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Canada needs to cap its pipeline of fossil fuel supports
Rather than attempting to revive yesterday’s energy and economic systems, the federal government has an opportunity to 'build back better' by supporting the transition to renewable energy and a more equitable economy.
Canadian governments have spent $23 billion supporting three pipelines since 2018: report
A new report finds Canadian governments have provided billions to support pipelines — none of which have been completed to date — even as experts worry pipelines themselves undermine progress on climate goals.
At least $23 billion spent supporting pipelines since 2018
Since 2018, governments in Canada have pumped at least $23 billion worth of support into three megaproject pipelines designed to move giant amounts of oil and gas to international markets.
Study finds $23-billion in federal, provincial pipeline support
Taxpayer dollars are heavily distorting Canada’s financial marketplace in favour of fossil fuel pipelines, new research suggests.
Why we should be concerned about antidepressants in our environment
Antidepressants are a lifesaver for millions of people around the world. And here in Canada, we are certainly no stranger to their benefits — in fact, we often figure among the most common users of antidepressants in the world.
A hotter future is already here — and Canada is not ready
Like the pandemic, climate change causes the poor and the frail to suffer most. We need to prepare.
A decade of failing Lake Winnipeg
Meeting phosphorus license limits at Winnipeg’s North End sewage treatment plant? Neither difficult nor complicated. Just a simple problem that has become so mired in competing agendas and so obscured by decades of political showmanship that it’s now hard to sort out evidence from ideology.
Natural Resources report spells danger ahead if we don’t get ready for climate catastrophe
Crumbling infrastructure, billions of dollars of annual costs, and frequent extreme weather events are just a handful of the disasters spelled out for the country’s future in a landmark report that says the time has come to brace for impact.
African Researchers hopeful to come to ELA in 2022
Residents of Northwestern Ontario may see some unfamiliar faces around the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), come next year.
As banks flee coal, campaigners turn sights on gas
Environmental campaign groups are switching their aim to public and private financing for natural gas projects as they get closer to winning the battle over thermal coal.
The G7 Want to Save the World from Climate Change. But Are They Willing to Pay for It?
Climate change has finally cemented its place at the top of the agenda for international diplomacy in recent months.
Experimental Lakes Area to partner with African researchers in 2022
A new program in northwestern Ontario could bring up to a dozen young, female scientists, who usually conduct their research on the other side of the globe, to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA).
New Statesman emissions tracker: the G7’s decarbonisation deficit
As world leaders head to Cornwall this week for the first G7 meeting in two years, Prime Minister Boris Johnson aims to use the summit to “unite leading democracies to... create a greener, more prosperous future”.
Covid-free Auckland, New Zealand, crowned world’s most livable city
Auckland has been named the world’s most livable city off the strength of New Zealand’s pandemic response.
Clean energy investment needed to avert emissions surge in developing world, says IEA
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment in clean energy in emerging and developing economies needs to rise by more than seven times, topping $1 trillion per year by 2030.
The dirt under the hood of clean electric vehicles
The global environmental movement has finally been heard on Wall Street, but is science keeping pace?
First Thing: economic toll of climate crisis ‘will be like two pandemics a year’
Stat of the day: low and middle-income nations received nearly $16bn a year from wealthy nations between 2017 and 2019 to fund projects related to gas.
New study finds richest countries are breaking their climate pledges
Wealthy nations supplied nearly $16 billion in funding each year for low- and middle-income countries' projects related to gas, a fossil fuel that worsens global heating, between 2017 and 2019, a new report shows.
Net Zero: Rich nations investing in gas despite climate promises
A new study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) reveals that rich nations have strayed from their climate commitments “by funding a new dash for gas in the global south.”