Day: November 2, 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Greta Thunberg

Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has paid tribute to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, describing her as a “leader of our time.” “There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways,” DiCaprio wrote on Instagram Friday, following his first meeting with the 16-year-old from Sweden.…

Oil has mysteriously hit 286 Brazilian beaches over two months. Officials finally have a suspect

Updated November 02, 2019 14:54:28 After oil mysteriously washed ashore on some 2,100 kilometres of Brazil’s coastline for two months, officials have finally identified a suspect: a Greek-flagged ship belonging to Delta Tankers Ltd. Key points:The source of the oil has remained unclear since it started appearing in early September The Brazilian Government says there…

Targeted tax break for green initiatives in oil patch could help lure back foreign investment: CIBC CEO

The federal government should provide new environmentally-focused tax breaks as a way of helping the country’s embattled energy industry get out of its current rut, the chief executive officer of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce suggested Friday.Canada should implement a “tailored” tax credit to encourage investment in carbon capture and sequestration equipment, similar to one…