Category Archives: Environment

Hungary’s Orban to discuss nuclear power project with Putin

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban plans to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 1 to discuss the progress of a Russian-backed project to expand a Hungarian nuclear power plant, Hungary’s foreign minister said Thursday...

Hundreds of academics ask Freeland to scrap carbon capture tax credit

OTTAWA — More than 400 Canadian climate scientists and other academics are pleading with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to scrap her plan to create a tax credit for companies that build carbon capture and storage facilities. Freeland floated the id...

Army Corps to spend $732M on Mississippi River lock upgrade

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps said it will spend $732 million to expand a lock and dam system to help barges more efficiently transport millions of tons of corn, soybeans and other goods along the Mississippi River.

Imperial Metals surrenders mining rights in B.C.’s Silverdaisy watershed

VICTORIA — British Columbia Premier John Horgan says an ecologically sensitive watershed not far from the U.S. border is one step closer to protection thanks to an agreement extinguishing mining claims in the area.  The province says in a news release

B.C. First Nations make deal with Western Forest Products to defer old-growth logging

VICTORIA — Cedar, fir and hemlock trees as old as 800 years have temporary protection after an agreement was reached between four Vancouver Island First Nations and a forestry company. The deal between four nations in the Nanwakolas Council and Western...

Iqaluit water treatment plant shut down over fuel contamination

IQALUIT, Nunavut — The City of Iqaluit shut down its water treatment plant Wednesday after the water was contaminated last week with fuel for the second time. The city said a breach in the system is suspected to have caused residents

Saskatchewan preparing to submit another carbon pricing plan to Ottawa: premier

REGINA — Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan will submit another carbon pricing plan to the federal government in the coming months. The province's first proposal was rejected by Ottawa last July.  Moe said in a statement Wednesday that Saskatchewan is...

Quebec details plan to capture, fence in isolated caribou herds to protect them

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says it is moving forward with its plan to capture and fence in animals from two isolated caribou herds in a bid to save them from dying out. Representatives from the Wildlife Department told reporters today

Quebec details plan to capture, fence in isolated caribou herds to protect them

MONTREAL — The Quebec government will deploy helicopters, net guns, specially built traps and tranquillizer darts to capture and fence in animals from two isolated wild caribou herds to save them from dying out, the Wildlife Department said Wednesday. ...

Ottawa and First Nations in P.E.I. sign agreement to establish national park reserve

LENNOX ISLAND, P.E.I. — A pristine chain of islands with white-sand beaches, described as Prince Edward Island's last coastal wilderness, could soon become Canada's next national park. Parks Canada signed a provisional agreement Wednesday with two Firs...