Category Archives: Environment

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

WASHINGTON — Canada's trade minister is headed back to the U.S. capital just two weeks after joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his visit to the White House.  Mary Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to talk

Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A proposal to replace an oil pipeline that was shut down in 2015 after causing California's worst coastal spill in 25 years is inching though a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered

Michigan abandons Line 5 challenge to focus instead on 2019 state court lawsuit

WASHINGTON — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has abruptly abandoned her federal court case aimed at shutting down the cross-border Line 5 pipeline. Instead, Attorney General Dana Nessel says Whitmer will concentrate the government's efforts on a long-s...

Vice-president swears in David Cohen as newest U.S. ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON — David Cohen has been sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Canada — the first full-time American envoy since 2019.  Vice-president Kamala Harris presided over the process in her ceremonial offices earlier today.  Cohen, a lawyer,...

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service are trying to find out who's responsible.

N.L.’s Come By Chance oil refinery sold to Texas company to produce renewable fuels

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — An idled oil refinery in the town of Come By Chance, N.L., has new owners and a planned new life producing renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel beginning in mid-2022. The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced Tuesd...

Montreal suburb revives plan to kill majority of deer herd in local park

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A city south of Montreal announced Tuesday that it has revived a controversial plan to kill most of the deer in a local park, about a year after it backed off from a similar initiative because of

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For years, testing of the tap water in an upscale Detroit suburb showed the city was in the clear. Then residents got a notice seemingly out of the blue: Their water could be contaminated with elevated

Travel advisory issued as British Columbia prepares for more heavy rain

VANCOUVER — Officials warned against non-essential travel Tuesday as the forecast called for heavy rainfall across swaths of southern and coastal British Columbia, including areas devastated by flooding and mudslides just a few weeks ago. Public Safety...

British Columbia extends gas rationing, state of emergency after floods

VICTORIA — Fuel rationing in parts of British Columbia was extended Monday for another two weeks until Dec. 14 to allow crews to bring the Trans Mountain pipeline back online after a series of devastating storms, floods and slides in