Tag: Environment Canada

Cutting carbon pollution with funding from Glencore Canada

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The Government of Canada’s pollution pricing system creates incentives for industries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, drives innovation and sustainable business practices, and...

Wildfires burn, air quality advisories issued on Clean Air Day

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As wildfires continue to burn in provinces across Canada, and as national air quality advisories are issued, Canadians are becoming aware of the need...

Recommendations for building an equitable EV charging network

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The transportation sector accounts for nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Canada. The federal government has proposed a...

Excess Soils: Adapting to new policies on the horizon in British...

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New regulations on the handling of excess soil may have a big impact on the construction and environment industries in British Columbia. With these...

New Commitments to Secure the Future of the Biosphere Complex 

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The federal, provincial, and municipal governments are devoting $45 million over five years to ensure the continuity of the Biosphere complex, which fosters a dialogue...

Teck Coal Limited to Pay Record-Setting Fine and Reduce Pollution

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Teck Coal Limited has been ordered to pay $60 million under the Fisheries Act and must comply with a direction requiring pollution reduction measures. On March...

Canadians Take Virtual Action on Clean Air Day

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As many Canadians continue to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has provided online resources to help recognize the...

Environment Canada Assesses Macro and Micro Plastics Pollution to Prepare for...

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Environment Canada released a scientific assessment of plastics pollution on January 30, 2020. The report concludes there is ample evidence that pollution from single-use...

Minister Wilkinson Meets with Climate Negotiators at COP25

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At international climate conference COP25, in Madrid, Spain, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson, met with francophone women climate negotiators from...

Volkswagen Charged with Environmental Offences

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On December 9, 2019, Environment and Climate Change Canada announced that Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG) was charged with 60 counts of contravening the Canadian Environmental...