TOPIC: WHAT ON EARTH

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How the oilsands cut some emissions by exporting them

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at some of the accounting around oilsands emissions and examine the effect a bee shortage is having on Canadian berry farmers.
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Why Canada is so far behind Europe in electrifying rail

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at why Europe is so far ahead of Canada in electrifying trains and the problem of sunscreen in our waterways.
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How to turn climate anxiety into 'a tool, not a dead end'

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we talk to author Britt Wray about the upside to climate anxiety and look at why goldfish are proliferating in Canadian waterways.
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Why some homeowners are sharing their yards with gardeners and farmers

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the concept of yard sharing and why land conservation is vital for protecting species as well as in the fight against climate change.
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Want to try out an EV? Here are some electric car rental options

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at rental possibilities for electric vehicles and why it's important to maintain species diversity in our food supply system.

What Europe's oil and gas capital can tell us about the growing pains of a just transition

As climate scientists tell the world to end the extraction and combustion of fossil fuels, questions linger about how to make this happen while ensuring economic and social well-being. Aberdeen, Scotland, the so-called oil and gas capital of Europe, is going through those growing pains right now.
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Battery recycling could help make electric vehicle production more sustainable

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how electric vehicles can be recycled and examine the pros and cons of the federal government's tax credit on carbon capture technology.
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Professional chefs tout the culinary — and environmental — advantages of induction stoves

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we talk to chefs who love the sustainable efficiency of induction stoves and collect some of your responses to our recent story on long-distance driving in an electric vehicle.
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How realistic is it to take a road trip with an electric vehicle?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how realistic it is currently to do a road trip with an electric vehicle, and examine Ottawa's newly released Emissions Reduction Plan.
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Mining Ontario's Ring of Fire could help build green energy — but also damage vital peatlands

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the pros and cons of mining Ontario's Ring of Fire and examine the ecological fallout of the war in Ukraine.
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What one N.W.T. town can teach us about dealing with future floods

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how Fort Simpson, N.W.T., recovered from the 2021 floods and the consumer choices that make rising gas prices an even bigger problem for Canadians.
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UN report delves into how climate change is affecting mental health

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, the new IPCC report highlights the mental health dimension of climate change, and we look at the movement to protect the night sky.
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This CEO wants to reduce emissions by turning buildings 'into Teslas'

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a company that is retrofitting buildings to make them less dependent on fossil fuels, as well as Ontario's plan to green the steel sector.
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Warming oceans are threatening the Inuit way of life

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how warming oceans are affecting those who live in the Arctic and explain the idea behind 'renewable natural gas.'
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How some energy efficiency incentives slow climate action

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how the energy efficiency mantra is being used to lock in natural gas use and a new private member's bill in Parliament that looks to enact right-to-repair legislation for vehicles.
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As Canada tackles building emissions, what's a natural gas utility to do?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the challenges of meeting net zero goals without natural gas and hear from one Ontario town that a year ago banned single-use plastic.
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Geothermal heating co-op shares warmth among Montreal neighbours

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a geothermal heating project that emerged in a Montreal laneway and what might be in store for Canada's nuclear waste.
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As cities ban natural gas to cut emissions, Ontario is expanding its gas network

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how Ontario is expanding its natural gas network while other jurisdictions are doing the opposite and take a closer look at the issue of 'range anxiety' with electric vehicles.
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Climate fiction needs to challenge and inspire, say these Canadian authors

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how climate-themed fiction could be made to feel less gloomy and how scientists figured out that the New Year's Day boom over Pittsburgh was in fact a meteor.
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How Indigenous pipeline resistance keeps emissions in the ground

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore how Indigenous resistance is keeping carbon emissions out of the atmosphere and learn that there is a pecking order among birds when it comes to being fed.
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How homes could be retrofitted to float during floods

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore ways to retrofit homes to deal with flooding and catch up with a Quebec man who donated an island to the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
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Why building more roads has environmental effects and won't ease gridlock in the long run

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we explore why building more highways has an adverse effect on the environment and how the N.W.T. is falling short in protecting its vast peatlands.
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New Green Party leader knows the trauma of environmental damage first-hand

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we hear from interim Green Party Leader Amita Kuttner about their tragic experience with mudslides and explore the sustainability benefits of roundabouts.
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Satellite data is helping us understand our changing planet

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how satellite data can help us learn more about our environment and examine what Canada agreed to at the COP26 climate summit.
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What on Earth host on COP26

Laura Lynch, the host of What On Earth, a show dedicated to covering the challenge and solutions of climate change, has just returned from covering the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

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