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  • Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Cleantech Growth Strategy

    Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau on Cleantech Growth Strategy

    The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation, talent, capital and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges in ...

  • Government of Québec Launches 12-storey Wood Building Construction Guide

    Government of Québec Launches 12-storey Wood Building Construction Guide

    The Government of Québec has announced the publication of a technical guide entitled Bâtiments de construction massive en bois d’au plus 12 étages (Construction of Mass Timber Buildings Up to 12 Storeys). The guide ...

  • Turn down the heat – turn up your life line

    Turn down the heat – turn up your life line

    Changes in the home that increase energy efficiency, such as improved insulation and ventilation control, have the potential to reduce indoor air pollution. A new study assessed the health impact of interventions in the UK arising from changes ...

  • Tips to Save Money When Creating Your New Tech Product

    Tips to Save Money When Creating Your New Tech Product

    Creating any new product is an expensive process. That’s even more true of a physical product, especially a hardware tech product. You can expect a minimum of $10,000 in development costs to get a working prototype ...

  • Loblaws will ban microbeads from its products

    Loblaws will ban microbeads from its products

    As the latest announcement in its ongoing journey to improve consumer products through its private brands, Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX:L) has committed that by the end of 2018. Life Brand® and President’s Choice® household, beauty ...

  • Green Investment Crucial to Sustainable Growth in Asia Pacific

    Green Investment Crucial to Sustainable Growth in Asia Pacific

    Redirecting financial flows towards efficient, clean and inclusive economic activities in Asia Pacific and away from polluting, resources intensive activities is crucial to the region’s future sustainable growth and prosperity, finds a new ...

  • Lean, Mean and Green. Which green vehicle is best for you?

    Lean, Mean and Green. Which green vehicle is best for you?

    Today at greenercars.org, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 18th annual comprehensive environmental ratings for vehicles. The publication of the 2015 ratings coincides with the release of ACEEE’s brand ...

  • How to market the future? Break away from your past beliefs

    How to market the future? Break away from your past beliefs

    As the name implies, they’re structures that shelter us from confusion. They give order to our world, eliminate background noise, reassure us that things are as we believe they are. At the same time, they tend to slam the door shut on new ...

  • Four of nine planetary boundaries now crossed

    Four of nine planetary boundaries now crossed

    Four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity, says an international team of 18 researchers in the journal Science. The four are: climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, altered ...

  • New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    New technology turns straw into a top performing heating product

    One of the unwritten rules about family farming is that nothing is wasted. Old equipment is seldom thrown away and anything that can be adapted for another purpose is accordingly reused. Perhaps that is why farmers world-wide have been leaders in ...

  • Protecting forests alone will not halt land-use change emissions

    Protecting forests alone will not halt land-use change emissions

    Global forest conservation measures meant to mitigate climate change are likely to drive massive cropland expansion into shrublands or savannahs to satisfy the ever-growing hunger for arable land. The consequent changes in land use could cause ...

  • Barclays pledges to rapidly growing green bonds sector

    Barclays pledges to rapidly growing green bonds sector

    On the eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York, Barclays Bank reaffirmed its commitment to the Green Bonds sector by announcing it will invest a minimum of £1bn ($1.6 bn USD) by November 2015 to form part of its liquid asset buffer ...

  • Energy From Coffee – Absolutely

    Energy From Coffee – Absolutely

    The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of ...

  • Marine economy sinks as ocean acidity rises

    Marine economy sinks as ocean acidity rises

    The waters off the US state of Alaska are some of the best fishing grounds anywhere, teeming with salmon and with shellfish such as crab. But a new study, funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says growing ...

  • Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Although fluctuating from year to year, coffee production has been on an overall steady upward trend, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner. World coffee production during the 2013/14 crop year was just slightly over 9 million ...

  • Warming threatens to cut crop yields

    Warming threatens to cut crop yields

    Projecting the impact of climate change on global food production is no easy task. A warming climate might result in better crop yields in one region, but cause drought and crop failure in another. A new US study, published in the journal ...

  • $65M Worldwide Funding Alert

    $65M Worldwide Funding Alert

    Every year, the Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation provides millions of dollars in funding to support projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2010 the CCEMC has committed funding to more than 80 ...

  • Quick Fixes Won’t Solve CO2 Danger

    Quick Fixes Won’t Solve CO2 Danger

    New research backs up the growing body of evidence that the only way to limit global warming in the long term is a serious cut in carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels. Once again, US scientists have come to the same conclusion: there ...

  • North American food giant to buy B.C. co-generation plant

    North American food giant to buy B.C. co-generation plant

    Village Farms International, Inc., one of the largest producers of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown vegetables in North America, announced today it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire Maxim Power (B.C.), Inc., a wholly owned ...

  • First Round Grand Challenge Projects for Innovative Carbon Uses Chosen

    First Round Grand Challenge Projects for Innovative Carbon Uses Chosen

    The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation has confirmed the finalists for the first round of the CCEMC Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. The successful projects will be announced in Edmonton at Zero 2014: A Conference for a Low ...