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This Earth Day, new evidence that the planet can be saved

Believe it or not, the first Earth Day, celebrated in the U.S. in 1970, saw Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, farmers and city dwellers, executives and labour leaders, unite against pollution and oil spills. The effort directly spurred the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and several first-ever environmental laws. Since that fast start, the fight to save the earth has gone global, but progress has often...

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Prince Charles, Matt Damon call for wave of investment in water crisis

Natural disasters are occurring with increased ferocity around the world. But for communities living in extreme poverty, the climate crisis only exacerbates the struggle to access enough clean water to meet their basic needs. In response, on the 25th anniversary of the UN’s World Water Day March 22, the Prince of Wales launched a sustainable finance accelerator aimed at fast-tracking investments in climate-resilient water programs...

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Canadian banks start doing the math on climate change risks

At long last, Canada may have reached the point where climate change is no longer a political issue, but rather a clear problem that needs to be solved. As evidence, take Tiff Macklem. Appointed last June as the 10th governor of the Bank of Canada, his job is to ensure the stability of Canada’s financial system. With the bank’s tradition of political independence, and most of his seven-year term still to come, Macklem can afford to...