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Fishers caught in COVID-19 net, sink into poverty
Lockdown restrictions following the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have severely impacted fishing operations, processing, markets and supply chains, leaving those in low-income groups vulnerable to malnutrition and poverty, say the authors of a new study.
How COVID-19 could be leaving its imprint on Canada's lakes, rivers and streams
Researchers raise alarm bells about the possibility of pandemic plastic pollution in our fresh water.
Pandemic increased direct aid to fossil fuel producers, new study shows
A new report suggests the economic impact of the pandemic led to a massive increase in federal aid to Canada's oil patch.
Texas disaster shows need for climate audits of power grids, experts say
The frigid disaster unfolding in Texas is being seen as a warning to urgently assess the resilience of key systems like electricity to the risks posed by the climate crisis.
Governments from Mongolia to Mali seek to reopen mining deals
Some resource-rich developing countries are seeking to rewrite mining contracts and accelerate dividend payouts, which can take years to materialize under deals tilted in companies’ favor.
Testing grounds for sustainability
From UBC to Mohawk College, Canadian colleges and universities are deepening their green commitments.
Explainer: IISD Lays Out Pros and Cons of Subsidizing Hydrogen Development
As countries chart paths to net-zero economies by 2050, hydrogen has enjoyed a new wave of attention.
Our economic system needs to recognize the price - and value - of nature
We have not correctly included either the price or the value of nature in our economic models and practices, or in the price of our goods and services.
Trudeau's EV Agenda Gets Boost as U.S., Detroit Pivot From Trump
But several recent developments suggest the shift to EVs is gaining traction.
Network formed to tackle plastic pollution
Over 40 leading companies, government bodies and NGOs have joined the new Canada Plastics Pact formed to end plastic waste and pollution.
ClimateWest launches to support adaptation to climate change on the prairies
A changing climate will have a significant impact on the Canadian prairies and there is a need for more proactive adaptation and resilience planning.
Indigenous peoples outpacing Canadians in climate action
Kim Scott, a co-chair of the Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise, believes it’s extremely important to get the message out that Indigenous people are among those leading the pack with clean energy initiatives.
Here’s how Canadian leadership can turn the tide on overfishing
World leaders were supposed to put forward a landmark agreement last December that would end overfishing. But after two decades of stop-start negotiations at the WTO, the deadline was missed.
Natural gas royalty credits cost B.C. $1 billion more than expected over last four years
A review of four years of budget documents shows the B.C. government underestimated by $1 billion the amount of revenue it would forgo due to natural gas royalty credits.
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.