May 20, 2019 - The federal and Alberta governments are planning to allow tar sands/oil sands companies to release 1.3 trillion litres of liquid waste, currently held in 220 square kilometres of tailings ponds across the northeastern part of the province, into the Athabasca River, under new regulations intended to take effect in 2022, the Globe and Mail reports.

 John Vibes
The fracking industry is sucking up the nation's drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste
August 26, 2018

A Duke University study says the fracking industry is sucking up the nation's drinkable water and replacing it with toxic waste.

Abdul El-Sayed
Democratic representative from New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Ed Markey introduce their Green New Deal resolution. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA
As a doctor, I realize the forces that cause climate change are the same forces that poisoned the lungs of babies in Detroit
Abdul El-Sayed
George Monbiot
Refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border in 2016. ‘In the 21st century rising resource consumption has matched or exceeded the rate of economic growth.’ Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

The economic system is incompatible with the survival of life on Earth. It is time to design a new one

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.
Dan Young interviews Don Fitz and Stan Cox

Interchange – Is “Green Growth” Malignant? Perspectives on the Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 InterchangeNewsPublic Affairs 44 Views

Sarah Cox
Feb 27, 2019 
Province and First Nations seeking ‘alternatives to litigation’ in confidential discussions

West Moberly First Nations are not backing down from their long battle to stop the Site C dam following Tuesday’s announcement that they will engage in confidential discussions with BC Hydro and the provincial government, says Chief Roland Willson.

Laura Poppick
Zooplankton. Credit: Matt Wilson/Jay Clark, NOAA NMFS AFSC Wikimedia

February 25, 2019

Widespread and sometimes drastic marine oxygen declines are stressing sensitive species—a trend that will continue with climate change

Srećko Horvat

If socialism in one country was a pipe dream, so will be the idea of an ecological transition in one country. To make it work, the Green New Deal will have to be internationalized.

The damage caused by air pollution is now being compared to the effects of tobacco use. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution poses the greatest environmental threat to global health in 2019, killing seven million people prematurely every year, which is around the number of deaths caused by cigarettes.


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