Canada Environmental News
Currently showing last 100 links of 2,210
Oklahoma tornado rescue crews work through night
The storm killed at least 20 children and 31 adults, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. Those numbers were expected to climb, officials said, as some media reported a death toll as high as 91 this morning.
Polar meltdown top challenge for Arctic Council
Ice melt, CO2 and council membership are among the top issues on the table as the Canadian-led Arctic Council of countries meets in Sweden. Here's our A-F list of agenda items for countries interested in the Arctic environment and resources.
Huge toxic algae bloom expected for Lake Erie
Heavy April showers are washing fertilizer off farm fields into the water in larger amounts, and those chemicals feed algae blooms that starve the lake of oxygen. Feeding on phosphorus, algae produces bad smells and toxins that are absorbed by underwater
Harper government amends environmental review requirements
The proposed changes would be part of amended regulations for new environmental laws, adopted last July, which have already cancelled about 3,000 investigations, by removing the triggers that required the assessments and replacing them with the list of pr
Alberta's carbon-tax windfall dilemma
Alberta’s proposal to dramatically increase its carbon tax on large industrial emitters stands to generate hundreds of millions of dollars per year in new revenues that could be used to help slash emissions.
But as the province contemplates the much st
Mountain pine beetle poised to ravage Eastern Canada
Billions of mountain pine beetles from B.C. are expected devastate forests in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces as they munch their way east over the next two decades, scientists predict in a new documentary.
New Exxon spill seeps into Keystone debate
Thousands of barrels of Alberta oil-sands crude –the same stuff destined for the controversial Keystone XL project –spilled into a suburban Arkansas neighbourhood over the weekend
Salmon farms near Campbell River capped for 7 years
Six months after the release of the Cohen Commission's final report on the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon, the B.C. government says it will implement a number of the report's recommendations, including putting a cap on future open-net fish farms.
Monarch butterfly numbers drop by 'ominous' 59%
The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 per cent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.
Heavy snow may be forcing boreal owls to starve
A wildlife biologist in Thunder Bay says the boreal owl population here has remained steady this winter even though naturalists in Minnesota say they have found many of the birds dead or ill.
Footlong Snails Are Taking Over the World | Motherboard
The snails are kind of terrifying, seeing as how they can grow up to a foot long, can weigh in at over two pounds, and are capable of eating over 500 different species. Oh yes, they can also lay 1,200 eggs a year, and have few natural enemies in many of t
Ancient Arctic camel offers climate change clues
Camels may be called the ships of the desert, but ancient, mummified bones dug from the tundra are confirming that the animals now synonymous with the arid sands of Arabia actually developed in what is now Canada's High Arctic.
Province announces early start to fire season
Although there’s still a blanket of snow covering most flammable debris in the Peace Country, the province announced an early start to the 2013 fire season. The early fire season started March 1 and encompasses the entire province; fire seasons typically
India's rice revolution
In a village in India's poorest state, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM or herbicide. Is this a solution to world food shortages? John Vidal meets the farmers
Medicines flushed down toilets hurting fish: study
The Associated Press first reported in 2008 that the drinking water of at least 51 million Americans carries low concentrations of many common drugs. The findings were based on questionnaires sent to water utilities, which reported the presence of antibio
Back to Canada News