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Reducing Canada’s methane emissions should be a no-brainer

  There are so many good reasons for Canada to have strong methane regulations. Here are a few: Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that’s 85 times more powerful than carbon dioxide Reducing methane emissions is way less expensive than... Read More

Getting carbon pricing right is the key to making it effective

Carbon polluters should pay for their emissions. That’s pretty obvious. Putting a price on carbon gives companies, governments, and individuals an incentive to reduce their carbon emissions and move towards cleaner sources of energy. It’s not the only policy needed,... Read More

CME urges Ontario government to rethink workplace reforms

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is concerned that the proposed reforms included in the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act could have uninten… ... Read More

Campaign aims to get the butts off of Wasaga Beach

For Immediate Release: July 21, 2017 Campaign aims to get the butts off of Wasaga Beach The Butt-Free Beach campaign educates beachgoers about the problem of cigarette butt litter on beaches Wasaga Beach, Ont. – There is a new initiative... Read More

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE Statement on Ontario’s Wetland Conservation Strategy

For Immediate Release: July 20, 2017 Statement from Environmental Defence’s Tim Gray on Ontario’s Wetland Conservation Strategy Toronto, Ont. – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s finalized Wetland Conservation Strategy for Ontario, released today, will allow ongoing wetland loss... Read More

5 reasons to get the dirty butts off our beaches

No butts about it — when it comes to litter, cigarette butts are at the top of the heap. The International Coastal Cleanup, which takes place in 91 countries, consistently lists cigarette butts as the #1 type of litter collected... Read More

Spinning the bottle: Coca-Cola U.K.’s recycled content announcement distracts us from the real problem

Last week, Coca-Cola U.K. announced plans to double the amount of recycled plastic in their bottles from 25 to 50 per cent by 2020.  Not only is the new target underwhelming (some producers already use 100 per cent recycled content),... Read More

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: This Friday, volunteers will get the butts off of Wasaga Beach

For immediate release: July 18, 2017 Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: This Friday, volunteers will get the butts off of Wasaga Beach The event is part of the Butt-free Beach campaign to educate beachgoers about the problem of cigarette butt litter Wasaga... Read More

Summer forecast for Lake Erie: the nasty algae monster is back

Sunny, sweaty summer days have us dreaming about long walks on the beach, and sunset paddles along sparkling rivers and lakes. But an expected and unwanted slimy visitor could once again keep the people who live, work, and play near... Read More

Environmental groups urge action to protect Lake Erie following algae bloom forecast

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE, CANADIAN FRESHWATER ALLIANCE, AND FRESHWATER FUTURE CANADA For immediate release: July 13, 2017 Environmental groups urge action to protect Lake Erie following severe algae bloom forecast Toronto, Ont. – The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) signficant... Read More

Province maps out new nature and farm protection for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

For Immediate Release Province maps out new nature and farm protection for the Greater Golden Horseshoe TORONTO, July 6, 2017 – This afternoon the Province took an important step towards better protecting nature and farming across the Greater Golden Horseshoe... Read More

Why you shouldn’t dry clean your “Dry Clean Only” clothes

Would you dare wash a dry clean only silk top at home and risk ruining the texture or shrinking it beyond recognition? You might be surprised, but there are exceptions to  the “Dry Clean Only” rule on clothing labels. Here... Read More

Canada and Other G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE and OIL CHANGE INTERNATIONAL Canada and Other G20 Nations Sending Billions in Finance to Fossil Fuels New report provides first-ever analysis of public financing for energy projects Canada sends an average of at least $3 billion per year... Read More

Collaboration between industry and government key to enhancing the competitiveness of Alberta’s oil and natural gas sector internationally: CAPP

The provincial government and the energy industry could create more than 24,000 new jobs for Albertans and grow the province’s economy by nearly $5 billion over the next three years by working together to enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s leading... Read More

RDH Senior Building Science Specialist John Straube on the thermal performance of buildings

In a series of 3 short videos, RDH Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., talks about the key early design decisions that drive energy performance, the paths to code compliance, and the impact of thermal bridging... Read More

Are Canada’s two largest provinces calling for the delay of the Energy East review?

We’ve been saying for nearly a year that the review of the proposed Energy East pipeline lacks credibility and needs to be delayed until National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization is complete. Now the governments of Quebec and Ontario are following... Read More

What are those pink things floating in the Rideau River?

This is a guest blog by Chris Weissflog, Co-Founder and Energy East Response Coordinator, Sustainable North Grenville     If you’ve recently visited the Baxter Conservation area or travelled along the Rideau River, you may have seen pink blocks of wood... Read More

Quebec’s economy benefits from Canada’s oil sands: study

Economic analysis shows that Canada’s oil sands generate significant economic benefits for Quebecers, including 16,200 jobs, $1.25 billion in GDP and $215 million in government revenues, according to an independent study prepared by AppEco titled Les retombées économiques au Québec... Read More

Étude : le Québec retire des bénéfices économiques des sables bitumineux du Canada

Une analyse économique démontre que les sables bitumineux du Canada génèrent des avantages économiques importants pour les Québécois, incluant environ 16 200 emplois, 1,25 milliard $ en PIB et 215 millions $ en recettes gouvernementales, selon une étude indépendante réalisée... Read More

Tailings ponds a growing liability for Albertans

More than a trillion litres. That’s the total volume of liquid tailings that has been created by the tar sands industry in Alberta. The total volume of tailings now exceeds 1 trillion litres.   How do you even wrap your... Read More