Steel mills, like this one in Hamilton, Ont. emit greenhouse gases. Ontario must reduce its emissions from 161 megatonnes to 143 megatonnes by 2030.
Ontario's new environment plan scores poorly on conservative ethos.
A woman in Beijing wearing a mask to avoid inhaling smog passes an anti-pollution mural.
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The country's carbon emissions should level off again soon.
Economists have searched for the mythical balance between the cost of climate action, and the future cost of doing nothing.
For decades, economists have pondered the 'social cost of carbon' - the price worth paying to avoid the future costs of greenhouse emissions. But a new analysis suggests this quest is impossibly complex.
Working together, people and technology companies can make a lot of progress.
Amazon, Facebook and Google have lofty goals for their effects on global society. But people around the world are still waiting for the positive results. Here's what the tech giants could do.
The Internet of Things could improve quality of life, but it will also consume vast amounts of electricity and boost greenhouse gas emissions.
The Internet of Things is contributing to climate change. Innovation in computer design could help mitigate the problem.
Lithium batteries offer renewable energy electricity power storage.
High quality Li-ion batteries could help Africa optimise renewable energy.
The basic principle of ecodesign is the concept of life cycle, which aims to take into account end-of-life considerations.
To reduce the impact of its activity on the environment, a company must take into account not only the effects generated by its production, but also the end of life of its products.
California and the Trump administration are going different directions on mileage standards.
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Law scholars from California unpack the legal questions raised by the Trump administration's plan to roll back mileage standards and revoke California's ability to set more stringent rules.
The Gillard government’s carbon price had no effect on the aviation industry.
If Australia is to meet its climate targets, radical measures could be required to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation.
Livestock is a significant source of methane, a potent but short-lived greenhouse gas.
New research has suggested a fresh way to account for greenhouse gases with different lifetimes in the atmosphere.
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?
The shipping industry has been slow to use greener fuels.
Shipping is becoming greener, but this brings new safety challenges.
There’s more to e-waste than the discarded monitors, cell phones and other electronics.
No amount of post-consumer recycling can recoup the waste generated before consumers purchase their devices.
Other countries have carbon budgets. Why not Canada?
Canada has made strides, but we're still far from being a climate leader. Budgeting our emissions would help bring us to the front of the pack.
A cargo ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge outside San Francisco.
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The maritime pollution that drifts to dry land, causes an estimated 400,000 premature deaths and 14 million cases of childhood asthma each year.
Suncor’s plant in the oilsands in Fort McMurray Alta. Divesting in fossil fuels can not only help combat climate change, but can also increase investors’ returns, according to a new analysis.
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A recent study suggests that divesting in fossil fuels not only allows investors to address their climate change concerns, it also reduces financial risks and increases financial returns.
Fracking wellpad in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, within state forest lands (2012).
Shale gas exploitation in the US has helped cut is greenhouse gas emissions by 11%. A study explores what would happen if this were expanded globally, and the findings challenge conventional wisdom.
Rising global temperatures may make many cities too warm to host the Winter Games in the future.
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The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
US President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address.
Africa’s immediate challenge is to develop closer partnerships with those opposing US President Donald Trump.
Canada needs to introduce policies that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions while its population grows.
Canada's growing population and online shopping habits make meeting our emissions targets a challenge. With some targeted intervention, we can transform our economy, and society, for the better.