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Pioneering municipalities can use traditional financial tools to preserve natural assets.

Moving Natural Assets from the Drawing Board to the Board Room

Making an environmental case for preserving natural assets is straightforward, but explaining their value within financial and management strategies takes real innovation. A…
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Canada’s Green Energy: The Push for a New East-West Grid

Geography and economic benefits have dominated Canada's power grid for years. Now, researchers are calling for a redesign that would allow Canada to…
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Clean Cars, Dirty Energy: Canada’s Electric Car Dilemma

Before you pick up the keys to a new electric vehicle, you may want to check where you live and where you get…
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Canadian Grocer Loblaw to Sell ‘Ugly Fruit’

A Canadian grocer, Loblaw, is selling misshapen fruit and potatoes at some of its outlets in Ontario and Quebec.
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Ontario Launches Fund to Foster Social Enterprises

Ontario, Canada, has launched the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund to foster the growth of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, with the aim of attracting…
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Shell Backs Out of Alberta Oil Sands Project

For the second time in 12 months, Royal Dutch Shell has put a hold on its Pierre River oil sands project saying it…
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Mount Polley Mine: ‘Indigenous Law’ Will Now Be Enforced

Six months after billions of gallons of tailings waste barreled into the Fraser River watershed in British Columbia, Canada, local Aboriginal communities are…
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Crude Oil Spills Prompt New Questions About Safety

The derailments of two cargo trains earlier this week are spurring debate about whether crude oil shipments have a place on the rails…
McDonald's sales are suffering around the globe--can a shift to sustainable beef save the company

One Year Later: McDonald’s Slow Lurch Toward Sustainable Beef

A year ago McDonald's said it would start sourcing sustainable beef in 2016, and the shift has proven to be a slow one.
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Photo Essay: A Look Inside Ontario, Canada’s Coal-to-Biomass Power Plant Conversion

Ontario, Canada’s energy mix is now coal-free. And North America’s largest coal-to-biomass power plant conversion was a major milestone on the way to…
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SFI Releases New Sustainable Forestry Standards, NGO Says Not So Fast

Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In…
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Canadian Mining Companies and Corporate Accountability

Canadian multinationals beware: Your home and native land may now be the forum of choice for plaintiffs seeking to bring international human rights…
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Vancouver, BC Canada: 2030

What will Vancouver, Canada's largest West Coast city look like in 2030? One writer takes us on an imagined journey, using technology already…
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Good and Bad News For Climate Change Performance

Looking at the 10th edition of the Climate Change Performance Index, there is good and bad news.
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Canada’s Humanitarian Sector Gears up to Adapt and Innovate

The Canadian Humanitarian Conference brings Canada's leading aid agencies together to "finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises.”