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Canada Says Yes to a Carbon Tax

Under Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has chosen a carbon tax as its national policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, a move…

Water and Human Rights: Canadians Call for a Boycott of Nestlé Products

The Council of Canadians, one Canada's most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It's calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water.…

What Other Countries Can Learn from the Canadian Beef Industry’s Sustainability Progress

Beef industries across the world, which are under social, environmental and economic pressure of becoming more sustainable and responsible, should take notes from…

As U.S. Meat Consumption Increases, the Beef Sector Must Embrace Sustainability

Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet's long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met…

New Carbon Capture Will Use Pulp and Paper Emissions to Grow Vegetables

A carbon capture technology firm in Canada will trap carbon emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby…

Considering Ontario’s Climate Change Solution

This summer, Ontario solidified a five-year action plan to promote clean energy and support the long-term shift to a low-carbon economy. Critics say…

Nova Scotia Employs a Novel Recycling Program To Curb Textile Waste

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is the latest incubator for innovative recycling ideas. And that extends to an innovative public-private partnership model…

‘Three Amigos’ Canada, U.S. and Mexico Forge Clean Energy and Climate Goals

The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three…

Canada’s Fracking Earthquakes Move Legislatures to Act

British Columbia and Alberta are seeing a boom in earthquakes. And it's enough to pressure both governments to call for further investigation.

Gas Stations Close as Fire Rages Near Alberta Oil Sands

In May, a wildfire in northern Alberta, Canada, forced oil companies to halt extraction operations and evacuate some 8,000 workers from the oil…

The Promise of Urban Innovation Centers Hinges on Housing

With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing…

Inaction on Climate Change Leaves Millions of Pensions at Risk Worldwide

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from…

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…

Oil Sands Giant Tells Shareholders to Vote ‘Yes’ on Climate Change Disclosure

Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates…

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…