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COLUMN: 'Big Data' and the environment COLUMN: 'Big Data' and the environment
10/31/2014 | Full Story

New provisions meant to put the brakes on runaway trains New provisions meant to put the brakes on runaway trains
10/31/2014 | Full Story

EPA Adds 23 Chemicals, Including BPA, to Key List for Scrutiny, Possible Action EPA Adds 23 Chemicals, Including BPA, to Key List for Scrutiny, Possible Action
10/31/2014 | Full Story

Site C opponents move to the courts
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First Nations turning to courts for meaningful consultation before projects approved
The Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) has taken the federal government to court over its approval of Shell’s proposed Jackpine project in the Alberta oil sands. The project received federal go-ahead in December 2013 despite an...
10/24/2014 | Full Story

Case against BC oil & gas regulator doesn't hold water, says BC Supreme Court
The Western Canada Wilderness Committee and the Sierra Club of British Columbia Foundation have failed in their attempt to put an end to recurrent short-term water withdrawal permits issued to the oil and gas industry in British Columbia....
10/24/2014 | Full Story

Nearly All New Nanoengineered Chemicals Are Regulated by EPA Due to Potential Risks
10/24/2014 | Full Story

BC's dam safety reviews will be reviewed
10/24/2014 | Full Story

GHG emitters to pay for climate change costs?
10/17/2014 | Full Story

AEMERA may be 'fix' for oil sands monitoring program
10/17/2014 | Full Story

Power Plant Rule is Flexible, But Reductions Are Aggressive, Complex, State Officials Say
10/17/2014 | Full Story

EU backs off labelling Alberta oil sands 'dirty'
10/17/2014 | Full Story

Ont, federal enviro commissioners release reports a day apart
10/10/2014 | Full Story

CCME report urges Canada to abandon its wasteful ways
10/10/2014 | Full Story

Target, Wal-Mart and Their Supply Chain to Select Chemical, Other Projects to Tackle
10/10/2014 | Full Story

First steps towards approval of Kiggavik Project
10/10/2014 | Full Story

Builders prepare for a future (almost) off the grid
10/3/2014 | Full Story

Trade group writes new standard for oil by rail
10/3/2014 | Full Story

EPA Planning to Issue Health Advisories on harmful Algal Blooms by May 2015
10/3/2014 | Full Story

Nature conservancy secures a home on the range
10/3/2014 | Full Story

Plastics Recyclers Europe release recycling guidelines for PET trays Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Emterra buys 40 CNG trucks for use in Toronto area Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Quebec auto recyclers sign deal to receive catalytic convertors Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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VIDEO: Progressive Waste boosts CNG fleet to 400 Log In or Subscribe to View Article
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Nova Scotia's Bill 6 to ban high-volume fracking
Whatever reserves of shale gas and oil lie beneath the ground in Nova Scotia will remain there, unexplored and unexploited, until the provincial Legislature says otherwise. Nova Scotia Minister of Energy Andrew Younger has come through on his...
9/30/2014 | Full Story

YK proposing recycling fees for all containers, tires, electronics
The government of Yukon is planning to expand the categories of beverage containers and tires subject to recycling fees and add electronics to its recycling program. 
9/30/2014 | Full Story

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New provisions meant to put the brakes on runaway trains
Transport Minister Lisa Raitt hopes the most recent set of orders to the rail industry will put the brakes on runaway trains like the one that devastated Lac-Mégantic in July, 2013. Since then, the Department of Transport has issued...
10/31/2014 | Full Story

Mobile Propane Services Inc fined $14,000 after worker burned Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Mobile Propane Services Inc. in Regina, Saskatchewan was fined $14,000, plus a surcharge of $5,600, after a worker suffered burns.
9/30/2014 | Full Story

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GHG emitters to pay for climate change costs?
Canada’s top greenhouse gas emitters (GHG) could find themselves picking up the tab for the costs of climate change if current legal trends are any indication, according to a provocative new paper from West Coast Environmental Law and the...
10/17/2014 | Full Story

Tsilhqot'in Aboriginal title decision: implications Log In or Subscribe to View Article
The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (Tsilhqot’in) determined that a wide tract of land in central British Columbia is owned by the plaintiff First Nation holding...
9/30/2014 | Full Story

EDITOR's PICK: Negligence claim proceeds against XCG consultant Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Negligence claims continue to multiply against environmental consultants accused of failing to clean up contaminated sites. The Ontario Superior Court recently allowed a professional negligence lawsuit to go ahead against an Ontario...
7/31/2014 | Full Story

City of Toronto defers decision on streamlined risk assessments Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Environmental consultants will have to wait another month for a decision from Toronto city council about rejecting modified generic risk assessments (MGRA) for contaminated lands, as recommended by the City’s Public Works and...
7/25/2014 | Full Story

Proposed rules for exploration work on Anticosti Island Log In or Subscribe to View Article
On June 9, 2014, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources published in the Gazette officielle du Québec a draft Minister’s Order setting out the conditions on which exploration work for petroleum and natural gas may be...
6/30/2014 | Full Story

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Case Studies

STUDY: Canada's drinking water contaminated by excreted drugs Log In or Subscribe to View Article

9/22/2014 | Full Story

Small appliance repair beaten down by throwaway culture Log In or Subscribe to View Article

8/12/2014 | Full Story

Finnish researcher finds success using fungal remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article
White-rot fungus, mostly known for its ability to decay forest wood, can be used as a low-cost cleanser for contaminated soils, a Finnish researcher has found. 
6/26/2014 | Full Story

VIDEOS: Sneak peek at Toronto's East Bayfront condo remediation Log In or Subscribe to View Article

6/25/2014 | Full Story

Alberta oil sands company will be first to recycle wastewater Log In or Subscribe to View Article
Suncor Energy, a leading Canadian oil sands company, has announced that it will be the first player from Alberta’s controversial oil sands exploration environment to recycle tailings waste.
6/6/2014 | Full Story

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