Canada Moves to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Environmentalists scored a victory in Canada on Wednesday, securing restrictions on two pesticides that have been posing threats to bees and aquatic insects. The Canadian government’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), branched under the division ‘Health Canada,’ has agreed to impose constraints on the crop chemicals, slowly phasing out their …

Summer Heat Waves Break Records Across Northern Hemisphere

The summer of 2018 is shaping up to be one for the record books. Locations across the Northern Hemisphere have recorded their hottest temperatures ever this past week, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. While the Post points out that no single heat record can be linked to climate change, this …

Neonicotinoid Pesticides Have Been Found in Wild Turkeys

Neonicotinoid pesticides have commonly been linked to the plight of honeybees. But a new study from the University of Guelph finds that honeybees aren’t the only non-pest creatures that are coming into contact with the pesticides. Neonicotinoids, sometimes called neonics, are pesticides chemically similar to nicotine, hence their name. There …

Canadian Solar Beats Guidance in Solid First Quarter

Ontario-based Canadian Solar published its first quarter earnings this week, beating its own guidance in terms of shipments and net revenue, and holding up well against previous quarters and expected losses in a declining solar prices market. Canadian Solar released its first quarter earnings on Tuesday, revealing that the company …

Canada Will Tax Carbon Emissions to Meet Paris Climate Agreement Targets

Prime minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in parliament as debate started over whether Canada should ratify the Paris accord on climate change. The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Monday that Canada will impose a tax on carbon emissions starting in 2018 as part of its efforts to …

Large Renewable Energy Procurement Suspension to Hit Energy from Waste in Ontario

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is to immediately suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1000 MW of waste to energy, solar, wind, hydroelectric and bioenergy projects. Ontario’s Ministry of Energy is to immediately suspend the second round …

Ontario’s wind energy plan ignored impact on rural communities study says

The 2009 Green Energy Act gave little thought to the transformation that wind farms bring to rural communities — problems that even revisions to the act “will only partially address,” writes a group headed by Stewart Fast. Fast personally favours wind energy, “but only if it’s done right.” In Ontario, …