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Environmental Impact

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Coverage of environmental impact since December 19, 2021.

Bruce County completes Class EA process for Teeswater River Bridge in Paisley

"...The purpose of the Environmental Assessment process is to identify any potential environmental impacts associated with the proposal and to plan for appropriate mitigation of any impacts. The environmental assessment process has now been completed. There were no negative impacts identified with the project that could not be mitigated..."

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Burns Lake water conservation plan

"...It’s stated in the plan that a reduction in water consumption will reduce environmental impacts related to water withdrawal from the watershed, reduce costs of operation and maintenance for the water system infrastructure, as well as reduce chemical volumes [for chlorination] needed to treat water..."

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Survey finds Alberta oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

"...A processing unit is shown at Suncor Fort Hills facility in Fort McMurray, Alta. , on Monday September 10, 2018. Alberta doesn’t have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing the monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest..."

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Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

"...“We still have significant concerns with the … program’s ability to develop a robust, world-class monitoring program as intended,” said a response from the Alberta Environmental Network, which has delegates on several of the program’s technical committees. It points out that funding has remained unchanged since 2012 despite inflation, amounting to a nearly nine-per-cent cut.  “We know of no independent analysis suggesting $50 million is adequate,” the network said..."

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Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) Blog: Taking Care of Business: Ontario Proposes Flawed Project List Regulation

"...For example, the draft regulation provides that an EA will continue to be required for certain electricity projects and waste management projects. However, the regulation also proposes a new change that would enable landfill proponents to follow a “streamlined” process for large site expansions..."

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Keurig to pay $3 million fine for false, misleading claims on recycling of its K-CUPs

"...But the Bureau said the K-Cups aren’t widely accepted for recycling in any province except Quebec and British Columbia and those instructions don’t go far enough for many cities that might accept them in a recycling program..."

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Metro to decide Jan. 28 on South Campbell Heights redesignation

"...City wants South Surrey lands for employment use, opponents fear environmental impacts Tracy HolmesJan. 5, 2022 3:10 p. m..."

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Land use bylaws changed for developments

"...Because the proposed development is a watershed area, District 5 Councillor Brent Sampson noted there were concerns with possible environmental impacts..."

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Sustainable U: Fast fashion and its environmental impact

"...This consists of both water consumption and water pollution. For starters, it’s not surprising that the fashion industry is a super-soaker consumer of freshwater with textile dying being the second largest polluter of water streams globally. It takes up to 2,000 gallons of water to make a single pair of jeans..."

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Intertribal agency faults Wisconsin review of Line 5 reroute

"...The proposed reroute is expected to cross nearly 200 bodies of water and temporarily affect 135 acres (55 hectares) of wetlands. Enbridge says the nearly 70-year-old pipeline is a vital link to fuel across the region. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, which represents 11 Ojibwe tribes, told the DNR in a Dec..."

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Comxo Strathcona Waste Management considers composting in rural areas

"...Comox Strathcona Waste Management is running a pilot project looking at composting in rural and remote communities. Black Press File Photo..."

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Environmental Conservation Specialist - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Prepares and coordinates the preparation of ecological management and restoration plans and oversees implementation of these plans in accordance with CRD strategic goals and objectives..."

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Environmental Protection Officer - District of West Vancouver (West Vancouver, BC)

"...The preferred candidate will possess considerable knowledge regarding: coastal, freshwater, and environmental issues facing local government; the environmental methods, procedures, equipment, and instruments used; knowledge of the relevant Federal, Provincial, and Municipal legislation, regulations, and bylaws related to the work; the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external contacts..."

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Environmental Protection Technician - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Supports environmental policy, program development and planning work, including conducting research and best practices reviews to prevent environmental impacts and improve ecological health. ..."

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Technical Training Specialist – Battery, UPS and Alternative Energy - CSA Group - Toronto, ON

"...Supports technical excellence, competency, consistency, leadership, and integrity, to support the strategic direction and objectives of CSA Group globally..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention environmental impact.

The Burgeoning Seaweed Industry on Vancouver Island

Duration: 34:27

"...We learn about the up and coming industry of seaweed..."

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Episode 67: Factory 45 with Shannon Lohr

Duration: 40:50

"...Learn how to make smart choices for new clothing with minimal environmental impact, decipher which materials are eco friendly, and learn tips for creating a capsule wardrobe. ..."

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Funding the Future of Social Entrepreneurship with Wayne Miranda – March 24th 2020

Duration: 30:32

"...Want to build a business that’s about more than a bottom line? Wayne Miranda, Social Finance Investment Readiness Lead at the McConnell Foundation wants to help you do it! Wayne’s passion is to grow ventures that generate a social and environmental impact..."

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Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have

Duration: 52:00

"...Everyday choices – like deciding which shirt to buy or on which platform to binge-watch shows on – may impact the planet more than you think..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about environmental impact.

What Salt Concentrations in Surface Water Suggest about Fracking’s Environmental Impact

"...The discovery of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is considered by many to be the most important change in the energy sector since the introduction of nuclear-generated electricity more than 50 years ago..."

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We gotta talk about cheese... (sorry)

"...Our new channel Planet A explores the shift towards an eco-friendly world — and challenges our ideas about what dealing with climate change means..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about environmental impact relevant to the latest news.

The health, environmental, and economic dimensions of future dietary transitions in Argentina

"..., GHG emissions, total land occupation, cropland use, fossil energy use, freshwater consumption, and the emission of eutrophying pollutants)..."

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Bioethanol Production from Agricultural Wastes with the Aid of Nanotechnology

"...As these fuels reduces the carbon dioxide emission, reduces cancer causing gasoline compounds, reduces small particulate matter, less greenhouse gas emission and are compatible with current vehicles, so it can be used in the place of or replacement of other conventional fuels..."

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Citizen-Driven Food System Approaches in Cities

"...Our food system contributes to this disruption as it is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles

"...Studies have shown that electric vehicles are better for the environment and have lower emissions of gases and pollutants than gasoline or diesel vehicles, even if they make cars and generate the electricity needed to drive them..."

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Wind Energy, Its Application, Challenges, and Potential Environmental Impact

"...For example, the depletion of fossil-related resources, population, and ever-increasing energy demand are serious concerns and can be effectively addressed through strategies such as (1) raising awareness of global climate issues, (2) switching from a fossil-based economy to a bioeconomy, (3) revolutionizing current modalities of renewable energy, and (4) allowing the full utilization of energy..."

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Test Operation of the MBR Pilot Plant for Leachate Treatment at the Sarajevo Sanitary Landfill

"...Regional sanitary landfills and waste disposal centers are the strategic commitment in regard to municipal waste management in Bosnia and Herzegovina..."

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Applying Circular Economy to Construction Industry through Use of Waste Materials: A Review of Supplementary Cementitious Mater

"...Due to constant growth of waste production, recent strategies in waste management such as circular economy promote the maximum life cycle use of materials..."

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Environmental Waste Sustainability: Organic Valorisation and Socioeconomic Benefits Towards Sustainable Development in Ghana

"...The analysis of this research focuses on how the organic waste collected in this location is treated in an anaerobic digester to produce organic fertilizer, wastewater irrigation, and biogas for electricity purposes, contributing to this community?s socioeconomic benefit..."

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Life cycle assessment of Irish district heating systems: a comparison of waste heat pump, biomass-based and conventional gas bo

"...Human toxicity potential was found highest among all impact categories studied due to the large additional infrastructure requirement across all three systems, whereas the other impacts, global warming, fossil fuel depletion and eutrophication, were due to involving usage of natural gas and electricity in use phase..."

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Life Cycle Assessment of Biomass Pyrolysis

"...Biomass is a renewable source of bioenergy, making it a promising solution for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions..."

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Natural Fibre Insulation Materials: Use of Textile and Agri-food Waste in a Circular Economy Perspective

"...In building construction, the demand for products with low environmental impact ? in line with the Green Deal challenge of the European Community ? is growing, but the building market is still mostly oriented towards traditional products, missing the many opportunities for using waste materials from existing industrial production..."

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