News archive - May 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sarah Burch among scholars across Canada urging immediate action on low carbon transition

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“If we're going to have any hope of reaching our commitments under the Paris Agreement or keeping warming below two degrees, then the de-escalation of fossil fuel consumption has to happen immediately.”

Friday, May 19, 2017

SEED prof Heather Hall suggests steps to reignite the Ring of Fire

Report cover with gold coin

The large-scale mineral deposit in Northern Ontario referred to as the Ring of Fire holds immense potential to bring unprecedented prosperity to Indigenous communities. But a turbulent past and ongoing conflict between First Nations, governments, and mining companies leave much of the mineral potential significantly untapped. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

In the media: Jennifer Lynes and Sarah Wolfe share four tips to reframe environmental messaging

ENV in the media icon

Director of the Environment and Business program, Jennifer Lynes and associate professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, Sarah Wolfe collaborated on a commentary published in today's Globe and Mail.

Friday, May 5, 2017

National survey shows most Canadians in high-risk areas for floods unaware

Person standing in flooded area wearing yellow rubber boots and rain slicker

Waterloo, Ont. (Friday, May 5, 2017) — Nearly all Canadians living in high-risk flood areas not only don’t know it, but are increasingly paying out of pocket for damage.  

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How small businesses can have a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions

Downtown street scape and cross walk

Environment professor says municipalities play an important role in reaching Canada’s sustainability goals

Originally posted on Waterloo Stories

By Nicole Bennett, University Relations

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