Topic: Climate Change

Looking offshore for new carbon sinks

Researchers have generally looked on land for places to store carbon to mitigate climate climate change. A team led by the University of Victoria is now looking around Canada’s extensive coastline for undersea sites that might do an even better job.

Mining feels public love, and the market pressure

Canadians support the environmentally positive potential of the country’s mining sector. According to the Mining Association of Canada, governments need to catch up with this public sentiment.

Canada urged to “go deep” on geothermal energy

“Ultra-deep” geothermal could supply all of Canada with clean electricity and heat hundreds of times over, but proponents see governments and the private sector ignoring this energy source.

Oil sands producers set sights on sequestration

Pathways Alliance, a group of six Alberta oil sands producers, is making progress on a $12-billion carbon capture and storage project but is seeking more government funding.

Researchers finally get busy in the Arctic

The latest federal budget puts Canada’s arctic research station on a solid footing for the next few years, as a number of major initiatives are being prepared.