Ecology/Environment

07/12/17
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey
Amalia Lemus of the Diocesan Commission for Environmental Defense in Guatemala sheds a tear while explaining the conflict stirred by Canadian mine. She spoke on a panel in Guatemala City on Oct. 25, 2017. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

In the conference room of a handsome hotel in Guatemala City, a conversation about Canada brings five grown women to tears.

05/12/17
Author: 
Jim Beattie, John Cashore, Corky Evans, Tom Perry, Joan Sawicki and Dvid Zirnhelt

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25/11/17
Author: 
Vaughan Palmer

VICTORIA — As Premier John Horgan tells it, he decided to invite six experts to address the cabinet on Site C next week to help get his cabinet colleagues up to his level of knowledge.

“I know a lot about energy,” said Horgan. “I was the energy critic for a decade in the opposition, and I worked in energy when I was in government.

“I want to make sure that my caucus and my cabinet are as well informed as possible on a multibillion-dollar decision that’s going to have an impact on people for a long period of time.”

21/11/17
Author: 
Ian Angus

As the great American labor organizer and socialist Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones said: “Sit down and read.

17/11/17
Author: 
Nia Williams and Kevin O'Hanlon
An aerial view shows the darkened ground of an oil spill which shut down the Keystone pipeline between Canada and the United States, located in an agricultural area near Amherst, South Dakota, U.S., in this photo provided Nov. 17, 2017.  HANDOUT/TRANSCANADA

The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the 5,000 barrel spill, tied for this year's largest pipeline leak in the United States.

No date has been set for reopening Keystone, TransCanada said, adding that a media report that had stated a restart date was incorrect.

17/11/17
Author: 
David P. Ball
BEN PARFITT/CCPA / METRO WEB UPLOAD  A photo of a dam used by Progress Energy in its operations in British Columbia.

British Columbia's gas industry regulator launched a string of enforcement orders this fall against fracking dams in the province's gas-rich northeast.

The crackdown comes amidst questions being raised about the independence of the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission from the whims of industry, raised by a researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives who documented at least 50 illegally built dams.

17/11/17
Author: 
Gloria Galloway
Wood Buffalo National Park was created in 1922 to protect one of the last remaining free-roaming northern bison herds in the world.  WOOD BUFFALO NATIONAL PARK

Canada's largest national park – established 95 years ago to protect the last herds of northern bison – is deteriorating and faces significant threats from climate change and industrial development, says an international agency that monitors world heritage sites.

The International Union on the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), which is based in Switzerland and was established in 1948 to encourage conservation and natural diversity, released a World Heritage Outlook report this week that examines the condition of ecologically important sites around the globe.

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