Climate Change

20/02/20
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
 Oil and gas tanks at an warehouse in Zhuhai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Study indicates human fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by up to 40%

The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

Although the research will add to pressure on fossil fuel companies, scientists said there was cause for hope because it showed a big extra benefit could come from tighter regulation of the industry and a faster shift towards renewable energy.

18/02/20
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Smoke plume from the Maria Fire rises as seen from Santa Paula, California on Oct. 31, 2019. (Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

February 18, 2020

"Unpriced risk was the main cause of the Great Recession in 2007-2008."

 

New research published Monday warns that extreme weather driven by the climate crisis could bring about an economic recession "the likes of which we've never seen before" if markets don't do a better job assessing climate risks.

16/02/20
Author: 
Charlie Smith
When NDP cabinet ministers were sworn into office in 2017, they didn't anticipate that some of their own supporters would try to prevent them from entering the legislature less than three years later. JOHN HORGAN
February 15th, 2020
 
Today, CBC News will carry a story about an alternative route for the Coastal GasLink pipeline, which was proposed by the Office of the Wet'suwet'en.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church's recent court ruling cited several reasons for the company's decision to reject this, "including inappropriateness for the diameter of the pipeline, increased cost, the desire to avoid urban areas and greater adverse environmental impacts".

15/02/20
Author: 
Nora Loreto
Lekeyten of Kwantlen First Nation, photographed at the Gidimt'en Checkpoint on Wetsuewt'en territory in 2019. Photo by Michael Toledano
 February 13th 2020
 
It took longer than it should have, but Canadians are finally paying attention to the struggle at Wet’suwet’en. The hereditary chiefs and supporters first built cabins on their traditional territory in 2010 to try to stop a pipeline from being built across their land but their campaign has grown thanks to effective solidarity actions.
12/02/20
Author: 
Change Everything - The Leap
Homes for All and All for Our Home

February 10 2020

12/02/20
Author: 
Christopher Flavelle
The Syncrude Canada plant at the Athabasca oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta.Credit...Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Feb. 12, 2020

Some of the world’s largest financial institutions have stopped putting their money behind oil production in the Canadian province of Alberta, home to one of the world’s most extensive, and also dirtiest, oil reserves.

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