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  • Green parenting tips for raising your … CBC - Mon, 24 Aug, 2015

    If you're a parent looking to raise a newborn without compromising your environmental values, here are some solutions you might want to consider. Julie Adamson owns … More »Green parenting tips for raising your …

    If you're a parent looking to raise a newborn without compromising your environmental values, here are some solutions you might want to consider. Julie Adamson owns and runs Happy Baby Cheeks, a weekly cloth diaper delivery and pick-up service that's been around for seven years in the Lower Mainland.

  • Research library's closure shows … CBC - Fri, 21 Aug, 2015

    The union representing federal scientists says the agriculture research library in the southern Alberta city of Lethbridge has been quietly closed. The Agriculture and … More »Research library's closure shows …

    The union representing federal scientists says the agriculture research library in the southern Alberta city of Lethbridge has been quietly closed. The Agriculture and Agri-Food Lethbridge Research Centre was created in 1906 and provided scientific information to scientists with Agriculture Canada, as well as technicians …

  • Association for Textile Recycling seeks … CBC - Fri, 21 Aug, 2015

    Your old single socks, shirts with holes and tired jeans could find a new life if you donate them to the Association for Textile Recycling.  More »Association for Textile Recycling seeks …

    Your old single socks, shirts with holes and tired jeans could find a new life if you donate them to the Association for Textile Recycling. 

  • Quispamsis solo recycling approach raises questions
    Quispamsis solo recycling approach raises … CBC - Thu, 20 Aug, 2015

    The decision by Quispamsis council to introduce curbside recycling has some neighbouring communities questioning whether there is a flaw in the Fundy Regional Service … More »Quispamsis solo recycling approach raises …

    Quispamsis solo recycling approach raises questions

    The decision by Quispamsis council to introduce curbside recycling has some neighbouring communities questioning whether there is a flaw in the Fundy Regional Service Commission's model. This week, council awarded a four-year, $558,000 contract to FERO Waste and Recycling to carry out town-wide garbage collection by the …

  • Diamonds form from ancient, underground … CBC - Wed, 19 Aug, 2015

    Microscopic, ugly diamonds from the Northwest Territories are illuminating how diamonds are made — and pointing to an unexpected helper in the process. A new study suggests … More »Diamonds form from ancient, underground …

    Microscopic, ugly diamonds from the Northwest Territories are illuminating how diamonds are made — and pointing to an unexpected helper in the process. A new study suggests they formed from ancient seawater trapped deep below the surface of the Earth. Now, a group of U.S., U.K. and Canadian scientists led by Yaakov Weiss …

  • Small alligator found on Montreal street … CBC - Wed, 19 Aug, 2015

    Some residents of Montreal's Mercier district got a shock when they spotted a metre-long alligator just before 1 a.m. ET. More »Small alligator found on Montreal street …

    Some residents of Montreal's Mercier district got a shock when they spotted a metre-long alligator just before 1 a.m. ET.

  • Quispamsis approves garbage collection, curbside recycling
    Quispamsis approves garbage collection, … CBC - Wed, 19 Aug, 2015

    Quispamsis council voted on Tuesday night to bring in a town-wide garbage collection system by the beginning of the year and curbside recycling by May. "That was a defining … More »Quispamsis approves garbage collection, …

    Quispamsis approves garbage collection, curbside recycling

    Quispamsis council voted on Tuesday night to bring in a town-wide garbage collection system by the beginning of the year and curbside recycling by May. "That was a defining moment for me as mayor to see a council work as such a team to move forward on the project with everyone on side," said Quispamsis Mayor Murray Driscoll. …

  • Oilsands water restrictions a climate … The Canadian Press - Tue, 18 Aug, 2015

    Recent research predicts restrictions on energy companies withdrawing water from the Athabasca River are a preview of what's to come under climate change. Low summer … More »Oilsands water restrictions a climate …

    Recent research predicts restrictions on energy companies withdrawing water from the Athabasca River are a preview of what's to come under climate change. Low summer water levels by mid-century could be costing the oilsands industry billions of dollars in lost production, said Simon Donner, a professor of geography at …

  • P.E.I. teams up with Call2Recycle to … CBC - Sat, 15 Aug, 2015

    Prince Edward Island plans to boost its efforts to keep used batteries out of landfills. The government is teaming up with a non-profit group to get more Islanders recycling. … More »P.E.I. teams up with Call2Recycle to …

    Prince Edward Island plans to boost its efforts to keep used batteries out of landfills. The government is teaming up with a non-profit group to get more Islanders recycling. At the Staples store in Charlottetown, the battery recycling bin is often full.

  • Edmonton breaks ground on 'once-in-a-lifetime' … CBC - Wed, 12 Aug, 2015

    The city broke ground Wednesday morning at the site of the old municipal airport, where it says "one of world's largest sustainable communities", the Blatchford development, will … More »Edmonton breaks ground on 'once-in-a-lifetime' …

    The city broke ground Wednesday morning at the site of the old municipal airport, where it says "one of world's largest sustainable communities", the Blatchford development, will be built. Construction can now begin on the first phase of residential development and on a section of the central park. "City council has set …

  • A protester shouts slogan in front of police officers during an anti-nuclear rally near Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday, it had restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant as planned. The restart marks Japan's return to nuclear energy four-and-half-years after the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan following an earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
    Japan restarts reactor after break from … The Canadian Press - Tue, 11 Aug, 2015

    A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima d … More »Japan restarts reactor after break from …

    A protester shouts slogan in front of police officers during an anti-nuclear rally near Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday, it had restarted the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant as planned. The restart marks Japan's return to nuclear energy four-and-half-years after the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan following an earthquake and tsunami. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster.

  • United Church to drop fossil fuels from … The Canadian Press - Tue, 11 Aug, 2015

    The general council of one of Canada's largest churches has voted to drop fossil fuels from its investment portfolios, with advocates for the motion saying the decision … More »United Church to drop fossil fuels from …

    The general council of one of Canada's largest churches has voted to drop fossil fuels from its investment portfolios, with advocates for the motion saying the decision is based on the Christian duty to care for the earth. Commissioners attending the United Church of Canada's general council in Corner Brook, N.L., voted …

  • Playground upgrades at Rothesay school to proceed despite fire
    Playground upgrades at Rothesay school … CBC - Mon, 10 Aug, 2015

    Volunteers with a Rothesay school are pushing ahead with their playground surfacing project, less than a week after a fire at the site destroyed an estimated $25,000 … More »Playground upgrades at Rothesay school …

    Playground upgrades at Rothesay school to proceed despite fire

    Volunteers with a Rothesay school are pushing ahead with their playground surfacing project, less than a week after a fire at the site destroyed an estimated $25,000 in rubber pellets intended for the Dreamland Playground. "We're grateful the other 36 pallets are still intact and we're able to move forward with our project …

  • Japan set to restart a nuclear reactor for first time since Fukushima tsunami crisis
    Japan set to restart a nuclear reactor … The Canadian Press - Mon, 10 Aug, 2015

    A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and … More »Japan set to restart a nuclear reactor …

    Japan set to restart a nuclear reactor for first time since Fukushima tsunami crisis

    A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation's return to nuclear power.

  • Reese Witherspoon visits Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba on Aug. 7, 2015 in Santa Monica, Calif.  -- Instagram
    Jessica Alba: Reese 'Schooled' … Access Hollywood - Sat, 8 Aug, 2015

    Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba are trading secrets! The actresses shared business tips during a pow-wow at Jessica's Honest Company headquarters in Santa Monica, … More »Jessica Alba: Reese 'Schooled' …

    Reese Witherspoon visits Honest Company co-founder Jessica Alba on Aug. 7, 2015 in Santa Monica, Calif.  -- Instagram

    Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba are trading secrets! The actresses shared business tips during a pow-wow at Jessica's Honest Company headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. on Friday, and posted snaps of their friendly get together. Reese was there to get the inside scoop on running a successful start-up, as the Oscar …