Another baby orca! Researchers confirm second birth for southern resident killer whale pod

Baby orca

The new calf was born to J41 on Sept. 24 off the coast of Victoria, B.C.


China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060


Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.


Hundreds of pilot whales die in record mass stranding in Australia


The majority of a 470-strong pod of pilot whales found stranded off southern Australia has died, officials said on Wednesday, as rescuers struggled in freezing waters and fading light to free those still alive.


Fort McMurray asking province to repay $50M debt in land to help with flood mitigation

McMurray Aviation flooding

The mayor of Wood Buffalo is calling on the provincial government to repay a multi-million debt in much-needed parcels of land to help the municipality deal with its flood mitigation plans. 


American voters in Canada could hold the key to our climate future, and many don’t even know it


The acrid smoke that blew into Canada from the wildfires burning in Washington and Oregon shows how clearly the climate futures of our two countries are linked, writes Grace Nosek.


Ottawa trying to toss out climate lawsuit from youth activists

Haana Edenshaw

In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a climate change lawsuit filed against the Canadian government by a group of children, some good news for electric cars and Alberta’s wind and solar potential.


Ottawa prepares to squeeze big U.S. tech firms over loss of revenue for Canadian news outlets


Advocates for Canada’s news media sector have welcomed the federal government’s clearest pledge yet to push web giants for compensation, laid out in its throne speech. But evidence from abroad suggests it will be a long, difficult process.


Ottawa pitches Atlantic Loop as grand plan for clean energy, with few details

Transmission line-Muskrat

As federal Liberals outline details of a proposed regional energy grid to wean the Maritimes off coal, they’re touting Labrador hydroelectricity as a possible major player.


P.E.I. engineering firm scores spot on NHL’s roster

Ian Storey

From the soft drink industry to the NHL. This P.E.I. engineering firm was named the official rink engineering consultant of the National Hockey League.


Snow cover good for brook trout, study finds

Harriet Laver

Snow is good for brook trout, and that could be bad news, according to a recent study sponsored by the Ellen’s Creek’s Watershed Group in Charlottetown.