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Forest vertical cities in China: first forest city under construction covered in 1 million plants; produce 900 tons oxygen daily

Forest vertical cities in China: first forest city under construction covered in 1 million plants; produce 900 tons oxygen daily

Architect Stefano Boeri sees green — not necessarily money — but green air cities in China’s future. The first forest city has begun construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China. Not only is it beautiful, conceptually, it promises to be a breath of fresh air to China’s toxic cities. Urban density and fast growth have resulted in… Continue Reading

Canadian Mining Fueling the Alternative Power Boom

Canadian Mining Fueling the Alternative Power Boom

Canadian mining companies have recently begun contributing to the green power revolution, locally and abroad. Mining is not typically associated with green energy. The equipment alone has a negative impact on the environment. Some of the effects of mining include erosion, loss of biodiversity, contamination of soil, formation of sinkholes, and water pollution. Some of… Continue Reading

7 Award winners honoured for championing ontario’s environment’s zero-waste, low-carbon initiatives

7 Award winners honoured for championing ontario’s environment’s zero-waste, low-carbon initiatives

Ontario is recognizing the outstanding efforts of local champions doing their part to protect the environment and helping Ontario achieve its commitment to transition to a zero-waste, low-carbon and growing economy. “We are celebrating the efforts of groups and invididuals who are working hard to protect our environment and fight climate change,” said Glen R.… Continue Reading

NASA Studies Climate Change in Canada’s Skies

NASA Studies Climate Change in Canada’s Skies

A decade-long project, which is currently in its second year, will include NASA traversing the Canadian skies this summer in an effort to study the impact of climate change on Arctic and Boreal ecosystems. The federal government and Canadian universities will lend their assistance. Aircrafts have already taken flight. Scientists aboard these flights became concerned… Continue Reading

Canada green tech company helps Chile reduce methane in landfills: $7 million project

Canada green tech company helps Chile reduce methane in landfills: $7 million project

With Chile’s environment minister, Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced a $7 million project to reduce methane in the waste management sector in Chile landfills: “Canadian businesses are already part of the global shift towards a clean growth economy and this project is another great example of that. By putting bold… Continue Reading

3 billion bottles, cans and containers diverted out of landfill as deposit programs and recycling management hit new milestone in Ontario

3 billion bottles, cans and containers diverted out of landfill as deposit programs and recycling management hit new milestone in Ontario

In Ontario, between the new Deposit Return program and the Blue Box Recycling program, over 3 billion bottles, cans and containers have been diverted out of landfills, hitting a new milestone and signalling a genuine environmental success story that combines policy (deposit return) and recycling technology. It’s an inspiring public policy success story.    … Continue Reading

Technology that could help save the earth: Carbon Capture and Storage

Technology that could help save the earth: Carbon Capture and Storage

No one technology can “save the earth” but, since carbon dioxide emissions are one of the major causes of climatic change, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) remains one of the most promising tools in the fight against global warming. The technology is proven, but holding back it’s wider implementation is cost and infrastructure issues.  … Continue Reading

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Forest vertical cities in China: first forest city under construction covered in 1 million plants; produce 900 tons oxygen daily
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$26 Trillion needed over 13 years to power infrastructure for world’s fastest growing economies
Putting aside issues such as carbon footprint, food, economic fundamentals, infrastructure developme [more]
Hypersonic travel may become practical with new heat-resistant ceramic carbide material
The missing "technology" in the dream of hypersonic air travel is a light-weight but heat-resistant [more]
200 days in lockup: Four volunteers live in simulated moon lab in preparation for future moon mission
Four enthusiastic volunteers face the next 200 days in close quarters in China's Earth-based lab tha [more]
Canadian Mining Fueling the Alternative Power Boom
Canadian mining companies have recently begun contributing to the green power revolution, locally an [more]
Financial risks associated with emissions limits for Canada for oil and gas industries
According to a study by Carbon Tracker, Canadian oil and gas companies face financial risks associat [more]
Three Out of Four Energy Companies Hit by Cyber-Attacks in the Last Year
Global hacking attempts have become increasingly more prevalent over the past few years. Governments [more]
Ontario invests $488,250 to create new jobs in Subdbury and expand research in mining.
Ontario is supporting the development of new, innovative mining technologies and helping to crea [more]
Stronger concrete made from recycled tires developed by UBC Engineers: could help reduce carbon footprint of 3 billion tires-a-year
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new process for reinforcing concret [more]
UPS Canada implementing 50 per cent alternative fuels in fleet by 2018
The global movement toward clean energy is gaining momentum, particularly in Canada as more and more [more]
Blue Origin rocket engines to be built in Alabama, employing up to 350
Hoping to build up to 30 of their BE-4 engines in a new facility in Huntsville, Alabama, Blue Origin [more]
BMW to invest 6 per cent of revenue in R&D; plans to streamline manufacturing to pay for research
The new vision for BMW seems to be “Less is more.” The German carmaker plans to offer fewer cho [more]
Engineers among highest paid Canada; Alberta averages highest; quarrying, mining, oil and extraction dominate wages
Natural and applied sciences engineers are among the highest paid full time hourly wage earners acc [more]
A tech-smart, airless, customizable tire, with replenishing tread unveiled by Michelin
Usually concept tires aren’t as exciting as concept cars, but Michelin wowed the industry with it [more]

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