Canadians are ambivalent about climate change, says new study

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and part of the Canadian delegate at the United Nations COP 21 climate change conference, November 30, 2015.

Canadians just aren’t that passionate about climate change, says a new study out of Quebec. The study, called “Feeling the Heat? The Paradox of Public Opinion and Climate Change Policy in Canada: Toward a New Research Agenda” involved a phone survey of 1014 Canadians by researchers at The University of Montreal between September 1, 2015, […]

Study: Here’s the $11 solution to cleaning up the tourism business


The global tourism industry emits more CO2 than all but five countries in the world, an output that could be effectively mitigated for the cost of $11 US per trip, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. The tourism industry, including transport, accommodation, […]

Canadian researchers say they have a better way to clean oil sands wastewater

University of Waterloo PhD candidate Tim Leschuk.

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario think they have found a better way to clean harmful toxins from the billions of tonnes of wastewater that is produced by Alberta’s infamous oil sands. The process, which employs a chemical reaction called photocatalysis, can remove naphthenic acids from tailings ponds that would otherwise contain the […]

Téo taxi service to debut all-electric fleet in Montreal


A new all-electric taxi fleet, called Téo Taxi, will launch in beta on Thursday November 26, and will open itself to the general public in mid-March. The new company, called Taxelco Téo, was unveiled by entrepreneur and investor Alexandre Taillefer Wednesday morning in Pointe St-Charles, which will be home to the Téo fleet. The launch […]

Vancouver’s Aquatic Informatics moves from fixed to managed services with AQUARIUS Cloud


Vancouver’s Aquatic Informatics Inc. has made its AQUARIUS solution suite for water data management and analysis available as a service hosted in a private cloud. This new Software-as-a-Service offering allows Aquatic Informatics customers to manage their data in the cloud, rather than on their own servers, allowing critical water data management and analysis to be […]

Nova Scotia pins its energy hopes on electricity and renewables


Just ahead of sending Environment Minister Randy Delorey to Paris along with Canada’s contingent of representatives for climate change talks next month, Nova Scotia released a report on Monday called Our Electricity Future: Nova Scotia’s Electricity Plan, which states that “By 2040, the province will have moved from among the most carbon-intense electricity generators in […]

What can Canada’s agricultural tech sector learn from Cuba?


Tuesday was Canada Day at the 33rd annual FIHAV (Feria Internacional de La Habana) International trade fair in Havana, presided over by Canada’s ambassador to Cuba, Yves Gagnon, Quebec’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Christine St-Pierre, and Cuba’s Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero. “This is going to be a great opportunity to strengthen both trade relations […]

Halifax’s CarbonCure selected by New York’s Superior Block Corp. for CO2 sequestration technology


New York concrete masonry manufacturer Superior Block Corporation has announced that it will be using Halifax’s CarbonCure technology to help reduce carbon emissions for its customers in the New York area. “Superior Block has always proudly introduced sustainable concepts into its products and manufacturing processes,” says Connie Cincotta, President of Superior Block. “For example, we’ve […]

5N Plus still a buy despite weak pricing environment, says Laurentian


Quebec-based 5N Plus (TSX:VNP) faces headwinds in the pricing of rare metals, but still has plenty of upside, says Laurentian Securities analyst Nick Agostino. Tomorrow, after market close, 5N Plus will report its Q3, 2015 results. Agostino says that, owing mostly to the dropoff in metals prices, he expects the company will post an Adjusted […]