Globe Climate – Power Transitions are spurring reforms in schools

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Did you miss last week’s event about the five issues we need to talk about before election day?

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Don’t worry, you can still check it out! Glob’s Climate Reporter Adam Radwanski and Narhal Editor-in-Chief Emma Gilchrist have delved into key environmental issues before September 20. .)

Let’s find out now from other news.


Interesting Report This Week –

  1. Fighting in the jungle of Free Creek as the police needed more power to clear the blockade. There is little sign of a long battle over the delay in the old growth log, and RCMP says it is losing ground on sophisticated and well-funded operations.
  2. The discovery of magnetism brings the merging force closer to reality. Growth can accelerate the path to a safer, more carbon-free environment without renewable restrictions or some negative side effects associated with renewable energy.
  3. British nature researchers see new climate change in flying dragonflies in England and Ireland
  4. Lobster Debate: Ottawa Outrage Can Change Storm Over Nova Scotia Liberals
  5. Narhal photo essay Three black farmers and land Ontario land grabbing remains the biggest hurdle

Deep diving

Lessons during the transition

Transition is a widely used term for discussing climate issues — in most cases, from fossil fuels to low carbon emissions. The human race does not talk much.

In Canada, thousands of people are directly or indirectly employed in the energy sector. According to Canada’s Natural Resources In 2019, the sector directly employed more than 282,000 people and indirectly supported more than 550,500 jobs. The sector accounts for more than 10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

That’s why, in the midst of the federal election, party leaders are talking a lot about energy transitions: from oil and gas to low carbon energy solutions.

So where does that transition begin?

For many, it means returning to an uncertain industry or deciding to change careers. For many others, it starts at school.

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Emma Graney, a former energy reporter, was fascinated by what she saw at the University of Calgary, where the school began transferring resources to courses that produced graduates with a variety of careers. Aspects of the energy sector.

It was a ticket to a degree in oil and gas engineering and grads are looking forward to thick paychecks. But as the world moves toward climate change, oil is no longer the undisputed king of energy. At all North American universities, students seek courses on alternative fuels, sustainability and low carbon alternatives. And the schools are listening. You can read Emma’s story here.

Helping students, workers, and communities thrive in a rich, low-carbon world is a transition that we all have to go through.

-Senior Editor of Environment, Climate and Resources – Ryan McDonald

Climate pumps under Canola field Friday, July 16, 2021, as smoke billows into the air near Kremona, Alta.

Jeff Macintosh / Canadian Press


What else did you miss

  • As the federal deadline approaches for electric vehicles, there may be tourism opportunities.
  • Two South Alberta chiefs have appealed for a federal review of the federal government’s decision to reject a new coal mine in the Rocky Mountains, arguing that the government’s failure to consult on the project has failed.
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called on governments to end their “delay and delay” strategy and instead take immediate and comprehensive measures to curb global warming.
  • 4% to 45% – By 2050, the Biden administration has developed a major plan to generate half of the United States’ electricity from the sun.

Comment and analysis

Charles Brindamor and Blair Flettard Let’s control climate hazards, not hazards

Eric Reguli – Coal’s unhappy revival is bad news for Glasgow at UN climate summit

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Konrad Yakubski – The uprising over the oil sand will not stop them from spreading

Sarah Hogeven: If we want our young people to build a green future, give them the tools to understand climate science

Kyitlin Bailey – I am all BC, but the Ontario traveler will never forget her first mountain

Keith A. Hobson and Linda Wires The war on the Ontario Corps should be a wake-up call for Canadians


Green Invest

A VancouverIn less than three years, the company that builds energy-efficient buildings using special cement-like materials has closed down Unicon’s equity finance. Nexii Building Solutions Inc. The $ 45 million funding round was led by industry producers Honeywell International Inc., Trane Technologies PLC and other investors. 31 months after the launch of the technology developed by the two brothers, the company is now worth $ 1.23 billion.

two MontrealFoundation-based companies are developing a new method of processing silica that can reduce emissions by 86 percent. This, they say, made them the only companies in Canada to produce compressed silica, and they used plasma technology to produce it. Common methods of producing sealed silica: Also known as pyrogenic silica, are known to pollute the environment and create harmful, explosive waste products. Also, the most compressed silica is produced In the US, German or Chinese companies, transportation may increase to emissions.

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Comment: Federal leaders can do more to link corporate financial statements to climate change


Making waves

Each week, the Globe features a Canadian profile that makes a difference. This week we highlighted Nila Mollo’s environmental research.

I am Nala Mollo, a 15-year-old from Ottawa who is passionate about making an impact in the local sector. I can now make clear and flexible solar cells that use nanotechnology, as well as biotechnology through practice in powder biometrics.

After earning my first novel this year, I am cutting short my interest in writing and STEM by developing a children’s book series on emerging technologies. I understand that technological advances in my travels play a big role in sustainability, but we need more understanding.

There is a lot of negative coverage of climate change in the media, and while the results are certainly damaging, creativity that many people are unaware of is growing. From the introduction of carbon dioxide into the concrete, the advent of the sun and the stars in the laboratory for the synthesis of pure fusion energy has come to the fore.

– Nyla

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Photo of the week

On September 5, 2021, French glasiologist Pierre Renee (C) will measure the glaciers of the Ossoue glacier at the Vignemale tip of the French Pyrenees. Specialists plan to eliminate it by 2050 due to climate change.

Matthew Randell (AFP / Getty Images)


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