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    Trudeau outlines details of $30B, 10-year fund for public transit

    July 17, 2024 – CBC – Applications opened Wednesday for two streams in the federal government’s new $30-billion public transit fund, even though the money won’t start flowing for another two years, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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    Attributing Canada’s June heat wave to climate change is an important step in adapting to a warmer world

    July 16, 2024 – The Conversation – This June saw major heat waves across Canada with peak temperatures — measured over a three-day period — of 7.4 C in eastern Ontario, 10.7 C in southern Québec, 7.2 C in northern Québec and 10.6 C in Atlantic Canada. On June 19, more than 100 locations across Canada set new heat records for that day, with Bathurst, N.B., being the hottest at 37.6 C. The year 2023 was the globally hottest year on record.

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    City unveils vision to cut residents’ car trips by half by 2050

    July 15, 2024 – Winnipeg Free Press – The city is reimagining how Winnipeggers will move in the next 26 years and has set a goal for people to walk, cycle, take transit or rideshare for half of their trips by 2050.

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    The World Is Moving Away from Fossil Fuels. Canada Is Holding On for Dear Life

    July 15, 2024 – The Walrus – We’ve proudly failed to plan for what comes next. Last month, Alberta didn’t just announce it had transitioned entirely off coal as an energy source; the province kicked the fossil fuel six years ahead of a wildly ambitious schedule. The scale of achievement this represents defies exaggeration—and contains a warning for oil fans everywhere.

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    We’ve had 12 months of record-breaking global heat. How close are we to passing the 1.5 C limit?

    July 8, 2024 – CBC News – While the last 12-month period globally reached 1.64 C above pre-industrial levels, according to the latest data from the Copernicus climate research program, that isn’t quite the same as breaching the 1.5 C limit set in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

    But it’s a major alarm that we’re close, and that global warming has continued to speed up in the past few years.

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    Climate Action Network created in Pembina Valley

    July 6, 2024 – Winniipeg Free Press – The Discovery Nature Sanctuary on the eastern edge of Winkler will be a hive of activity this summer as a roster of volunteers take turns tending to its new pollinator garden. The promotion of that garden and its need for volunteers is just one of several eco-friendly initiatives recently undertaken by the Pembina Climate Action Network in Southeast Manitoba.

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    Manitoba shifts EV purchase rebate into drive

    July 2, 2024 – Winnipeg Free Press – $25M, four-year program ‘crucial step’ in reaching greenhouse gas targets: climate minister. The NDP government’s rebate program for electric vehicles, disclosed in its April budget, came into effect July 1, with the hope it will give the sale of zero-emission vehicles a charge in Manitoba. A $4,000 purchase rebate can apply to any new electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid that costs $70,000 or less. There is a $2,500 rebate on pre-owned EVs. Manitoba EV purchasers can also access a $5,000 federal rebate on top of the new Manitoba one.

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    Climate change is pushing up food prices — and worrying central banks

    July 2, 2024 – Financial Times – Shifting weather patterns are reducing crop yields and squeezing supplies, creating what could become a permanent source of  inflation.

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    Parliament grilled Canada’s Big Five banks on their fossil fuel financing – here’s why it matters

    July 3, 2024 – Corporate Knights – Last month there was a rare meeting, where the chief executives of Canada’s five largest banks testified before Parliament about their climate commitments. Their testimonies proved why new rules to shift finance away from polluting investments are urgently needed.

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    Forget Planes, Your Kitchen Waste Is The Bigger Climate Culprit. Here’s One Way To Change It

    July 1, 2024 – Forbes.com – New stats from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reveal that food loss and waste generate up to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To put that in perspective, it’s nearly five times what the entire aviation industry produces. And the real kicker? More than half of this food waste comes straight from our kitchens.

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