National Newswatch

How the oilsands cut some emissions by exporting them

May 20 2022 — — Canada’s big oil companies say they have an ambitious plan that will make oil and gas production net zero by 2050. But so far, oil and gas production emissions have been growing. Emissions from crude oil production increased 67 megatonnes, or 170 per cent, since 1990, according to Canada’s latest greenhouse gas emission inventory, submitted […]

Canadians will get their say on how to adapt to climate change

May 16 2022 — David Thurton — As spring flooding devastates communities in Western and Northern Canada, the federal government is calling on Canadians to offer their ideas for adapting to climate-related disasters. Ottawa is in the final stages of completing the country’s first-ever national adaptation strategy. On Monday, it launched a public engagement process to hear from Canadians on how communities […]

Climate change reveals dark secrets as human remains found in receding Lake Mead

May 14 2022 — — “Where are the bodies buried? Climate change is showing us.” If there was ever a headline that grabs you, that would be it. Bodies? Climate change? Here’s how the two are connected. In the American West, the second-largest man-made reservoir has dropped to historic lows due to drought. Water flowing down the Colorado River fills […]

Earth given 50-50 chance of hitting key warming mark by 2026

May 10 2022 — — The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next five years, teams of meteorologists across the globe predicted. With human-made climate change continuing, there’s a 48 percent chance that the globe will reach […]

Record Oil Exports Test Trudeau’s Climate-Change Ambitions

May 4 2022 — — Canada is becoming more reliant on the fossil-fuel sector, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to strengthen the country’s policies on climate change. Oil, natural gas, coal and refined petroleum exports hit a one-month record of C$17.4 billion ($13.6 billion) in March, according to data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. Shipments totaled about C$150 […]

Canada can and must get out of fossil energy

May 3 2022 — — Despite some good plans and initiatives, Canada is shirking its international climate obligations. Its recent approval of the Bay du Nord offshore oil megaproject in Newfoundland and Labrador and its substantial investments in experimental carbon capture technology fly in the face of warnings from climate, economic and public health experts about the dangers of exploiting […]

Government expanding electric vehicle rebate program to include trucks, vans, SUVs

Apr 22 2022 — — Program offers $5,000 rebate for new electric vehicle purchases. The federal government is expanding its electric vehicle rebate program to include larger vehicles such as vans, SUVs and trucks which previously had not qualified. The program, launched in 2019, offers a $5,000 rebate for fully electric vehicles and $2,500 for hybrid vehicles, but had a […]