Transit troubles: Commuting in Ottawa without a car is still not viable for many
Transportation is Ontario’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.
Ecology Ottawa praises plan to buy 350 electric buses, but urges more action
At an emergency meeting last Friday, Ottawa’s Transit Commission voted in favour of the electrification of 350 diesel buses by 2026. While this number is lower than initially expected, Ecology Ottawa says the 350 buses will be a significant step toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Ottawa public transportation.
Baked in: Extreme heat waves pose life-threatening risks for homeless, experts say
As the climate warms, longer, hotter heat waves are becoming the norm even in Canada. For the homeless this poses serious risk, experts say
The 25th Hour: Permafrost and the Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highways
Carleton University PhD student Emma Stockton is completing her thesis on the thawing permafrost’s effect on ground conditions along the Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highways in the Northwest Territories.
Ottawa’s tree canopy must be larger to achieve real benefit, say environmentalists
Although 30 per cent tree canopy cover is the ideal amount for Canadian cities, environmentalists say more is needed to have substantial change.