Environment & Economy
Environment & Economy

Implement the Biological Diversity Act in its true spirit

Posted on 23 February 2019

Biodiversity is very crucial for the functioning of ecosystems that provide us with various products like oxygen, food, fresh water, fertile soil and fuel, besides ecological services such as moderating storms and mitigating climate change, making it possible for millions of species, including humans to survive on earth. According to the International Union for Conservation ...

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Diggers remove 500 tonnes of contaminated material from Fife beaches

Posted on 23 February 2019

About 500 tonnes of contaminated material is being removed from two Fife beaches following an oil-based spill. Efforts continue to pinpoint the source of the pollution on beaches in the villages of Limekilns and Charlestown. Residents reported a strong smell of oil on Monday, and pockets of pollution were seen on the shoreline near the villages. The affected beaches an ...

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'Moment of reckoning': US cities burn recyclables after China bans imports

Posted on 23 February 2019

But in the past three months, half of these recyclableshave been loaded on to trucks, taken to a hulking incineration facility and burned, according to the city’s government. It’s a situation being replicated across the US as cities struggle to adapt to a recent ban by China on the import of items intended for reuse. The loss of this overseas dumping ground means that pla ...

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Bill that prices carbon pollution would yield a dividend for everyone

Posted on 23 February 2019

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A bipartisan bill that would put a price on each ton of carbon pollution and likely broaden efforts to develop forms of renewable energy is getting wide support from Catholic advocates concerned about climate change. Seen as key to significantly reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividen ...

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Safe driving tips as freezing rain hits Montreal

Posted on 29 December 2018

Roads, parking lots and sidewalks turned into skating rinks Friday and CAA-Québec spokesperson Annie Gauthier shares some tips for how to drive safely and minimize any potential car damage. Wait it out  Drivers who don't need to go out before the freezing rain ends and the roads are salted shouldn't risk it. It will be slow-going and unnecessarily dangerous, G ...

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Blast of winter weather hits Montreal

Posted on 29 December 2018

About one to three millimetres of freezing rain hit the Greater Montreal area early Friday morning. Environment Canada issued the warning Thursday due to an imminent low-pressure system, but it was lifted Friday afternoon. The system started as snow before changing to freezing rain early Friday morning, as it moves over western and central Quebec. The freezing rain was expected to last ...

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Saint-Jacques Escarpment: green space or toxic dump?

Posted on 17 December 2018

MONTREAL – On the Saint-Jacques Escarpment, it seems there’s more than meets the eye. The wooded area between Notre-Dame-de-Grace and Highway 20 is fenced in, but many risk trespassing to enjoy its natural beauty. “They didn’t know what was there,” said Lisa Mintz who started a group to protect the land. “It’s so quiet even with it being between two industrial areas.” ...

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Petition demands Quebec cannabis society stop using single-use plastics

Posted on 17 December 2018

A petition is demanding the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) stop using single-use plastics in its packaging. Montrealer Jody Aveline argues that the provincial Crown corporation needs to take a more eco-friendly approach “when distributing cannabis and cannabis-related byproduct.” “Here’s this new Crown corporation that just started all fresh and they are push ...