Global News : Environment (54)

Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre hosts a talk on Wetland Conservation

An event held at the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre in Peterborough was the first in a series of Turtle talks that will take place to give the public an understanding of turtles and the importance they play on our environment. This session was all about conserving our wetlands.

Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee sees influx of turtles run over by cars

Since the beginning of the summer, there's been an influx of turtles being brought into the centre. More than 50 so far. Many run over, their shells broken in several places.

Opposition grows to proposed solar farm south of Peterborough

Residents oppose a solar farm on private land near Bewdley, Ont.

Renovations, beautification ongoing at Trent-Severn locks

More work is planned for the Trent-Severn Waterway this fall, even as planning for next year's infrastructure upgrades continues.

Halifax to help homeowners with cost of replacing thousands of lead pipes

Lead exposure can raise blood pressure, decrease kidney function and reproductive problems.

Scouts Canada to plant trees in Fort McMurray park devastated by wildfire

Three symbolic trees — one representing Canada, one representing Alberta and another representing First Nations — are to be planted to recognized Fort McMurray's strength.

Views of the eclipse from Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia

Barry Burgess captured some stunning photographs of the eclipse at Grand-Pré, N.S. as the eclipse progressed. 

Verdant Creek wildfire update: crews use drones to scan for hotspots

It's kind of a long, tedious, slow process that will continue for the coming weeks.'

United Conservative Party's Brian Jean pushes energy literacy in schools

A former Opposition leader who wants to run Alberta's new United Conservative Party says he wants kids to learn more about the energy industry in school, including the effects of climate change.

Encounters between grizzly bears, humans rising in southern Alberta: study

Newly published research suggests conflict between humans and grizzlies in the mountains and foothills of southwestern Alberta has been growing for more than a decade.

Quebec floods: Victims organizing rally to get government's attention

Quebec flood victims are tired of waiting on the government for compensation to rebuild their homes.

Crown changes charges in Harrietsfield pollution case, delays prosecution until September

Prosecution of the Harrietsfield contamination case by the province has been put over until next month and one of the charges has been dropped. 

Need more total solar eclipse in your life? The next one's in 7 years

The next total solar eclipse that'll pass over North America - with lots of spots in Canada to watch - will occur in April 2024.

Solar Eclipse 2017: Edmonton residents gather at science centre to watch solar eclipse

The Telus World of Science was filled with onlookers Monday morning as Edmonton experienced the solar eclipse, a once in a lifetime celestial event.

Hamilton's Waterfront Trail re-opens 4 months after flooding closed it

After nearly four months, Hamilton's Waterfront Trail is finally open again.

Atlantic Canadians prepare for 2017 solar eclipse

Unlike the United States, Canada won't see a total solar eclipse, where the moon completely covers the sun, blacking out the sky and turning day into night momentarily.

New Brunswick announces study of raccoon and skunk populations to help combat rabies

The goal is to better understand the density of raccoon and skunk populations that will then better help experts determine how to protect against rabies in the future.

Cloud could cover Winnipeg's view of the eclipse

Bad news for all those Manitobans hoping for an unobstructed view of the rare phenomenon Monday.

Cigarette litter prompts #ButtFreeYYC campaign in Calgary

A new City of Calgary campaign aims to get smokers to put their cigarette butts where they belong.

Southern Sask. U-pick garden has low berry yields but healthy bees

A year when crops of all types are struggling, bees in southern Saskatchewan seem to be fairing quite well.

Eventful weekend at Servus Edmonton Marathon wraps up

Several thousand recreational and competitive runners turned out for the 25th Servus Edmonton Marathon this weekend.

Extra fruits and vegetables? Find them a good home with these non-profits

At this time of year, gardens in Edmonton are overflowing with vegetables, and ripe fruits are weighing down backyard trees and bushes - but what do you do when there's too much?

Southern Sask. U-pick garden gets low berry yields but healthy bees

A year when crops of all types are struggling, bees in southern Saskatchewan seem to be fairing quite well.

Solar eclipse's impact on animal behaviour to be monitored by U.S. biologists

Past solar eclipses have left animals appearing confused, with the disappearing sunlight throwing off their circadian rhythms, research shows.

New downtown beach surprises and excites Edmontonians

In the shadow of Edmonton's downtown, just downstream from the Low Level Bridge along the North Saskatchewan River, a beach has emerged.

Rock hunting draws thousands of Manitobans to the outdoors

Rock hunting seems to be the latest summer phenomenon that's made its way to Manitoba.

Two human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Peterborough region

Two human cases of West Nile Virus have bbeen confirmed in areas served by health units in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

Cluster of out-of-control wildfires burning in northern Alberta

Five wildfires were burning out of control in Alberta on Friday, all southwest of Fox Lake, which is located 670 kilometres north of Edmonton.

New Brunswick provides update on Parlee, Murray beaches projects, upgrades to wastewater

A number of projects announced earlier this year to address water quality issues at Parlee and Murray beaches are underway or have been completed, the provincial government announced Friday.

Canada told to explain its oilsands tailings leaks by environmental arm of NAFTA

The request comes in a decision by the Commission for Environmental Co-operation.

Animal rights groups seek intervenor status in Vancouver Aquarium's attempt to overturn cetacean ban

Two animal rights groups have filed for intervenor status in the Vancouver Aquarium's bid to overturn the Vancouver Park Board's cetacean ban.

Vancouver's West End residents brace for sharp increase in parking permit costs

West End residents who were expecting to pay only $78 are in for some sticker shock.

Bay of Quinte waterfront property owners facing damage from shoreline erosion

With water levels in the Bay of Quinte still high, waterfront property owners are dealing with shoreline erosion.

Not just the water: Residents say Parlee Beach's image 'is tainted'

"I think the name, the brand has been tarnished a bit," said Shediac Mayor Jacques LeBlanc.

Concerned with low prices New Brunswick lobster fishermen park boats

Fishermen in ports such as Pointe Sapin and Richibucto remained at the docks Thursday, saying landings are down and prices are low.

Reports of cougar, subsequent bobcat sighting spurs evacuation of Calgary golf course

The incident comes just over three weeks after a cougar was spotted on the same golf course.

Northern Manitoba wildfire forces evacuations in Saskatchewan

A wildfire has forced roughly 20 people from a community in northeast Saskatchewan.

Photos capture bobcats hunting in southeast Calgary neighbourhood

"My wife and I were glued to the window for a while watching these cats."

At least 13 North Atlantic right whales now dead: NOAA

Another North Atlantic right whale has been confirmed to have died, bringing the total number of deaths of the endangered species to at least 13 over the past few months.

Ontario continues fight against invasive species

Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, outlined the province's $1.6M commitment this year to tackle invasive species.

N.S. citizens file for notice of judicial review over LaFarge tire burning decision

The concerned citizens say they oppose the environmental harm that will be caused by the tire burning. 

Okanagan smoky skies making people feel blue

While Okanagan residents are keenly aware local smoke means forests are burning in B.C. and thousands remain out of their homes because of the threat of flames, the continued haze is making residents feel under the weather.

Google Trekker photographs Alberta habitat for virtual tour

The Hicks property southeast of the City of Edmonton is the latest conservation area to be photographed for a virtual tour thanks to Google Trekker.

N.B. protesters gather outside village hall in hopes of preventing glyphosate spraying near homes

Liz Mallett says when she was notified a few weeks ago that JD Irving would be spraying a controversial herbicide called glyphosate on Crown land near her home in Parkindale, she was instantly fearful.

2 dead marine animals found at Nova Scotia provincial park: DFO

Two dead marine animals have washed ashore at Crystal Crescent Beach Provincial Park, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

BC Green Party leader slams NDP grizzly hunt ban as 'political spin'

But Andrew Weaver said calling out the NDP won't affect the parties' alliance.

Hilton, the 600-kg great white shark, spotted heading closer to Nova Scotia

An electronic marker indicates that the 12.5-foot shark is extremely close to Peggy's Cove, the popular Nova Scotia tourist attraction.

Hurricane Gert to bring '2- to 3-metre' waves and rip currents to Nova Scotia

The swells are expected to start in the tri-county area around noon on Wednesday before spreading east to Cape Breton in the afternoon. 

Ontario looking at banning food waste in garbage

The province is looking at banning food waste in garbage in 5 years.

Meet Edmonton's weed-eating goats at Rundle Park

The City of Edmonton has announced two Saturdays during which people can see the team of weed-eating goats in action at Rundle Park.