Ontario promises public cap and trade consultations after facing legal action
Greenpeace says the government flouted the province’s Environmental Bill of Rights by failing to hold public consultations.
Mixed plastics: Managing them in the post-China era
Overcome the challenges presented by restricted export markets.
European automakers claim cutting emissions could cost jobs [UPDATED]
ACEA warns against overly stringent CO2 targets, and unrealistic sales quota for battery electric vehicles.
Feds insist emission standards need to strengthen, as US eases rules
Current rules aim of increasing fuel efficiency for vehicles sold between 2022 and 2025.
McDonald’s Canada to start buying ‘sustainable’ beef
Under rules outlined by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, animal welfare and grassland management need to be observed.
Tesla makes 5,000 Model 3 electrics per week, but can it continue?
Model is key to turning Tesla from a niche maker of expensive electric cars to a profitable, mass-market automaker.
Global warming cooks up ‘a different world’ over 3 decades
World’s annual temperature has warmed nearly 1 degree F, temperature in the US has gone up nearly 1.6 degrees.
Tories put pressure on Trudeau government to show dollar impact of carbon price
Introducing a a motion demanding the Liberals produce documents on the cost by June 22.
Carbon Engineering says it’s sucking carbon from air, making fuel
BC company says it’s doing it for less than one-third the cost of other companies working on the same technology.
Canada on hot seat to deliver on climate change and plastics at G7
Most of the negotiating done, but unclear if all the G7 leaders will sign the charter in Quebec.
Electric vehicle startup SF Motors takes over Indiana plant
Plans to hire back some workers laid off when AM General halted operations at its Mishawaka plant last year.
Ontario’s Green party platform focuses on energy conservation
Would move to a clean economy by supporting jobs in cleantech, 100% renewable energy supply by 2050.
Environment groups pan Liberals for fossil fuels, parks management
Government has kept promises in principle, but not in execution.
Morneau ducks queries on carbon tax gender costs
Analysis found the impacts differ, depending on the system and how the revenue is used.
Carbon price could cut 90 million tonnes of emissions by 2022: report
Ottawa analysis is attempting to sell the politically divisive, carbon-pricing policy.
Canadian emissions creep lower in 2016 but Paris targets still dubious
187 million tonnes away from commitment to get emissions to at least 30% less than they were in 2005 by 2030.
Study suggests marine heat waves getting more frequent, lasting longer
The prolonged heat can harm biodiversity, as well as fisheries and aquaculture: scientists.
Trudeau heads west with his environment and economy balancing act
Trans Mountain pipeline protesters plan to give him a less-than-warm welcome.
Small Arctic climate changes make big difference in ecosystem: study
Even a one-degree increase is melting permafrost, shrinking glaciers, and increasing sediment.
Fisheries groups opposing Nova Scotia mill’s proposed effluent treatment plant
Other options should be explored, with rigorous research to assess the impact.
Saskatchewan trending in right way to reduce emissions: environment minister
But scathing audit that says neither the federal government nor the provinces have adequately assessed the risks a changing climate.
Canada, provinces lack clear plan to adapt to climate change: audit
Few governments have detailed plans to reach goals, such as timelines, funding or expected results from specific actions
McKenna encourages Saskatchewan to sign climate plan ahead of deadline
Province isn’t signing on because of the “ill-conceived” carbon tax to be imposed.
Trump’s plan to ease climate change rules riles Californians
Hundreds push back at hearing over EPA’s efforts to repeal restrictions on power plant emissions.
Saskatchewan’s climate change strategy includes buying carbon offsets
Plan includes output-based performance standards big emitters in energy and mining.
Ontario won’t meet 2020 electric vehicle target: analysts
Electric vehicles represented less than 1% of all passenger vehicle sales in Ontario.
Tesla wants to electrify big trucks with new electric semitractor-trailer
Trucks account for nearly a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the US.
Clean fuels standard coming soon but maybe not this fall: McKenna
Will require fuel producers to reduce the carbon intensity of their products.
Softwoods in Maritimes to decline due to global warming: federal study
Study suggests planting species of softwood that are proven to be more resilient in warm climates.
Dandelions found in oil sands tailings could help clean them up: researchers
A fungus ate the residual chemicals in the leftover sand from oil sands processing.
Industry may face new costs over methane cuts after high emissions reading
CAPP warns that new regulations shouldn’t load industry with too many new costs.
Panel on climate change opens session in Montreal to map out future reports
Assessments of research by climate scientists help with the development of climate policy.