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    Nearly 100% of US car sales could be electric in 15 yrs – the challenge is powering them with clean electricity

    Through a combination of renewable energy, micro-grids, charging stations and working with public utilities, we could power a growing electric and hybrid vehicle fleet with clean energy.


    Some local groups want new recycling program trashed

    Some business groups want new recycling program trashed

    The BC government's controversial new recycling program took effect Monday, irking some local business owners who say additional costs will drive up the price of consumer goods.



    Small is the new Big in sustainable urban revolution

    Small is the new Big in sustainable urban revolution

    Big, top-down building projects no longer stir the imaginations of North American city dwellers, says David Suzuki. Now people are excited about little changes to our urban fabric.


    time for a war on cars?

    Is it time for a real war on cars?

    With cars driving climate change, injury, death, and serious human health impacts, it's time to invest in public transit, urban infrastructure and other, healthier alternatives, says Dvid Suzuki.



    Nanaimo council rejects incinerator: “We won’t be Vancouver’s garbage dump”

    "I do not want (us) to be known as the garbage dump for Metro Vancouver," Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan said Monday night as his council unanimously rejected a proposed incinerator at Duke Point.


    With Duke Point incinerator, property values could go up in smoke

    Economist Erik Andersen explains how the proposed Duke Point incinerator in Nanaimo, BC - to burn Metro Vancouver's garbage - could cost local homeowners $1.5 Billion in lost property values.



    MMBC could feed incinerators, put local recyclers out of business

    MMBC could feed incinerators, put local recyclers out of business

    The owners of Gibsons Recycling Depot say a corporate waste management conglomerate will not only put local recyclers out of business, but also feed Metro Vancouver’s garbage incinerators.


    Can Ontario Liberals raise the green for public transit expansion?

    Can Ontario Liberals raise the green for public transit expansion?

    The Ontario Liberals look to make a multi-billion dollar public transit expansion into a campaign issue.



    Transport industry driving a ‘SmartWay’ to tackle emissions

    SmartWay is an innovative tool that helps shippers and carriers track and reduce their carbon emissions - the transportation equivalent of "Certified Organic" labelling.


    Density battle goes to vote at Langley Council

    Density battle goes to vote at Langley Council

    Plans to triple the density of a Langley Township neighbourhood have roiled local residents. Following a rally of hundreds opposed to the proposal, city council is set to vote on it tonight.