Environmental Issues This section features news related to environmental issues and concerns. Topics may include international environmental concerns, industry trends, litigation, strategic development plans, problems, and solutions.

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Jun 26, 2019, 15:30 ET Industry-Led Coalition Calls for Recycled Content Minimum in Plastic Bags

OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Twenty-seven organizations call for urgent government action to help deal with the global plastic problem. The...


Jun 26, 2019, 14:53 ET Vehicle Manufacturers Support Environmental and Consumer Benefits of Aligning Canada-U.S. National Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Member companies of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) remain committed to making continued...


Jun 26, 2019, 14:16 ET Statement from the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association on Canada-California Vehicle Fuel Economy MOU

OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) has issued the following statement from John White, President and...


Jun 26, 2019, 13:43 ET Unifor welcomes new clean transportation agreement

OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The federal government is showing climate leadership by entering a new agreement with California to cooperate on...


Jun 26, 2019, 13:40 ET Canada and BC work in partnership to help protect residents and businesses of Grand Forks from disastrous impacts of flooding

GRAND FORKS, BC, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by...


Jun 26, 2019, 13:31 ET New Billboard Celebrates Northwestern Ontario Forest Sector

A Sustainable Sector Supporting Local Economies DRYDEN, ON, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The newest billboard under the It Takes a Forest public awareness...


Jun 26, 2019, 13:00 ET Automakers Support Single Standard To Address Climate Change Emissions

TORONTO, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Global Automakers of Canada (GAC) representing the Canadian interests of its 15 member companies from Europe, Japan...


Jun 26, 2019, 12:36 ET Canada and California team up to tackle vehicle climate pollution

OTTAWA, June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Reducing transport pollution will help Canadians save money, clean our air, and help fight climate change. The auto...


Jun 26, 2019, 11:59 ET Energy supply contracts get green light from Massachusetts

Another important milestone for Hydro-Québec and lower carbon emissions for New England MONTRÉAL, June 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, the...


Jun 26, 2019, 09:02 ET The Schneider Electric Foundation partners with the Solar Impulse Foundation

Faced with the urgent need to act on climate change, the Solar Impulse Foundation has launched a race to select 1,000 profitable sustainability...


Jun 25, 2019, 16:24 ET Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announces new President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Appointment will help funding agency advance research and innovation in Canada OTTAWA, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The Natural Sciences and Engineering...


Jun 25, 2019, 16:03 ET Innovating sustainable fishing gear: Kingston company takes up the challenge!

KINGSTON, ON, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - Each year, more than eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world's oceans, and it is predicted that...


Jun 25, 2019, 09:36 ET Vancouver Company To Produce World's Largest Mobile Battery Power System

Film industry to receive major "green" boost as Portable Electric, a technology company and Canada's premier manufacturer of electric generators,...


Jun 25, 2019, 08:00 ET Leading Environmental NGOs Stand Together to Call for 100% Observer Coverage on Industrial Tuna Fishing Vessels

13 Leading environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) focused on global tuna conservation announced today that they are standing together to ...


Jun 25, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Minister McKenna to announce how a portion of the proceeds from carbon-pollution pricing will be allocated/

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will make an...


Jun 24, 2019, 15:15 ET Minister Goodale opens Prairie Water Summit

REGINA, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The supply and management of water is one of the most powerful drivers of prosperity and economic security on the...


Jun 24, 2019, 12:02 ET Minister Jordan announces new protection for the Atlantic Ocean in Bridgewater, NS

BRIDGEWATER, NS, June 24, 2019 /CNW/ - When it comes to protecting marine safety, the Government of Canada's first priority is to prevent pollution...


Jun 21, 2019, 20:15 ET University of British Columbia fined $1.2 million and CIMCO Refrigeration fined $800,000 for the 2014 release of ammonia-laden water into a tributary of the Fraser River

VANCOUVER, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The effective and strict enforcement of Canadian environmental and wildlife legislation is one of the concrete ways...


Jun 21, 2019, 18:00 ET Media advisory - Minister McKenna to announce how a portion of the proceeds from carbon-pollution pricing will be allocated

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, will make an...


Jun 21, 2019, 16:39 ET Better rules for major projects become law in Canada - Canada's new approach to impact assessments is designed to protect the environment and grow the economy

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - A strong economy depends on a healthy environment. Today, the Government of Canada is enshrining in law better rules...


Jun 21, 2019, 12:55 ET Fertilizer Canada Encourages All Political Parties to Incorporate 4R Nutrient Stewardship into Climate Change Strategies

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Fertilizer Canada is calling on all political parties in Canada to incorporate 4R Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source @...


Jun 21, 2019, 12:16 ET Government of Canada Announces Request for Project Proposals for the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians' quality of life — and our future economic growth — are deeply tied to the environment. The Governmen of...


Jun 21, 2019, 11:30 ET Government of Canada invests in Inuit leadership through the Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program

OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is supporting Inuit guardian leadership in Inuit Nunangat by investing in the Inuit Guardians program, a model...


Jun 21, 2019, 10:42 ET Canada Invests in Climate Change Adaptation in the Prairies

WINNIPEG, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians want to be ready to tackle the challenges of a changing climate in order to build a better future. This is...


Jun 20, 2019, 18:52 ET Canada is supporting Ontarian solutions to tackle climate change and save money in Ontario

OTTAWA, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians are feeling first-hand the impacts and costs of climate change. In Ontario, people felt the impacts of...