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31/12/19
Author: 
James West
In August 2018, outside the Swedish parliament building, Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate. Her sign reads, “Skolstrejk för klimatet,” meaning, “school strike for climate”. Author : Anders Hellberg [CC BY-SA 4.0]

December 30th 2019

31/12/19
Author: 
Taylor C. Noakes
Photo: Amit Patel https://www.flickr.com/photos/amitp/4306991786/in/photolist-7yAsB5-dh6udd-s1rFYQ-5wCWgF-rmfTpP-RuEot-2haooUv-21G3kQL-2dC4nV2-RqNP4L-3bwJ1Y-7Y7VPp-ZqFvvr-2DSJK-XgAtEU-24XwpTq-4DkYmy-2aYf8WA-9N5mZ-vkpx-uSGM-dBAaxg-8DPsd-LDpihj-Wxn3a6-CMjfXd-CYnMZ-26vaHtq-Du

Investments have to be decoupled from the profit motive and tied to specific goals to transform our transportation systems

Dec. 23, 2019

At a hastily convened press conference held outside Montreal’s Beaubien Métro station about a week before the federal election, Liberal candidates Mélanie Joly, Steven Guilbeault, Rachel Bendayan and Geneviève Hinse announced the funding of the Pink Line, a proposed major expansion of Montreal’s primary mass-transit system.

28/12/19
Author: 
Maurice Mitchell
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December 20, 2019

The climate crisis has long been escalating. With temperatures, sea levels and climate refugees all on the rise, it’s difficult to imagine a more terrifying trajectory.

But we’ve reached a new level of existential threat. Because now, some elements of the right wing are using the crisis to advance eco-fascism—an ideology that sees climate change migrants as a threat to “our America.”

28/12/19
Author: 
Tamara Lorincz
Nato - warplane

Dec. 23, 2019

Rapidly reducing carbon emissions impossible with rising militarism and military spendingRapidly reducing carbon emissions impossible with rising militarism and military spending

Earlier this month, the 29 leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) went to London to celebrate their alliance’s anniversary but snubbed the opening of United Nations climate conference, where the other 164 world leaders and their delegations were meeting in Madrid.

27/12/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press

The federal government was told just before the fall election campaign that many Canadians didn't believe the country will meet targets for reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Public-opinion research conducted on behalf of the Privy Council Office showed that most participants in the spring survey were "doubtful" Canada would reach its targets, with the rest "uncertain, or hopeful but not optimistic."

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
A firefighter and a koala watch a bushfire in Eden Hills, Adelaide, South Australia. (Photo: Eden Hills Country Fire Service/Facebook)

 December 23, 2019

"These are the realities that make me wonder at how corrupt must be the souls of people who have the power to stop this and fail to act."

As Australia endures ongoing wildfires that have choked out cities with smoke and are incinerating wildlife habitats, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made clear that he would not entertain any curtailment of coal production—a signal to observers that the country's leader isn't willing to take seriously the threat of the climate crisis. 

24/12/19
Author: 
Eoin Higgins
A procession of demonstrators marched in front of the statue of the Republic with trade union flags and banners calling for struggle on December 19, 2019, the fifteenth day of a national strike. (Photo: Samuel Boivin/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

The French president's approach has generated a resistance movement with protesters blockading streets and engaging in a general strike. 

December 23, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday attempted to quell protests over his scheme to curtail the scope of France's pension system by announcing he would forego his own presidential pension—but the demonstrations, which shut down the country for the week leading up to Christmas, were nonetheless expected to continue through the holiday.

23/12/19
Author: 
Margaret McGregor and Larry Barzelai
Many of us living in urban centres in southern B.C. are blissfully unaware of how much fracking is taking place in the northeastern part of the province. DAVID MCNEW / GETTY IMAGES FILES
December 20, 2019
 

Process releases methane and polluting and carcinogenic chemicals into the atmosphere.
 

It’s a long weekend and we’re returning from the Gulf Islands on the new B.C. ferry, the Salish Eagle. Along the inside corridor on the main floor, we come face to face with a large mural created by FortisBC extolling the virtues of the natural gas that powers the boat we are on.

23/12/19
Author: 
Agence France Presse 
Cherán (Mexico) (AFP)
21/12/2019
 
When illegal logging turned their green, pine-covered hills into an ecological wasteland, the people of the Mexican indigenous town of Cheran decided to arm themselves with rifles and reclaim their land.

Today, eight years after rising up against illegal loggers and the drug cartel behind them, Cheran is practically an independent enclave tucked into the lawless mountains of western Mexico.

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