Canada

26/03/17
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Such thin ice now could see record low summertime sea-ice conditions in the Arctic next September. Photograph: Operation IceBridge/Nasa

The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.

26/03/17
Author: 
Alex Brockman
Indigenous residents in Fort Chipewyan, Alta., say they fear an expansion of Alberta's oil industry will threaten their way of life. (David Thurton / CBC)

Project touted as safe and responsible, but Indigenous environmental activists not convinced

Raymond Ladouceur remembers what happened to Lake Athabasca when an oil pipeline leaked nearly 30 years ago.

Oil seeped into the water, creating slicks that forced fish to dive deep underwater and eat mud, something he'd never seen before.

"The stuff was yellow, and you talk about the stink," Ladouceur said from his home in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. "I can't describe it. It's a rotten smell, very hard on the nose."  

26/03/17
Author: 
First Nations Leaders

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ACROSS THE CONTINENT TO FIGHT TRANSCANADA’S KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

For immediate release

 

14/03/17
Author: 
Melina Laboucan-Massimo
Cedar George-Parker, 20, a youth activist from the Tulalip Indian Band and Tsleil-Waututh Nation in Coast Salish Territory in B.C. after marching in D.C March 10, 2017. Photo by Amanda Mason, courtesy of Greenpeace

The winds of resistance from Standing Rock blew into Washington D.C. last week, as indigenous leaders brought their demands directly to the door of the Trump administration.

13/03/17
Author: 
The 180 CBC staff

[Editor: interesting coming from the CBC and this 'sustainability' blogger! "Wicker said that she was spending so much effort researching eco-friendly options, while instead she could have been putting her energy into advocating for larger, systemic changes that she says would be more effective.")

11/03/17
Author: 
Tracy Johnson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a roundtable discussion on the future of energy with industry leaders at CERAweek in Houston on Thursday. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

[ Editor: Oh really!! Trudeau: 'No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and leave them there' ]

For the first two-and-half days of the CERAweek energy conference in Houston, Canada didn't make many waves. If you played a drinking game and took a shot every time Canada was mentioned on the main ballroom stage, you'd have been still sober midway through the week.

10/03/17
Author: 
Deborah Jaremko

[Webpage editor's note: Notwithstanding the false description of Imperial Oil as a Canadian company this article notes a significant shift.  More of the climate vandalism underway is by Canadian corporations.]

02/03/17
Author: 
Riley Sparks
Quebec microbreweries have teamed up for a new Quebec-made beer that aims to raise awareness about TransCanada's Energy East project. Photo by Coule pas chez nous!

With thousands of jobs at stake, nearly two dozen Quebec microbreweries are betting that the province's love for beer will crush the prospects of a major proposed oil pipeline.

Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. wants to build the Energy East pipeline, the largest project of its kind ever proposed in Canada, along the St. Lawrence River, which supplies millions in Quebec with fresh water. But in a new campaign launched on Wednesday, 21 Quebec microbreweries are urging the province to choose beer over oil.

27/02/17
Author: 
Nia Williams

Billion-dollar bets on Canada's oil sands went sour this week for Exxon Mobil Corp and Conoco Phillips. Between them, the two companies erased from their books nearly 5 billion barrels of bitumen, the heavy, viscous oil found under Alberta's boreal forest. This has wiped about $250 billion worth of oil from their reserves.

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