Global News : Environment (35)

Marine scientists at Halifax conference raise alarm over rise in Right Whale deaths

Scientists from across Canada and the United States gathered in Halifax for annual conference on North Atlantic Right Whales.

Gun range recycling: startling stats from Saskatoon police that will blow you away

A massive recycling initiative is underway in a place where you might not expect it.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Rachel Notley take opposing sides on Trans Mountain

Alberta's NDP premier and the federal NDP leader are at odds over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain expansion project.

New Brunswick officials warn about dry conditions, potential for forest fires

If significant rainfall doesn't happen soon, the Minister of Energy and Resource Development may have to step in and officially extend the forest fire watch beyond the legislated date of Oct. 31.

Alberta oil and gas workers get solar energy training

A not-for-profit organization is holding a training program to give oil, gas and coal workers the skills to work in the renewable energy industry.

5 Montreal stories you must read this week: October 20

From a powerful hashtag and a controversial bill banning face coverings, here are the five biggest stories Global News covered in Montreal this week.

Pollution is deadlier than war, smoking and hunger combined: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about nine million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure.

Carseland resident recalls watching house go up in flames in Alberta fire

No one was injured in the blaze but the Browns lost their four family dogs.

Hundreds participate in Forest Funeral protest in Halifax

The protest was meant to draw attention to clear-cutting

Metro Vancouver mayors want carbon tax money to help pay for LRT, Broadway subway and more

The mayors are hoping a slice of the carbon tax pie could fund projects like Surrey light rail or the Broadway subway

First Nation member, EcoJustice demand probe into massive flames at Sarnia's Imperial Oil plant

Ecojustice and a member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation are demanding the Ministry of the Environment investigate an event that had some thinking Canada was on fire.'

No outdoor fires for residents in southeastern Alberta municipality

A fire ban was issued Thursday morning for a municipality in southeastern Alberta. 

Nova Scotia Power applies to UARB to implement 'smart meter' technology

According to the company, 70 per cent of Canadian homes already have smart meters.

Lethbridge man describes 'unbelievable' close encounter with grass fire

The general manager of Lethbridge Country Club describes a harrowing drive past a Lethbridge grass fire. Matt Battochio reports.

Peterborough council proposes bylaw to protect urban canopy

Homeowners who cut down healthy trees would be required to replace them with anywhere from one to three new ones under a proposed Peterborough bylaw.

Kinder Morgan Canada says Trans Mountain activity slowed by permits

Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project continues to move forward, though early activity has been slower than expected. 

Public to weigh in on the future of the Springbank Dam

Public information sessions are being held today and tomorrow.

Windstorm causes tree to crush former Surrey MLA's son's car

A mature cedar tree fell onto former Surrey MLA Peter Fassbender's son's car outside their Langley home, narrowly missing a mother and her daughter.

Green Chinatown Montreal looking for new home to plant roots

Green Chinatown Montreal needs a new space for its garden after being asked to move from their current location at the Montreal Chinese Hospital.

SaskTel recycling cellular devices to help women fleeing domestic violence

SaskTel launches its first-ever Phones for a Fresh Start cellular device recycling drive on Tuesday.

Alberta methane releases underestimated: 'If we thought it was bad, it's worse'

New research suggests industry and government are badly underestimating Alberta's emissions of one of the most potent greenhouse gases - methane.

With millions of coffee cups thrown away in Vancouver every year, advocates push for refund-deposit system

Statistics from the City of Vancouver suggest over 136 million cups are thrown out every year, instead of being recycled or composted.

Starling Control Program works to manage invasive birds for Okanagan farmers

European starlings are an invasive species that feast on Okanagan fruit crops and threaten the livelihoods of local farmers, while reducing native bird populations.

Hundreds rally to stop a controversial wind turbine project in Prince Edward County

Some construction work has begun in Prince Edward County for WPD's White Pines Wind Project. But hundreds of county residents still hope the nine-turbine project is cancelled.

Limping moose temporarily blocks couple from voting in 2017 Calgary election

"It was just lying under a tree, content and happy as a bird.'

Nova Scotia's cap and trade needs targets to be effective, committee told

The province has already met Canada's target of a 30-per-cent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.

Cases of deadly dog bacteria 'on the rise' throughout Halifax Regional Municipality

Cases of 'life threatening' bacteria in dogs are on the rise throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality, according to the veterinary community.

Tornado struck town in Quebec's Laurentians region: Environment Canada

It's the seventh observed tornado this year in Quebec.

Ontario government commits to fund health study after 'Chemical Valley' investigation

Hearing the stories of people affected on the Global expose, I think anyone that watched that, it was moving,' Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown told reporters.

Leadership Series: Vancouverite inspires people one clean-up at a time

This four-week long original series will examine leadership through special reports, interviews and profiles of leaders that focus on innovative thinking and styles that impact our business, our culture, and our community.

Festival encourages Montrealers to embrace 'Zero Waste' lifestyle

The first ever Zero Waste Festival took place in Montreal October 14-15.

Heavy winds in Peterborough knock down trees, hydro poles and power to thousands

Thousands lost in Peterborough after a storm hit the area on Sunday afternoon.

Festival encourages Montrealers to embrace `Zero Waste' lifestyle

The first ever Zero Waste Festival took place in Montreal October 14-15.

California wildfire: Body-camera video shows officer helping people escape

Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!' an unidentified Sonoma County deputy can be heard yelling in the body-camera video released by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

B.C. government announces first phase of spill response regulations

Environment Minister George Heyman says the new regulations apply to transporters of liquid petroleum products that move more than 10,000 litres.