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Vancouver approves green building targets (in Housing)

Vancouver City Council approved a list of revised Greenest City 2020 targets last week. Buried in the fine print are some hints as to how the city may implement its green building ambitions. Read more …

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Six reasons parking is the dumbest thing you subsidize: Grist (in Transportation)

Here's a list for drivers who think it's a smart idea to tear up the Hornby Street bike lane to make room for more on-street parking.

War on Bikes, redux: Oregon lawmaker seeks to ban kids from bicycles (in Transportation)

As the battle over Vancouver's bike lanes rolls into its second year, an Oregon lawmaker is trying to make it illegal to carry a child on a bicycle.

War on Bikes, redux: Oregon lawmaker seeks to ban kids from bicycles (in Transportation)

As the battle over Vancouver's bike lanes rolls into its second year, an Oregon lawmaker is trying to make it illegal to carry a child on a bicycle.

Suzuki tops Guardian’s ‘eco power’ list (in Environment)

The world's most widely read centre-left news site has anointed David Suzuki the "eco warrior's eco warrior," and affixed the Canadian icon atop its sixth annual "eco power"

Low-carbon energy investments topped $243 billion in 2010: Bloomberg (in Environment)

Large wind farms in China and small solar-power projects worldwide drove worldwide investment in low-carbon energy to a record-smashing $243 billion last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy

Green building to support 7.9 million American jobs (in Labour + Industry)

Green building is forecast to generate $554 billion in economic activity and support more than 7.9 million American jobs from 2009 to 2013, according to a study by

Green building systems growing abroad (in Labour + Industry)

If the British Columbia wood products industry aspires to evolve beyond exporting raw logs and cheap 2x4s, it might be worth a look at the expanding green building

Top green building trends for 2011 (in Housing)

Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson expects green renovation, reduced water consumption and net zero buildings to top this year's green building trends.

Barbie’s carbon footprint: 3 cups of oil (in Environment)

"Let's, for the moment, put aside all debate about the message that Barbie and her crew (and her really, really cool car) send to little girls and talk

Business Council urges BC Liberals to abandon Campbell’s climate policies (in Environment)

The Business Council of B.C. is calling on BC Liberal cabinet ministers to walk away from Premier Gordon Campbell’s climate change legacy, according to a report in The

Eight BC communities call for greener building standards (in Environment)

Eight B.C. municipalities have called on the province to improve energy efficiency standards for homes and buildings as part of a strategy to create jobs and reduce greenhouse

Tar sands refinery among first megaprojects to face new US greenhouse gas rules (in Environment)

A sprawling South Dakota refinery that would convert Canadian tar sands into gasoline will be among the first US facilities required to obtain a federal permit for its

Charest blasts Harper on climate (in Environment)

Quebec Premier Jean Charest turned the heat on Prime Minister Steven Harper during remarks at the UN climate conference in Cancun: "The federal government must do more than

Top ministers tackle details in Cancun (in Environment)

Dozens of high-ranking ministers arrived in Cancun on Monday, where they and their deputies are expected to spend the next three days negotiating a series of minor agreements

Island nations face ‘extinction’ (in All)

Low-lying island nations say their peoples are threatened with 'extinction' by rising sea levels, and are calling for a 'climate change insurance fund' at the UN climate conference

2010 among hottest years on record (in Environment)

Data released by World Meteorological Organization at the U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun confirmed a decades-long warming trend, and ranked 2010 among the three hottest years on record.

2010 among hottest years on record (in All)

Data released by World Meteorological Organization at the U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun confirmed a decades-long warming trend, and ranked 2010 among the three hottest years on record.

2010 among hottest years on record (in All)

Data released by World Meteorological Organization at the U.N. climate negotiations in Cancun confirmed a decades-long warming trend, and ranked 2010 among the three hottest years on record.

Japan sinks Kyoto (in Environment)

Japan sunk hopes for extending an existing treaty that commits most of the world's richest countries to cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

"Japan will not inscribe its target under

Canada wins three ‘Fossil of the Day’ awards in Cancun (in Environment)

Canada won first, second, and third place in a 'Fossil of the Day' mock award ceremony in Cancun on Tuesday.

A coalition of more than 400 NGOs recognized

Why Cancun matters: Levi (in Environment)

Council on Foreign Relations environment wonk Michael Levi is making a case that there's more at stake at this week's Cancun climate conference than doomsaying pundits would lead

BC rainforests store more carbon than Cancun counterparts (in Environment)

Tropical rainforests such as those that engulf southern Mexico have been a cause celebre among environmentalists and climate change activists for decades. But research released in advance of

Scientists call for WWII-style rationing of carbon (in Environment)

In a paper published on the eve of this week's climate conference in Cancun, a leading British climate change researcher has floated the idea of rationing carbon emissions

Environment vs climate: Which will China choose? (in Environment)

Amid the chatter leading up to next week’s climate talks in Cancun, the fact that China's greenhouse gas emissions are rising by 8 per cent per year has

‘Nature doesn’t do bailouts’: Hari (in Environment)

Climate activists and government officials have found something to agree on: Neither side expects next week's UN conference in Cancun, Mexico, to produce a deal to replace the

US blames China, Canada blames UN, ahead of Cancun climate talks (in Environment)

Canadian and American negotiators are setting low expectations for next week's international climate talks in Mexico, while the British are keeping a stiff upper lip.

"I find it's

Greenpeace scales Mexican oil rig, Radiohead calls for giant Viking (in Environment)

The media circus ahead of next week’s United Nations conference on climate change has begun. Greenpeace activists hung a banner on a Mexican off-shore oil rig, and Radiohead's

Greenpeace scales Mexican oil rig, Radiohead calls for giant Viking (in Environment)

The media circus ahead of next week’s United Nations conference on climate change has begun. Greenpeace activists hung a banner on a Mexican off-shore oil rig, and Radiohead's

Carbon emissions to set new record in 2010 (in Environment)

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are on track to reach record levels this year as steep hikes in emissions from emerging economies offset modest decreases from western economies,

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