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The National What you need to know about the federal carbon tax

The federal Liberal government will begin levying its carbon tax on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels today in the four provinces that have refused to take part in the pan-Canadian climate framework.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National ‘Smart’ cities promise economic and environmental benefits to the developing world

Master-planned cities have become a development model, a way for countries in the developing world to jump-start economies and provide a roadmap for the future. But does reality live up to the pitch?
  • 2019
  • 00:16:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National The place of oil and gas in the future of Alberta’s energy sector faces questions

How do oil and gas fit into the future of Alberta’s energy sector? We have a look at how pipeline advocates are coming together with those who believe renewables are the way forward.
  • 2019
  • 00:09:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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The National The beautiful slice of Canadian back-country that is dividing Alberta

On the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, a political proxy war has erupted. Alberta wants to turn the Bighorn area just north of Banff into a provincial park, but not everyone is on board with the idea. It has resulted in a debate that is about much more than just a park; one that highlights a growing political divide ...
  • 2019
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Canadians get creative in solving food waste problem

CBC News spoke to several businesses to see how they're developing creative solutions and technology to reduce the tons of food that end up in landfills.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Declining Fraser River sturgeon stocks lead to calls for gill net restrictions

B.C.'s salmon stock decline has been described as an ecological catastrophe, but Ottawa's solution is putting the government at odds with local First Nations. VM: "Gill nets in th Fraser"; fishes - conservation NOTE - VÉRIF. : réviser le titre au besoin (de "Salmon" à "Sturgeon"). Voir aussi : B.C. industries at an impasse in the 'Heart of the Fraser'
  • 2019
  • 00:02:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

The National Wind chill myths: The cold truth behind a go-to measure

Meteorologists give a cold shoulder to the 'feels like' wind chill system. Some say the subjective, inaccurate and misleading numerical expression ought to be replaced.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2019

News in Review - February 2019 Food's Carbon Footprint: Creating Sustainable Sources

The food we eat is under threat. There's less arable land and more people to feed than ever before. Add to that the fact that everything we produce leaves a carbon footprint. Greenhouse gases are created in the way we grow, harvest, ship, store, package, cook and dispose of the food we eat. So how do we make our food ...
  • 2019
  • 00:19:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2019

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The National How do you feed a world dealing with climate change?

As the planet keeps on warming, new technology aims to mitigate climate change to some extent. However, some warming has already happened. With more to come, people will need to adapt. Consider the stakes in Africa. Countries there already import billions worth of food. If the deserts keep encroaching, if the droughts get worse, feeding people will get harder and ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2019

News in Review - January 2019 Global Warming Warning: What Yukon's Glaciers Tell Us

Global warming is having a massive impact on the planet. In October 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists met and warned that there are only a dozen years to limit global warming. They predict urgent change is needed or the planet is in peril. Much of that warming can be linked to human activity. Glaciers are barometers of climate change ...
  • 2019
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2019

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The National B.C. industries at an impasse in the 'Heart of the Fraser'

The 80-kilometre stretch of the Fraser River between Mission and Hope, B.C. has become known to conservationists as "the Heart of the Fraser." It's also the site of an ongoing dispute over land use and the potential threats to some of the province's salmon runs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National Ocean noise poses threat to endangered whales off B.C. coast

Researchers are looking to better understand how marine traffic is affecting the critically endangered southern resident killer whales. In an attempt to reduce the threat, ships are being asked to slow down and whale watchers are being asked to stay back. CBC's Briar Stewart reports.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National Climate change could wake up Canada's dormant volcanoes

Scientists at Simon Fraser University argue that climate change is destabilizing volcanoes around the world, and they're using a British Columbia mountain range to prove their theory. Not far from Whistler, Mount Meager shows signs of dangerous things to come, which has researchers keeping a very close eye on it.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2019

The National How some online shopping habits are terrible for the environment

What can be a convenient click away could drastically expand the carbon footprint of an online sale.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2019

The National Using concrete to trap greenhouse gases

Concrete is the second most used substance in the world after water, and research shows there's a huge environmental cost to making it. To tackle this problem, a Canadian company has come up with an ingenious way that traps the CO2 produced throughout its production within the concrete itself.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National How the new carbon plan works

The federal Liberal government will slap a carbon tax on fuels in provinces and territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans of their own. But how will it work? The National explains.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National Saving Winnipeg's urban forest

A triple threat of pests have put the trees in Winnipeg’s urban forest at risk. The city has implemented a pest control program to help ward off the Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer and jumping tree lice that are decimating the forest. 
  • 2018
  • 00:02:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National Fighting to protect B.C.'s ancient forests

Environmentalists are using social media to lobby the B.C. government to protect the ancient trees in Vancouver Island’s temperate rainforest from logging companies.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

CBC News West Island's fight to save ash trees heats up

The emerald ash borer has been destroying ash trees across southern Quebec for years. Some West Island municipalities say they’re having some success in their fight against the beetle.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2018

The National California oil spill a "wake-up call"

Many questions remain after hundreds of thousands of litres of oil leaked onto the California coast, Kim Brunhuber reports.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2018

CBC News The emerald ash borer threatens thousands of Montreal trees

The emerald ash borer is a shiny green bug that could kill hundreds of thousands of trees in Montreal. Chris Buddle is a professor at McGill University and Sylvain Ouellet is a city councillor with Projet Montréal. They spoke to Shawn about their concerns.
  • 2014
  • 00:09:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2018

Studio K Gary Wants to be a Meteorologist

When Gary the Unicorn grows up he wants to be a meteorologist, so who better than CBC Vancouver's Johanna Wagstaffe to share what the job is all about!
  • 2018
  • 00:01:52
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/08/2018