Video: Canada makes new $2.65-billion pledge to climate change fund

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says an additional $2.65 billion Canada is spending to tackle climate change will be “very welcome” by developing countries. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Malta, Friday.

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Video: Tom Mulcair applauds Trudeau’s climate funding announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada is making a five-year, $2.65 billion contribution to help developing countries tackle climate change. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair calls the announcement a “very good bit of news.”

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Now is the time for Canada to court closer economic ties with China

Our second-largest trade partner may be motivated to return the gesture as it looks in from the outside of the 12-country TPP deal

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Energy and environmental economist on Alberta’s new climate strategy

Alberta’s climate change panel released its report this week – a document widely supported (and adopted) by government, the energy industry and environmental groups

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B.C. climate report says hike carbon tax, extend reduction targets to 2050

Environment Minister Mary Polak admitted that the 2020 target would be difficult to achieve and she says the government needs to look at resetting those carbon-reduction targets to 2050

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B.C. climate report suggests a hike in carbon tax

In the report released Friday, a climate leadership team concluded the province will fail to meet its 2020 targets and recommends focusing emission-reduction targets for 2030 and 2050.

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Ontario’s new waste legislation now available

We’re poring through every detail before we bring you some analysis and interpretation. In the meantime, feel free take a look for yourself. Links to both new documents can be found below

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Scrap metal recycling plant faces second fire in two years

In 2013, another fire at the facility caused an estimated $200,000 in damage

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New recycling process crafts unbelievable art out of plastic garbage

Industrial designer Carter Zufelt has created a new process for recycling discarded plastics. Unlike most current methods, his is able to transform garbage into uniquely-crafted art. READ HERE: New recycling process crafts unbelievable art out of plastic garbage

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