Oilsands under the spotlight in Leo DiCaprio’s new climate change doc

    Oct 27, 2016 – CBC News –

    The new documentary “Before the Flood” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will be screened in 171 countries, in 45 languages, when it debuts on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday.


    Police issue 99 trespass citations during pipeline protest on Parliament Hill

    Oct 24, 2016 – CBC News –

    People were issued citations by the RCMP for trespassing after climbing over police barricades near the foot of the Peace Tower. They were protesting the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.


    Mini-home builders pushing for major bylaw amendments

    Oct 21, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    The owners of the city’s only custom builder of tiny houses have a big problem — they haven’t been able to convince Winnipeg officials to amend city bylaws to allow for mini homes to be built on individual lots in the city.


    ‘Monumental’ deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases

    Oct 15, 2016 – BBC News –

    Delegates meeting in Rwanda accepted a complex amendment to the Montreal Protocol that will see richer countries cut back their hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) use from 2019. HFCs are widely used in fridges, air conditioning and aerosol sprays.


    Before the Flood: Leonardo DiCaprio hopes his new film will inspire climate action

    Oct 14, 2016 – The Guardian –

    Documentary that sees the actor touring the world to see global warming’s impact first-hand has its UK premiere in London on Friday


    Electric cars set to pass 2m landmark globally by end of 2016

    Oct 13, 2016 – The Guardian –

    China leads EU and US in market size, with Nissan Leaf taking the top spot for best-selling model followed by Tesla’s Model S and two Chinese-made models


    Coming carbon pricing scheme shouldn’t alienate farmers, researcher says

    Oct 10, 2016 – CBC News –

    As the federal government gets ready to roll out a national carbon pricing plan, Ian Mauro, professor of geography at the University of Winnipeg, said shifting attitudes on meat consumption and carbon reduction models need to be sensitive to life on the Prairies.


    BC company claims ‘Net Zero’ answer to reserve housing energy woes

    Oct 6, 2016 – The Tyee –

    For many reserves, the cost of replacement housing is too high to permit anything but a triaging of the worst of the worst cases, while backlogs of needed repairs and replacements continue to grow. Ottawa says it is taking steps to address all these problems. Now a BC company is trying to show it has the house to address all three at once.


    Pallister pulls plug on NDP’s carbon cap-and-trade plan

    Oct 4, 2016 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    OTTAWA — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is scrapping plans for a provincial cap-and-trade system on large carbon emitters in favour of a Manitoba-made solution to put a price on carbon.


    Justin Trudeau gives provinces until 2018 to adopt carbon price plan

    Oct 3, 2016 – CBC News –

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given provinces until 2018 to adopt a carbon pricing scheme, or the federal government will step in and impose a price.


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