Ecology/Environment

17/01/19
Author: 
Rebecca Lau
Protesters blocked a portion of Highway 102 in Nova Scotia on Tuesday morning in support of the anti-pipeline protests in B.C.  Reynold Gregor/Global News

January 15, 2019

Protesters blocked a portion of Highway 102 in Nova Scotia on Tuesday morning in support of the anti-pipeline protests in B.C. Reynold Gregor/Global News
 

Supporters in Nova Scotia blocked a portion of Highway 102 on Tuesday morning to demonstrate solidarity with anti-pipeline protests in British Columbia.

17/01/19
Author: 
John Abraham
 Bleached coral in Guam. The heating of oceans is causing tremendous problems for sea life. Photograph: David Burdick/AP

Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest on record

Last year was the hottest ever measured, continuing an upward trend that is a direct result of manmade greenhouse gas emissions.

The key to the measurements is the oceans. Oceans absorb more than 90% of the heat that results from greenhouse gases, so if you want to measure global warming you really have to measure ocean warming.

17/01/19
Author: 
Joe Romm
AWI PERMAFROST SCIENTISTS INVESTIGATE THE ERODING COASTLINE AT THE SIBERIAN ISLAND SOBO-SISE. CREDIT: ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE.

In Siberia, the carbon-rich permafrost warmed by 1.6°F in just the last decade.

Jan 17, 2019

The carbon-rich permafrost warmed “in all permafrost zones on Earth” from 2007 to 2016, according to a new study.

Most ominously, Siberian permafrost at depths of up to 30 feet warmed a remarkable 1.6°F (0.9°C) in those 10 years, the researchers found. The permafrost, or tundra, is soil that stays below freezing (32°F) for at least two years.

12/01/19
Author: 
The Real News
Solidarity protests erupt across Canada while Justin Trudeau faces hostile questions about indigenous rights in British Columbia

January 11, 2019

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Solidarity protests erupt across Canada while Justin Trudeau faces hostile questions about indigenous rights in British Columbia

DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada.

11/01/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox

In an unprecedented move, the Dzawada’enuzw nation is claiming in court that farming Atlantic salmon — which often carry disease — in their traditional waters constitutes a violation of Aboriginal rights

Jan 10, 2019 7 min read

Willie Moon’s family used to catch hundreds of salmon a day on B.C.’s Kingcome River, ensuring a winter supply of smoked fish for members of the remote Dzawada’enuxw First Nation.

11/01/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
The politician who once promised to use ‘every tool in the toolbox’ to protect B.C.’s coastal economy and environment now appears mostly tool-less and toothless. Photo: BC Government Flickr.

BC still opposes the project, but it’s not leading.

When the National Energy Board announced conditional approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline project in 2016, BC NDP leader John Horgan sent party members an important letter.

11/01/19
Author: 
CBC News
 
One of the convoys left from the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne early Friday morning, with hopes of reaching the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ont. (Jorge Barrera/CBC)

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