Jan 27th, 2012
Climate gamblers have been led astray since 1997 when the Kyoto Protocol was amended to let corporations buy the right to pollute in exchange for endorsing the treaty. Predictably, Washington has refused to honour this ever since. In the middle of last year, when carbon prices fell 15 percent in one ...
Dec 15th, 2011
Barely 24 hours after it signed a new global climate change agreement in Durban, South Africa, Canada became on Monday the first country to formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding treaty to reduce emissions causing climate change. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17)...
Jan 11th, 2011
Canada had its warmest year on record in 2010, according to the country’s environmental agency, with the biggest impact seen in the Arctic region. The national average temperature for the year was 3 degrees Celsius above normal, based on preliminary data, according to a report put on Environmen...
Dec 18th, 2010
OTTAWA — Canada does not do enough to denounce human rights abuses in Cuba in the eyes of the American government, according to a new cable released by WikiLeaks. The cable focuses on the actions, or lack thereof, of Peter Kent, Canada’s minister of state for foreign affairs during a 2009 trip to Cub...