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London’s Mayor Boris Johnson on Banks and Saving the Planet

London’s Major, Boris Johnson, wrote an interesting article in his weekly Telegraph column on the role banks could play in saving the planet, and make a profit to boot. Take a break and check out the article here. It’s another example of how industry sectors could be leading the way in making the shift to […]

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Op-Ed: Copenhagen Was Just a Sideshow

Dr. Mark Jacquard from Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management has underscored the urgent need for adaptation to the impacts of climate change. In his op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen December 23, Dr. Jacquard addresses the events at the recent talks in Copenhagen, and comments on difficulties agreeing on emissions-reductions targets […]

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Copenhagen – Day 1

It’s here. Copenhagen 2009. Day 1 has arrived with much anticipation, as over 15,000 experts and 100 world leaders gather for 12 days to discuss one of the greatest challenges ever faced by humanity. “If the whole world comes to Copenhagen and leaves without making the needed political agreement, then I think it’s a failure […]

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Are your investments safe…from climate change?

The United States Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a new staff guidance that may require U.S.-traded companies to disclose their exposure to financial risks relating to climate change and emerging policies, reports Nasdaq. Investors will now be able to inquire about the financial implications of critical issues, such as climate change, on their investment […]

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World’s best town named, and it’s right here in beautiful British Columbia!

Beautiful Gibson’s, BC, has been named ‘the best place in the world to live,’ (for communities with fewer than 20,000 residents) by the International Awards for Liveable Communities. The award program is endorsed by the United Nations. Gibsons’ commitment to healthy living and environmental sustainability were some of the qualities recognized when the award was […]

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Is China destined to be the next green energy superpower?

China is investing billions of dollars into renewable energy production in an effort to combat their steeply rising greenhouse gas emissions. While the US is only just taking its first steps towards mandating power companies to generate more electricity from renewable sources, China already imposed such a requirement 2 years ago. At present coal remains […]

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700 square kilometers of ice calves off Antarctic ice shelf

An iceberg the size of New York City has broken off the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Satellite data shows that approximately 700 square kilometers separated from the shelf and shattered into hundreds of icebergs. The Wilkins Shelf, stable for most of the last century, began retreating in the 1990s. The trend has been widely […]

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BC’s carbon tax leads the way on Canadian climate policy

Sustainable Prosperity, a think tank based at the University of Ottawa, has rated British Columbia’s carbon tax the most effective climate policy of its kind in Canada. The group’s findings, which slammed the BC NDP’s alternative to the current carbon tax policy as the weakest solution in Canada, also acknowledge that the BC government must […]

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