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General Motors of Canada is proposing to build a renewable energy project at its St. Catharines Propulsion Plant in Ontario, a first of its kind endeavour for the automaker which it estimates will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 77 per cent. more

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Ontario’s goal of one day sending zero waste to landfill looks good on paper, but won’t be enough to completely eliminate garbage on its own, the province’s environmental commissioner said Wednesday. more

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Ontario’s second auction in its cap and trade program aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions is taking place today, after the first auction sold out. more

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Ontario's first cap-and-trade auction sold out all current allowances, giving the new market a strong start, but the province's environment minister warned the real test of the system will be in the emission reductions it brings about. more

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The regulators of Canada's stock markets are taking a fresh look at how publicly traded companies disclose the risks and financial effects associated with climate change more

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Ontario's first cap-and-trade auction takes place on Wednesday. Here is a basic explanation on how the cap-and-trade system is expected to work. more

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British Columbia's Finance Ministry is disputing claims from a Fraser Institute report that says the province's carbon tax is no longer revenue neutral. more

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The Vancouver Island town of Ladysmith has managed a slight reprieve from a stinky problem. Officials have reached an agreement to ship biosolids to a composting facility in Comox, while the Ladysmith composting facility is moved to a new site. more

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A survey commissioned by Ontario’s auditor general suggests nearly all ratepayers in the province who heat their home with natural gas want to see the costs of cap-and-trade clearly displayed on their bills. more

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Two environmental groups are slamming the recent agreement allowing Nova Scotia to use coal-fired electrical plants beyond the new federal deadline to phase them out by 2030 more

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Greenpeace Canada says Ottawa will set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent below 2005 levels by 2050. more

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An environmental group says it has recycled almost three quarters of the tonnes of garbage scavenged this year from the beaches of Vancouver Island's west coast. more

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The auditor general says a full audit of recycling in B.C. isn't necessary because the program is working well. In her latest report, Carol Bellringer says there is room for improvement, but the program is performing well in some areas. more

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Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the Liberal government’s carbon levy won’t be the only climate policy move announced this fall. more

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With potential uses in a range of engineering projects, a team of Dalhousie researchers is aiming to use tire-derived aggregate to strengthen soft soil. more

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"The demolition material is going to come in pretty much in a tsunami-like effect," says Fred Thompson-Brown, manager of Fort McMurray's landfill. "We've been busy throughout and it's just getting busier." more

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A passing mention by Montreal’s mayor that plastic-bottled water is next on the city’s environmental to-do list has caught the industry’s attention. And it wants the city to favour a recycling solution. more

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The first ministers convened adjacent to the Globe clean tech conference, lending a feeling of optimism to the meeting . more

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