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Government of Yukon and Water Board sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Government of Yukon and the Yukon Water Board have signed an agreement to clarify their roles with respect to looking after the territory’s water. The agreement supports a constructive working relationship between the Yukon Water Board and the Government of Yukon and maintains the independence of the board in dealing with water licence application […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201831 Views

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First Nation chiefs blast province, say consultation on Manitoba flood channels was inadequate – CBC

Pallister argues ‘complex federal environmental regulatory process’ shouldn’t hold up project Nov 27, 2018 First Nations chiefs living near two flood-prone lakes in Manitoba are criticizing the Pallister government for what they say was inadequate consultation on the planned construction of two “critically important” outlet channels. Treaty 2 acting Chief Cornell McLean says the $540-million […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201839 Views

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Revelstoke 6 project granted an environmental assessment certificate

November 27, 2018 VICTORIA – An environmental assessment certificate has been issued to BC Hydro and Power Authority for the Revelstoke Generating Station Unit 6 project (Revelstoke 6 project), following a decision by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. BC […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201825 Views

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Canada and partners lead global movement towards a sustainable blue economy

November 28, 2018 Nairobi, Kenya –  A blue economy aims to harness the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers. It offers great promise for all, especially with respect to food security, jobs and economic prosperity. However, to ensure the long-term benefits of the blue economy, we need healthy and sustainable water resources. This […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201828 Views

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Province Issues Statement Of Claim Against The Federal Government To Honour Commitment To Clean Up Uranium Mine In Northern Saskatchewan

November 28, 2018 The Government of Saskatchewan has issued a statement of claim, which calls on the Government of Canada to contribute equally to the cost of cleaning up the Gunnar uranium mine. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, comes after numerous, unsuccessful attempts by the provincial government to work collaboratively with the federal government on […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201837 Views

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B.C. First Nations carry huge debts after fighting to save homes from wildfires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 27, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Chief Larry Nooski remembers the deafening sound of a wildfire racing toward Nadleh Whut’en territory in August, like a “low-level jet plane.” The chief of the central British Columbia First Nation felt ambushed. His community scrambled to buy equipment, train firefighters, evacuate residents and set […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201828 Views

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New regulations for environmental assessments

Project proponents and the public will have a better understanding of how the provincial government conducts environmental assessments. Communities, Land and Environment Minister Richard Brown has introduced amendments to the Environmental Protection Act in the legislature that provide for regulations to formalize the environmental assessment process. “Project proponents and the public will have a much […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201826 Views

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BC group calls for increased sea lion harvesting to slow growing population – CTV News

November 27, 2018 A non-profit group in British Columbia is calling for the expansion of Indigenous hunting rights to curb the growing numbers of sea lions invading Vancouver Island’s shores. The Pacific Balance Pinniped Society calls the mammals an invasive species that wreaks havoc on the local fishing industry. Thomas Sewid, a member of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201828 Views

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Province Calls on Federal Government to Ensure Timely Completion of Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels

November 27, 2018 The Manitoba government is calling on the federal government to do its part to ensure the timely completion of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “We will not allow the delays of the past to be repeated,” said Pallister.  “The costs and consequences of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201850 Views

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Cleanup and rebuilding underway in Telegraph Creek, B.C., after wildfires – CBC

21 homes were destroyed by wildfire last summer; 102-day evacuation order was lifted this month November 27, 2018 A layer of snow now covers much of the blackened ground around Telegraph Creek, B.C., but it’s not hard to find other evidence of the wildfire that devastated the community this past summer. “We lost, I’m going […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201827 Views

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Government of Canada announces support for UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

November 27, 2018 –  Nairobi, Kenya –  Government of Canada The evidence is clear: Our oceans are at risk. Marine ecosystems are degrading, the oceans are warming, sea levels are rising, and our waters are acidifying. The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, to support efforts […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201853 Views

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Vast potential for Arctic economy identified in new WWF report

Ottawa, Nov. 26, 2018 – As climate change alters the Arctic Ocean, opening the newly accessible region to an estimated C$1.3 trillion in investments in coming decades, a new World Wildlife Fund report provides recommendations for developing resources and economies to ensure long-term economic and ecosystem health for both the Arctic and the planet. Getting it […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201826 Views

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BC Government: Wildfire rehabilitation efforts benefit communities

Nov. 26, 2018 SMITHERS – One of the areas hit hardest by this year’s wildfires has reached a milestone in its recovery as a result of close collaboration between the B.C. government and the Gitxsan First Nation. After the lightning-caused Pope Forest Service Road wildfire was discovered on Aug. 1, 2018, BC Wildfire Service crews […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201841 Views

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New Nova Scotia fish study sees Indigenous partners leading the way – Toronto Star

Nov. 25, 2018 HALIFAX—A new aquatic ecosystem study in Nova Scotia dubbed the largest of its kind in the Maritimes will see First Nations partners taking the reins as they work alongside academics. The $1-million, three-year research program to study culturally and commercially important fish species in Nova Scotia is being led by a collaborative […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201843 Views

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Creating a Bighorn Country for all Albertans

Nov 23, 2018 Alberta is consulting on a proposal for Bighorn Country that would conserve natural landscapes while boosting economic development, tourism and recreation. Located between Banff and Jasper national parks, Bighorn Country includes the headwaters of the North Saskatchewan River that provide clean drinking water to more than one million Albertans. Its rugged terrain, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2018116 Views

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Cochrane Hill Gold Project – Public Comments Invited

From: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency November 23, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Cochrane Hill Gold Project, located 145 kilometres northeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201848 Views

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Yukon’s permit hunt lottery review underway

The Government of Yukon is conducting a comprehensive review of the data, processes and policies involved in the Permit Hunt Authorization (PHA) lottery to enhance it prior to the 2019/20 lottery. Make IT, a local business, has been contracted to conduct an independent review of all technical aspects of the lottery, including software, hardware, data […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201842 Views

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Collaborating with First Nations in BC to combat climate change – Vernon Morning Star

Province, industry, Indigenous people seek new landscape management approach Collaborating with Indigenous people’s historical knowledge of managing the land is a key step forward in addressing the extreme wildfire and flooding prevalent in the Okanagan over the past two years, according to a B.C. environment official. Ray Crompton, district manager for the Okanagan Shuswap Natural […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201838 Views

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Alberta planning eight new parks for land protection and recreation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 23, 2018  EDMONTON _ The Alberta government is proposing eight new parks that would cover 4,000 square kilometres along the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The parks in the Bighorn region in west-central Alberta would offer landscape protection and recreational opportunities. The plan has been developed in consultation with local groups […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201840 Views

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2018 barren-ground caribou surveys reveal Bathurst and Bluenose-East herds continue to decline

November 22, 2018 Population surveys carried out this summer by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources on the Bathurst and Bluenose-East caribou herds show caribou numbers continue to decline significantly. Surveys done in June 2018 indicate the number of animals in the Bathurst herd has dropped from about 20,000 in 2015 to approximately 8,200 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201823 Views

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Marten Falls First Nation Selects AECOM to Conduct Road Study and Environmental Assessment for new All-Season Road

THUNDER BAY, ON, Nov. 22, 2018 – Marten Falls First Nation and Ontario announced the agreement to study a long-awaited community access road on August 21, 2017. Since then, Marten Falls has entered into a voluntary agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to conduct an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) and Preliminary […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201839 Views

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Sahtu Secretariat questions N.W.T. government’s numbers on caribou decline – CBC

SSI chairman Charles McNeely says situation not as dire as government is making it out to be Nov 22, 2018 The Sahtu Secretariat Inc. says it does not believe what the Northwest Territories government is saying about the recent decline in some caribou populations. The territorial Department of Environment and Natural Resources announced Tuesday that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201823 Views

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Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park to Host First Nation Deer Harvest

November 20, 2018 Clear Creek Forest Provincial Park will close to the public November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 9, 13 and 14, 2018 for an Indigenous deer harvest.  The harvest will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end one half-hour after sunset on the scheduled harvest dates. Ontario honours the traditional activities of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201832 Views

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Ontario Supporting Far North Winter Roads Network

November 21, 2018 Ontario’s Government for the People is connecting communities and creating opportunities for economic development by investing in the 2018-19 winter roads program. Today, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Greg Rickford attended the Chiefs of Ontario Special Chiefs’ Assembly in Toronto to announce $5.7 million in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201825 Views

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Manitobans look for two missing snowmobilers who may have fallen through ice – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 21, 2018  PINE FALLS, Man. _ Two people on a snowmobile are believed to have fallen through the ice of a river north of Winnipeg. A search began after two people were reported missing late Tuesday night. RCMP and first responders from Sagkeeng First Nation and Pine Falls found snowmobile tracks on […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201829 Views

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New tax incentives for investment could increase Canada’s emissions – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 21, 2018  By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Big greenhouse-gas emitters will be able to take advantage of new federal tax incentives Finance Minister Bill Morneau promised Wednesday even if that means more emissions, the government says. Measures in Morneau’s fall fiscal update will allow manufacturing and processing companies to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201836 Views

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Save the Date – 2nd Annual AFN National Water Symposium and Tradeshow on February 26-28, 2019

SAVE THE DATE – 2ND ANNUAL AFN NATIONAL WATER SYMPOSIUM AND TRADESHOW ON FEBRUARY 26-28, 2019 Greetings, The Assembly of First Nations will be hosting 2nd Annual AFN National Water Symposium and Tradeshow on February 26-28, 2019, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  The Symposium will host plenary sessions, workshops and dialogue […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2018164 Views

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Gold River winter angling closed to promote steelhead conservation

November 21, 2018 GOLD RIVER – The Province is closing winter angling on the Gold River and tributaries from Dec. 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019, to support steelhead conservation. Even though catch-and-release angling accounts for a small percentage of annual mortality, the closure will protect the small resident population from angling-induced stress and mortality. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201826 Views

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Nunavut participates in National Public Alert Test

21 November 2018  The Department of Community and Government Services, Emergency Management Division, informs Nunavummiut that a test of the national Alert Ready System will take place simultaneously across all Nunavut time zones on November 28, 2018. The test will take place at 1:55 p.m. EST, 12:55 p.m. CST and 11:55 a.m. MST, via […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201857 Views

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The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, November 25 – November 30, 2018

OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2018 – The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) meets twice a year to review the status of wildlife species that have been identified as potentially being at risk of extinction from Canada, as they are mandated to do under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201875 Views

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Deadly serious’: 2 caribou herds shrink by half in latest count – CBC

Nov 20, 2018 Herds around Great Bear, Great Slave Lakes could see stricter limits on hunting The Bathurst and Bluenose East caribou herds have declined by more than 50 per cent since 2015, according to the N.W.T. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. “This is deadly serious,” said Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister Robert […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201853 Views

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Fundy Isles Submarine Cable Project proceeding as planned

21 November 2018 FREDERICTON (GNB) – NB Power has been given the green light by the Department of Environment and Local Government to install new submarine cables between Deer Island, Campobello and Grand Manan in order to keep providing the Fundy Isles with safe and reliable power. The original cables that are supplying power to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201846 Views

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Cars and trucks sold in B.C. by 2040 will be zero emission: government – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2018  VICTORIA _ All light-duty cars and trucks sold in British Columbia will be required to be zero-emission vehicles by 2040. Premier John Horgan said Tuesday legislation to be introduced next spring will be aimed at removing a major source of air pollution and climate change. The government said the proposed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201830 Views

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Quebec pact to reduce carbon footprint greeted with populist backlash – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 20, 2018 By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ When Quebec stage director Dominic Champagne this month enlisted other famous Quebec artists to sign a pact committing to a reduction of their ecological footprint, he hoped it would persuade ordinary people to do the same. Among the hundreds of artists, scientists […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201832 Views

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BCAFN – Webinar: Towards a Clean Growth Future

November 26 from 12 noon to 1 pm Presenter: Bobbi Plecas, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy The B.C. government is developing a strategy for a clean future and has been reaching out to First Nations communities to begin a conversation and longer-term collaboration towards this important goal. As part of this […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201828 Views

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First Nations take the reins in new ecosystem study – Dal News

November 20, 2018 Natural science research has long been led by academics, but a community-level approach is seeing Indigenous peoples and resource stakeholders who rely on their local aquatic species take increasingly more ownership over research design and results. This shift is seeing Canadian federal granting agencies putting emphasis on two-way communication and engagement that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201847 Views

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Province releases wildfire, flood action plan – Coast Reporter

November 19, 2018 The province says it’s making progress on the 108 recommendations from the independent review of the 2017 wildfire and flood seasons, including more cooperation with First Nations, but recommendations that could see more resources for local fire departments are moving ahead less quickly. The review of the response to the fires and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201821 Views

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Arctic Council at COP24: Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant

November 20, 2018 The Arctic Council together with Finland will host an official side event “Black carbon in the Arctic and snow-covered regions – a climate forcer and an air pollutant” at COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Monday 10 December, 18:30 – 20:00. On 10 December 2018, the Arctic Council together with Finland will host an official […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201825 Views

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Government of Canada Launches Public Review Period of Draft Action Plan for Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site

November 19, 2018   Ottawa, Ontario    Parks Canada Agency The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, today issued the following statement on the progress made to date to ensure the ongoing protection of Wood Buffalo National Park World Heritage Site: “We recognize the Outstanding Universal Value […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201817 Views

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Hammond Reef Gold Project — Environmental Assessment Decision

November 19, 2018 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Government of Canada is steadfast in its commitment to protect the environment while growing the economy. Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the proposed Hammond Reef Gold Project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when the mitigation measures described […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201818 Views

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Haida Nation and Government of Canada announce Gwaii Haanas Land-Sea-People Management Plan

Innovative plan will protect Gwaii Haanas for future generations November 19, 2018   HlGaagilda Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia The Gina ‘Waadluxan KilGuhlGa  Land-Sea-People Management Plan for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site was tabled in Parliament today. The Gwaii Haanas Land-Sea-People Management Plan, signed by the Haida Nation, Parks Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 2018132 Views

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Cost of trail through Pacific Rim National Park Reserve up to $51 million – Westerly News

Nov. 19, 2018 “We had to reroute in many incidences.” Parks Canada announced an additional $17 million of funding towards the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s ʔapsčiik t̓ašii trail last week, bringing the project’s total estimated cost to $51 million. “This is being committed to ensure the ʔapsčiik t̓ašii is a strong example of environmentally […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201830 Views

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Pinery Provincial Park to Host Indigenous Deer Harvest

November 16, 2018 Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Pinery Provincial Park will close to the public from November 26 to 30, 2018 for a traditional Indigenous deer harvest. The harvest will begin one half-hour before sunrise and end at noon each day. Ontario respects Aboriginal and treaty rights, as recognized and affirmed under […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201836 Views

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Action needed to reverse Canada’s wildlife decline, conservationists say – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2018 By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Canada may be known for its wide-open spaces and wildlife, but the federal and provincial governments need to dramatically increase their efforts if they’re to save the country’s endangered species, conservationists say. A World Wildlife Fund report last month created alarm with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201830 Views

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Government of Canada contributes to resilient communities in British Columbia

From: Public Safety Canada News release November 16, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, and Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness British Columbia, announced more than $16.5 million in federal and provincial funding to support […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201845 Views

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s buildings necessary to meeting Paris Agreement targets

November 16, 2018 Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canada’s buildings is necessary to the reduction of Canada’s carbon footprint. This can be done by using less energy for heating, using energy more efficiently, and switching to electricity for heat sources where possible. Not only will these changes protect the climate, they may help Canadians […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201840 Views

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‘The writing is on the wall’: B.C. fisherman concerned about what climate change is doing to the oceans – APTN News

November 16, 2018 A fisherman with the Musqueam Nation in British Columbia says that the fishing industry these days is up and down and he points the finger directly at climate change. “Stuff is definitely not getting better,” said Mike Sparrow. “It’s getting worse.” A new report from Ocean Wise backs up what Sparrow is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201854 Views

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Let’s create climate policy that will survive elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201845 Views

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David Suzuki: Tackling climate change requires healing the divide – Straight.com

November 15th, 2018 Canadian climate-change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening. The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate-change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare. Over the past year, the Alberta Narratives Project gathered […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201838 Views

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The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to table its Sixteenth Report

November 16, 2018 Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to examine and report on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy, now tables its fifth interim report entitled: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Canada’s Built Environment. Respectfully submitted, NT5

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201849 Views

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