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Canada Is 1.7 Degrees Warmer Than In 1948

The ECOreport Looks At A Joint Health Canada & Science Media Centre of Canada report, Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948

By Roy L Hales

Average global temperatures keep rising. While 2016 is the warmest year on record, the previous record was set in 2015 and, before that, 2014.  A new joint report from Health Canada and the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) puts this into perspective.  Canada is 1.7 degrees warmer than in 1948.

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Health Canada Proposes Phasing-Out A Neonictinoid Pesticide

The ECOreport looks at news in the battle against the pesticides suspected to cause colony collapse disorder, Health Canada Proposes Phasing-Out A Neonictinoid Pesticide

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1It has been five years since the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides announced neonicotinoids cause “significant damage and pose a serious risk of harm to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species in soil, vegetation, aquatic and marine habitats and are affecting ecosystem services as a result..” The European Union responded to public concerns by imposing a ban on three neonicotinoids in 2013. Now Health Canada proposes phasing-out a neonictinoid pesticide and conducting special reviews for two others.

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Health Canada Finds Alberta’s SO2 Emissions Troubling

The ECOreporet reposts a report that Health Canada Finds Alberta’s SO2 Emissions Troubling

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Andrew Read

Albertans pay a high price in terms of air quality and health complications due to the burning of coal to produce electricity, a recently released Health Canada study has found. The seemingly regular release of new data confirming the health risks associated with coal underscores the urgent need to phase the antiquated energy production method out.

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Did Albertan Regulators Act In Bad Faith?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1 During the thirty years prior to the lawsuit, Ernst was a consultant working in the oil and gas sector. She performed like environmental impact assessments, environmental protection plans and recommended mitigation. Encana was one of her customers. Jessica Ernst doesn’t get paid work anymore. Seven years ago she sued against Encana, Alberta Environment and the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The case has yet to go beyond the question of whether an Albertan citizen can sue  government agencies. When Judge Neil Whittmann ruled the case can proceed, last November, he said (paragraph 56) “there is a reasonable prospect Ernst will succeed in establishing that Alberta owed her a primae facie duty of care.” Did Albertan regulators act in bad faith?

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