Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMEnvironment Minister Peter Kent rushed to Toronto’s Evergreen Brickworks this week to proclaim the good news: for the first time in 22 years, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions remained flat while the economy grew. [News Source]
Environment minister trumpets Canada’s success in climate change battle.
Canadian professor lobbies for roofing changes to fight climate change.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMOne Canadian expert believes a significant piece of the global-warming puzzle is perched on the roof over our heads. The colour of urban roofs could go a long way to combat global warming, says Hashem Akbari, a professor of civil and environmental engineering. [News Source]
Global warming scientists foresee sun-reflecting cities.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMScientists sketched a vision on Friday of converting the world's cities into giant sunlight reflectors to help fight global warming but met with scepticism from fellow academics. [News Source]
Group established to examine hydropower, climate change.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMA new initiative has sprung up that plans to install a comprehensive net of gauges on Roaring Fork watershed streams and examine the issues of climate change, water conservation and hydropower development. [News Source]
Cutting fuel subsidies key to sustainable development: report.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMEliminating fossil fuel subsidies – and using some of the savings to help the poorest cope with rising energy prices – could curb climate change and energy waste, cut government costs and reduce social inequality, a report on sustainable development suggests. [News Source]
Cenovus lowering per barrel emissions.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMIn the wake of new data confirming a rise in greenhouse gas emissions from Alberta's oilsands sector, one Canadian company, Cenovus, says it's turning the corner in efforts to reduce heat-trapping gases released for each barrel of oil produced from their operations. [News Source]
Judge hears North Dakota arguments against Minnesota energy law.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMA federal judge heard arguments Thursday in North Dakota's lawsuit against Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act. The law has an ambitious goal of reducing Minnesota's contribution to global warming. [News Source]
Virtual hot spots.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMTemperature constraints affect the survival of individual animals, specific populations, and even whole species. Such knowledge has become in creasingly important given the threat of climate change. [News Source]
Saskatchewan is a climate change ‘laggard’: Report.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMEnvironment Minister Dustin Duncan says he’d like to sit down with the David Suzuki Foundation and discuss climate change, after the foundation labelled Saskatchewan a “laggard” in a scathing report. [News Source]
Inventory report expected to show progress on climate policies.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMA new inventory report on greenhouse gases Wednesday is expected to confirm that Canadian emissions levels continue to drop in most sectors except for the oil-and-gas industry. [News Source]
Italy puts new caps on renewable energy incentives.
Friday April 13th 2012, 10:00 AMItaly will scale back financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy that have inflated consumer power bills more than expected, two ministers said on Wednesday, and also will raise national renewable energy targets for 2020, as Europe combats climate change. [News Source]