC

‘They are obviously not doing an adequate job,’ says Chief Eddie Sangris Jun 19, 2017 The Yellowknives Dene First Nation wants Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to replace the contractor cleaning up a group of abandoned mine sites east of Yellowknife. Inspectors discovered a slew of non-compliance issues in May. INAC’s Contaminants and Remediation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201721 Views

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Tsunami strikes Nunavut’s neighbour Greenland – NunatsiaqOnline

June 19, 2017 “The forces of nature can suddenly change” A June 18 tsunami along Greenland’s northwestern coast, facing Baffin Island to the west, has left two people seriously injured, seven slightly injured, four people still missing and 11 houses in the village of Nuugaatsiaq, population about 100, completely destroyed or swept out to sea. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201723 Views

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Near Surface Disposal Facility Project – Relaunch of Public Comment Period on Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ Draft Environmental Impact Statement

June 16, 2017 – Ottawa, ON The French version of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Near Surface Disposal Facility Project submitted by the proponent, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), is now available to the public. The main body of the EIS (volume 1), the appendices (volume 2) and the executive summary can […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201721 Views

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Lac Windfall Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

June 16, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Lac Windfall Mine Project, located on the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay Territory, 75 km southeast of the Cree village of Waswanipi and 115 km east of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Quebec. To help inform […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2017148 Views

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Canadian National Railway Company to pay over $2.5 million in penalties for environmental offences

June 16, 2017 – Edmonton, Alberta – Environment and Climate Change Canada Canadians value a safe and clean environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement officers work hard every day to make sure people and companies are observing Canadian environmental laws. On June 15, 2017, Canadian National Railway Company (CN) pleaded guilty, in the Provincial Court of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 16, 2017136 Views

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Endangered beluga whale rescued from N.B. river, returned to St. Lawrence Estuary – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 15, 2017  BATHURST, N.B. _ A young beluga whale that lost its way in a northern New Brunswick river has been rescued in a unique and complex operation that saw the endangered marine mammal travel by land, air and sea before being reunited with a pod in its natural habitat. “We put […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201738 Views

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Trees for the Bees

Karin Tomosky recognized as a Forests Ontario Green Leader for her commitment to building pollinator habitat MILTON, ON, June 14, 2017 – In 2011, Karin Tomosky returned to the Milton-area property where she grew up. The land has a rich history; it was granted heritage status after Karin’s mother found arrowheads dating back to when […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201751 Views

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Low Carbon Economy Fund to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth

From Environment and Climate Change Canada The Low Carbon Economy Fund will deliver clean, sustained economic growth for years to come. June 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment and Climate Change Canada Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced a $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund. Projects that will be […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201729 Views

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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Mayors Mobilize over Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Change

MONTREAL, June 15, 2017  – Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative met at their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing Chair, Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration, for the remainder of 2017, backed out of its intention to cut funding […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201725 Views

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