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Head of International Organization for Migration lauds Canada’s refugee plan

The head of the International Organization for Migration praised Canada's welcoming stance toward refugees at a time of growing xenophobia in Europe and the United States, as he offered new details about the Liberal government's plan to airlift thousands of Syrian asylum-seekers into the country in …

Revealed: After Big Oil Pressure, EU Dropped Key Environmental Measures

European Union officials "abandoned or weakened" new environmental protections after a top BP oil executive expressed concerns about their effect on …

While OPEC bickers, Alberta’s oilpatch is walking the walk, without any talk

Someone asked me yesterday, “Why didn’t Alberta send someone to the Doha meetings?”<p>[np_storybar title=”Last time the Saudis opened the spigots the …

Oil market rebounds to 2016 highs as US data offers bullish surprise

The oil market staged a dramatic rebound in late trade to return to 2016 highs after unexpectedly low US supply data trumped market concerns over the abrupt end to strike action in Kuwait.<p>The anticipated increase in Kuwaiti supply following the sooner than expected end to a three-day oil worker …

Norway's Arctic a bright prospect in crisis-hit oil sector

HAMMERFEST, Norway (Reuters) - While the oil industry continues to cut jobs, projects and costs amid low crude prices, one region is making a surprise comeback after years of declining activity, company executives and officials say: the Norwegian Arctic.<p>A fishing boat enters the harbour at the …

Oil

Oil prices retreat after US-inspired gains

NEW YORK: Oil prices retreated on Thursday (Apr 21) as traders banked profits from the previous session's sharp gains sparked by another decline in …

Oil

Indonesian president announces plan to halt palm oil industry expansion

Many have criticized Indonesia‘s largely unsustainable palm oil industry for several reasons, including deforestation. Thousands of hectares of trees …

Canadian farmers seen planting less canola than expected

WINNIPEG/OTTAWA - Canadian farmers intend to plant less canola than expected, and will sow record-large areas with pulse crops, according to the government's first farmer survey of crop sowings for 2016, released on Thursday.<p>Wheat seedings are also expected to decline, but not as much as traders …

SCHLUMBERGER: The oil industry will continue to deteriorate

The world's largest oilfield-services company posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40, with a 63% year-on-year drop in net income, excluding charges and credits to $501 million.<p>Revenues fell 36% compared to last year to $6.52 billion.<p>Analyst expectations were for adjusted EPS of $0.39 on …

Oil & Gas Industry

World's first Plastic Bottle Village to recycle over a million PET bottles

The first of an entire village of plastic bottle homes is being constructed on Isla Colón in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. By recycling plastic bottles for …

Does Freeport-McMoran's Oil and Gas Restructuring Finally Signal The Bottom For Oil Prices?

Source: Freeport-McMoran website.<p>At the very end of 2012, world-class minerals producer <b>Freeport-McMoran</b> (NYSE: FCX) announced that it was aggressively diversifying into the oil and gas business with not one but two acquisitions. The companies acquired were both focused on offshore production in the …

Electric vehicles: The impact on oil and electricity

<i>Ross McCracken, managing editor of Platts analytical monthly newsletter Energy Economist, has been analyzing global crude markets since 2001. Using</i> …

Electric Vehicles

Minneapolis plastic bag ban passes city council

- The Minneapolis plastic bag ban passed on a 10-3 vote at Friday morning’s city council meeting. The ban on single-use plastic carryout bags will …

Rather Than Leaving Our Leftovers To Rot, Why Don’t We Turn Them Into Energy?

Food waste is an expensive problem. The average U.S. family puts a couple thousand dollars worth of food in the garbage every year. But what some see …

Sustainability

Whitman: New Trash and Recycling Collection Program Set to Begin on Monday

After weeks of distributing information and new containers, the town of Whitman will launch its new trash program this week.<p>Officials have been …

Sustainability

How old mattresses are giving Canberrans new starts

"With approximately 18,000 mattresses disposed of each year, we will now be recycling around 200 tonnes of steel, 70 tonnes of foam and 200 tonnes of …

Apple Stores to transition from traditional plastic bags to paper in latest environmental move

Apple has always been known for putting a huge focus on the environment, and over recent months the company has not been shy about its initiatives. At its press event last month, Apple dedicated stage time to detailing its environmental efforts. Now, Apple looks to be bringing its environmental …

Apple Store

Biweekly garbage pickup would save $1M - but is it worth it?

It would save Hamilton taxpayers at least $1 million to pick up garbage every two weeks. But some councillors say garbage pickup is such an essential …

A Mobile Guide to the Nearest Recycling Bin

Drop-off locations are tougher to find than they should be, but this app wants to change that.<p>In the summer of 2014, Kathryn Hurley, the in-house counsel for a tech company, was walking down a street in New York. It was hot; she’d just finished drinking from a plastic water bottle and was casting …

Polar bears losing weight as Arctic sea ice melts, Canadian study finds

Between 1984 and 2009 the weight of female bears in Ontario fell by over 10% while climate change meant they had 30 fewer days a year to hunt seal on ice<p>Three decades of melting sea ice has led to significant weight loss among the world’s southernmost population of polar bears, new data from …

Peek Inside a Hydroponic Spinach Farm

Farming has always been a risky endeavor, dependent on the assistance of forces that are completely outside of human control, like weather. But today …

America's Appetite For Organic Foods Triggers A Natural Farming Boom

There's been a 300 percent increase in certified organic operations since 2002.<p>American consumers' demand for chemical-free and locally produced food has caused a surge in the number of organic operations across the county, new figures show.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported Monday that …

Average price of a detached Toronto home nears $1.2-million

The average price of a detached house in Toronto is nearing the $1.2-million mark.<p>Across the Greater Toronto Area, according to statistics released today, average prices for all types of homes surged 12.1 per cent in March from a year earlier, bringing first-quarter gains to 13.6 per cent.<p>The MLS …

Federal government spent almost $500,000 on Deloitte's Bombardier study

Canadian taxpayers spent almost $500,000 on a study of Bombardier that was launched months before the Montreal company asked the federal government for $1-billion (U.S.) for its C Series commercial aircraft, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press.<p>Industry Canada agreed to pay …

'I don't see a problem': Tyson Foods CEO on factory farming and antibiotic resistance

While promising to reduce use of human antibiotics, Donnie Smith says there is no evidence that intensive farming is to blame for spread of resistant bacteria<p>The meat industry has reason to be worried. The last line of antibiotic defence against some serious infections is under threat - and blame …

Agriculture

The Seas Will Save Us: An Army of Ocean Farmers Are Starting an Economic Revolution

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m …

Aquaculture

Tightfisted and Broke, Farmers Are Squeezing Monsanto

North Dakota farmer Randy Thompson plans to apply 30% less nitrogen fertilizer to his corn this year to save money in the face of crashing crop …