Browsing: Sectors

Pollution Probe identifies a range of stories and news articles within our nine sectors of expertise, which are relevant to our community.

Energy
0 Real Reconciliation: Advancing Indigenous – Business Clean Energy Relationships
By Steven Pacifico & Chris Henderson THE Truth and Reconciliation Commission made a loud and clear call for a new era of people-centered and respect-based relationships between Indigenous Communities and Canada.  The Commission and its recommendations, was a watershed moment for our country. Can Canadian society “walk the talk” and embrace Real Reconciliation; especially in resource
Human Health
0 The Big and Small of Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials can be found in everything from doughnuts to medicine to sunscreen. They have particles or constituents that are so small that they can infiltrate parts of the body – for example, cross the blood-brain barrier – that most other particles cannot. And because they are so small, they interact with living organisms and the
Waste
0 Reducing Coal Use in Energy-Intensive Industries Just Became A Bit Easier in Ontario
The Government of Ontario has revised its regulations relating to reducing coal use in energy-intensive industries. The changes allow those industries, such as cement, lime, iron and steel, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by switching from coal and coke to alternative low-carbon fuels, including biomass and non-recyclable residual waste. Facilities seeking to take advantage
Transportation
0 Range Anxiety = EV Angst
As part of Pollution Probe’s Electric Mobility Adoption and Prediction (EMAP) project, Environics assessed the major factors that affect a person’s decision to purchase an EV. They discovered that one of the main barriers to EV adoption is range anxiety, or how far you can travel in an EV before the charge runs out. Interestingly,
Education
0 Fareed Zakaria Deems Online Education a Game-Changer
In a recent interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Fareed Zakaria discussed his new book, In Defense of a Liberal Education. In it, he identifies online education as a game-changer for two reasons: first, it allows large numbers of people to access courses: “There’s this Yale professor who taught ... his first online