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Category: Climate Change

Climate Change

Canada’s new emissions reduction plan ‘doesn’t go far enough,’ say environmentalists

As a lawyer for Ecojustice, Julia Croome said she’s been grappling with feelings of optimism and disappointment since the federal government unveiled Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction plan on March 29. The target? To cut emissions by 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and put Canada on track for net-zero emissions by 2050. To meet this target, the government…

Climate Change

Protecting the peat: Conservationists have bought a bit of the threatened Alfred Bog

Conservationists have announced the purchase of a small chunk of the environmentally sensitive and important Alfred Bog east of Ottawa. Capital Current explains the implications. The purchase will help protect the largest remaining chunk of privately owned peatland in southern Ontario’s largest bog – but it’s still a tiny fraction of a rapidly shrinking ecosystem