Canada

19/04/19
Author: 
Mia Rabson

OTTAWA — The return of oil and gas production following the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire and a colder than usual winter pushed Canada’s national greenhouse gas emissions up in 2017 for the first time in several years, a new report says.

The latest national inventory report on emissions, filed this week with the United Nations climate change secretariat, showed 716 million tonnes of greenhouse gases were produced in Canada in 2017, an increase of eight million tonnes from 2016.

18/04/19
Author: 
Samantha Edwards
 APRIL 17, 2019
Naomi Klein and the Leap are looking to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposed stimulus program as Canadians prepare to go to the polls

[See video A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez here.]

18/04/19
Author: 
Alex Ballingall
A new poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a huge public spending blitz to address climate change, similar to what politicians in the United States like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have dubbed a “Green New Deal.”  (SAUL LOEB / AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

Wed., April 17, 2019

   

OTTAWA—A new poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a huge public spending blitz to address climate change, similar to what politicians in the United States have dubbed a “Green New Deal.”

11/04/19
Author: 
Stephen Leahy
April 11, 2019

Indigenous people and environmentalists want to prevent the expansion of Canada's oil sands development, and the water and air pollution that come with it.

Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta’s oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They contain a toxic slurry of heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the bitumen separation process.
11/04/19
Author: 
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)

Press release

 

IEEFA report: Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline financials provide few clues on actual price tag and future costs

 

Transparent monitoring and reporting needed to understand true costs and liabilities

 

08/04/19
Author: 
Peter McCartney
An aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal in Burnaby. Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS

It was election night in 2017 and Wilderness Committee staff were gathered at our local watering hole nervously watching the vote totals roll in. We had a lot riding on this election, especially in the fight to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project.

I remember celebratory cheers from NDP candidates that they would stop the pipeline as the night turned in their favour and I have no doubt many of these MLAs still hold this as a priority, and even believe their government is honouring its election promise.

04/04/19
Author: 
Jeff Lewis

Canada is not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions despite mounting evidence the country is vulnerable to rapid warming, the outgoing federal Environment Commissioner warns.

In parting comments, Julie Gelfand criticized successive federal governments, saying their failure to cut emissions is “disturbing,” and urged greater action to tackle what she called one of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

The country’s top environmental watchdog also noted Canada is not on track to meet its climate-change targets.

18/03/19
Author: 
Fatima Syed & Brenna Owen
Students walked out of school to gather on the south lawn of Queens Park in Toronto to rally for climate change on March 15, 2019. Photo by Carlos Osorio

[Editor: complete article at link.]

Twelve-year-old Roy Bateman already knows what he’d say if he met Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

11/03/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Extinction Economy

Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc and its corporate messaging

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