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Province trumps Toronto to raise Portlands production, pollution

The twin smokestacks at the Portlands will be belching out more smoke more often in the coming years, increasing air pollution in downtown Toronto and ramping up carbon emissions, as the gas plant has been given the go-ahead to boost its electricity generation.

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Return to nuclear promises green electricity, but at what cost?

As more than $1 billion in public money is being committed to a new generation of reactors, critics are calling for a pause and a rethink, saying nuclear power’s cost overruns, construction delays and safety concerns outweigh its benefits as a provider of clean electricity.
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Climate change might put Toronto’s lone ski hill in jeopardy

Earl Bales ski hill provides important and accessible opportunities for recreation. Warmer and warmer winters in Toronto might change that.
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Windsor council endorses new gas plants — despite declaring a ‘climate emergency’

Despite having declared a climate emergency and called for a phase-out of natural gas-fired electricity generation, Windsor city council has now endorsed the construction of two new gas plants.

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Lynda Lukasik to lead Hamilton’s climate change office

Longtime head of Environment Hamilton — who once successfully took the city to court over landfill pollution — will now push for change from inside the corporation.
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Why we can now blame the deadly heat dome and the Lytton, B.C. fire on climate change

The deadly heat wave that struck Western Canada in 2021 would have been virtually impossible without human-induced climate warming, a new study has found.

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The heat warning has been cancelled but it’s still hot in Hamilton

Hamilton’s heat warning has been cancelled but the temperatures are expected to remain high — near 30 C — over the next few days.