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  • Most Common Carbon Questions Answered
    anemptytextlline
    What Are Carbon Emissions?  Carbon, in its most basic form, is an element. It’s the most common element for life on Earth! Carbon can be found just about everywhere on Earth—in the air, the soil, the oceans, and even inside our bodies. Carbon helps plants convert...
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  • BC AGRICULTURE IS HIT WITH CLIMATE CHANGE
    anemptytextlline
    British Columbia’s agricultural producers have been hard hit this year with severe weather powered by a hotter climate.   Last June, a “heat dome” settled over western Canada. A “heat dome” is a phenomenon created by a warming climate.   Temperatures reached well over 40°C for days on...
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  • SOLVING THE GLASGOW CLIMATE SUMMIT CHALLENGE
    anemptytextlline
    The United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow has ended. President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau promised to reduce carbon emissions 50% and 40%, respectively, by 2030. After the many words spoken and the Glasgow Climate Pact signed, what are...
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  • CEMENT MANUFACTURERS CONFRONT RISK AND OPPORTUNITY
    anemptytextlline
    Cement producers confront a business challenge in which managing energy and carbon emissions now have enormous strategic value. Canadian and American governments recently reaffirmed their commitment to keep the global average temperature rise to less than 2°C. To achieve this...
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  • CLIMATE WARMING “UNEQUIVOCALLY” LINKED TO ENERGY USE
    anemptytextlline
    Human activities have had an “unequivocal” influence in warming the world’s atmosphere, oceans and land. This is the conclusion of the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in August 2021. According to the report, global average surface temperatures were 1.1°C higher in the past decade than they were in the 1850 – 1900 time...
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  • Energy Driving Canadian Climate Promises
    anemptytextlline
    Something’s happening. For the first time in a national election, Canada’s political parties have all agreed to address the risks of climate warming.   The parties don't agree on what needs to be done; only that something needs to be done.    This cross-party consensus, of sorts, is progress. If nothing else, it tells us that worries about climate are registering with...
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  • Greenhouse Case Study - Gull Valley
    anemptytextlline
    Alberta’s high power market prices have increased costs for most vegetable growers across the province. A standout exception is Levi Tiemstra’s Gull Valley Greenhouses. This Lacombe-based greenhouse has continued to produce high-quality tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce and herbs while...
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  • A GREEN JOBS BOOM IS ABOUT TO HIT CANADA
    anemptytextlline
    Do you have any green mechatronics people on your payroll? Not yet? How about an environmental accountant? Or an agroecology technician? A sustainable materials advisor? You may be searching for these skills sooner than you might imagine. They are...
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  • The CEO Playbook for Winning in Turbulent Times
    anemptytextlline
    Business is experiencing turbulent times. Nearly every system – health, finance, supply chains, energy – all are being disrupted. So much so, that turbulence could be our “new normal”. I firmly believe that businesses can thrive in this new reality....
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