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Coverage of greenhouse gases since April 14, 2021.

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‘It's the future': Town of Taber looking at net-zero carbon emissions

"...The town of Taber is looking at achieving net-zero carbon emissions. The discussions are still in the preliminary stages but Mayor Andrew Prokop says the future is looking bright. “It's more than just a trend,” he said..."

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Monique Keiran: Sustaining emissions drop from pandemic will require drastic action

"...The drop in traffic din and other noise pollution was immediate and obvious, noticeable even to Great Two-legged Galoots like Nature Boy. It was the first summer in decades when he was able to sleep without earplugs when the window was open..."

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Plan B: Decarbonize

"...Even though a few outlier countries spurned the accord, enough consensus was reached that it was time to act. By the time the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997, a road map had been created. Options were on the table – forest conservation could be paired with a transition off oil and gas..."

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BLOG: A new twist on the carbon tax?

"...Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision that the federal carbon tax imposed by the Trudeau government is A-OK, and looking at a potential election call, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole has proposed an alternative to the current national carbon tax. The proposed carbon tax alternative consists of a “carbon price” between $20 per tonne and $50 per tonne on fuels, paired with something called a “Personal Low Carbon Savings Account. ”On the surface, this sounds different than the usual carbon tax proposals we’ve seen over the last decade or so, but is this a new thing? Let’s take a quick break from the usual political wrangling and unpack this “new” idea..."

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Wildsight speaks out against logging in Columbia Wetlands

"...The report states that Canfor’s forest management practices play a key role in helping to sequester carbon by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as dead and dying trees that are normally the target of bark beetles are not able to contribute to carbon sequestration..."

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$102M funding for green infrastructure, COVID-19 resilience projects in Saskatoon

"...“The Meewasin trail network is built with goals for the lowest possible environmental impact and highest standards for safety and accessibility,” said Meewasin board chair Colin Tennent. “The planned enhancements are invaluable outdoor spaces where community members and future visitors can stay active, learn about the environment, and experience nature that supports physical and mental wellbeing. ”New trails, benches, picnic tables and interpretative signage will be added, along with increased safety measures..."

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Sustainability Award at the BUS2BUS exhibition. Solaris, Iveco and many more awarded

"...Of course, the Crossway and Crossway Low Entry Natural Power buses also help to save natural resources, as they are 100% compatible with biomethane, produced from organic waste. The vehicles thus have an excellent carbon balance and make a concrete contribution to the energy transition in local public transport. The environmental benefit is a reduction in greenhouse gas production of up to 95%..."

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‘Wrong signal’: Federal ministers protest Saskatchewan's electric vehicle tax

"...In its most recent budget, Moe's Saskatchewan Party government brought in a $150 yearly tax on electric vehicles. Saskatchewan has said the tax will ensure drivers of those vehicles pay their share to maintain roads, normally funded through gas taxes. But Wilkinson and Alghabra say the tax works against federal plans to increase the use of electric vehicles and reduce Canada's greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Alberta reacts to new climate change policy unveiled by federal Conservatives

"...In a surprise shift, federal Conservative Party leader Erin O'Toole has unveiled a plan to fight greenhouse gas emissions across Canada. Christa Dao has reaction and why one economist says carbon taxes are here to stay..."

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Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole unveils climate plan, would have price on carbon

"...Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole unveils the party's latest plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change..."

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LETTER: Langley student crunches some numbers on food production's eco-impact

"...If we have too much GHG, it can affect our earth and eventually us. Believe it or not, what we eat can affect us massively. For example, meat..."

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Saskatchewan Trucking Association criticizes Supreme Court ruling on carbon tax

"...The federal fuel charge came into effect on April 1, 2019 for several provinces including Saskatchewan. It is laid out in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The rate reflects a carbon pollution price of $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2019, rising by $10 per tonne annually until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022..."

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Senior Green Building Planner II - Energy Benchmark Reporting - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...They will be involved in all phases of related projects including regulation design, planning, IT systems and data management design, support program design, industry/utility partnerships, and handover/closeout as appropriate..."

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A nose-to-tail approach for forage and grassland carbon offsets

Duration: 11:58

"...A two-year pilot project that will demonstrate grasslands’ carbon-storing power was announced last week by the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association..."

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How do we make hydrocarbons cleaner?

Duration: 24:22

"...Bryan Helfenbaum is the executive director of Advanced Hydrocarbons at Alberta Innovates, an innovation hub that facilitates innovations from funding to commercialization. ..."

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RealAg LIVE! with Don O'Connor — Biofuel opportunities and the Clean Fuel Standard

Duration: 36:32

"...The growth of biofuels, the focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and the Clean Fuel Standard could cost farmers more, but could also provide farmers with an opportunity to cash in on off-sets and expand markets for some crops..."

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What is Project Drawdown? With Rohan MacMahon

Duration: 12:15

"...This week I ask Rohan MacMahon about Project Drawdown, most comprehensive list of greenhouse gas reductions projects, from peat farming and poo fuel to photosynthetic paint and synthetic cows. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about greenhouse gases.

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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The Price of Damming our Rivers | Hydropower Impact

"..."Reducing greenhouse gas emissions of Amazon hydropower with strategic dam planning", Nature (2019) ..."

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Academic Research

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

A unique bacterial and archaeal diversity make mangrove a green production system compared to rice in wetland ecology: A metagen

"...Therefore, labile carbon build-up potential (38%) with less GWP (63%) even in degraded-mangrove makes it a clean production system than wetland-rice that has high potential to climate change mitigation..."

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Carbon footprint forecasting using time series data mining methods: the case of Turkey

"...The carbon footprint is a measure of CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere, which increases day by day, causing glaciers to melt and increase sea level, reduce water resources, and global warming..."

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Well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions of heavy-duty transports: Influence of electricity carbon intensity

"...Battery-electric buses show a large reduction of GHG emissions compared to diesel buses and many other alternatives, while battery-electric trucks have higher GHG emissions than diesel in carbon intense electricity systems..."

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Recycling of construction and demolition waste and its impact on climate change and sustainable development

"...Analysis showed that C&D waste recycling could be an effective mitigation option to reduce the risk of landslides; reduce the energy consumption; offset the greenhouse emissions where about 39% is attributed to the construction industry; recover added-value materials; create jobs; and protect the earth?s natural resources..."

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Techno-economic and sensitivity analysis of hybrid electric sources on off-shore oil facilities

"...Owing to the low efficiency of off-shore oil ships and the dangerous atmospheric pollutants of the environment that the cause of ships, solar photovoltaic and the energy storage batteries in a ship system are highly attracting attention..."

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Loss of microbial diversity does not decrease γ-HCH degradation but increases methanogenesis in flooded paddy soil

"...The loss of soil microbial diversity could have an important impact on specialized soil functions such as pollution remediation and greenhouse gas emission, with function restoration regulated by the competitive and synergistically-mediated mechanism of co-occurring microorganisms and assembly processes..."

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Relationships among soil factors and greenhouse gas emissions from furrow-irrigated Rice in the mid-southern, USA

"...The objective of this field study was to evaluate relationships between methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes and emissions and global warming potential (GWP) and early season soil properties and environmental factors over two growing seasons (2018 and 2019) under furrow-irrigated rice on a silt-loam soil (Typic Albaqualf)..."

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Estimating future industrial emissions of hazardous air pollutants in the United States using the National Energy Modeling Syste

"...Retrospective studies such as the National Air Toxics Assessment have focused on modeling hazardous air pollutant (HAP) concentrations and exposures in the near past; however, future projections of HAPs emissions are relatively unexplored compared to those for greenhouse gases or criteria pollutants, and HAPs are typically not included in energy systems optimization or integrated assessment modeling..."

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Estimating the economy-wide rebound effect using empirically identified structural vector autoregressions

"...The size of the economy-wide rebound effect is crucial for estimating the contribution that energy efficiency improvements can make to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for understanding the drivers of energy use..."

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An environmental and techno-economic analysis of transporting LNG via Arctic route

"...However, surging transportation activities along NSR might harm the environment with the greenhouse gas (GHG) and atmospheric pollutant emissions..."

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Climate Change, Physical Activity and Sport: A Systematic Review

"...Results A narrative synthesis was performed and the 74 identified articles were classified into 6 topics: air pollution and PA, extreme weather conditions and PA, greenhouse gas emissions and PA, carbon footprint among sport participants, natural disasters and PA and the future of PA and sport practices in a changing world..."

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