Green Technology

The USMCA Rules of Origin: Changes Affecting Auto Manufacturers and Auto Parts Makers

Late in the evening on September 30, 2018, the United States, Canada and Mexico announced the conclusion of negotiations of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (”USMCA”) (also known as NAFTA 2.0). While the text of USMCA remains to be finalized, formally signed and ratified by eac ...

IPCC Report Shows World, Canada, Must do More to Mitigate Climate Change

With the release of the latest special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Monday, scientists’ warnings about the impacts of unmitigated climate change have reached a new level of urgency. It has been emphasized that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius w ...

Southern Saskatchewan to Invest in Water Infrastructure Upgrades

The federal and provincial governments are investing in water infrastructure in southern Saskatchewan. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $20 million in federal-provincial funding to upgra ...

Hydro One stock has too much political risk to recommend, Industrial Alliance says

A seemingly positive development for Hydro One (Hydro One Stock Quote, Chart TSX:H) is overshadowed by ongoing political and regulatory risk, Industrial Alliance Securities analyst Jeremy Rosenfield says. On October 4, staff from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission filed updated ...

Intertidal Reefs Protect PEI Shoreline from Storm Surge, Climate Change

Two sandstone reefs installed by the Prince Edward Island government along the Souris causeway are having their intended effect. The offshore breakwaters, or intertidal reefs, are designed to protect the causeway—the main route into town—and the picturesque shoreline from the punishing effects ...

Malaysian Delegates Learn Water Practices from Ontario

A delegation from the State of Sarawak, Malaysia visited Ontario last week, engaging with the University of Waterloo’s the Water Institute, as part of its efforts to support work routing water from its remote regions into its cities. To support the initiative, the delegation of officials, headed ...

Montreal Researchers Find Watersheds’ Avg. Max Phosphorus Absorption

A study led by researchers at Université de Montréal has quantified the maximum amount of phosphorus that can accumulate in a watershed before additional pollution is discharged into downriver ecosystems. The calculated average threshold is 2.1 tonnes per square kilometre of land, the researchers ...

Ethanol: A cocktail drink and a clean and sustainable fuel for your car

Sunitha Chari, Biology and Life Sciences co-editor While horse-drawn carriages are a quaint reminder of Victorian England, the internal combustion engine that powers our automobiles is one of the most significant inventions of the 19th century. There are approximately 34 million motor vehicles in C ...

Spotting A Uranium Rebound: Inventories Are Key

The chart of spot uranium prices presents a dismal picture for this key energy commodity. After a brief spike in early 2006, the spot price has been in a long-term slide down hill. In the last year and a half it appears the price as found a level of support at the $20.00 price level as the shares h ...

Gas stations fumes are far more toxic than we thought, new study finds

A new study from Columbia University has found that toxic fuel vapours released from service stations are much more dangerous than previously thought and are at levels ten times higher than mandated by environmental regulations. Underground gasoline tanks at service stations have vents to allow any ...