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Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:34:39 EST Read More

Much work needed to meet climate change targets January 30, 2018, TORONTO - The province’s first year of cap and trade went well says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The cap and trade system provides a clear carbon price framework and decreasing caps on allowable levels of carbon pollution that will help achieve Ontario’s ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual greenhouse gas progress report

Published Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:46:19 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her 2017 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. The report includes reviews of: • Ontario’s first year of cap and trade carbon pricing; • Government spending of cap and trade revenue; • Climate Change Action Plan policies and programs; • Ontario’s 2017 cap and trade link with California and Quebec; and • Ontario’s fa...... Click here to read this release



Last 60 Days

Be prepared when your power goes out this winter

Published Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:22:45 EST Read More

Port Sydney, Ontario (January 3, 2018) - Living in Canada, we’ve all experienced a bad winter storm, such as the one expected in Eastern Canada. Freezing temperatures, piles of snow and, every so often, the power goes out. This begs the questi...... Click here to read this release



Ways to Tree-cycle, a used Christmas tree

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:50:59 EST Read More

While your discarded Christmas tree may look sad and bare without the lights and ornaments lying on the snowbank, it is getting ready for its next Tree-cycling act. Christmas trees are 100% biodegradable and there are many ways to give your tree a second life this post-holiday season. Most municipalities in Ontario have curbside pickups or drop-off depots for your used tree. Each year, the 10...... Click here to read this release



Will your New Year’s Resolutions be good for the Planet and your Wallet?

Published Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:41:44 EST Read More

As the head of Friends of the Earth in Canada, Bea Olivastri, is often asked around this time of year about the most important things someone can do to help protect people and the planet. Bee health is at the top of her list - Canadians are very concerned about the welfare of bees and their important role in food security. Olivastri suggests joining Frien...... Click here to read this release



Pesticide manufacturers get an early Christmas present from Health Canada

Published Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:08:50 EST Read More

Milton, Ontario - December 21, 2017 In announcing their Proposed Pollinator Decisions yesterday, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) opted against bees in favour of pesticide manufacturers. PMRA intends to continue registration of two widely-used neonicotinoids, stating that the current risk to bees from seed application of Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam on corn ...... Click here to read this release



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