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Environment/Climate Change

February 18, 2010



With 2010 being the International Year of Biodiversity, maintaining and expanding protected areas needs to be recognized as a powerful tool against climate change and should be a component of national and sub-national climate change strategies.

February 18, 2010

Report estimate that if only 10 per cent of the permafrost melted, this could lead to the release of an additional 80 parts per million of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere. This would equate to about 0.7 degrees Celsius of global warming.

February 17, 2010

Coalition fighting proposed $3.2 billion sale will bring together an array of experts at Options Summit Feb. 22 in Fredericton. - Updated

February 17, 2010

York professor, Carla Lipsig-Mummé receives $1 million from SSHRC, to study work in a warming world.

February 14, 2010

Negative record on the environment and climate change has damaged Canada's image on the global stage.

February 3, 2010

Editorial by Dale Marshall, David Suzuki Foundation (Wednesday, Feb.3, 2010)

Canada, a top ten global polluter, already with the weakest target in the industrialized world, weakened its target even further.

January 31, 2010

Controversial deal would dump assets for far less than they are worth while giving up control of future energy policy.

January 28, 2010

'The people of New Brunswick are looking for a ruling on the ownership of NB Power and whether the premier of the province of New Brunswick has exceeded his jurisdiction.'

January 28, 2010

“The Canadian government has been consistently out of step with the majority in parliament, the Canadian public and provincial governments.'

January 27, 2010

Irving-owned newspapers blasted for failing to inform citizens adequately about the sale which will mean huge benefits for the Irving family.