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UBC-Vancouver cuts greenhouse gas emissions 30 per cent
The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent in 2015 compared with 2007 levels, the university announced today at the GLOBE 2016...
Mar 2nd, 2016
Are Canada's emissions too small to matter, or too big to ignore? Take a look
We Canadians are failing to live up to our climate promises. Does it matter? Here's a chart to help you decide.
May 22nd, 2015
Canada's greenhouse gas emissions continue slow climb: Report
Canada committed to reduce its emissions by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020 — and the trend is now firmly heading the wrong way.
The Canadian Press
Apr 17th, 2015
Oil and gas industry resists new oil sands emissions standards, claims opposition is "ideological"
New documents released through Access to Information legislation show the oil and gas industry resisting strengthened emissions standards in Alberta.
Nov 12th, 2013
BC Election: BC's most valuable resources on the line
This BC election will you vote to protect the environment?
May 13th, 2013
Alberta set to fail on emissions targets: Pembina report
A new report from the Pembina Institute calls for a shift in Alberta’s greenhouse gas policies, and the province says they’re open to suggestions.
Dec 16th, 2011
Vancouver Sun's ethical oil orgy
A recent Vancouver Sun business article by Barbara Yaffe was such a one-sided “oil orgy” that it not only demands a balanced response, it deserves an award.
Nov 10th, 2011
Climate activists' stunt puts heat on Environment Canada
Fake press release aimed at embarrassing the Conservative government on its environmental record.
Sep 14th, 2011
Ottawa's "get rid of old clunkers" program fell short of goals, audit shows
Retire Your Ride program helped reduce smog, but it got off to a bad start and won't be renewed.
Sep 10th, 2011
Government data shows Canada's greenhouse targets long way off
We may be as little as a tenth of the way to our goal, and there's no one easy way to pick up the pace, experts say.
Aug 10th, 2011