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Canaccord’s Canadian ESG stock picks range from oilsands to mining

Bloomberg News
Investors are searching for companies with strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) profiles, and Canaccord Genuity sees opportunities in a wide-range of sectors from energy to real estate.
Canaccord listed 16 top Canadian ESG picks in a research no…
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As Cambodia complains about trash exports, environmentalists urge Canada to ban practice | CBC News

CBC News
With another country trashing Canada for allegedly sending it its waste, environmental groups are renewing their calls for the federal government to ban the practice outright.
Earlier this week, Cambodia followed Malaysia and the Philippines in publicly comp…
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Opinion: Is the era of ‘human supremacy’ coming to an end? For the sake of our future, I hope so

PHOTO BY MARK PECKMEZIAN
Elizabeth Renzetti is a Globe and Mail columnist. Her latest book is Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Women and Girls.
In the centre of the table is a box of Kleenex and several books about grief. The overhea…
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Greenpeace: Plastic ‘Trump’ straws suck, blasts sale as ‘shocking’

Seth McLaughlin
President Trump’s decision to sell plastic “Trump” straws on his campaign website is causing quite the stir among environmentalists.
Greenpeace Oceans Campaign Director John Hocevar blasted the sale of the “Trump Straws” that the president’s reelection campa…
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EPA green lights use of pesticide linked to brain damage in children

Ellen Knickmeyer
In this Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Pinot Noir grapes just picked are shown in a bin in Napa, Calif. The Environmental Protection Agency is rejecting legal challenges by environmental groups seeking a ban of a pesticide linked to brain damage in childre…
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EPA will not ban use of controversial pesticide linked to children’s health problems

The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition by environmental and public health groups Thursday to ban a widely used pesticide that has been linked to neurological damage in children, despite the fact that a federal court said last year there was n…
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The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

Greg Epstein
Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist. Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has become arguably the biggest environmental philanthropist in the worl…
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The powerful simplicity of Olafur Eliasson’s art

The Economist
ENJOY YOURSELF, the gallery attendant says, smiling, and be careful. She opens a white door and lets a few people into a narrow passageway thick with fog. It smells unpleasantly artificial. No one can see more than a metre or so ahead, and a strange kind of i…
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Revealed: Tom Steyer’s Firm Funded Coal Plants in Australia, China, and Indonesia

Robert Kraychik
Steyer also bought and sold coal stocks during the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” explained Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior contributor at Breitbart News, in episode four of the Drill Down.
“If somebody…
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Academics pledge to fly less due to environmental impact of air travel

Jetting off to do research and attend conferences has become ingrained in the culture of academia. Its also a mark of status. Speaking in glamorous capitals like London or Berlin expands their networks and burnishes their reputations.
But anxiety about the e…
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