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Great Barrier Reef's outlook officially downgraded to 'very poor'

Australia has downgraded the outlook for the Great Barrier Reef to "very poor" for the first time, highlighting a fierce battle between environmental campaigners and the government over the country's approach to the climate crisis.

Federal carbon tax coming to Alberta starting January 1

Ottawa plans to impose the federal carbon tax on Alberta starting Jan. 1 and federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she has written the province about the decision.

How forests play a vital role in the carbon cycle

Carbon is an abundant element that is necessary for life on Earth. Carbon atoms can be found in not only plants and animals but in rocks, soil, water, and even the air we breathe. But an overabundance of carbon, in the form of carbon dioxide, is deadly.

Op-Ed: Microsoft doubles-down on sustainability, but is it enough?

On Monday, Microsoft announced they would nearly double their internal carbon fee to $15 per metric ton on all carbon emissions, meaning the company will charge itself more for its emissions from operations, buildings, and data centers.

Alberta's carbon tax and higher solar rebates under attack

Solar power in Alberta has grown by 500 percent since 2015, and the province has announced it is increasing rebates for both homeowners and non-profits, as well as putting more money towards solar energy programs. But will this last?

Trudeau unveils details of carbon tax rebates

On Tuesday, the federal government announced a carbon tax on the provinces and territories that did not sign on to the pan-Canadian framework on climate change.

Op-Ed: Natural gas is part of the climate problem, not the solution

The last 10 years have seen coal being replaced by cheaper and cleaner energy sources, like renewables and natural gas. And while coal use has dropped 44 percent, LNG use has risen by 45 percent.

Some question the plan to close some French nuclear power plants

Paris - French environment and energy minister Nicolas Hulot told reporters at the G7 Environmental Summit on Monday that France plans to close some nuclear reactors of state-controlled utility, EDF to reduce nuclear's share in the country's power mix.

U.K. carbon emissions fall after record drop in coal use

New figures released by Carbon Brief shows the UK's CO2 emissions fell by 5.8 percent in 2016, after a record drop of 52 percent in the use of coal.

Elon Musk wants a 'popular uprising' against fossil fuel industry

"The fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world," billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview for the National Geographic documentary "Before the Flood."

Canadians want action on climate change

Ottawa - A survey on Canadians’ views about climate change has shown that the vast majority majority (88 per cent) want Canada to take significant actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Labor should defend carbon pricing in opposition: ex-PM Gillard Special

Australia's first female prime minister touts her tenure, reveals her personal grief over losing power in a leadership coup and shares her hope for the Australian Labor Party's future since Kevin Rudd lost the election and stepped down eight days ago.

Op-Ed: Chorus of media telling Gillard to go as gutless Labor implodes

Sydney - The Australian Labor Party is a truly awful mess. Prime Minister Julia Gillard is now one of the most unpopular leaders in Australian history, not easy to do. The ALP meanwhile, is firing cutlery into her back and its own like a machine gun.

Op-Ed: Alberta — Alison Redford's high stake Washington game

Washington - Alberta Premier Alison Redford made her fourth trip to Washington, D.C. this week in an effort, according to her, to tell Alberta's story on the oilsands and Alberta's environmental record. Her desperate high stakes game is not likely to change minds.

Op-Ed: Canada — The politics of carbon tax, sustainable energy, economy

Ottawa - According to the Sustainable Prosperity think tank ten of Canada's top energy companies already factor in a carbon price into their business planning. They say it is necessary to manage risks arising from future carbon restraints.

Op-Ed: Obama's new emphasis on climate change to impact Canada

Ottawa - During his State of the Union address earlier this week, President Obama issued a climate change challenge. US Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson said on Wednesday that those policies would impact Canada and the warning should be heeded.

Op-Ed: What's that light at the end of 'carbon tax' tunnel?

Washington - A new congressional research study, ostensively considering ways of slowing a runaway budget, has revived a method entertained by Al Gore, who lost a presidential election bid to George W. Bush in 2000.

Op-Ed: Raising Australia’s power bills by 20% and getting it all wrong

Sydney - Australia is to have a massive increase in power bills to cover major infrastructure work. This comes as a double whammy, with the new carbon tax as part of the measure of bills charged to consumers.

Op-Ed: Time for Obama to jump aboard the carbon train

Australia’s carbon tax legislation was passed through senate on the 8th of November. This means that the Australian government can now charge big companies and corporations for their dangerous carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.

Carbon tax aggressive approach to vehicle emissions

Vehicle manufacturers producing for the Canadian market have been given aggressive new guidelines for emission controls and they are accompanied by a big stick. If they do not meet the standards voluntarily they may be confronted with a carbon tax.

Introduction of Carbon Tax in France Delayed by Court

A carbon tax that was due to be implemented in France on January 1 has been struck down by the country's Constitutional Court on the basis that too many major polluters were exempt from paying it.

French President Confirms Details of Carbon Tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed the details of a carbon tax that will take effect from 2010 and will be imposed upon households and businesses using oil, gas and coal.

Save The Planet, Kill The Patient

On Canada Day, July 1, 2008, the province of British Columbia became the first major jurisdiction in North America to introduce a consumer-based carbon tax system. Has there been any negative fallout? Surprisingly yes, and healthcare is where it's at.

Economists Endorse Carbon Tax

More than 230 of Canada’s leading economists issued a statement today that agrees with the Green Party tax-shift plan to combat climate change and create an innovative sustainable economy.

Canada: Government Report Supports A Carbon Tax

The Green Party is releasing a secret report to the federal government from one of Canada's leading economists, obtained under the Access to Information Act in 2007.

First Ever Carbon Tax in Boulder Colorado

To help reduce gas emissions, Boulder Colorado is believed to be the first city to vote for a carbon tax. The taxes will start in 2007.
 

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Trudeau s announcement puts a price on pollution with a plan that reinvests back into Canadians.  We...
Trudeau's announcement puts a price on pollution with a plan that reinvests back into Canadians. "We’re taking action to fight climate change and protect the environment, even while Conservatives refuse to do so," said Trudeau.
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MacIntyre said Alberta’s carbon tax and methane emission rules would deliver another hit to the Al...
MacIntyre said Alberta’s carbon tax and methane emission rules would deliver another hit to the Alberta oilpatch as it faces ongoing competitiveness pressures.
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