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Chemical plant in Sarnia, Ont. says it will permanently close by 2026

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ineos Styrolution announced that it will permanently shutter operations in southwestern Ontario after both the provincial and federal governments enacted new rules aimed at curbing benzene emissions at its plants. The chemical manufacturer said Tuesday in a statement that it will cease …

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Toronto birds attack walkers from behind: ‘It’s their territory, we’re just in it’

It’s feathered, and a tiny bit ferocious. Summer is here, which means a notorious angry bird is back to pecking pedestrian’s heads, including in Toronto. “I used to doubt when people told me that the red-winged blackbirds could be that aggressive,” said Shawn Pearen. Then the bird came at Pearen …

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Invasive vs. native garden species: Learning what to pull and what to plant

The City of Toronto’s Patricia Landry can’t resist pulling out the invasive dog strangling vine that she notices in the Glen Stewart Ravine during an interview with Global News. “It’s one of our worst invasives,” she says. “It’s an ongoing battle.  We never stop.” Sneaky, creeping and costly, invasive plants …

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PBO says he has been told not to disclose government’s carbon price analysis – National

Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux suggested the federal government is gagging him from sharing its own findings on the economic impact of the carbon price. During a Monday Finance Committee meeting, Giroux said the government has its own economic analysis, which he has seen but has not been released. “The …

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‘Rotten rock’: Climate change altering the face of Canadian mountaineering

The Abbot Pass hut stood for decades in a rugged saddle between two iconic peaks, overlooking the limpid turquoise of Banff National Park’s Lake Louise — a destination for alpinists from around the world until the ground melted beneath it and forced its closure. University of Calgary researchers have now used a century’s …

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‘Our earth’: Saskatchewan students fight against climate change

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A number of Saskatoon students are hoping to capture the attention of policy makers in the province, as they bring awareness to the effects of climate change through a youth speaker series. The series is aimed at bringing in kids across the …

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Is carbon pricing a politically feasible climate policy? What research says – National

It was supposed to do the heavy lifting for Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions targets. And it was supposed to remain a major part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s legacy, both at home and abroad — part of an urgent global push to fight climate change. But instead of fulfilling those …

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Tochal rejects Lemay Forest offer while advocates call for meeting – Winnipeg

The owner of a forested piece of land in St. Norbert has said ‘no’ to an offer to purchase and preserve the land with public funds. “This offer was fair, and the developer has rejected it,” said Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid. Tochal Development Group Inc. owns the Lemay Forest, …

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Quiet after 6: Ontario city considers curfew for gas-powered lawn tools

As the City of London moves forward with its Climate Emergency Action Plan, staff are looking at ways to reduce, restrict or phase out gas-powered lawn equipment – including a possible curfew. At Wednesday’s civic works committee meeting, members voted to hold a public meeting on the idea in July. …

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Crowdsourcing app helps prove endangered snail still on Canada’s mainland

It was thought the Shagreen snail could only be found in Canada on Middle Island and Pelee Island in Lake Erie, but photographs uploaded to a crowdsourcing nature app have proved the endangered snail is on the mainland, just outside of Woodstock, Ont. Scott Gillingwater, species at risk biologist with …

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