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December 17, 2018 4:58 PM CIBC shrinks event after Whistler tries to bill oil firm for climate change

After Whistler sent a letter to Calgary-based oilsands giant Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., several energy firms reportedly said they would back out of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce event. CIBC has since decided to cancel the oil and gas part of its conference, although it says the rest will continue. According to an online agenda, 43 of the 114 companies 130

December 7, 2018 8:06 PM U.S.-China friction threatens to undercut the fight against climate change

They have the largest carbon footprints. Also the largest economies. Now, as diplomats meet in Poland for high-stakes climate negotiations, a pitched standoff between the United States and China threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of catastrophe are accelerating. The tensions between Washington and Beijing 89

December 5, 2018 7:11 PM Global carbon pollution up in 2018, studies say

WASHINGTON—After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an international 99

December 2, 2018 4:34 PM Study finds most Canadian cities fail on climate change plans

“Where are most of our people and property?” Thistlethwaite said. “They’re in cities. There’s a concentration there of exposure.” Cities are caught in a bind, he said. Not only are they already strapped for cash to fill potholes and run buses, but their main source of income can conflict with the need to plan for climate change. “Their revenue’s from property 130

November 30, 2018 6:59 PM Trailer Park Boys actress Shelley Thompson to direct first feature film after winning award

Thompson, who is based in Dartmouth, N.S., says the story is “an extremely personal one” to her and her family. “As the parent of a young trans man, I’ve learned so much about the challenges trans people face as they struggle for acceptance and inclusion, especially in a political climate that can seek to devalue or erase them,” the Gemini Award winner 119

November 21, 2018 11:53 PM California raises more than $800 million (U.S.) in carbon auction

Sixty per cent of the revenue is earmarked for specific projects including a high-speed train planned to run between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The remaining 40 per cent is divvied up by state lawmakers for programs that address climate change, such as electric-vehicle subsidies. Cap-and-trade is a central part of California’s plan to reduce greenhouse 91

November 20, 2018 6:35 PM Canada Pension seeks ‘disruption’ with cruise line, robo taxi

From a river-cruise line to a robo-taxi company, the head of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is looking beyond market cycles and seeking to capitalize on structural changes shaking up the global economy. “CPPIB is embracing disruption, whether that disruption is technological, demographics, economic, climate change or any number of other forces 92

November 15, 2018 2:42 AM Suncor CEO Steve Williams to be replaced by Mark Little

CALGARY—Suncor Energy Inc. says Steve Williams will retire as chief executive after the company’s annual meeting next May. Williams, 62, joined Suncor in 2002 and took the helm of Canada’s largest energy producer by market capitalization from longtime CEO Rick George when he retired in 2012. Williams has been one of the more outspoken CEOs in the oilpatch 81

November 14, 2018 11:50 PM Canada produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other G20 country, new report says

OTTAWA—Canadians produce more greenhouse gas emissions per person than any other G20 economy, according to a new analysis. Climate Transparency, a coalition of international climate organizations, released its fourth annual review of the climate polices of G20 members Wednesday. The report pointed out that none of them has a plan in place that would 122

November 13, 2018 7:10 PM Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple’s “community and state are very special to them and they want to give back to the place that has created so many beautiful memories for themselves and others.” Cyrus and Hemsworth’s home was in Malibu. The statement says they “are very grateful to be safe along with their animals 105