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International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials to be held in Ottawa, Canada

The International Academy of Energy, Minerals & Materials, in Canada, has announced that it will be hosting the 2021 International Conference on Advanced and Nano Materials (ICANM2021), from 9-11 August in Ottawa.

Pandemic-induced boost to fight climate change opens investment opportunity

2021 is on track to be the biggest year yet in the global fight against climate change as the COVID-19 crisis has spurred worldwide political support for the "build back better" movement.

CPAWS welcomes federal government's plan to plant two billion trees

Natural Resources Minister confirms climate and biodiversity as priorities for planting two billion trees by 2030

The Right Honourable M. Brian Mulroney to receive Pollution Probe’s 50th Anniversary Environmental Leadership Award

Pollution Probe, a Canadian environmental charity celebrating its 50th year of activism, advancing policy and environmental protection through outreach, is pleased to announce the Right Honourable M. Brian Mulroney as the recipient of this year's Environmental Leadership Award, to be presented at the Annual Gala held this year on November 19th in Toronto. 

Canada leads on ocean observation for Commonwealth Blue Charter

‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter are laying the groundwork for joint action and robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues.

Pollution Probe Releases New Report on Zero Emission Vehicle Charging in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings and for Garage Orphans

Pollution Probe is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Zero Emission Vehicle Charging in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings and for Garage Orphans, produced in partnership with the Delphi Group, and with contributions from Travis Allan, VP of Public Affairs and General Counsel of AddÉnergie Technologies Inc.

Canada must stop exporting its plastic problem

Leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to address plastic wastes and pollution.

Sea lice “game-changer” ship arrives in British Columbia

Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters.

New Environmentally friendly Parking Lot surface

Beach United Church Demonstrates New Environmentally friendly Parking Lot Surface.

Green living done best in green buildings say experts at Greening Living Show, March 22-24

Green living done best in green buildings say experts at Greening Living Show, March 22-24.

Green building experts join forces at Green Living Show, March 22-24

Alarmed that buildings are harming people and the environment, experts believe education is key and create Green Building Learning Zone at the Toronto Green Living Show March 22-24.

Fourth dolphin has died at Dolphinaris Arizona

A fourth dolphin has died at Dolphinaris Arizona. Kai'nalu, a 22-year-old bottlenose dolphin was euthanized on January 31 after falling ill approximately two weeks ago.

Greco Pizza Makes New Year’s Resolution and Ditches Plastic Straws!

Greco Pizza will eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws in an effort to be more environmentally conscious. Plastic straws will be phased out in 2019 and replaced with compostable paper straws.

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.


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


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.

CPAWS Frustrated with Wait for Minister’s Response to the Round Table on Parks Canada

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society today expressed its disappointment and serious concern with the lack of action by the federal government and Parks Canada on improving the management of our national parks.

Hawaii Becomes First State in the U.S. to Ban the Toxic Pesticide, Chlorpyrifos

Bill also protects public health by requiring first-ever no-spray zones around schools and mandatory reporting of toxic pesticide use.

Annual Monarch Count Shows Butterfly Still Threatened

The yearly count of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released today, shows a decrease from last year’s count and confirms the iconic orange and black butterfly is still very much at risk. Today’s count of 2.48 hectares of occupied winter habitat is down from 2.91 hectares last winter.

Coalition of states, cities, tribes, business, industry and conservation organizations release joint priorities for the Great Lakes

Ahead of Great Lakes Day this week in Washington D.C., a coalition representing business, industry and environmental groups and states, cities and tribes released joint priorities for sustaining Great Lakes restoration and economic revitalization.

Reducing a building’s carbon output can also lower costs

Researchers from Concordia University’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering have found a way to significantly reduce carbon emissions produced by residential and non-residential buildings, while also cutting costs.

Federal Budget Includes Important Investments in Environmental Conservation

Bird Studies Canada is greatly encouraged by the Canadian government’s renewed commitment to protecting Canada’s natural areas.

Getting to Paris target requires more rapid transition off fossil fuels

A leaked summary of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the pathway to 1.5 degrees C provides clear warning that Trudeau's climate policy is wholly inadequate.

Ocean Wise Launches Podcast Featuring Stories of Ocean Champions

Stories of ocean conservation triumphs are front and centre in a new podcast from global organization Ocean Wise. My Ocean takes listeners into the minds and journeys of some of the world’s true ocean champions and dives in to the remarkable ways they are protecting our blue planet.

My Ocean

PollutionTracker Sheds Light on Contamination in Coastal B.C.

Results and data from PollutionTracker — a coast-wide marine pollution monitoring program created by Ocean Wise — are now available online to stakeholders and the general public at

PollutionTracker Tsawwassen Sediment Collection

Kingston on track to achieve 2020 Climate Action Goal

The Kingston Climate Action Plan (KCAP) is poised to deliver good news to Kingston City Council Tuesday night. KCAP is a community-developed set of strategies that guide efforts throughout the region to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan’s latest update shows that overall community emissions have dropped by 12 per cent since 2011.

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

On Friday, January 19, TELUS World of Science – Edmonton is hosting Ed Struzik, the author of Firestorm, alongside Jamie Coutts, Regional Fire Chief for Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service; and Mike Flannigan, Professor of Wildland Fire at University of Alberta, for the launch of Firestorm.

CPAWS Delighted With Announcement That BC's Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Added to Canada’s Tentative List for World Heritage Sites

The holidays are looking brighter this year with the announcement that British Columbia's Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound glass sponge reefs are being added to Canada's tentative list for World Heritage Sites.

Revue de l’année 2017 sur la protection des terres et des eaux intérieures du Canada

Dans un rapport publié aujourd'hui et intitulé Revue de l'année 2017 : la protection des terres et des eaux intérieures du Canada, la SNAP souligne que même si les progrès sur les terrains sont lents, des mesures positives ont été prises au cours de la dernière année. Dans ce rapport, la SNAP formule quatre grandes recommandations sur les mesures que le Canada doit mettre de l'avant en 2018 afin de respecter ses objectifs de conservation de 2020.

Year in Review on Protecting Canada’s Land and Freshwater Shows Slow Progress

In a report released today, 2017 Year in Review: Protecting Canada's Land and Freshwater, CPAWS notes that while progress on the ground continues to be slow, there have been some positive steps taken in the last year. CPAWS offers four key recommendations for what Canada needs to do in 2018 to deliver on its 2020 conservation targets.

AOMS Technologies Announces Deployment of Patented Fiber Optic Sensing Technology in Environmental Projects in Europe

AOMS Technologies Inc. ( is pleased to announce the deployment of its patented Fiber Optic Sensing technology (AOMS-FOS) for monitoring of soil and groundwater during In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) projects in Europe.

Mayors, Businesses and NGOs in Ottawa to call for increased investment to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

Today, mayors, businesses and NGOs gathered in Ottawa to call for a collaborative process to amplify and accelerate Great Lakes and St. Lawrence protection and restoration, at their second annual Parliament Hill Days.

Keystone XL pipeline authorization a major setback in carbon reduction efforts

The Green Party of Canada is disappointed by Nebraska’s authorization of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, which will bring huge quantities of Alberta bitumen to the US.

Green Party leaders celebrate Montreal Protocol on 30th anniversary

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands) and Daniel Green, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada, will be speaking to the press about the Montreal Protocol, signed 30 years ago to protect the ozone layer from ongoing depletion.

Government takes important step in protecting Canada’s Oceans and Seamounts

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) today recognized the significant work on ocean conservation by the Government of Canada and welcomed the announcement of a new fishing closure as the critical first step to protect a large area of seamounts off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

High school innovators fight climate change, lower bills, with colour changing shingles

For the first time in the history of SHAD, the Waterloo, Ontario based enrichment and entrepreneurship program for youth, an 11-person student team among a cohort of 800 students has dominated the organization’s SHAD - John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup. The awards event is held every October to celebrate the best innovations developed by some of Canada’s highest-potential high school students.

SHAD - John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup

Collaborative moves into phase two of phosphorus reduction project

The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) has wrapped up its initial round of research and is about to begin on-the-ground demonstration projects, pending funding approval.

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