Canada – GBRI
 

There is no denying the fact that Canada’s national parks are spectacularly beautiful. The rocky mountains standing tall above turquoise lakes are a sight to behold. These enchanting sights attract swarms of tourists to Banff, Jasper, and Waterton National Parks every year, but while the visitors get their fill of natural beauty, such overwhelming number of […]

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In a rare example of world’s leading nations joining hands to tackle environmental problems before they begin, Canada will join more than a dozen countries today to sign a deal to block commercial fishing in the High Arctic for 16 years. Apart from the fishing ban, countries also commit to major scientific work on the entire […]

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The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced an interesting Zero Carbon Standard in May, 2017. The CaGBC defined a zero carbon building as “one that is highly energy-efficient and produces onsite, or procures, carbon-free renewable energy in an amount sufficient to offset the annual carbon emissions associated with operations.” Now a new office building in […]

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Antibiotic resistance is pretty common these days, causing around 50,000 deaths in the US and Europe alone. A British study has even predicted that if we don’t get antibiotic use under control by 2050, the death toll is likely to rise to 10 million people per year. In an attempt to check the growing antibiotic resistance […]

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This is another reminder of how we’ve polluted our oceans with plastic trash and how it is negatively impacting the marine life. Recently, a lobster caught off the coast of New Brunswick, Canada, had an unusual ‘tattoo’ on its claw — a part of a Pepsi logo. Photos of the claw show the upper lid of […]

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In a move to promote public health, Health Canada has announced that the country will be banning all partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) w.e.f. September 15, 2018. This means that sale of any food items containing PHOs would be illegal in Canada after that. PHOs are made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil, which causes it […]

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Under its ambitious Greenest City Action Plan, Vancouver is set to take all possible measures to minimize the use of single-use plastic containers that end up in our landfills. This summer, the city is launching a pilot program to allow restaurants to fill take-out orders in reusable containers brought by patrons. Mayor Gregor Robertson said in […]

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The chance to see a massive iceberg is drawing hundreds of tourists to the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. This giant iceberg is expected to stay put for a few weeks as it has been stranded in shallow waters. A local resident Don Costello said, “It’s not moving out of there unless winds stay up for […]

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