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    • WFP: Winnipeg’s shiny plan for net-zero emissions

      July 2, 2022 – In order to decarbonize by 2050, Manitoba’s capital needs to make big changes. A brand new roadmap lays out the path — now it’s up to the city to see it through.

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    • Students at Miles Macdonell Collegiate build paradise by tearing up the parking lot

      Students are tearing up the parking lot at Miles Macdonald Collegiate and transforming a 62m2 section into greenspace, part of a national initiative called, Depave Paradise.

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    • Doctors’ group calls for ban on fossil fuel ads in open letter

      June 8 – Globe and Mail – The federal government should ban the advertising of fossil fuels, including gasoline-powered vehicles and household natural gas, because of their detrimental effects on health and the environment, a coalition of Canadian physicians and related organizations says.

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    • How to Push Wall Street to Ditch Fossil Fuels for Clean Energy

      Jun 2, 2022 – BNN Bloomberg — The invasion of Ukraine has put the US and Europe on a wartime mission to abandon Russian fossil fuels. This series looks at speeding up zero-carbon alternatives by lowering political and financial barriers.

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    • Climate agreement between Canada, India discusses renewable energy but omits coal

      June 2 – Winnipeg Free Press
      OTTAWA – Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new agreement signed Thursday to co-operate with India on climate action is an opportunity for Canada to export its renewable energy technology, particularly related to making renewable energy a reliable source of electricity.

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    • Provinces Show Mixed Results in Shift to Net-Zero

      May 31, 2022 – The Energy Mix

      While British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec all have clear momentum in their preparations for the global transition off carbon, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, and especially Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador need to put pedal to the metal, says a new report from the Canadian Climate Institute (CCI).

       

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    • Is Manitoba’s wild weather a sign of climate change?

      May 14, 2022 – CBC – While variability is the norm for the Prairies, climate change could make swings more extreme, experts say. Within the span of a year, Manitoba went from having one of its driest summers in decades to having one of its worst floods on record.

       

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    • Regenerative agriculture can combat climate change and keep food on our plates. Here’s how it works

      Apr 4, 2022 – National Observer

      Regenerative agriculture is an approach to agriculture that promises to sequester carbon and boost biodiversity. Over the past decade, the approach has been promoted by both small- and large-scale farmers, environmental and social justice advocates, agribusiness CEOs, tech bros, journalists, and academics. It’s even received federal support.

       

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    • As Canada tackles building emissions, what’s a natural gas utility to do?

      Jan 27, 2022 – CBC News –

      As we tackle GHG emissions from buildings, we will need to stop using fossil natural gas for heating. In BC, this is causing a debate between BC Hydro and FortisBC (the natural gas company).

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    • Geothermal heating co-op shares warmth among Montreal neighbours

      Jan 20, 2022 – CBC News –

      It’s been a long and complicated journey, but this winter, for the first time, Montreal co-operative organization Celsius is heating seven homes in their neighbourhood retrofitted with geothermal heat pumps, also known as ground source heat pumps or geoexchange systems.

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