Offshore wind farm energy deal gets $1.6B investment from Norway
(Reuters) – Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund has directly invested in a renewable energy project for the first time. The fund purchased a 50 per cent stake in the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm off the Netherlands for $1.63 billion from Denmark’s Orsted, which will resume to... Read more
Conservatives reject proposal to recognize climate change as real
Members of the Conservative Party have recently voted down a proposal to recognize climate change as real over the weekend. The decision comes as a blow to the new party leader’s efforts to embrace environmentally-friendly policies ahead of a likely federal election this year. The rejected motion included the... Read more
Ice cover decreasing on Great Lakes, data shows
By Hansil Mehta The average ice cover on the Great Lakes has decreased by over 20 per cent in the last 50 years, data suggests. Data collected by the Canadian Ice Service and the U.S. National Ice Service since 1973 shows a decrease in annual ice cover on all... Read more
Climate change displaces 10 million in six months, Red Cross says
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Around 10.3 million people were displaced by climate change-induced events in the last six months, a humanitarian organization says. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says about 2.3 million others were displaced by conflict in the same period, indicating the vast... Read more
Carbon tax must increase to hit Paris goals, report says
A privately funded group has released a huge report that calls for an increase in the carbon tax by $210 per tonne. The current tax is set at $30 per tonne with a 2% increase that is tied to rising inflation. The Ecofiscal Commission of Canada says the country needs... Read more
The 2019 Global Climate Strike takes over Queen’s Park
By Mariana Belham, Ria Paul and Noah Posocco Today Toronto saw more than a thousand people at Queen’s Park, rallying against climate change. People chanted  “Save Our Future” as they marched down the streets. The protesters took part in the Global Climate Strike, a worldwide movement inspired by the... Read more