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Canada Facing Increased Flooding

The ECOreport publishes another Op-ED about climate impacts, Canada Facing Increased Flooding

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki,  with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Communications Specialist Theresa Beer.

Spring flooding in Canada this year upended lives, inundated city streets and swamped houses, prompting calls for sandbags, seawalls and dikes to save communities. Ontario and Quebec’s April rainfall was double the 30-year average. Thousands of homes in 130 Quebec municipalities stretching from the Ontario border to the Gaspé Peninsula flooded in May. Montreal residents raced to protect their homes and families as three dikes gave way and the city declared a state of emergency. The Ontario government had to boost its resources for an emergency flood response.

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From Carbon Junkie To A Green Powerhouse

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMNova Scotia has made some impressive strides towards adopting more renewable energy. Less than a decade ago, fossil fuels produced 85% of their electricity. Now they are obtaining 24% from renewables. By 2040, Nova intends to transform itself from carbon Junkie to a Green Powerhouse.

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Help Bring Monarchs Back From The Brink

Grow milkweed, report monarch sightings & avoid using pesticides on your property. Three simple steps can help help bring monarchs back from the brink

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

Jode Roberts has spent a lot of the summer checking out ditches and fields along the sides of roads, railways and trails. At first, he didn’t like what he was seeing. Roberts, who is leading the David Suzuki Foundation’s effort to bring monarchs back from the brink, was searching for signs that the butterflies had visited patches of milkweed plants. Despite the bleak start, he recently hit the jackpot: a half-dozen eggs and a couple of monarch caterpillars, calmly munching on milkweed leaves.

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NDP Leading In A Three Way Race

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1If the latest Ipsos Poll is any indication, it is easy to see why Prime Minister Stephen Harper does not want Elizabeth May to take part in another debate. The only parties to make any gains were the Liberals and Greens, though most polls show the NDP leading in a three way race.

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Measuring The Fiscal Performance of Canada’s Premiers

Editor’s Note: Environmentalists give Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne high marks for reducing the province’s emissions below 1990 levels at a time when most of Canada is 18% above; BC’s Christy Clark (photo above) often frowned upon because of her government’s emphasis on resource extraction and fossil fuel development. The Fraser Institute uses a different yardstick:   

Press Release from the Fraser Institute

VANCOUVER—Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne ranks as one of the worst Canadian premiers at managing provincial government finances while Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall ranks as one of the best, according to a new analysis released today by the Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank.

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Canada is one of the top Nations for Renewable Investments

The ECOreport publishes Part Five of the Five Most Attractive Nations for Renewable Investments

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Canada is one of the top Nations for Renewable Investments. It ranked #5 in the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) last September. The total for investments jumped 26% in 2014, over the previous year, to $9 billion.
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Quebec Looking To Move Foward With New Wind Energy Policy

Originally Published on Clean Technica 

by Adam Johnston

Quebec is looking to update its 10-year energy plan, with a new wind energy policy being a vital part of it, according to supporters.

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The End of an Era: Comparing transit across Canada

A Review of the Pembina Institute’s Report: Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMThe average Toronto resident uses rapid transit 133 times a year. That’s much higher than Calgary (74) or Vancouver (52), yet these two cities have spent more developing their infrastructure during the past two decades.  The most accessible transit system is in Montreal, which is within a 15 minute walk for 37% of the population. These are a few of the facts in the Pembina Institute’s new report “Fast Cities: Comparing transit across Canada.”

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