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Can we end hunger without heating the planet?
With food demand expected to double by 2050 and Covid-19 accelerating food crises all over, the world is facing a dilemma. How to feed everyone without ramping up global warming?
U.S. realigns focus in fighting climate change
A Seismic shift occurred Wednesday, as U.S. President Joe Biden took the oath of office and vowed the climate crisis was among his top priorities for the nation.
Government of Canada launches consultation process for the new Canada Water Agency
The federal government is following through on its commitment to establish a Canada Water Agency (CWA) and improve freshwater management across Canada with the launch of public consultations last month.
It’s time to reveal the hidden value of Canada’s natural assets
The economic value of our abundant network of forests, wetlands and green spaces is not reflected in financial statements, even though it could be higher than our debt.
Prairie provinces reportedly chipped in for new climate data hub ClimateWest
Canada’s three Prairie provinces are particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis, and now their governments are helping make climate data more accessible, according to the head of a new non-profit.
Winnipeg-based resource hub to help Prairies adapt to climate change
A new not-for-profit organization opened its doors Tuesday, with the express purpose of helping the Prairie region recognize the risks, and potential opportunities, presented due to climate change.
Greener air travel will depend on these emerging technologies
Electric engines, alternative fuels, and better navigation could reduce emissions—and mitigate the impacts of a global return to the skies.
Leading by example on the European Green Deal
In the sixth chapter of The Wonk’s Survival Guide to the European Green Deal, POLITICO looks at the EU’s ambition to serve as a model for the rest of the world in the fight against climate change.
Only a far-reaching climate plan will transform the Canadian economy
As hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic grows, the Liberal government will increasingly turn its attention to recovery, and its promise to make climate change a central focus.
Canada needs to deliver to stem climate change
With Canada warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world—and three times the global rate across Northern Canada—climate impacts will intensify and multiply.
Tories pursue corporate tax credits for carbon capture, well cleanup
Two Conservative MPs are sponsoring bills that would put in place new tax credits for corporations closing oil or gas wells or capturing carbon pollution.
Electricity overcharging: Cross-subsidies cost businesses Rs 75k crore in FY19
Since the National Tariff Policy 2016 prescribed the tolerable extents of cross-subsidy among various segments of electricity consumers, the market-distorting system hasn’t seen a smidgen of correction.
Pandemic slows, but can't stop Experimental Lakes Area
Skeleton crews ensure more than half-century chain of data continues through pandemic at the ELA, but major projects on microplastics and oil spills delayed.
Lake research held off
Operational challenges associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic delayed some planned summer work at a fresh-water research station near Kenora.
Electricity subsidies increased 32% since FY 2016: Report
New Delhi: Direct tariff electricity subsidies from the state governments have increased 32 per cent since FY 2016, amounting to Rs 1,10,391 crore ($14.96 billion) in FY 2019.
Soaring power subsidies reflect discom weakness
The precarious state of India’s power distribution companies can be seen in the sharp rise in state government subsidies to such companies over the past few years, even as sales and profitability have dipped.
Why Canada does not have a carbon tax
You might feel differently when you fill up your gas tank or pay your heating bill. But the official position of the Government of Canada is that there is not a federal carbon tax.
ELA to carry on winter research despite COVID-19
The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), located east of Kenora, Ont., is preparing for its winter season, this, despite the impact COVID-19 has had on their research.
The Pandemic helps focus on Global Sustainability Goals
Scientist Richard Florizone sees “growing calls across the world for a green recovery” from the pandemic. Economic stimulus will have to be sustainable, he says.