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2007-02-20 01:00   |   CAFE Canada
Hybrid vehicles became $2,000 cheaper for Manitobans this month, with the provincial government unveiling its promised rebate program for the energy-efficient cars.Energy Minister Jim Rondeau said anyone who registers a gas-electric hybrid vehicle in Manitoba before Nov. 15, 2008, will get a $2,000 rebate cheque from the provincial government.The deal also applies to anyone who registered a hybrid after Nov. 15, 2006."It's quite simple," said Rondeau, who pulled up to the news...
2007-02-20 01:00
Environmentalists are warning that the federal government is rewriting one of the strongest pieces of environmental legislation in the country to dilute its commitment to protect fish habitat from trout streams to oceans.A coalition of 29 groups says planned changes to the Fisheries Act allow Ottawa to shuffle off its constitutional responsibility to protect such waterways and give the minister too much leeway to ignore damaging development."It’s all about the feds dumping regulatory...
2007-02-19 01:00
Des défenseurs de l'environnement accusent le gouvernement fédéral de réécrire l'une des meilleures lois environnementales au pays d'une manière qui affaiblit l'engagement du gouvernement à protéger les habitats des poissons -des ruisseaux à truites jusqu'aux océans.Selon une coalition de 29 groupes, les changements envisagés à la Loi sur les pêches permettent à Ottawa de se décharger de sa responsabilité constitutionnelle de protéger de telles ressources et donnent au ministre le pouvoir...
2007-02-17 01:00   |   Climate Summits
The emerging leaders and older veterans of B.C.'s feisty environmental movement pursue different campaigns and employ different tactics, but one all-embracing global challenge binds them together for a common cause: Climate change.Environmental activists who have followed the global warming debate for a decade or more say the time for talk is over. They're demanding new legislation, and firm deadlines for cutting the air pollutants and greenhouse gases that the United Nations and most climate...
2007-02-13 01:00   |   Fair Trade, Toxics Awareness and Education
This year when you hit the stores to find that perfect gift for your sweetheart, you're sure to impress if you remember to make your gift ethical and eco-chic.Fair trade, organic and sustainable products are finally becoming more widely available. So on this romantic holiday, impress your significant other with both your good taste and your desire to make the world a better place.Chocolate, glorious chocolateOne of the most widely available of the socially responsible gifts, fair trade...
2007-02-05 01:00
Molly LeBlanc has seen the harm her elders and their predecessors have done to this planet and doesn’t want her peers to be the next gang of environmental offenders.To that end, the Grade 10 student and 11 other pupils in Halifax have been working on two videos about climate change that not only address the issue of greenhouse gas emissions, but have also been planned to be shot in as environmentally friendly a way as possible."We need to do something to change (global warming) as soon as...
2007-01-29 01:00   |   Sydney Tar Ponds
The plan to treat toxic material from the Sydney tar ponds and bury it is being met with mixed reaction from residents.The federal and provincial governments announced Sunday that the toxic sludge will be mixed with a concrete-like substance and covered at a cost of $400 million.The material will not be incinerated, a concern of many residents who worried the emissions would pollute the air and create health problems.But the new plan is still a disappointment to Nela MacQueen, who can see the...

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