Science & Environment

Vancouver prepares businesses to phase out foam ahead of city-wide ban

The city is also preparing to present its reduction strategy for other single-use items, including plastic bags, utensils and other…

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Asbestos abatement at Vancouver home puts neighbours on edge over health risks

A WorkSafeBC inspector visited the site in Point Grey and found several violations involving asbestos abatement. Read More source

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‘We’re heartbroken’: Ajax community garden once again targeted by vandalism

St. Andrew’s Community Garden is reporting a significant decrease in its crop yield this year, a decline being blamed on…

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Strange howl heard in Ontario forest, recorded in viral videos stumps experts, hunters

A 39-year-old man who lives in Sioux Lookout was out hunting grouse with his wife and grandson on Oct. 3…

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Letting ski resort sell mountain water from park is risky: environmentalists

Alberta’s decision to allow a ski hill in a provincial park to sell water it’s not using and have it…

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Grand Forks residents rally, say they remain in limbo over post-flood buyout plan

Residents carried signs focused on getting fair market value for devasted homes and houses that will be reclaimed by the…

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Huge whale weaves underneath California surfers in breathtaking video

“It was completely surreal and so insane,” drone operator Payton Landaas said of the whale sighting. Read More source

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U.S. senators call for review of Canadian protections of endangered right whales

Democrat senators Edward Markey and Warren sent a letter this week arguing Canadian rules for protecting the endangered whales are…

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NCC adds 5 bison bulls to Saskatchewan herd

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has added five bull bison to an existing Saskatchewan herd to diversify its genetics and…

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Céline Dion drops new album, ‘Courage’

The ‘Courage’ world tour will make 10 more Canadian stops before heading over to Europe in 2020. Read More source

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‘Harvest from hell’: Alberta farmers demanding action from government

Alberta farmers are asking for aggressive action from the government on serious economic hardships following this year’s ‘harvest from hell’.…

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1.8 million items of garbage strewn over Bay of Fundy bottom, study estimates

The study published Thursday in Marine Pollution Bulletin found an average of 137 pieces of plastic litter, dumped or lost…

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New Brunswick premier says impact from loss of 420 jobs at lead smelter is huge

Glencore officials say the smelter has been losing money since the closure of the Brunswick Mine in 2013. Read More…

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Kingston’s draft policy for tall buildings focuses on location, location, location

The city of Kingston has come up with a discussion paper which, it hopes, will help address the city’s rental…

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Animal rescue seeks homes for 5 bunnies whose mom survived being shot with arrow in Calgary

An animal rescue that found a feral rabbit who survived being shot with an arrow this summer in Calgary is…

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Blue heron released into wild after found covered in ice, snow near Calgary

A great blue heron was released back into the wild after being spotted unable to fly because of clumps of…

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Nova Scotia grapples with financial risk of abandoned mines

An unknown quantity of the aging properties may be contaminated and in need of cleanup. Read More source

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Campaign announced to help replace trees damaged by post-tropical storm Dorian

Tree Canada, a national charity, announced the campaign known as #OperationReLeaf, Wednesday in Halifax. Read More source

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