Category Archives: Environment

Canada’s transport minister detects ‘shift’ in U.S. outlook after meetings in D.C.

WASHINGTON — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says he is detecting a positive "shift" in the Biden administration's approach to Canada following meetings in the U.S. capital.  Alghabra spent Tuesday in Washington, D.C., with officials including U.S. co...

Davos Voices: What leaders say about climate change, war

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Corporate buzzwords. Technical jargon. Bold but vague pronouncements about climate change and Russia's war in Ukraine. The World Economic Forum's annual gathering of

Davos updates | Iran’s foreign minister talks war, nuke deal

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister sat before an audience of Western business executives and policymakers at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, fielding questions about why Iran has yet to condemn Russia for...

Davos ends with Germany pushing global work on climate, war

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed hopes Thursday for global cooperation on climate change, hunger and war, while dozens of climate activists demonstrated in the Swiss town of Davos as a meeting of global elites ended wit...

Germany: G-7 nations can lead the way on ending coal use

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's energy and climate minister said Thursday that the Group of Seven wealthy nations can lead the way on ending the use of coal, a heavily polluting fossil fuel that's responsible for a large chunk of global

Fresh manure dumped at B.C. premier’s community office, police say

LANGFORD, B.C. — Police say they are investigating manure left at the front doors of Premier John Horgan's local constituency office in Langford, B.C.  A news release from RCMP Wednesday says officers were called to a report of manure being dumped

Brazil toughens environmental fines in reaction to a lawsuit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After a series of measures that weakened Brazil’s environmental laws, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has signaled an about-face, signing a decree Tuesday relating to crimes involving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. ...

Emergency alerts when severe weather happens can be improved: Guilbeault

OTTAWA — Emergency weather alerts that are broadcast over the mobile network should be improved to make sure they are getting to the right people at the right time, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Wednesday. Guilbeault is in Germany for a

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

CALGARY — A southern Alberta town has become what it says is the first municipality to endorse a community-developed policy that calls for a permanentban on new coal exploration and development in the Rocky Mountains. "We've always wanted to keep our

Davos updates | VW: Supply chain woes ease; orders backed up

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Executives with German automaker Volkswagen say at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that supply chain problems exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war are easing but they’re dealing with a huge backlog of orders.