17 June 2014
Have you ever asked yourself what our societal problems are? Of course not. It's a funny question. Just open a newspaper and you'll see: dropout rates, obesity epidemic, homelessness, etc.
We're all familiar with the issues, but how many of us know whether or not we are making any real progress?...
17 June 2014
On June 9, Quebec company Cascades announced the construction of a solar power plant project to supply its industrial complex in Kingsey Falls, Quebec. The power generated by the plant will be used to heat water for the complex, reducing the use of natural gas.
This project – a world first...
10 June 2014
On Monday, June 2, the Obama administration made environmental headlines when it announced new standards to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Why coal? Probably because in spite of the increased use of natural gas over recent years, coal still provides about 40% of the...
9 June 2014
More than a hundred of you answered our call to put together a wish list in honour of UN World Environment Day on June 5.
So, what would you like to see?
More encouragement for local organic agriculture.
More green space in your cities.
Leaders who incorporate environmental issues into their...
4 June 2014
Which acts more like a banana republic, Costa Rica or Quebec?
Costa Rica, a tiny country with only 4.5 million inhabitants, made a choice in the 1980s to develop its tourism industry. It isn't particularly easy to get to, it doesn't have a lot of heritage sites, it's not known for its architecture...