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    Nutrien calls on fertilizer industry to support its agriculture climate change drive

    Nov 30, 2020 – Global News –

    Saskatoon-based Nutrien has announced a new “carbon program”. However, it appears to mostly be a carbon offset program. To properly address emissions from agriculture we need to produce and use less nitrogen fertilizer. (At least of the sort that is currently produced.)

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    Climate change will magnify risks to national security

    Nov 28, 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press –

    There are countless moral reasons to care about the effects of climate change and the potentially devastating consequences for vulnerable populations. If that isn’t enough of a motivator, there is also the argument that climate change will destabilize the world as we know it and become a national security threat to the people of North America.

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    The glaring problem with Canada’s solar sector and how to fix it

    Nov 27, 2020 – National Observer –

    Most solar panels have a lifespan of around 25 years, which means early adopters are now facing the problem of how to dispose of them. While solar is heralded as a clean, green source of renewable energy, this is only true if the panels are manufactured sustainably and can be recycled and kept out of landfills.

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    Canada Energy Regulator projects there may be no need for Trans Mountain expansion

    Nov 24, 2020 – Canadian Press –

    A new report from the Canada Energy Regulator projects that if Canada strengthens its climate policies to cut more greenhouse-gas emissions, it could eliminate the need for both the Trans Mountain expansion and the new Keystone XL pipeline.

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    Full-size van offers fully-electric efficiency

    Nov 12, 2020 – Autofile.ca

    More electric vehicle choices are coming. Ford will soon be offering an electric delivery van. An all-electric Mustang will arrive later this year and the all-electric F150 pickup will be in showrooms sometime mid-2022.

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    Study finds climate-changing methane emissions from oilpatch twice as high as thought

    Nov 12, 2020 – CBC News –

    Environment Canada scientists used actual atmosphere measurements to study methane released from oil and gas infrastructure such as pumps, pipelines and valves. Eight years of data from Alberta and Saskatchewan show the previous estimate was way off.

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