8 Results for greenhouse gas emissions

Stormwater retention ponds aren't a significant source of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide emissions. This according to a new study, Sediment chemistry of urban stormwater ponds and controls on denitrification, published in the journal Ecosphere. Some scientists have questioned whether there may be a trade-off to nitrogen trapping stormwater ponds, since…

July 11, 2018 @ 9:00am

New research supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Hydro-Quebec has improved the accuracy in measuring the relationship between lake size and eutrophication and the volume of greenhouse gases emissions from lakes globally. The paper, Greenhouse gas emissions from lakes and impoundments: Upscaling in…

March 27, 2018 @ 10:03am

The POLIS Water Sustainability Project has released a new research report that looks at the link between water and energy use.  The report, entitled Ontario’s Water-Energy Nexus: Will We Find Ourselves in Hot Water…or Tap into Opportunity?, details Canada’s first estimate of the energy required for providing water-related services. The…

April 29, 2010 @ 12:11pm

[caption id="attachment_4456" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Manitoba Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie"][/caption] Provincial efforts to improve Manitoba’s environment with a focus on Lake Winnipeg have taken another step with the proclamation of a strengthened Environment Act, Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie said on Tuesday. “With this legislation, we have expanded the inspection powers of…

December 02, 2009 @ 11:53am

The Township of Langley, B.C. is set to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by installing a thermal recovery pump system, with the help of a joint federal-provincial investment of $67,000. The new system for the Aldergrove Water Treatment Plant will consist of a new thermal recovery pump system that will…

March 03, 2009 @ 8:29am

Recent upgrades to the cogeneration facility at the City of Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) will allow the city to save money by producing energy on-site. Guelph's cogeneration facility includes two reciprocating cogeneration engines and generators that use the methane gas collected as part of the wastewater treatment process to…

December 04, 2008 @ 2:02pm

EcoWater Canada has received a Certificate of Emissions Compliance from Zerofootprint. This analysis looked at the carbon footprint of the water softeners and Reverse Osmosis drinking systems from the entire manufacturing process to the final product delivery, determining the impact on the planet. EcoWater Canada will be purchasing carbon offsets…

November 18, 2008 @ 1:35pm

Canada's environmental record is one of the worst-standing 15th out of 17 developed countries- according to the latest Report Card on Canada: How Canada Performs: Environment-Details and Analysis, released this week by The Conference Board of Canada. Canada's overall C grade reflects a poor performance (D grades) in the areas…

November 05, 2008 @ 1:59pm