Miranda Cady Hallett
A farmer carries firewood during the dry season in Nicaragua, one of the Central American countries affected by a recent drought. Neil Palmer for CIAT/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

September 6, 2019 

Clouds of dust rose behind the wheels of the pickup truck as we hurtled over the back road in Palo Verde, El Salvador. When we got to the stone-paved part of the road, the driver slowed as the truck heaved up and down with the uneven terrain. Riding in the back bed of the truck, Ruben (not his real name) and I talked while we held on tight, sitting on sacks of dried beans that he was taking to market.

Paola Rosa-Aquino
Protestors, joined by faith leaders and members of Extinction Rebellion Toronto, take over the intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets in Downtown Toronto as part of a demonstration declaring a climate crisis on June 10, 2019. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn

This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

Bahamas Press
STATOIL facility in East End Grand Bahama an environmental disaster unfolding following Hurricane Dorian passage.

Sept 5, 2019

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama| While airports are opening in affected areas following the passage of Hurricane Dorian through the northern Bahamas, the Minnis Government has blocked local donors and relief supplies from traveling into affected areas.

But while all this unfolds, we at BP can report an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Eastern corridor of Grand Bahama Island.

Juliet O'Neill
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill on May 10, 2019. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

What else does the federal Green party stand for along with its call to put Canada on a “war footing” against climate change?

The Greens have been propelled into prominence because of the potential of their signature issue to be a prime ballot-box question in the Oct. 21 federal election.

What else they stand for is less conspicuous. Their place on the political spectrum is obscured by their slogan: “Not Left. Not Right. Forward Together.”

Harry Cockburn
Global Climate Crisis
August 28, 2019
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Macron suggests similar aid initiative for sub-Saharan African nations as for Amazon
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A dock sits damaged near the Statue of Liberty, which remained closed to the public six weeks after Hurricane Sandy on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
 August 29, 2019

The assessment details anticipated declines in fish stocks as well as increases in damage by superstorms and displacement due to rising seas
Ryan Grim
Trucks drive alongside scorched fields on the BR-163 highway in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, on Aug. 23, 2019. Photo: Leo Correa/AP
 August 27 2019

TWO BRAZILIAN FIRMS owned by a top donor to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are significantly responsible for the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, carnage that has developed into raging fires that have captivated global attention. 

CBC News
The Cowichan River will start being fed by pumped water from Cowichan Lake on Thursday. (Danita Delmont/Shutterstock)

Aug 27, 2019

Dry summer conditions, low snowpack have put town's prime water source at risk

The town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island will start using pumps to keep the local river flowing, due to one of the most severe droughts its watershed has experienced.

Water from Cowichan Lake will start being pumped into the Cowichan River on Thursday.

Catalyst Crofton, the company that will manage the process, says 11 droughts have plagued the Cowichan basin since 1998.


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