90% chance world will set record for hottest year by end of 2025: report – National

There’s a 40 per cent chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said. A new World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next several years also predicts a 90 per cent […]

Suncor Energy targets net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Suncor Energy Inc. says it is now committed to a net-zero-by-2050 carbon emissions target. The new goal is an upgrade from its previous target set in 2015 to reduce emissions intensity from upstream operations by 30 per cent by 2030, and matches the net-zero target set by oilsands producer rival Cenovus Energy Inc. early […]

Biden’s climate change plan could ‘absolutely’ pressure Canada: experts – National

U.S. President Joe Biden has made tackling climate change a prominent part of his governing agenda, vowing to cut the country’s carbon emissions by 50 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, and has identified it as one of his administration’s top priorities. Biden’s plan marks America’s return to the climate change fight, a […]

China must overhaul its vast power grid to meet climate pledge, analysts say – National

One of the most pressing challenges for China to meet its pledge to cap carbon emissions this decade and pivot toward renewables is overhauling its electricity grid, the world’s largest, officials and analysts say. Beijing’s surprise announcement last year that it would hit peak emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060 could […]

Biden announces U.S. will halve its emissions by 2030 – National

The Biden administration on Thursday pledged to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, a new target it hopes will spur other big emitter countries to raise their ambition to combat climate change. The goal, unveiled at the start of a two-day climate summit hosted by Democratic President Joe […]

‘Seriousness and urgency’: China, U.S. agree to cooperate on climate change crisis – National

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, agreed to co-operate to curb climate change with urgency, just days before President Joe Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue. The agreement was reached by U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry and his Chinese counterpart Xie […]

Trudeau invited to Biden administration’s first global climate talks – National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among several world leaders invited to the first big climate talks of U.S. President Joe Biden‘s administration. The event also includes invites to Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping. According to U.S. administration officials, the event will be one the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up and […]

‘He delighted in being challenged’: Renowned ecologist David Schindler remembered

His research in the lab and the field was published in some of the world’s top journals, but that was never enough for David Schindler, who died Thursday at age 80. “The importance of David Schindler was his ability to talk truth to power,” said Jim Handman, a longtime science journalist and journalism professor. […]

Canada, U.S. working toward North American vehicle emissions standards: Wilkinson – National

Canada and the United States are working toward a joint vehicle emissions standard, Canada’s environment and climate change minister said. Jonathan Wilkinson’s remarks came a day after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden shared their first bilateral meeting, during which their shared goals to address climate change took centre stage. 2:41 […]

1 in 5 premature deaths globally in 2018 caused by fossil fuel pollution: study – National

Pollution from fossil fuels causes one in five premature deaths globally, suggesting the health impacts of burning coal, oil and natural gas may be far higher than previously thought, according to a study published on Tuesday. Parts of China, India, Europe and the northeastern United States are among the hardest-hit areas, suffering a disproportionately […]