Global News : Environment (39)

Queen's University student's project aims to keep international students warm over the winter

Those in need of winter clothes can visit room 238 of the John Deutsch Centre, where Poechman has been storing gently used winter jackets, scarves, toques other items of clothing.

2 U of S scientists granted access to new Microsoft technology for crop research

Two University of Saskatchewan computer scientists have been selected as grant recipients of Microsoft's AI for Earth' program.

New Brunswick carbon tax will not target consumers

Kevin Lacey of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says he welcomes news that there won't be a direct new tax on New Brunswick consumers, but he warns that extra financial burdens for industry will be passed along to customers.

Site C gets the go-ahead, now here come the lawyers

Two First Nations have announced that they will seek an injunction against the Site C dam.

Delay in sentencing arguments for Lake Louise ski resort in tree-cutting case

Sentencing arguments for a world-renowned Alberta ski resort that admitted to cutting down some endangered trees have been delayed for seven months — much to the frustration of the judge hearing the case.

Monday school and bus cancellations in Southern Manitoba

Southern Manitoba didn't get a lot of snow but it was enough to cause some cancellations Monday morning.

B.C. NDP government announces Site C decision

The NDP cabinet has spent the last week in close consultation over a decision that -- regardless of outcome -- will surely anger many in British Columbia.

School and other cancellations around southern Manitoba on Monday

Southern Manitoba didn't get a lot of snow but it was enough to cause some cancellations Monday morning. If you have a cancellation to report, please contact us at 1-204-786-6868. You can see a full list of cancellations below:  All schools in Lord Selkirk School Division All schools in Sunrise ...

B.C. NDP government to announce Site C decision Monday morning

The NDP cabinet has spent the last week in close consultation over a decision that -- regardless of outcome -- will surely anger many in British Columbia.

Green Leader Andrew Weaver suggests recall campaign of NDP energy minister if Site C approved

The battle over the Site C dam marks the biggest policy split yet between the NDP and the Greens, whose backing allowed the New Democrats to form government.

Anesthetic: as it puts you out, it puts out into the atmosphere too, B.C.-led study shows

It means that surgeries are approximately equal to 2 million cars on the road every year."

Heart-wrenching video of emaciated polar bear shows stark reality of climate change

The sight of a gaunt, emaciated polar bear scavenging for food left filmmakers in tears when they came across it.

Earth Rangers visit southern Alberta with animals in tow

Elementary students in Lethbridge welcomed some special visitors Friday when Earth Rangers, The Kids' Conservation Organization, brought live animals into the classroom.

SaskPower exploring geothermal power plant in efforts to reach 2030 targets

SaskPower signed a power purchase agreement with geothermal developer DEEP Corp. in May.

California wildfire kills dozens of trapped horses: 'That's my biggest heartbreak'

Images show a grim scene: charred fences, bodies of animals, and smoke still lingering.

California wildfires: This is what they look like from the International Space Station

As nearly 6,000 firefighters battle six major blazes in Southern California, astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured the smoke plumes from the wildfires, showing the dramatic impact the fires have caused.

Fast-moving California wildfires engulf San Diego area

The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter.

Fresh California wildfires engulf San Diego area

The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter.

Gordon Lightfoot donates canoes to Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough

Gordon Lightfoot donated several canoes to the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough on Thursday afternoon.

Halifax councillors discuss asking Nova Scotia to consider a plastic bag ban

There has been a greater focus on plastic film because of a forthcoming import ban in China that is already significantly disrupting where recyclable material from Halifax and other North American cities goes.

Trent University research park rebranded as Cleantech Commons

The former Trent University Research and Innovation Park has been rebranded as Cleantech Commons.

California wildfires: Frantic man stops on highway, rescues wild rabbit from flames

Video shows the panicked man, wearing only shorts, shoes and a hoodie, chasing the small rabbit along the side of a highway before the critter hopped into burning brush next to the road.

Relentless Santa Ana winds continue to fan devastating California wildfires

Southern California has already been hit hard by three major fires that have put tens of thousands of people under evacuation orders and destroyed at nearly 200 homes and buildings, a figure that is almost certain to grow.

B.C. conservationists post livestream of blood discharge pouring into local waters

Now local conservationists say they have new evidence of the potential damage fish farms can do.

Ontario cap-and-trade auctions bring in nearly $2B this year

The system puts caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit, and if they exceed those limits they must buy allowances at auction or from other companies that come in under their limits.

Edmonton's Rogers Place recognized for environmental sustainability

Rogers Place has received LEED Silver Certification for its commitment to being environmentally friendly.

Peterborough County council implements no trespassing bylaw for James A. Gifford Causeway to curb littering

Fishing has been banned along the James A. Gifford Causeway as a means to curb littering.

Christmas tree harvest will help tackle invasive spruce trees south of Saskatoon

A Christmas tree harvest being held by the Nature Conservancy of Canada is giving people a chance to take a tree home by removing invasive spruce trees.

California wildfires: Here's what you need to know about infernos engulfing Los Angeles area

Raging wildfires continued to rip across southern California Wednesday, forcing nearly 200,000 people to flee their homes and torching more than 20,000 hectares around the Los Angeles area.

Alberta Energy Regulator to ask tougher questions of oil well applicants

Alberta's energy regulator is making changes that it hopes will keep bad operators out of the oilpatch.

Revolutionary farming method showcased at Lethbridge conference

Agriculture minds from all over the world were in Lethbridge on Tuesday for the annual Farming Smarter Conference. As Matt Battochio reports, one man's research could be changing the farming landscape as we know it.

Alberta sets aside $1.4B for industry to reduce carbon emissions

Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions. 

Suncor begins process to add 700 megawatts of oilsands cogeneration

Suncor Energy says it has started the regulatory process on replacing aging boilers at its oilsands Base Plant with two cogeneration units to lower costs and carbon output.

Kinder Morgan complains about Trans Mountain permit issues at NEB hearing

A lawyer for Kinder Morgan Canada said political opposition to the Trans Mountain project in Burnaby, B.C. has "poisoned the well'' and disrupted the regulatory review process in the city.

Milder 2017 Prairie summer leads to one of the lightest hail-claim seasons in 8 years

A reduction in potentially damaging storm activity on much of the Prairies this past summer led to one of the lightest hail-claim seasons in eight years, a new report from the Canadian Crop Hail Association said.

Hilton shark appears to be heading south after long sojourn off N.S.

The almost four-metre-long shark was tagged by the research group Ocearch in March in South Carolina.

Four homes evacuated in Agassiz, B.C.

Four properties in Agassiz on the southeastern shore of Harrison Lake are evacuated

Oil leak at Husky well site near Vawn, Sask.

An uncontrolled release of steam and oil occurred at a Husky well site near Vawn, Sask.

Lake Louise Ski Area in court over endangered species charges

A world-renowned Alberta ski resort faces some legal moguls in a Calgary courtroom Monday over charges it cut down a stand of endangered trees.