Canada didn’t start Keystone XL dispute — the president did, Kenney says in rebuke of Biden

Alberta’s premier has offered another sharp rebuke of the U.S. president’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, going so far as to accuse him of showing “disrespect for America’s closest friend and ally.” In an interview with The West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney criticized newly inaugurated president Joe Biden’s decision […]

Climate groups cheer U.S. return to Paris Agreement, but push Biden for more – National

Climate-change leaders and campaigners worldwide welcomed U.S. President Joe Biden’s move to rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement but said Washington must also cut emissions and use its influence to encourage other countries to do the same. In one of his first acts as president, Biden issued an executive order on Wednesday to bring the […]

Experts say cancelled Keystone XL pipeline expansion won’t lessen oil dependency

Cancelling the multi-billion dollar Keystone XL pipeline expansion would not only jeopardize thousands of jobs in Alberta, it would also mean the loss of billions of dollars in corporate income taxes, carbon taxes and royalties, according to energy experts. Read more: ‘Show Canada respect’: Kenney prepared to defend Keystone XL as critics slam project […]

Vast islands of garbage cover lake, threaten to clog dam in Serbia – National

You’ve probably heard of “garbage islands” floating in the massive Atlantic and Pacific oceans, but you’ve never seen a collection of trash — this size — on a comparatively teensy lake. Serbia’s Potpecko Lake has received a lot of attention during the past week after shocking footage showed the water’s surface completely covered end-to-end […]

Canada lags far behind pioneering Norway in phasing-out gasoline vehicles – National

More often than not, Norway finds itself at, or near, the top of all the good lists — perhaps most notably as number 1 on the United Nations Human Development Index. It has now secured its place at the top of another list: the 21st century race to make zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) the norm. […]

Atlantic First Nations building geothermal greenhouses to address food insecurity

The Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton is one of several Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada that is launching a project to address food insecurity using a geothermal greenhouse that can grow produce year-round. Once complete, the project will also boast a field garden, a large-scale potting shed and a food centre. The Potlotek […]

Jane Goodall adds voice to calls to move Lucy the elephant from Edmonton – Edmonton

Famous animal activist Jane Goodall is urging Edmonton City Council to “free Lucy the lonely elephant” and let her retire “in a more humane setting.” Goodall is best known for her 60-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. She posted a video message Tuesday, asking that Lucy be transferred from the […]

Opponents of Enbridge Line 3 pipeline sue to shut down Minnesota construction

Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to address several environmental issues when it approved a water quality permit. Two Minnesota Ojibwe bands and two environmental groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District […]

‘A legal first’: B.C. man accused of dangerous driving for sleeping in self-driving, speeding Tesla

In what Canadian legal experts are calling an unprecedented case, a B.C. man has been charged with dangerous driving in Alberta after he was allegedly caught sleeping in a self-driving Tesla as it sped south on Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary this past summer. Court records indicate Leran Cai, 20, had a first […]

EU leaders agree to further cut greenhouse emissions after all-night climate talks – National

European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend. Following night-long discussions at their two-day summit in Brussels, the 27 member […]