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    Measuring methane intensity is a key step on the path to net zero

    Dec. 26, 2023 – The Conversation – After Canada and the United States both announced new policy measures to address oil and gas methane at the COP28 climate summit — just weeks after the EU agreed to extend its methane intensity standards to imported natural gas — it is clear that global policy to address the potent climate-warming greenhouse gas is moving fast.

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    Gay Lea Foundation grant to support Manitoba Food Rescue and Emissions Reduction Project

    Dec. 21, 2023 – Gay Lea Foundation. The Gay Lea Foundation is providing a grant of $15,909 to the Manitoba Food Rescue and Emissions Reduction project. This project is aimed at reducing food waste by redirecting it to support the food-insecure population in Manitoba. CCC will facilitate the rescue of surplus food by collaborating with their partners, including Harvest Manitoba, Second Harvest, and others, to increase their capacity. The grant will cover operational costs associated with redirecting surplus food and increasing the capacity of the local food bank using refrigerated shipping containers.

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    Canada lays out plan to phase out sales of gas-powered cars, trucks by 2035

    Dec. 19, 2023 – CBC – The end of the road is coming for gas-powered vehicles in Canada as Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault finalizes regulations to mandate the transition to battery-operated cars, trucks and SUVs. Automakers will have the next 12 years to phase out combustion engine cars, trucks and SUVs, and be required to gradually increase the proportion of electric models they offer for sale each year.

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    2023’s extreme storms, heat and wildfires broke records – a scientist explains how global warming fuels climate disasters

    Dec. 19, 2023 – The Conversation – Globally, 2023 was the warmest year on record, and it wreaked havoc around the world. El Niño played a role, but global warming is at the root of the world’s increasing extreme weather.

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    The severe El Niño in South America is a preview of a climate-changed world

    Dec. 11, 2023 – Vox – Dengue, drought, and floods are hammering Peru and Bolivia this year. At the UN climate talks, they’re seeking justice.

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    Nearly half of Canadians think carbon tax is ineffective at fighting climate change: Nanos

    Dec. 11, 2023 – The Canadian Press – A new survey has found that Canadians are feeling slightly more confident in the carbon tax’s effectiveness at combatting climate change than they were a few months ago—but uncertainty is still high.

    Nanos Research(opens in a new tab) surveyed more than 1,000 Canadians between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 to gain a picture of their current views on the carbon tax.

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    Science vs greed at COP28

    Dec. 11, 2023 – Katherine Hayhoe – Recently, the COP28 President claimed, in response to a grilling by the indomitable Mary Robinson, that “There is no science out there, or no scenario out there, that says that the phaseout of fossil fuel is what’s going to achieve 1.5C.” Of course, that’s completely false – you can read what six of my colleagues have to say about that here.

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    Fuel for Thought

    Dec. 8, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – As Manitoba farmers lobby for more carbon exemptions, lawmakers and environmentalists fear it could open the floodgates for more heavily polluting industries to push for their own breaks.

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    Carbon pricing is not to blame for Canada’s affordability challenges

    Dec. 7, 2023 – Policy Options – In fact, carbon pricing rebates ease affordability pressures for most households.

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    Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

    Dec. 6, 2023 – The Guardian – Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms.

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    Mother Nature Pulls the Economic Cart

    Dec. 6, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – Premier Wab Kinew has adopted the saying, “the economic horse pulls the social cart.” He might want to add “ecology, or Mother Nature, pulls the economic cart.”

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    Canada’s first electric fire engine unveiled in Vancouver

    Dec. 5, 2023 – CTV News – Canada’s first electric-powered fire engine is now operating out of Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, promising a range of improvements over traditional trucks – including less noise and better maneuverability.

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