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Government's new climate plan 'skirts' mining industry pollution, says Yukon Conservation Society

The Yukon Conservation Society says the government's new climate strategy "skirts the issue" of the mining industry's greenhouse gas emissions because it encourages mines to be more efficient instead of directly reducing overall emissions.
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Investor group targets 161 top polluting companies to fight climate change or lose $47T in investment cash

A leading investor group has written to the boards of the world's biggest corporate emitters of greenhouse gases, warning they must produce a strategy to move their business to net-zero carbon emissions or face pressure at future AGMs.

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Smaller, younger salmon due to climate change and competition, new study says

Salmon are returning to their spawning grounds smaller in size and younger, and researchers say it's because they are spending fewer years in the ocean.
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With better soil, farmers can fight climate change, make agriculture more sustainable

Climate change is forcing farmers to make adjustments to ensure their crops can withstand evolving weather conditions. At the same time, many aspects of agriculture - from tilling to raising livestock - contribute to increased levels of carbon in the atmosphere, which exacerbates global warming.

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Climate

How cutting speed limits could slow climate change

Canadian cities from Edmonton to Montreal are lowering speed limits, primarily in an attempt to save lives. But slowing down may also be an easy way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution - not just on urban roadways but also on highways (and even the high seas).

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How Vancouver plans to cool down the hottest parts of the city amid global climate change

A horde of cyclists and electric vehicle drivers will soon take to the streets of Vancouver to map out the hottest and coolest parts of the city - a move that will help inform future plans to mitigate rising temperatures.

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Justice

Indigenous leaders 'losing faith' in environmental protection amid oilsands monitoring budget cuts

Indigenous leaders in the N.W.T. and northern Alberta are "angry" about a joint decision between the federal government and the province of Alberta to cut the budget for environmental monitoring in the oilsands. 
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Climate

Quebec shipyard is setting up an Arctic icebreaking research centre

A Quebec shipyard in line to be the federal government's icebreaker-builder says it intends to establish a centre of excellence that will envision the innovation needed to restore Canada as a world-leader in Arctic operations.
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Toxics

Environmentalists, neighbours, ministry concerned as black smoke problems continue at Dofasco

Environmental activists in Hamilton are raising red flags about emissions in a plume of black smoke coming from ArcelorMittal Dofasco, saying the company is falling behind on its efforts to curb harmful contaminants coming from its plants.

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Water

Water, water everywhere? Some question true costs of Sask's $4B irrigation plan

The Saskatchewan government's proposed $4-billion irrigation expansion is the most expensive project in the province's history, but some say it will cost taxpayers billions more and may not bring the promised benefits.

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Biodiversity

Strategy to revitalize barren-ground caribou comes as numbers hit historic lows

A collective of wildlife co-management boards and governments in the Northwest Territories has come out with a strategy to revitalize barren-ground caribou populations - though governments are not legally required to meet its objectives.

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Justice

Indigenous groups paying the price for Russia's massive Arctic fuel spill

The Dolgans, Nenets, Nganasans, Evenki and Enets all hunt, fish, and herd reindeer among the lakes and rivers north of Norilsk. But the land has long been poisoned by industrial waste.

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Why more great white sharks are showing up in Atlantic Canada

Climate change, a supply of seals to eat and effective conservation in the United States are all possible explanations for the apparent increase in great white sharks in Atlantic Canada, according to a newly published paper in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

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Disinfection dangers: How to avoid viruses without exposing yourself to toxics

COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.

Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.

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