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Report on landfill methane consultations released

Report on landfill methane consultations released

In early 2022 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) sought input on proposals for developing regulations on methane emissions from landfills. Comments received have been summarized in a “What We Heard” report, which can be accessed here:...

Record amount of methane added to atmosphere last year

Record amount of methane added to atmosphere last year

Much methane comes out of livestock and human-generated agriculture, as well as from landfills Global atmospheric levels of the potent but short-lived greenhouse gas methane increased by a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

How investing in cleantech bolsters the planet…  and portfolios

How investing in cleantech bolsters the planet… and portfolios

Climate-focused venture capital in Canada is no longer a rarity, with investors, corporations and governments now competing for startups’ attention. To make good on all those net-zero commitments made at last November’s United Nations summit in Glasgow,...

Study shows benefits of biochar application

Study shows benefits of biochar application

“I saw biochar in action and it blew me away. When you see white beach sand that is now capable of producing food because it’s a functioning soil, it doesn’t take long to be convinced.” A study done by Saskatchewan Polytech on soil reclamation involving...

Carbon-negative biochar augmented concrete

Carbon-negative biochar augmented concrete

“1 tonne biochar can trap 2.0-2.6 tonnes of CO2” It is well-established that the concrete industry and use of cement is one of the most emission-intensive industrial processes on Earth. Concrete is the most widely used human-made material on the planet...

It’s high time we tackle methane emissions from waste

It’s high time we tackle methane emissions from waste

Governments and international organizations are sounding the alarm on methane emissions from organic waste in landfills. Fortunately, emissions from waste have been identified as having a significant mitigation potential.