Agriculture

05/04/19
Author: 
Jonathan Blitzer

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   April 3, 2019

24/11/18
Author: 
U.S. government
“The assumption that current and future climate conditions will resemble the recent past is no longer valid.”
CRISIS CONFIRMED

Posted on November 24, 2018

Summary of major U.S. government report that warns of major threats to human health and safety, quality of life, and economic growth

07/11/18
Author: 
George Monbiot
Illustration: Nathalie Lees

06 Nov 2018 

What if we abandoned photosynthesis as the means of producing food, and released most of the world’s surface from agriculture?

published in the Guardian 31st October 2018

30/10/18
Author: 
Jameson Berkow

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Billions of dollars are lost to Canada’s hefty heavy oil price discount every year. But no matter how many new pipelines are built, the bleeding will never fully stop.

23/09/18
Author: 
Ian Johnston
Deforestation in Sumatra, one of the world’s primate hotspots ( W F Laurance )

'Re-imagining a world with less stuff but more joy is probably the way forward,' says Professor Raj Patel

Industrial agriculture is bringing about the mass extinction of life on Earth, according to a leading academic.

Professor Raj Patel said mass deforestation to clear the ground for single crops like palm oil and soy, the creation of vast dead zones in the sea by fertiliser and other chemicals, and the pillaging of fishing grounds to make feed for livestock show giant corporations can not be trusted to produce food for the world.

29/07/18
Author: 
Samantha M. Harvey
photo Peg Hunter Grassroots activists worry that that once taken over by philanthropies and governments entrenched in a corporate model, the principles that birthed the just transition movement – principles of bottom-up community leadership, cultural inclusion, food sovereignty, and localized economies – would be lost forever.

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?

"There is a right way to do ‘just transition.’”

19/07/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox 

BC Hydro keeping critical information from the public about a project facing serious setbacks and almost certain delay, says expert witness

Jul 19, 2018 6 min read
19/07/18
Author: 
Sarah Cox

A report submitted as evidence in a First Nations injunction hearing finds significant setbacks could further complicate the project already behind schedule and over budget

BC Hydro’s troubled Site C dam project, already behind schedule and vastly over-budget, faces an “extremely high probability” of at least a one-year construction delay, according to a leading expert in large hydro dam projects.  

17/07/18
Author: 
A.J. Klein, Stewart Phillip and Craig Benjamin
FILE PHOTO: Drainage tunnel on the south bank of contstruction on the Site C project of B.C. Hydro. B.C. HYDRO / PNG

July 16, 2018

This month, as the world’s diplomats gather in New York to review progress in implementing the United Nation’s vision of fair and sustainable economic development, Canada wants its own record front and centre. Last year, Prime Minister Trudeau told the UN that the sustainable development goals are “as meaningful in Canada as they are everywhere else in the world.” This year, Canada has put itself forward to be one of only a handful of nations that will be subject to a voluntary review during the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

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