UN climate conference opens in Nairobi

Facing rising temperatures and flagging efforts to control greenhouse gases, thousands of delegates from around the world opened a UN conference Monday on next steps to ward off the worst effects of climate change.

Tories deliver clean-air plan

The Conservatives released the centrepiece of their ?made-in-Canada? environment agenda Thursday ? a Clean Air Act that would cut greenhouse gas emissions in half, but not until 2050.

No Clean Air Act, yet

The proposed Clean Air Act at best contributes little to reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and at worst could undermine federal authority and risk being unconstitutional, says a team of environmental lawyers.

PM plans ‘intensity’ alternative to Kyoto

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday that greenhouse-gas targets in the federal government’s new environmental policy will be ?intensity-based,? a system that effectively scuttles Canada’s commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.