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Coverage of pollution since November 16, 2023.

Home Energy Savings Program

"...This program is the result of seven years of work in partnership with communities in central/northern coastal BC. It is led by Ecotrust Canada, funded by Natural Resources Canada, and implemented in collaboration with our community partners. It aims to support and empower households to increase their home energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also reducing energy costs, energy insecurity, air pollution, and safety hazards..."

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Most Canadians want their investments to align with climate action

"...Canada can succeed on its global climate commitments only if financial institutions move in the same direction and allocate money to climate solutions instead of climate pollution. Yet many Canadian banks, pension funds, insurers and large companies still underinvest in clean energy and disproportionately invest in oil, gas and coal. Earlier this year, Canada was recognized as a “low-regulation jurisdiction” on sustainable finance by a UN sustainable investment group..."

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As glaciers retreat, mining claims threaten future B.C. salmon habitats: study

"...Sockeye salmon spawning in a clear groundwater channel. Location is in the Tulsequah subwatershed within the Taku watershed, B. C..."

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We should listen to a renowned scientist’s warning on climate change

"...In recent years, Dr. Hansen has argued that the scientific consensus, as reflected in the voluminous reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), greatly underestimates the rate and magnitude of future warming. Earlier this month, he and 17 colleagues forcefully stated their case in a peer-reviewed paper, Global Warming in the Pipeline, published by a University of Oxford journal..."

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Climate politics heating up in British Columbia Globalnews.ca

"...He says the Conservatives, if elected next year, will eliminate the province's carbon tax, roll back climate-friendly building codes and consider nuclear power as an energy option. Rustad's comments come a day after Opposition BC United Leader Kevin Falcon called the NDP's CleanBC climate plan destructive and promised to replace it with common sense measures that fight climate change without hurting taxpayers. Falcon says BC United will ramp up liquefied natural gas export plant production in B..."

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Decarbonizing Freight: How U.S. Policies and Investments Are Reducing Emissions in the Sector

"...Transportation is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the United States.  Freight emissions are an increasing share of total sector emissions, rising from 24% in 1990 to 32% in 2021. They were 60% greater than they were in 1990 in absolute terms..."

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Urban runoff

"...George said there are around 28 sewage lines that run into the inlet and more than 700 contaminants. “It's a big problem, a big issue but there are things we can do to manage it at the household and systemic level,” George said. “There are way better practices to managing sewage, to managing stormwater that exist..."

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Maybe not the last (plastic) straw: Federal Court quashes federal order aimed at regulating “Plastic Manufactured Items”

"...Attempts by the federal government to tackle plastic pollution suffered a setback yesterday as the Federal Court of Canada quashed the federal Ministerial Order designating “Plastic Manufactured Items” (PMI) as a toxic substance under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999..."

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DeBriefed 17 November 2023: Countries fail 1.5C test; US and China agree on renewables; Why runners care about climate change

"...WRI REPORT: The World Resources Institute’s “state of climate action 2023” report found that “​​countries are falling behind on almost every policy required to cut greenhouse gas emissions”. The Guardian reported that, of the 42 indicators assessed, electric vehicle sales is the only one that is progressing on track. To limit global warming to 1..."

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‘Mistake’ to play affordability off against climate change, says B.C. premier

"...“The issue of affordability is getting tied into the need for us to take action on carbon pollution,” Eby said Thursday (Nov. 9). “We just need to take action on climate change..."

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‘Mistake' to play affordability off against climate change, says B.C. premier

"...“The issue of affordability is getting tied into the need for us to take action on carbon pollution,” Eby said Thursday (Nov. 9). “We just need to take action on climate change..."

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Jobs in pollution

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Lecturer -GCIV 5540

"...Déchets solides: quantité et qualité, conception des systèmes de contrôle et de traitement des déchets..."

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Environmental Superintendent

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Senior Environmental Officer (3)

"...environmental problems and solutions • Provide technical expertise and advice on pollution control and environmental legislation requirements • Recommend remedial and/or legal action and ensure..."

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Industrial Controls Electrician (Pollution Control Plant)

"...Environmental Services Department has a position for an: industrial controls electrician pollution Control Plant Permanent, Full-Time Job Posting #765-07-23 position description this CUPE Local 35..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention pollution.

Putting a price on pollution only makes sense if there's a real alternative, says leader of the NDP

Duration: 7:08

"...Politicians and industry gathered together this week for the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)’s annual general meeting, held in Ottawa, Ontario..."

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The billion-dollar pollution solution humanity needs right now | Stacy Kauk

Duration: 13:02

"...Source: TED Talks Daily..."

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New Clean Fuel Regulation confirms investment environment for “decarbonizing” fuel

Duration: 20:44

"...The Canadian government has unveiled its awaited Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR), setting the stage for increased biofuel demand and production..."

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Neel Dhanesha: Nurdle Hurdles

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about pollution.

Why You Should Ditch Deadly Fossil-Fuel Appliances | Donnel Baird | TED

"...(Think: breathing in air pollution from gas stoves, furnaces and water heaters. ) If we're going to fix this problem, we need to retrofit millions of buildings with all-electric equipment, says energy upgrader Donnel Baird..."

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Completing the Picture: Designing a food system that’s positive for nature and our climate

"...The transition to renewable energy is critical in reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, but it’s only half the story..."

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How Nature Can Protect Cities from Floods & Droughts

"...By carefully managing rain and wastewater, it aims to fight water pollution, scarcity, and flooding..."

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Panel discussion | Transitioning to a healthy Anthropocene is possible | Frontiers Forum Live 2023

"...She is actively involved in monitoring water pollution, food security, forestry and climate change, and policy implementation in South Africa..."

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Academic Research

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

The Promethean Fate of Economy: Will Hydrogen Really Be Prometheus III?s New Gift to Humanity?

"...This gift, thanks to the fact that green hydrogen is an easily storable raw material, a clean fuel, a vector and a means for accumulation of energy, can contribute, as already pointed out by Jeremy Rifkin, to overcome, at European level, the problems of exhaustion of non-renewable energy resources, of pollution, of climate change, of security and independence of energy supplies, of economic recovery after covid-19 pandemic and Ukrainian war, of lack of democracy in energy generation..."

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Overview of India?s Battery-Swapping and Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles

"...EVs have a number of advantages, including increasing the use of clean energy by using less oil and fossil fuels, helping to meet climate change commitments by reducing harmful emissions, reducing pollution lower public risks, and the introduction of new technologies leads to infrastructure and economic growth..."

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Advanced Perovskite Solar Cells

"...Solar energy can be converted into effective energy such as heat energy through photoelectric conversion because it doesn?t produce harmful gases, solid waste, and other pollutants in the conversion process..."

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Spatial Analysis and Comparative Study of Noise Pollution at Ernakulam City Before and During COVID-19 Using GIS

"...Traffic noise is one of the major environmental pollutants that are encountered in our daily life and it also affects the human health..."

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Link Between Renewable and Non-renewable Energy Consumption and Co2 Emissions: A Monte-Carlo Simulation Study

"...However, excessive use of energy sources, particularly nonrenewable energy, leads to the depletion of natural resources and significant environmental impacts..."

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A Review of Knowledge on the Impacts of Multiple Anthropogenic Pressures on the Soft-Bottom Benthic Ecosystem in Mediterranean

"...exploitation of natural resources, habitat destruction, climate change, pollution and alien invasive species ? on the soft-bottom benthic ecosystem in Mediterranean coastal lagoons (period 2000?2022), and to identify perspectives for future research that can contribute to the improvement of monitoring programs..."

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Nanosensors for Agriculture, Water, Environment, and Health

"...Also, nanosensors? roles in fresh and packed food, water quality monitoring, environmental pollutants, and soil toxicity will be discussed..."

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Optical Materials for Sensing Radioactive Elements

"...To meet the current energy requirement, nuclear energy is one of the important resources..."

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Using AI to Monitor Marine Environmental Pollution: Systematic Review

"...Amidst escalating concerns about marine environmental pollution, this systematic review delves into the role and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in monitoring and managing marine ecosystems..."

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A Comprehensive Review of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charger

"...The increasing number of inner flaming engine vehicles and these vehicles are released more harmful gases due to acid rain, effects on human health, air pollution, and global warming take place..."

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A comprehensive review on genetic modification of plant cell wall for improved saccharification efficiency

"...The focus is now on harnessing energy from green sources through sustainable technology to minimize environmental pollution..."

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