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Coverage of economy since February 17, 2024.

Richmond company fined $40,000 for undersized crabs, 2nd offence in 4 years

"...A Richmond, B. C. , seafood processing company has been fined tens of thousands of dollars for possessing undersized crabs, Fisheries and Oceans Canada says..."

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Brazil's G20 presidency kicks off in Rio with foreign ministers meeting

"...RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Foreign ministers of the Group of 20 nations were gathering Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro to discuss poverty, climate change and heightened global tensions as Brazil takes on the annual presidency of the bloc..."

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Edmunds: Five things you need to know before buying a used EV

"...The EPAs fueleconomy. gov website is a helpful resource for comparing the efficiency and annual fuel costs of different vehicles. Make sure to enter personalized information about how much youll be paying for electricity..."

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To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

"...The Salish Sea is an “incredible area that has a lot of a rich diversity of whale species here,” Woodbridge added. And also a lot of economic activity on the waterways. And so were really trying to help both thrive..."

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Ottawa should scrap its oil and gas emissions cap plan : op-ed

"...Once again, Alberta is at odds with the federal government, this time over proposed regulations, which would impose a cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the oil and gas sector, with the goal of reducing emissions by 35 to 38 per cent by 2030 (relative to 2019 levels). The Smith government fiercely opposes these regulations and recently submitted formal feedback to Ottawa. While the federal government says these regulations are necessary to combat climate change, in the reality they will impose significant costs on Canadians without yielding detectable environmental benefits..."

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Federal government scales back carbon price rebates for small businesses

"...OTTAWA Canada's inflation rate fell more than expected last month as price growth moderated across the economy, including outright price declines for gasoline, airfares and clothing. The annual inflation..."

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B.C. governments spending spike sparks debt boom : op-ed

"...The British Columbia government, which will table the provincial budget on Thursday, is about to be rocked by a debt boom that will drive up interest costs, sticking taxpayers with the bill. By March 31, the Eby governments net debt (total debt minus financial assets) will reach a projected $74. 7 billion or $13,760 per person..."

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'Very pleasant surprise': Canada's inflation rate tumbled to 2.9 per cent in January

"...Canada's inflation rate fell more than expected last month as price growth moderated across the economy, including outright price declines for gasoline, airfares and clothing..."

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US rivalry with China expands to biotech. Lawmakers see a failure to compete and want to act

"...The debate over biotechnology is taking place as the Biden administration tries to stabilize the volatile U. S. -China relationship, which has been battered by a range of issues, including a trade war, the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity and militarization in the South China Sea..."

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Why is Japan hosting a conference for Ukraine reconstruction when it's still at war? AP explains.

"...TOKYO (AP) Japan is hosting a conference for Japanese and Ukrainian officials to discuss reconstruction of Ukraine just ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russias invasion, while the U. S. and other Western countries are still focusing on military aid for the battlefield..."

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Canada's housing supply can't keep up with demand: expert CityNews Winnipeg

"...Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director at BMO Financial Group tells CityNews it's impossible to keep up with the demand caused by the recent population growth..."

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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.

IRE2715HF Special Topics in IR&HR: The Climate Crisis and the Future of Work - Sessional Lecturer

"...At the same time, energy transitions and decarbonization strategies require significant adjustments throughout the economy and society..."

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Compliance Officer (contract)

"...Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA), Ontarios circular economy regulator..."

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Economic Development Intern

"...Enrich Vaughans communities and economy through public art development..."

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Solar PV Designer/Estimator

"...Who are we? We seek to advance Canada's energy industry and economy while reducing society's environmental impact..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention economy.

Beef export market volatility a key driver of cattle markets in the year ahead

Duration: 14:13

"...The Canadian cattle industry and the U. S..."

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Listen for the noise in nitrogen economics

Duration: 11:49

"...What's the most economic rate of nitrogen for corn? Where is that line between feeding the crop the right amount of the yield-producing nutrient and wasting dollars on excess product? University of Guelph sustainable cropping systems professor Dr..."

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RealAg Radio: Healthy soil, cover crop economics, and the top agronomic challenges of the year, Dec 19, 2023

Duration: 55:17

"...On this “Tuesdays with Lyndsey” edition of RealAg Radio, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Jay Whetter with Canola Digest on pest concerns in canola; A clip from The Agronomists on the top agronomic challenges of '23; Randy Tkachyk, farmer at Sundown, Manitoba, on the economics of cover crops; and, A Soil School clip with. ..."

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Why AI will spark exponential economic growth | Cathie Wood

Duration: 14:37

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about economy.

What Role Will Natural Gas Play in Ontario's Energy Future?

"...How much longer will the province have to rely on natural gas before switching over to cleaner power sources? Then, digging into the barriers to adequate health-care services in rural Ontario..."

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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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Highlights 2021 Spring Meetings | Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for and

"...The event Key Green Transitions: How Systems Are Changing for People and Planet centered on the need to decarbonize key sectors of the economy that account for more than 90% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including energy, transport and food systems..."

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Academic Research

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

Multi-Objective Optimization Based on Life Cycle Assessment for Hybrid Solar and Biomass Combined Cooling, Heating and Power Sy

"...The complementary of biomass and solar energy in combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) system provides an efficient solution to address the energy crisis and environmental pollutants..."

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A comparison of the bio-syngas production costs from biomass using gas post-treatment of water scrubber and Selexol

"...We assumed that bio-syngas was applied to natural gas pipeline, our analysis showed that the application of bio-syngas (2 to 10% content) to natural gas had little impact on natural gas properties: combustion value and price..."

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The role of food industries in sustainability transition: a review

"...Promoting plant based diets, reduced food waste and adopting circular economy principles can significantly contribute to sustainable consumption patterns..."

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Multi-objective optimization of the hybrid photovoltaic-battery-diesel-desalination system based on multi-type of desalination

"...Our findings reveal that the RO desalination method, when combined with renewable energy, outperforms other methods both economically and environmentally..."

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Urban integrated energy system construction plan selection: a hybrid multi-criteria decision-making framework

"...Therefore, a scientific UIES construction plan should contribute more to the enhancement of economic benefit, energy utilization efficiency, and environmental protection..."

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The race between global economic growth and carbon emissions: based on a comparative study of developed and developing countrie

"...(2) Economic growth predominantly contributed to increased carbon emissions, with a lesser impact from population growth..."

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Sustainable farm work in agroecology: how do systemic factors matter?

"...The latter was applied to ten case studies to test its relevance, affirming positive outcomes of agroecology on SFW, such as improved food sovereignty, biodiversity conservation, and social inclusiveness, but also showing trade-offs, including increased workload and potential yield reductions..."

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A circular economy approach to design a citrus supply chain network

"...In the past decade, the implementation of the circular economy has emerged as a compelling alternative to the linear model, proving effective in addressing critical global challenges such as climate change, population growth, and the depletion of non-renewable resources..."

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Spatial?temporal characteristics and driving factors? contribution and evolution of agricultural non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissio

"...Comprehending the spatial?temporal characteristics, contributions, and evolution of driving factors in agricultural non-CO2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at a macro level is pivotal in pursuing temperature control objectives and achieving China?s strategic goals related to carbon peak and carbon neutrality..."

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Assessing Bioplastics? Economic, Commercial, Political, and Energy Potential with Circular Economy Modeling: a Sustainable Solu

"...To mitigate these issues, recycling plastics and using recycled materials instead of extracting natural resources are recommended, although the current recycling rate is low due to high costs and limited market applications..."

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A multi-stage energy operation of the smart microgrid with optimal performance of the consumers

"...In this paper, multi-stage energy optimization with demand response programs (DRPs) in a smart microgrid (SMG) is investigated..."

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