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When it comes to sucking up carbon, not all trees are equal

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the differences in how certain types of trees sequester carbon and how a carbon price across borders might work.
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Reusable takeout options are popping up across Canada

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at innovations in reusable takeout containers and why some food lovers are taking beef off their menus.
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Can Canada reach its emissions targets while still producing so much oil and gas?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the disconnect between Canada's new emissions targets and the continued support of the oil and gas sector, and how some European jurisdictions are banning short-haul flights.
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Canada is touting hydrogen as crucial to its climate action plan, but how green is it?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at Canada's pursuit of "green" hydrogen and California's findings on the connection between carbon emissions reductions and GDP.
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14 people are mapping Canada's path to net-zero emissions — can they do it?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the committee seeking to reduce Canada's emissions to net zero by 2050 and how climate change could affect hurricanes.
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Buildings made with fungi could live, grow — and then biodegrade

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how mycelium could be used to make sustainable building materials and why RBC ranks so high on the list of banks funding the fossil fuel industry.
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What does 'ethical travel' mean?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at what it means to travel ethically and why a group of green advocacy groups decided to call out oil and gas giant Chevron to the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S.
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Compressed air, flywheels and more: Energy storage solutions being tested in Canada

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at more energy storage solutions being tested in Canada and how the city of Barcelona is embracing is wild side.

'A question of life and death': Why climate action must also take racial justice into account

Activists and academics spoke to What on Earth host Laura Lynch about how white voices are too often at the centre of climate change discussions, and how conversations about climate justice must also include conversations about social and racial justice.
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Gravity power? How to store wind, solar energy without batteries

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how wind and solar power can be stored without batteries and what road salt is doing to rivers in Ottawa.
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Bill that aims to address environmental racism heads for debate in House of Commons

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the effort to get the federal government to address environmental racism and the global energy consumption of bitcoin.
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Insect-based dog food aims to cut your pet's carbon pawprint

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the growing appetite for insect-filled pet food and the real reasons for the collapse of Texas's electrical grid.
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Why geothermal is a hot trend in new condos

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how condominiums are turning to fossil fuel-free geothermal or geoexchange technology for their heating and cooling and the effect climate change may be having on the Canada jay population.
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Rooftop solar power is on the rise, but Canada has yet to embrace its sunny ways

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how rooftop solar power installations are taking off (but not in Canada) and what the Alberta inquiry into anti-energy campaigns can teach us about climate disinformation.
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How climate action can benefit from Indigenous tradition of '7th-generation decision-making'

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how 'seventh-generation' thinking can inform climate action and how the transition away from fossil fuels can be made to benefit all of society.
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Can't decide on a real vs. fake Christmas tree? Consider a 'living' tree

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the benefits of a 'live' Christmas tree and how the U.S. Clean Air Act has helped birds across the continent.
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Flexitarianism, buying used and more: Green habits that are on the rise

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at some sustainable personal habits that have been growing in popularity, and explore ways to ease children's anxiety about climate change.
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How carbon capture technology can add to the emissions problem

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we drill deeper on carbon capture and look at the ramifications of buying and selling water futures.
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'2 lost decades': How some experts view last 20 years of Canadian climate policy

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look back at 20 years of climate policy in Canada and talk to the country's climate minister, Jonathan Wilkinson.
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Satellite trackers help map journey of plastic waste to the ocean

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at work being done to track plastic waste that ends up in rivers and oceans and a video game that explores the troubled history of water in cities.
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Is it possible to make a sustainable smartphone?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at Fairphone, who claim to make a sustainable smartphone, as well as the efforts to repurpose Alberta's many inactive oil and gas wells for geothermal energy production.
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How countries can ensure they'll actually meet their net-zero emissions pledges

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the transparency measures countries can take to meet their net-zero targets and explore a student residence at the University of Toronto that applies the principles of passive house design.
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Tracking the effects of climate change on Arctic animals is no easy task

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how scientists go about tracking Arctic animals in an era of climate change and why so many tampon applicators end up on beaches.
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Reducing light pollution has numerous benefits for the environment

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at why light pollution is a 'stressor' on the planet and why poppies are a symbol of ecological renewal.
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Youth-led climate change lawsuit dismissed by Federal Court

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the latest development in the youth-led climate change lawsuit against the federal government and new analysis that suggests we may have hit peak emissions in 2019.

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