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Economy

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Coverage of economy since November 25, 2021.

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UBC’s Kevin Kung and Vidyut Mohan find solution for New Delhi’s pollution

"...Many farmers burn their crop residue, which has devastating effects on climate and human health through smoke pollution or by providing fuel to feed catastrophic wildfires. Using MiniTorr to transform the waste at the local level into fertilizer means farmers can improve their crop yields and invest the money into their daily operations—all while cutting down on carbon emission, improving air quality and reducing wildfire risk..."

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Canadians to get biggest drop in gasoline prices since 2009 over COVID variant fears

"...Canadians should experience the largest drop in gasoline prices since 2009 on Sunday as fears about a virulent new COVID-19 variant are expected to provide a break of 11 cents per litre at the pumps. Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, says the national average price could drop to about $1. 32 per litre but begin to rise again midweek..."

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Glacier View Lodge's legacy program lights up the Comox Valley Christmas season

"...Each Christmas, Glacier View Lodge illuminates a tower of lights to shine over the Comox Valley. The lights are a visual representation of respect and remembrance of the many people whose lives have been touched by the services at the Lodge..."

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Falk Says Return to Parliament Was Long Overdue

"...For the Conservatives, Falk says there are a few main points they would like to see some action on during this sitting. He notes one of the priorities will be getting Canada's economy back up and running smoothly. Another priority is addressing the issue of inflation..."

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Quebec Liberals promise $100B green hydrogen plan if elected

"...The Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government has also included green hydrogen in its Green Economy 2030 Plan, but hasn't made any major investments. The shift towards an environmentally-conscious Liberal Party is in direct contrast, it says, to the government, which Thursday announced $11 billion of new spending, but made no mention of climate change. “I was in Glasgow,” Liberal MNA Carlos Leitao said, referring to the COP26 conference in Scotland earlier this month..."

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Driver near Wolseley avoids ticket for driving over 200 km/h

"...The driver commented to the officer he had needed to fill up with fuel twice since crossing the Canada/USA border – showing, beyond the safety risks associated to speeding, fuel consumption is not economical at 200 km/hr!..."

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London goes country with free events, concerts ahead of 2021 CCMA Awards

"...The award show from the Canadian Country Music Association will be one of the first major entertainment events to be hosted in the city since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. London last hosted the awards in 2016. The gala gets underway at Budweiser Gardens at 8 p..."

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Hamilton's Randle Reef project wins Brownfield remediation award

"...The $139-million project has been recognized for excellence in remediation and redevelopment, during an annual ceremony held by the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN), a not-for-profit environmental organization. “The award was received earlier this week by our provincial partners,” revealed Craig Murdoch, Hamilton's acting general manager of public works, during a capital budget meeting of Hamilton city councillors on Friday morning. “This is for significant improvement to water quality or the environment..."

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COVID-19 variant: Ottawa bans non-Canadian travellers from southern Africa

"...As concerns over a new COVID-19 variant known as Omicron rattles markets Friday, Ottawa is banning the entry of foreign nationals who’ve spent any time in southern Africa – where the variant was first identified – over the past two weeks..."

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Forestry, energy drive export growth

"...Year-to-date exports are up 37. 1% over the previous year and up 19. 6% over 2019..."

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Next Open Dialogue Live to explore sustainable food production systems and food insecurity

"...Zero Hunger, one of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aims to end hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition by the year 2030 while promoting sustainable agriculture..."

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Four steps asset owners can take to invest in vital climate action Corporate Knights

"...According to the United Nations Environment Programme’s most recent State of Finance for Nature report, an estimated US$8. 1 trillion will be needed over the next three decades to successfully tackle the climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Alongside government and philanthropic resources, private investment capital is a critical tool to fill the gap..."

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Life Cycle Assessment

A Metric for The Circular Economy

"...Circular economy (CE) thinking is a conceptual way of considering the impacts of consuming resources. By taking a closed loop approach, CE provides a framework for influencing behaviours and practices to minimise this impact..."

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The Circular Economy

A User's Guide

"...This book, written by Walter Stahel, who is widely recognised as one of the key people who formulated the concept of the Circular Economy, is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to quickly get up to speed with this vitally important topic for ensuring sustainable development..."

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Jobs in economy

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Risk Manager

"...global transition to a circular economy appeals to you? That’s exactly what our employees do every day when they come to work..."

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ISL 24R - Business Analyst

"...land and natural resources which reflect the diverse values and interests of all British Columbians..."

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Climate Action Analyst - Internship - City of Kamloops (Kamloops, BC)

"...For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check..."

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Licensing and Commercialization Professional

"...products and services including pharmaceuticals, biologicals, devices, and diagnostics and represent the foundational IP of spin-out companies contributing billions to the biotech economy in Canada..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention economy.

Wheat Pete's Word, Nov 24: Prizes, big yields and big prices, fall mapping, and foliar K

Duration: 19:24

"...On this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host Peter Johnson talks about damaging wheat plants, upcoming sessions at the Ontario Ag Conference, economic rates of nitrogen, and foliar potash results..."

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Corn School: Determining most economical rate of nitrogen for 2022

Duration: 9:13

"...It’s November and Ontario corn growers continue to push through a harvest that will likely smash the provincial yield record..."

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Research suggests mid-sized farms have harder time competing

Duration: 12:40

"...Since the 40s, the number of farms in Canada are fewer and larger, a trend that holds every census.  But digging in to a layer below that, are all farms getting a bit bigger year-over-year, or what does that dynamic look like? Plus, what factors are driving that average? Al Mussell, research lead at Agri-Food Economic..."

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RealAg Radio, Nov 9: Middle-sized farms, seed supply, winter wheat ecolabel, and the news

Duration: 55:34

"...Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by Alliance Seed..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about economy.

Bridging the Gap for Emerging Economies | Sustainable Development Summit 2021

"...From financial derisking to trade facilitation, innovative solutions are critical to close the $4. 2 trillion financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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How Airlines Are Racing to Clean Up the Skies With “Green” Fuels

"...Pre-COVID, aviation was one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, rising by about 2% every year since 2000..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about economy relevant to the latest news.

Water Management in Era of Climate Change

"...The chapter includes the integrated approaches to managing water and climate change, transboundary water management, nexus consideration, water, sanitation, and hygiene, water and health, water and agriculture, water and energy, water and ecosystem, saving water technologies approach..."

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Environmental Issues in Serbia: Pollution and Nature Conservation

"...It is facing the serious air pollution in the major cities (category III), low level of the wastewater from utility and industrial sources (that less than 15%), an inadequate waste management with a small percentage of recycling, as well as the degradation and pollution of the quality soil which is one of the key natural resources in Serbia..."

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Assessment of Water Quality of River Mutha for Onsite Treatment of Polluted River Water

"...Proper water quality assessment of such polluted rivers is the basic step before implementing any treatment system..."

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The Importance of Small Water Bodies? Conservation for Maintaining Local Amphibian Diversity in the Western Balkans

"...In these times of aggressive and enormous anthropogenic alterations of freshwater aquatic habitats throughout the Western Balkans, including drying out, pollution or the introduction of invasive species, the value of small water bodies (SWB) as refugia for local amphibians is clearly increasing..."

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Economic and Social Perspective of Climate-Smart Forestry: Incentives for Behavioral Change to Climate-Smart Practices in the L

"...In this volume, the concept of climate-smart forestry (CSF) has been introduced as adaptive forest management and governance to address climate change, fostering resilience and sustainable ecosystem service provision..."

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Introduction

"...First, the chapter presents the important role of the building sector in climate change mitigation on the global and EU level, and PEBs as enablers for a consumer-centred clean energy transition and contributor to climate neutrality..."

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Impacts of Consumption and the Role of Business

"...The EU Circular Economy Package is an important lever for policy change, but a specific focus on sufficiency may help guide even more stringent policies to curb unsustainable consumption patterns that are detrimental to the environment and ultimately society itself..."

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Remote Sensing Sensors and Recent Techniques in Desertification and Land Degradation Mapping??A Review

"...Vegetal degradation, soil erosion, salinity and alkalinity, deforestation, changes in land cover are a few factors, which raise the severity of desertification and land degradation..."

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The Management Response to Wind Disturbances in European Forests

"...Recent Findings Despite the differences in forest ownership and national regulations, management experiences in Europe converge at (1) the need for mechanization of post-windthrow management to ensure operator safety, (2) the importance to promote operator training and optimise the coordination between all the actors involved in disturbance management and (3) the need to implement measures to consolidate the timber market while restoring forest ecosystem services and maintain biodiversity..."

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Sustainable, Smart and Safe Mobility at the Core of Sustainable Tourism in Six European Islands

"...Transport and tourism are rising economic sectors based on their mutual growth on reliable technological tools, affordable energy sources in relatively peaceful decades..."

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Rethinking Monetary Policy in the Framework of Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

"...Nowadays, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic growth is a central priority of public policy for most governments worldwide..."

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Design of Storm Water Management System for the Water Stressed Areas in Palakkad District

"...Stormwater management systems involve many challenges including flooding and associated property damage, combined sewer over-flows, and poor water quality in surface waters..."

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