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
Carleton students push university to divest funds from fossil fuels investments
Carleton students want the university to follow the lead of other institutions and pull its endowment funds from fossil fuel investments.
Paving paradise? Ontario’s Bradford Bypass a dead end, critics say, while premier says it will ease traffic
The controversial Bradford Bypass has environmentalists up in arms over damage to wetlands and the Ford government touting an end to traffic congestion. Capital Current examines the arguments.
Canada will never export bulk water to the U.S. — and journalists should stop writing about it
Every couple of years, Canadian media revisits the perennial issue of exporting water to the U.S. Capital Current’s Jonathan Got would like journalists to stop.
Project in Old Ottawa South piloting a way to retrofit and improve comfort in older homes
A pilot project in Old Ottawa South is aiming to provide the information homeowners need to properly retrofit their century-old homes.
Canada’s pledge to cut methane emissions at COP26 offers hope despite the country’s history of missed targets
Canada pledges to reduce methane emissions to combat climate change after it is cited as a “top concern” for Canadians.
Climate protestors in Ottawa demand stricter action to curb emissions, carry message to Prime Minister’s Office
Fridays for Future organized a global strike demanding climate action. Hundreds in Ottawa gathered at Confederation Park to show their support
Climate change and biodiversity need to be tackled in tandem to effect real change, experts say
A recently released report brings together two of the most daunting environmental challenges — climate change and biodiversity loss.
B.C. fires continue to burn, putting local ranchers at risk of losing property, animals and livelihoods
Although many communities have adjusted to the reality of living with wildfires during the summer months, for those who own cattle, horses, ranches and property along the fire’s path, these times are incredibly stressful and threaten their livelihood.
City developing new climate strategy but some say it’s just a start
The city of Ottawa is preparing a new strategy to combat climate change at the community level.