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    Canadians are worried about climate change, but many don’t want to pay taxes to fight it: Poll

    Jun 18, 2019 – CBC News –

    While nearly two-thirds of Canadians see fighting climate change as a top priority, half of those surveyed would not shell out more than $100 per year in taxes to prevent climate change, the equivalent of less than $9 a month.

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    House of Commons declares a climate emergency ahead of pipeline decision

    Jun 17, 2019 – CBC News –

    The House of Commons has passed a non-binding motion to “declare that Canada is in a national climate emergency which requires…” that Canada meet its Paris Agreement commitments and make reductions “to keep global warming below 1.5℃.”

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    Alberta wildfires are ‘climate change in action,’ scientist says as summer heat looms

    Jun 9 2019 – Canadian Press –

    As another extreme fire season starts with more people on the run, scientists say they are already seeing signs that climate change is playing a role again.

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    ‘The future is now’: Habitat for Humanity builds first net-zero homes in Winnipeg

    May 30, 2019 – The new owners have just moved in to the first net-zero homes that Habitat for Humanity has built in Manitoba. With their rooftop solar panels, these buildings produce as much energy as they consume.

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    Manitoba students walk out of class to call for climate action

    May 24 – CBC News –

    In spite of the rain, there was a massive turnout of youth and their supporters for the Student Strike rally at the Legislature and march to Winnipeg City Hall on Friday.

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    Germany tests first eHighway autobahn

    May 7 – DW.com –

    Germany’s first real-time test of electrified trucks fed via overhead cables amid heavy motorway traffic has begun near Frankfurt. 

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    Canadian Teens Are Striking Over Climate Change

    May 2 – Vice –

    High school students have been using a Slack channel to organize school strikes this Friday in 64 different communities across Canada.

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    UK Declares Climate Emergency

    May 1 – The Guardian –

    UK members of parliament have endorsed a motion to declare a formal climate and environment emergency. The move has been hailed as a necessary response to school climate strikers and groups such as Extinction Rebellion.

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    Canada’s emissions target gets further away

    Apr 17, 2019 – Canadian Press –

    The return of oil and gas production following the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and a colder than usual winter pushed Canada’s national greenhouse gas emissions up in 2017 for the first time in several years

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    Canada’s building code is getting a climate change rewrite

    Apr 12, 2019 – CBC News –

    Canada’s building codes are an extremely important tool to make real progress on climate change solutions and protecting us from its consequences. It’s nice to see that they are now planning to include aspects of adaptation and resilience into the code.

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    Using bricks for energy storage

    Apr 9, 2019 – Fast Company –

    Energy Vault uses cranes powered by renewables to lift giant bricks into a tower. When the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, lowering the bricks back down creates new energy.

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    Shell quits major US oil lobby over climate change

    Apr 2, 2019 – CNN –

    Due to pressure from its shareholders, Shell has just quit the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers lobby group due to its resistance to the Paris Accord and carbon pricing.

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    Canada warming at twice the global rate, climate report finds

    Apr 2, 2019 – The Guardian –
    This new report says that if we fail to cut GHG emissions significantly Canada faces increases of 7-9℃ this century, and the Arctic faces 11℃.

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    ‘Coal is on the way out’: study finds fossil fuel now pricier than solar or wind

    Mar. 25, 2019- The Guardian-

    Around 75% of coal production is more expensive than renewables, with industry out-competed on cost by 2025

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    Don’t know how to save the planet? This is what you can do

    Mar. 25, 2019- The Guardian-

    Should we become vegetarians? Is it OK to fly? The author of There Is No Planet B, A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, answers the big questions

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    How to make your home greener (and more efficient)

    Mar. 22, 2019- CBC News-

    Many of the prescriptions for making buildings more green naturally apply to homes, too.

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    Great Lakes are rapidly warming, likely to trigger more flooding and extreme weather

    Mar. 21, 2019- CBC News-

    Report also predicts more severe algae blooms will increase water treatment costs

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    Here’s a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

    Mar. 16, 2019- Mashable-

    Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. Here’s the consequences of that…

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    I’m not old enough to vote, but I’m marching against climate change

    Mar. 15, 2019- CBC News-

    Student-led Strike 4 Climate scheduled for Friday around the world

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    The Big Picture: Car-free zones

    Mar. 15, 2019- CBC News-

    Studies find increased retail sales and hugely decreased air pollution

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    Ontario government ponders ban on single-use plastics

    Mar. 10, 2019- CBC News-

    Province asking the public for input on how to reduce litter and waste

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    ‘Community’ fridges let people give food away to fight waste

    Mar. 7, 2019- CBC News-

    Fridges in community centres, church let restaurants, supermarkets, home cooks donate excess food

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    What is the Green New Deal — and why do Americans seem so obsessed with it?

    Mar. 5, 2019- CBC News-

    Republicans warn of hamburger bans as they fixate on the climate plan splitting Democrats

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    Forget the snowy winters of your childhood

    Mar. 4, 2019- CBC News-

    The vast, white fields of snow that blanket Canada are shrinking more every decade, particularly in Quebec.

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    Million litres of crude oil spilled in St. Lazare, Man., train derailment

    Mar. 1, 2019- CBC News-

    Too early to comment on environmental impact, Transportation Safety Board says

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    Canada gets closer to a right to repair law

    Mar. 1, 2019- CBC News-

    Canadian governments are starting to fight back with “right to repair” legislation

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    Climate change: CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds

    Feb. 25, 2019- CBC News-

    ‘You develop the policies, you fund them, and then you get emission decreases”

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    We’ve had an apocalyptic warning: now will we care about biodiversity?

    Feb. 22, 2019- The Guardian-

    A UN report on shrinking species turns the focus away from bumblebees and on to us. It’s time for humanity to take notice

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    City eases fleet into electric tech with planned vehicle purchases, charging stations

    Feb. 18, 2019- CBC News-

    Request for proposals asks charging station manufacturers for pitches as city studies feasibility

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    ‘The beginning of great change’: Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

    Feb. 15, 2019- The Guardian-

    The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act

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    Federal government, environmental groups take the stand in Sask. carbon tax challenge

    Feb. 14, 2019- CBC News-

    Groups in favour of the federal carbon tax will take the stand in Saskatchewan’s Court of Appeal on Thursday morning.

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    By 2080, the climate in these Canadian cities will look nothing like it does today

    Feb. 12, 2019- CBC News-

    A study looked at 540 cities across Canada and the U.S.

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    Carbon offsets: Worth buying to fight climate change?

    Feb. 7, 2019- CBC News-

    What they are, what they do, when to buy and how to get the best value

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    ‘Why aren’t we building for wildfire smoke?’ Air quality specialist calls for air filters indoors

    Feb. 6, 2019- CBC News-

    Sarah Coefield is in Vancouver for a wildfire workshop hosted by the B.C. Lung Association

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    Thawing of Earth’s ‘3rd pole’ could affect 1.9 billion people, study says

    Feb. 4, 2019- CBC News-

    Lead author calls melting of glaciers in Asia ‘the climate crisis you haven’t heard of’

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    Rising CO2 won’t make trees grow more, study suggests

    Feb. 4, 2019- CBC News-

    Research into ancient cedars in Quebec shows we may need to change predictions of vegetation, water cycle

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    Australia’s extreme heat is sign of things to come, scientists warn

    Feb. 1st, 2019- The Guardian-

    Hottest month ever shows temperatures rising faster than predicted, say climate experts

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    How climate change is behind this week’s extreme cold snap

    Jan. 31, 2019- CBC News-

    With wind chill values, it could feel like –51 C in some parts of Canada and U.S.

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    Trump used the polar vortex to mock global warming. This map shows how wrong he is.

    Jan. 29, 2019- Vox-

    Trump tweeted, “What the hell is going on with Global Warming?” Well, it’s still happening.

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    How green are avocados? (Yes, that’s a trick question)

    Jan. 25, 2019- CBC News-

    Also: More alternatives to road salt

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    Playing for the planet: How scientists use gaming to talk about climate change

    Jan. 24, 2019- CBC News-

    Using video games to make the impacts of climate change “tangible,” aims to help politicians make informed decisions.

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    What can we do, right now, about climate change?

    Jan. 21, 2019- The Guardian-

    Global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, describes the shifts needed to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5C.

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    Australia heatwave: overnight minimum of 35.9C in Noona sets new record

    Jan. 18, 2019- The Guardian-

    On fifth day of record-breaking extreme weather, temperatures in parts of Victoria, ACT and NSW forecast to soar above 40C, including in Sydney’s west

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    Wind power making gains as competitive source of electricity

    Jan. 16, 2019- CBC News-

    Recent contracts awarded in Alberta and Saskatchewan will keep electricity prices low

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    Coal-fired plants shutting down, despite Trump’s promises

    Jan. 14, 2019- CBC News-

    With cheaper natural gas and renewables, aging coal generators too expensive to keep up

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    Winnipeg lacks the financial dexterity to deal with mundane climate change

    Jan. 13, 2019- CBC News-

    Rather than a catastrophe, new and numerous financial headaches threaten the city

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    Carbon emissions up as Trump agenda rolls back climate change work

    Jan. 8, 2019- The Guardian-

    Last year’s 3.4% jump in emissions is the largest since 2010 recession and second largest gain in more than two decades

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    Climate change was the driving force behind destructive 2017 B.C. wildfire season, study says

    Jan. 8, 2019- CBC News-

    Researchers suggest global warming increased area burned up to 11 times

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    Wildfire soot darkening glaciers could speed up melt rate, scientists fear

    Jan. 7, 2019- CBC News-

    Soot and smoke contribute to melting of glaciers, as darkening ice absorbs more sunlight

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    2018 was 4th warmest year on record, EU climate change report finds

    Jan. 7, 2019- CBC News-

    This year will also likely be hot, Copernicus Climate Change Service says

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    A new climate deal has entered into force. It could change the course of our warming planet

    Jan. 3, 2019- National Observer-

    While celebrating our joint efforts and ultimate success, the world has to now brace itself for a new climate reality

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    Winnipeg Transit wants to know cost of buying up to 20 electric buses

    Jan. 2, 2019- CBC News-

    Estimate for ‘test fleet’ a baby step toward electrification; No source of funding yet known

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    Here’s what’s on the radar for climate change in 2019

    Jan. 1, 2019- CBC News-

    Could this year be a tipping point — for better or for worse?

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