Social

15/11/17
Author: 
Michael Safi
 People cover their faces from the dust and smog in Delhi. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Measures aimed at slashing vehicle emissions will be introduced two years early, the Indian government has announced in its first major policy response to the Delhi smog crisis.

As the haze improved slightly on Wednesday – albeit to levels still considered “very poor” – the Indian petroleum ministry said it would introduce Bharat VI fuels from April next year, instead of April 2020 as originally planned.

12/11/17
Author: 
Dr. Warren Bell , Amy Lubik
Darryl Penner, an employee of TRICAN Well Service, takes a break outside of fracking operation at a site near Rosebud, Alberta. TIM FRASER / CALGARY HERALD

Published on: November 10, 2017

Prior to last spring’s provincial election, the B.C. NDP promised to appoint a panel to examine the impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in B.C., a review that would include an investigation into the natural gas industry’s impacts on water, earthquakes and greenhouse gas emissions.

01/11/17
Author: 
Julie Dermansky
Tami Thomas-Pinkney with her daughter Trinity Handy on their front lawn in Port Arthur, Texas, across from one of the city’s temporary dumpsites. Photo by Julie Dermansky for DeSmog

Tami Thomas-Pinkney’s house in Port Arthur, Texas, was not damaged when Hurricane Harvey soaked the city with up to 28 inches of rain on August 29. But a month and a half after the storm, she is preparing to move. Across the street from her family’s home is a temporary dumpsite for storm debris, which she says is endangering her family’s health and making her home unlivable.

22/10/17
Author: 
Derrick O'Keefe

Vancouver’s political revolution has begun. In less than three months a dynamic movement coalesced around Jean Swanson, an incorruptible stalwart of the city’s left who was persuaded to run as an independent in a civic by-election.

22/10/17
Author: 
Socialist Project

In principle, free transit advocacy can also be an element in a broader vision to reorganize urban life and restructure the social order along red (working class-based, working toward socialism) and green (environmental) lines. This requires working through a host of open questions that go far beyond lowering the cost of fares. These include:

22/10/17
Author: 
Julia Conley
Nine-year-old Andre is one of seven children suing 47 European nations with the help of the Global Legal Action Network, arguing that the countries are not doing enough to combat climate change. (Photo: Bentler/Twitter)

"Whether we like it or not, we are going to be the main ones affected by the consequences that climate change entails."

 

Seven children in Portugal have hit their crowdfunding target for a lawsuit they are mounting against are 47 member nations of the Council of Europe—which they say are not doing enough to fight climate change.

The children initially hoped to raise £20,000 (about $26,000)—a goal they reached Thursday after less than a month of crowdfunding. They're now hoping to raise a total of £100,000.

20/10/17
Author: 
George Monbiot

19th October 2017

20/10/17
Author: 
The Associated Press
A man walks in front of a group of people during heavy smog at a the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing in December 2016. A new report in the Lancet shows China had the second highest percentage of deaths linked to pollution worldwide. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 9 million premature deaths were caused by diseases from toxic emissions

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 7:51 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 20, 2017 10:49 AM ET

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

18/10/17
Author: 
Chantelle Bellrichard
People travelling by boat in the floodwaters on Oct. 17, 2017. (Cassandra Henry/Facebook)

B.C. River Forecast Centre says flood watch remains in effect with between 50-80 mm of rain in forecast

Posted: Oct 17, 2017 5:09 PM ET

Floodwaters in Kingcome have people huddled indoors, watching and hoping the water continues to recede. 

"The high tide was at noon, so the water is starting to go down. We're not too worried about it right now," said Cassandra Henry from her home in Kingcome, a Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw community on B.C.'s Central Coast.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Social