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170,000 Canadians urge MPs to tackle plastic pollution

Motion-151, which would create a national strategy to combat plastic pollution is expected to be voted on by MPs in Ottawa this week.


All-Star Expert Panel to Investigate Great Lakes St. Lawrence Protection

Former Ontario Environment Commissioner Gord Miller and former Quebec Commissioner of Sustainability, Jean Cinq-Mars, will co-chair an all star Expert Panel on Great Lakes St. Lawrence Protection, funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada.


Interested in birds? Want to learn more? Join Project FeederWatch

If you have access to a birdfeeder and the internet, you can help Canada’s birds.


Charlottetown to Host Canadian Urban Forest Conference

The City of Charlottetown has been chosen to host the prestigious Canadian Urban Forest Conference in 2020. The conference allows for collaboration between local professionals and communities groups and other leading experts from across the country.


‘LittaTrap’ cleaning up plastics in The Great Lakes

Innovative New Zealand stormwater specialists bring marine litter prevention technology to Canada to tackle the alarming issue of plastics in the Great Lakes.


Canadian startup wants the world to use reusable metal straws now! For Free!

One Canadian startup wants the world to use reusable metal straws now! For Free! Why wait for the Bacardi's, McDonald's and Starbucks 2-year transition plan to new alternatives?


California Supreme Court Upholds Placement of Glyphosate on State’s Carcinogens List

Justices Refuse to Hear Monsanto’s Appeal to Remove the Roundup Ingredient from Proposition 65’s List of Hazardous Chemicals.


A New Invader in the South Saskatchewan River: Flowering Rush

A new invader is moving into Saskatchewan along the South Saskatchewan River. This is not a killer fish or a clog-forming mussel, but an invasive aquatic plant that can have significant environmental and societal impacts to Saskatchewan’s waterways.


Greater New York Passive House Residence is slated to break ground

Canadian Passive House expert Marken Design + Consult has designed a modern single family residence aiming to achieve the stringent Passive House standard as one of the first in Connecticut, USA.

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Annual Parks Report outlines action plan for meeting Canada’s land and freshwater protection targets

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What's Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada - federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous - can work together to achieve Canada's international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the greatest opportunity in a generation to protect nature - and this report provides a roadmap for action.


CPAWS Applauds US and Canadian Mayors’ Announcement to Protect Natural Spaces

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) celebrates today's announcement by Canadian and U.S. mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region of the creation of the Mayors' Council on Nature and Communities, a new venture aimed at protecting natural spaces in urbanized areas.


Why China’s $8 trillion Belt and Road Initiative needs to raise the bar on global environmental standards

In a new paper published by Nature Sustainability, Concordia's Jochen Jaeger argues that ecologically responsible development must be at the forefront of the continents-spanning building project.


Plenty of fish in Pacific Northwest says new study

Study backed by anti-salmon farm financiers say there is an abundance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest.


CEOs of Canada’s 12 largest environmental groups grade the federal government on progress toward environmental commitments

A report released today by the leaders of Canada's top environmental organizations reviews the progress of the federal government in meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.


Trudeau's Dirty Hands With Kinder Morgan Tar Sands

OPINION:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues to push British Columbian's to the brink of a revolution scenario - dwarfing the Oka Crisis, Standing Rock or BC's War in the Woods. A mere 100, pro-pipeline citizens gathered on a sidewalk yesterday in Alberta asking passing drivers to honk in support, contrasted by 5,000 in BC who recently marched in opposition. While more than 400,000 in BC are ready and willing to engage in civil disobedience to stop the pipeline, arrogant, double-talk Trudeau, scrambles to pull a magic rabbit out of his secret hat of deception.

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