Protesters are seen outside an event Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was attending in Calgary on Nov. 22, 2018.
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Canada has joined the international community in calling for a transition away from fossil fuels. There is no reason to wait for more painful disruption before planning for that transition.
Black water cascaded down Cameron Falls in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta after a 2018 wildfire denuded the landscape.
Much of the country depends on water stored and filtered in forests. Fire-scarred watersheds highlight our need for a national wildfire strategy.
People hold artwork of various marine life and youth during a rally celebrating a recent federal court ruling against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, in Vancouver, on Sept. 8, 2018.
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Contrary to what some have suggested, the uncertainty over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will be drawn out.
Demonstrators protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – and compare Justin Trudeau to Donald Trump – at a gathering in Vancouver on May 29, 2018. The controversy over the pipeline requires a national compromise.
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The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion is fast becoming one of the most divisive issues in Canadian politics in years. Here's how a compromise can be reached.
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tues., May 29, 2018.
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Canada wants to move towards a green economy and meet its Paris Agreement targets, but it has also just taken ownership of a pipeline. How can the federal government deal with this paradox?
Heavy rainfall triggered extensive flooding across the province of Alberta in 2013.
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Calgary has already had two 100-year floods in less than a decade. But the city and the province have yet to take action to meaningfully lower the risk of future flood damages.
An Indigenous woman holds a sign as thousands of people attend a protest against the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C., on March 10, 2018.
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Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is fighting British Columbia's efforts to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Here's what she's got wrong.
Mona Nemer was named as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor on Sept. 26, 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Science advisers can make important contributions to environmental policy and decision making by government. But we should expect even more.
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Children are most at risk of exposure in homes, especially during the winter months.
Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
Conditions in Alberta were ideal for wildfires: little snow cover, dry and warm.
Yes, climate change is creating conditions for the extraordinary wildfires near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but El Niño played a bigger role, says atmospheric scientist.
The people are angry, but the politicians aren’t worried.
In Nebraska, the intensity of the Keystone XL debate is second only to that over the chance that the Nebraska Cornhuskers will win the Big Ten football championship. Raging for several years now, controversy…