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The rise of the energy-producing home


By ELISABETH BRAW
Published: MAR 24, 2015

Imagine living in a house that contributed to society: a house that produced energy, while consuming none itself. Well, imagine no more.

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Maybe a carbon tax isn’t such a crazy idea


By TYLER HAMILTON
Published: JAN 20, 2015

Don’t think this isn’t a good time to introduce a carbon tax. Quite the contrary – it’s a perfect time. While we’re at it, oil subsidies should also go.

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Science isn’t something you know in your gut…IT’S SCIENCE!


By JOHN FRIEDMAN
Published: JAN 16, 2015

Those scientific theories that either challenge (or are seen to threaten) the status quo, or entrenched political and power structures often find themselves attacked by those entities because they threaten them.

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Is BIG Oil Following a Strategy that will lead to Extinction? Let’s ask Kodak?


By ROB SHIRKEY
Published: NOV 30, 2014

We agitate our clothes to get them clean...maybe we need some agitation to get us to look more closely at our love affair with our cars.

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Business “As Usual” No More: The Rules are Changing Whether We Like it or Not


By ELISABETH COMERE
Published: NOV 28, 2014

Traditionally, companies have always looked for the competitive advantage that will help them win but with respect to climate change, this is not a game of who can outwit, outlast and outplay. Rather, this is a universal reality that requires joint a

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TD Economics Expands Canadian City Canopy Study: Identifies Additional Value of 51 Billion


By KAREN CLARKE-WHISTLER
Published: NOV 06, 2014

TD Economics expands its Toronto research to identify the economic value of the environmental and social benefits of the urban canopy of three new Canadian Cities: Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver.

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A month later, what did we learn from climate week?


By HELLE BANK JORGENSEN
Published: OCT 31, 2014

Leaders still need political cover to price externalities - the climate march was a good start but there is still much more work to be done.

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Could the World Handle a Billion Environmental Refugees?


By JO CONFINO
Published: SEP 24, 2014

For Stern, the heart of his values lies in the importance of family. “I’m 68 and I am thinking what will my granddaughter Rosa be like when she’s 68? We’re talking about towards the end of this century and what we do now will determine wheth

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Demonstrates Science to Teach the Basics of Climate Change to Congress


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: SEP 23, 2014

When you listen to the comments from those who are skeptical of climate change you'll begin to understand why action on climate change is so slow.

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Report: Climate Change is “Risky Business”. Who is Best Positioned to Solve the Problem?


By FRANCESCA RHEANNON
Published: JUL 03, 2014

"I have come to believe that climate change is the existential issue of our age. I don’t believe we have a focus or action in relation to it that is remotely commensurate with the risk that we face. I believe that if we don’t address climate chan

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No space – no problem. Cities and cyclists can both get excited by this innovative solution


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: AUG 14, 2013

An incredible innovative solution from Japan to ensures that cyclists will always find a secure parking spot while also helping cities remove clutter from their streets.

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Next Crisis Brought to you by Extreme Weather: Canada’s Unisurable Housing Market


By BLAIR FELTMATE
Published: JUL 29, 2013

Next Crisis: Canada's Unisurable Housing Market Brought to you by Extreme Weather

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Recent Canadian Floods Beg for Intelligent Discussion on how to Allocate Finite Capital: Mitigation vs. Adaptation


By BLAIR FELTMATE
Published: JUL 16, 2013

Canada needs an informed national discussion pertaining to the optimal allocation of effort to be directed to mitigation vs. adaptation — the discussion should be based on fact, and not utopian wishful thinking.

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VIDEO: Mayors Miller and Farbridge share thoughts on cities and climate change after recent TSSS event


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: APR 30, 2013

VIDEO: Mayors Miller and Farbridge share thoughts on cities and climate change after recent TSSS event.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies Nearly $800 per Canadian, says the IMF


By DEREK WONG
Published: APR 17, 2013

What's the real price of the energy we use? Are the energy subsidies large or small? What's the full cost of energy compared to the 'sticker price'? Thanks to the economists at the IMF we now have some good data on this subject.

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How Does a Forward Thinking Urban Mayor Sleep at Night in the Era of Climate Change?


By BRAD ZARNETT
Published: APR 04, 2013

On March 27th, 2013, Toronto Sustainability Speaker Series (TSSS) hosted a thought provoking discussion with Mayors Farbridge and Miller on the subject of cities in the era of climate change?

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    The rise of the energy-producing home


    By ELISABETH BRAW
    Published: MAR 24, 2015
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    Imagine living in a house that contributed to society: a house that produced energy, while consuming none itself. Well, imagine no more.

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    Water intensity in our food production – are you prepared to give up what you crave most?


    By BRAD ZARNETT
    Published: MAR 09, 2015
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    If price signals on our food begin to mirror environmental challenges you might be forced to give up what you crave most.

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