Science & Environment

Officer rescues injured owl found on road in Madoc: Central Hastings OPP

OPP located an injured owl on Lahey Road in the Village of Madoc on Monday. Read More source

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Birds flocking to national parks in the Canadian Rockies

Parks Canada scientists, who have been monitoring songbird populations since 2007, found most are doing well in Banff, Jasper, Waterton…

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Prince Albert, Sask. could ban single-use plastic bags

Prince Albert could become the first city in Saskatchewan to ban single-use plastic check-out bags. Read More source

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‘Do our part’: Halifax businesses rally together on Australia Day to help with wildfire relief

In honour of Australia Day — the national holiday celebrated annually on Jan. 26 — some Halifax pubs are serving…

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Vernon considering bringing back popular composting program

The city’s manager of long-range planning is steering council away. Read More source

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‘They have eaten everything:’ Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

Africa has not had an infestation like this in a quarter-century, destroying farmland and threatening an already vulnerable region with…

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Effort to help injured right whale off U.S. coast was first of its kind

It’s believed there are now fewer than 90 breeding females, and deaths have outpaced births in recent years. Read More…

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Calgary-based energy firm withdraws permit application for controversial Oregon pipeline

An Alberta energy company has withdrawn its application for a state permit for a controversial natural gas pipeline and export…

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Future of Montreal recycling uncertain after company announces intention to cease operations

However, Jean-François Parenteau, the executive member in charge of the environment, said the city has various options when it comes…

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Fundy Regional Service Commission to stop recycling plastic bags

“We don’t want to say ‘continue recycling your plastic bags’ when we’re not certain that they’re ever going to find…

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Heavy rainfall, snow expected to hit Greater Toronto Area ahead of weekend: Environment Canada

Environment Canada predicts total amounts to reach 20 to 35 mm before changing to wet snow on Saturday morning.  Read…

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Nova Scotia First Nation loses bid to add new evidence in Alton Gas case

The band says the affidavit shows the Sipekne’katik First Nation did not have the resources “to engage in meaningful consultation…

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Ontario landowners sign deal with agency looking to store high-level nuclear waste

The agreement with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization leaves South Bruce as one of two possible sites for a deep…

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Calgary elephant hunt auction sparks outrage from animal rights activists

A protest is being organized ahead of an elephant hunt auction set to take place in northeast Calgary on Saturday. …

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‘It’s worrying’: Quebec faces recycling ’emergency’ as sorting centres on verge of closure

Quebec is facing a recycling emergency after four sorting centres in the province are threatening to close. Read More source

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Winners of 2020 Warming Hut competition on display at the Forks

Warming huts will be on display at The Forks until the end of the skating season. Read More source

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Is climate action a $26-trillion opportunity? Here’s where that number comes from

The Trudeau government has said investing in and developing green technology is a $26 trillion opportunity. But is it true?…

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Environmental group urging Vernon not to discharge treated effluent into Okanagan Lake

The Sustainable Environmental Network Society is opposing the discharge, concerned it could impact both humans and aquatic life. Read More…

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