Posted on October 15, 2012

A report presents 17 steps (most of them no-brainers) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy, in a program that will help Canada meet its international commitments.

Canada can meet its commitments under the Kyoto protocol, ac-cording to the recently published Canadian Solutions, a 17-step action plan for federal and provincial governments. This 100-page report presents a mix of fiscal, regulatory and voluntary initiatives that can be implemented immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy through the use of currently available technologies.

Posted on September 14, 2012

by Colin Graham

Five years ago a group of leading biologists met at Willach in Austria to discuss how much global warming plants and animals could stand. One degree Celsius per century was their estimated maximum.

Posted on July 04, 2012

by Joyce Nelson

The Environmental Paper Network (EPN) has some sobering figures on paper recycling, including this: “After more than 30 years of recycled-paper market development, recycled content has reached the dizzying height of 6 per cent of the overall fibre that goes into printing and writing papers.” And only 3 per cent of that is post-consumer recycled content. In their article for Resource Recycling (June 2009), Pam Blackledge (of EPN) and Susan Kinsella (of Conservatree) write, “Put another way, more than 90 per cent of the printing and office paper available in North America still has no recycled content at all.”

Posted on June 25, 2012

by Dave Stevens

“Out of Kilter: BC Pollution Monitors,” (Summer 2010), looked at errors in pollution data in the BC provin­cial monitoring network. There are similar issues on the national scene. 

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, revised in

Posted on June 25, 2012

by Joyce Nelson

Metals can be used and recycled through the economy almost without limit. Fewer Mines = Less Pollution = Less GHGs

“One of the beauties of steel is you can keep recycling it. It is infi­nitely recyclable,” says Ron Watkins, president of the Canadian Steel Pro­ducers Association.

Posted on June 25, 2012

by Arthur Caldicott

British Columbia’s production of natural gas and coal is the business of moving hydrocarbons out of the

Posted on June 23, 2012

A new coal mine is proposed for Vancouver Island while questions multiply.

by Arthur Caldicott 

Ten years ago Beanstalk Capital Corp. was a new company with noth­ing more than a listing on the TSE Ventures Exchange.

Posted on June 23, 2012

by Stephen Leahy

The prospect of a four-degree Celsius rise in global average tem­peratures in 50 years is alarming – but not alarmist, climate scientists now believe. Eighteen months ago, no one dared imagine humanity pushing

Posted on May 17, 2012

by Joyce Nelson

In 2007, billionaire Sir Richard Branson (chairman of Virgin Group) and Al Gore (former US vice-president) spearheaded a competition called the Virgin Earth Challenge - a contest offering $25 million "to find commercially viable designs to permanently remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere." As Branson put it, "If we could come up with a geoengineering

Posted on March 08, 2012

by Glenys Verhulst

City Green Solutions

Do you want to shrink your household carbon and energy footprint? If so, there are many programs and incentives available to help lower your home's greenhouse gas emissions and make your home more energy efficient, comfortable, and affordable to heat.


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