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Coverage of environmental protection since October 26, 2023.

Alberta Energy Regulator won't reconsider approval for Suncor expansion into wetland Globalnews.ca

"...The McClelland Lake complex, about 90 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alta. , was excluded from development in 1996 because of its environmental value. That exclusion was lifted in 2002 for the part of the wetland within an oilsands lease then owned by True North Energy..."

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Decarbonizing Freight: How U.S. Policies and Investments Are Reducing Emissions in the Sector

"...Transportation is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the United States.  Freight emissions are an increasing share of total sector emissions, rising from 24% in 1990 to 32% in 2021. They were 60% greater than they were in 1990 in absolute terms..."

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US study says B.C. coal mine toxins showing up over the border

"...A new American study has confirmed southeastern British Columbia coal mines are contaminating waters shared by Canada and the U. S. , adding the miner’s attempts to remove selenium from wastewater aren’t making much difference to the amount flowing south..."

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Toxins from B.C. coal mines found in American waters: U.S. study  Globalnews.ca

"...“It's making a small dent,” said Meryl Storb of the United States Geological Survey, lead author of the newly published study. “However, the water treatment is much less successful at reducing the total annual mass moving downstream. ”Selenium, an element found in coal deposits that is toxic to fish, has been a long-running source of conflict between B..."

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LETTER: Changes to leash rules reduce environmental protection

"...With climate change, density and habitat fragmentation, etc. we must increase protection in our parks for future generations of people and wildlife. I am deeply saddened to say that this decision of council has eroded the trust of many of our residents..."

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Alberta underestimates methane emissions by 50 per cent: study Globalnews.ca

"...The study from Carleton University's Energy and Emissions Research Lab also says oil and gas produced in the province emit significantly more methane for the energy produced than jurisdictions such as British Columbia — a measurement that offers a warning to industry, said lead author Matthew Johnson. “The future is, your ability to sell (gas) into certain markets will be based on methane intensity,” he said. Johnson's lab, which published its latest paper in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment, combined several different measuring methods for methane, a greenhouse gas considered to be about 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after its release..."

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Maybe not the last (plastic) straw: Federal Court quashes federal order aimed at regulating “Plastic Manufactured Items”

"...Attempts by the federal government to tackle plastic pollution suffered a setback yesterday as the Federal Court of Canada quashed the federal Ministerial Order designating “Plastic Manufactured Items” (PMI) as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999..."

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Federal court quashes cabinet order underlying single-use plastics ban

"...The Federal Court has quashed a cabinet order that listed plastic manufactured items as toxic under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act..."

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Lacombe County presents Environmental Stewardship Award

"...Nelson is an active Medicine River Watershed Society member and takes part in a variety of initiatives to protect the river, including meeting with local oil companies to spread the environmental protection message..."

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Cleanup is done on a big Kansas oil spill on the Keystone system, TC Energy and EPA say Globalnews.ca

"...The operator of the Keystone pipeline system has finished cleaning up a massive December 2022 oil spill, and the creek affected by it is flowing naturally again, the company and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency say..."

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Construction phase of northern B.C. natural gas pipeline complete

"...Coastal GasLink (CGL) announced today it has completed 100 per cent of the pipe installation of its 670-kilometre pipeline from the natural gas fields of northeast B. C. to the LNG Canada processing facility in Kitimat..."

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Province asks court to prevent feds from intervening on Highway 413, Ontario Place

"...The Supreme Court of Canada found earlier this month that the law dealing with environmental impacts of major developments is unconstitutional because it regulates activities that fall under provincial purview..."

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Jobs in environmental protection

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Wastewater Treatment Supervisor - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...For further information and to apply, please check our website at www. kelowna. ca/careers..."

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Millwright - Wastewater Services (x2) - Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

"...Applicants must also possess a Standard First Aid Course, knowledge of WHMIS and WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, comprehensive knowledge of the installation, maintenance, repair and servicing of mechanical equipment, ability to perform close tolerance machine work, ability to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions, strong interpersonal, communication and conflict resolution skills, and possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. POSITION DETAILS..."

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Wastewater Treatment Supervisor - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...For further information and to apply, please check our website at www. kelowna. ca/careers..."

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Director, Environmental Protection Standards - BC Public Service (Victoria, BC)

"...The Director, Environmental Protection Standards provides leadership to a team of policy and technical specialists in the Clean Air, Bonding, and Integrated Pest Management Section of the Environmental Standards Branch.   This role leads the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of a range of legislation, regulation, policies, and programs including leadership to staff regarding:..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention environmental protection.

Canola Council of Canada says advanced biofuels a new opportunity for growth

Duration: 12:37

"...Earlier this month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposal which could open the export doors even wider for Canadian canola producers..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about environmental protection.

The Future of Energy || Discuss the Future with Peter Terium

"...In NEOM, he and his team are building a 100% renewable energy system, which will result in the production and worldwide exportation of green hydrogen, fueling green industries around the planet..."

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Brightest Minds: Dr. Paul Marshall, Chief Environment Officer at NEOM

"...He also was a founding member of the IUCN Working Group on Climate Change and Coral Reefs, member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management, member of the Advisory Board of the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre, and he served as co-chair of the International Working Group on Management for the Coral Restoration Consortium..."

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Vital Sites – Fred M. Packard Award 2021 - Online Ceremony

"...RAMBALDI (Brazil), for her work to establish the São João River Watershed Environmental Protection Area in Rio de Janeiro State, now designated as a federal protected area of 150,000 hectares, among a rich list of other achievements..."

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Academic Research

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

Urea electrooxidation: Research progress and application of supported nickel-based catalysts

"...Urea electrooxidation technology is an important means to remove urea pollutants, which has the dual significance of environmental protection and clean energy production..."

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Green economy with efficient public incentives

"...One possible approach to this issue is the classical econometric one, which analyzes the effect of different parameters of multivariate models, that influence the level of pollution due to production systems with different propensity for environmental protection..."

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Forum: Climate, Ecological, and Social Costs of Livestock Grazing on Western Public Lands

"...At the scale of land use planning utilized by federal agencies, GHG emissions associated with allocated livestock numbers will typically exceed US Environmental Protection Agencies? reporting limits (25,000 t) for certain industrial greenhouse gas emitters..."

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Estimation of Short-Lived Climatic Pollutants (SLCPs) and Other Pollutants Generated from the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Sura

"...The various activities of solid waste management contributed to the emission of Carbon dioxide, Oxides of Nitrogen, Oxides of Sulphur, Particulate Matter and Short-Lived Climatic Pollutants (SLCPs) such as Methane and Black Carbon..."

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Application of Fuzzy Decision in Wastewater Treatment Project: A Case Study of Taizhou Pharmaceutical Park in China

"...The environmental protection department must supervise the enterprises to choose the appropriate wastewater treatment process and strengthen the management of wastewater treatment at the organizational and operational level..."

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Is environmental sustainability transmissible? Transportation-based environmental taxation spillovers for sustainable developme

"...Achieving the spatially transmitted positive environmental and economic outcomes would help strengthen the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), with a particular focus on Climate Action (SDG13), Sustainable Production and Consumption (SDG12), and Affordable and Sustainable Energy for All (SDG7)..."

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Accurate Traceability of Pollutants in Zhoucheng River Channel in Liyang

"...In order to systematically carry out the Zhoucheng River water environment renovation to meet the standards, the Zhoucheng River water environment pollution comprehensive traceability, classifying and establishing a long-term mechanism as the main task, based on the investigation and analysis of the current state of the water environment quality to clarify the Zhoucheng River pollution status and causes, and further propose water quality management measures to meet the standards in a targeted manner..."

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Does the environmental protection tax reduce environmental pollution? Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in China

"...The mechanism analysis reveals that the EPT has the tax enforcement effect and energy efficiency effect, that is, the EPT reduces pollution emissions through increasing actual tax burden and improving the efficiency of energy utilization..."

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Variability in space effects of industrial wastewater on river physicochemical characteristics in a sample of towns of Oromia

"...Therefore, the industrial effluents were affected water quality, human, aquatic health, environmental pollution and thereby need mitigation measures of sustainable monitoring and supervision of untreated release of industry waste into the environment, phytoremediation of affected streams and rivers, awareness creation for community and advising firm owners to install industry waste treatment plants..."

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Looking at moss through the bioeconomy lens: biomonitoring, bioaccumulation, and bioenergy potential

"...The field of bioeconomy has been experiencing a surge in interest in recent years as society increasingly recognizes the potential of utilizing renewable biological resources to create sustainable solutions for economic growth, resource management, and environmental protection..."

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