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Dec 6th, 2012
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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario news release December 4 2012Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG)....
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Dec 6th, 2012
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Canada trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in 2013 climate change performance indexClimate Action Network release December 3, 2012Canada fell to 58th place out of 61 countries analyzed for their policies and action on climate change this year, trailed only by Kazakhstan, Iran, and Saudi...
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Nov 27th, 2012
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Report: $100 billion a year to help poorer countries still unfunded BY HEATHER SCOFFIELD THE CANADIAN PRESS November 26, 2012OTTAWA — A $100-billion-a-year promise from rich nations — including Canada — to help poor countries deal with climate change is still unfunded as of the end of 2012, a new rep...
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Nov 26th, 2012
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MNR Is Being GuttedEmail from Peaceful Parks Coalition November 26 2012 The Ministry of Natural Resources is being gutted by staff layoffs and budget restraints.    To cope with the cutbacks, it is streamlining programs and handing off responsibilities to ‘stewardship partners’ such as hunting and an...
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Nov 26th, 2012
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Tree killers spreading into forests that were once too cold for themTHE CANADIAN PRESS NOVEMBER 26, 2012  N e w research suggests mountain pine beetles have become so widespread they're not just benefiting from global warming. They're starting to contribute to it."The effects of climate change cascad...
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Oct 30th, 2012
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King Weekly Sentinel October 17 2012  Ontario taxpayers and consumers will be paying significantly more, up to 15% more in some cases, for roads, sewers, water systems, public transit and other infrastructure because of the rising costs associated with the disposal of excavated soil.According to a ne...
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Sep 20th, 2012
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ECO News release September 19, 2012Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy....
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Sep 20th, 2012
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By Edward Hill - Victoria News  September 14, 2012 A leading Canadian climate scientist today slammed the search for the long-lost 1845 Franklin Expedition as a veiled front for future oil and gas extraction in the high Arctic.Andrew Weaver, a professor in the University of Victoria school of earth a...
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Sep 20th, 2012
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By Sultan Latif and Janos Mate Toronto Star August 28 2012Would it make sense to ask a doctor to examine a patient, but take away their stethoscope? That is what the Canadian government is asking scientists to do when it comes to ‘examining’ the ozone layer.Many assume that the ozone problem was fixe...
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Sep 9th, 2012
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By Tonda MacCharles Toronto Star August 29, 2012OTTAWA—The Conservative government has cancelled federal environmental assessments of nearly 600 projects in Ontario after its 2012 budget bill eased environmental review laws.In Ontario, the list of proposed developments that are no longer to be subjec...