Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Resolute lawsuit against Greenpeace will continue, despite setback

October 17, 2017

Resolute Forest Products remains resolute in its legal battle in the United States against Greenpeace and Stand, despite a setback on Oct. 16. A judge in San Francisco dismissed the racketeering charges that Resolute had filed against the environmental activist organization, but left the door open for Resolute to try

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Irving planning legal challenge to water pollution rules

October 17, 2017

Facing 15 counts of dumping a harmful substance into the St. John River, Irving Pulp and Paper is planning a legal challenge to Canada’s environmental regulations for pulp and paper mills, CBC News reports. The company is charged under the Fisheries Act regarding effluent from its mill at Reversing Falls. According

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Association launches website to share facts on caribou

September 6, 2017

OTTAWA – The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has launched a new website – cariboufacts.ca – to share facts with Canadians about caribou herds and to urge the federal government to build caribou plans that address the many complex factors that are impacting caribou populations across the country. FPAC also wants to

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Canada hosting climate change panel this week in Montreal

September 6, 2017

MONTREAL – Canada is hosting the 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Montreal this week. Hundreds of scientists and representatives from 195 countries are meeting from September 6 to 10, to decide on the scope of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report. This report will provide state-of-the-art knowledge on

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Former Weyerhaeuser exec sits on NAFTA environment council

September 5, 2017

OTTAWA – Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, has announced the creation of the NAFTA Advisory Council on the Environment. The ten-member council brings together prominent Canadians from politics, law, and Indigenous groups. The council will advise the Minister as Canada looks to strengthen environmental protections in a modernized NAFTA.

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Watershed research shows freshwater ecosystems in peril

June 13, 2017

OTTAWA — The first-ever nationwide assessment of Canada’s freshwater resources found significant evidence of disruption to watersheds across the country as a result of human activities. The results, released June 12, suggest the need for an ongoing, standardized national freshwater monitoring and reporting system in order to make evidence-based decisions about

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