Transportation

27/06/19
Author: 
Judy Deutsch

The New Deal and World War II are reminders of past transformative times, reverberating in current severe hardships and extreme dangers. Emergencies can bring clarity and reason about what to do, though at the opposite end, crises can elicit the worst outcomes, such as outlined by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine.

14/06/19
Author: 
Laura Millan Lombrana
Dry and cracked ground marks an area where water is being pumped by mining companies in the southern tip of the Atacama salt flat.  Photographer: Cristobal Olivares/Bloomberg
 June 11, 2019
 
Mining lithium and copper to supply the battery boom and fight climate change is wrecking a fragile ecosystem in Chile.
 
The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.
 
 
25/05/19
Author: 
Daniel Aldana Cohen

A Green New Deal can’t deliver economic or environmental justice without tackling the housing crisis. We should go big and build 10 million beautiful, public, no-carbon homes over the next 10 years.

29/04/19
Author: 
Umair Irfan

Humans are pumping more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at an accelerating rate. But climate change is a cumulative problem, a function of the total amount of greenhouse gases that have accumulated in the sky. Some of the heat-trapping gases in the air right now date back to the Industrial Revolution. And since that time, some countries have pumped out vastly more carbon dioxide than others.

17/01/19
Author: 
Robyn Crawford

[Videos at link]

Supporters and opponents of a campaign to offer free transit to people aged under 18, and offer sliding scale discounts to low-income people turned out to Vancouver city council on Wednesday. Sarah McDonald has the details.

21/12/18
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage

The British Columbia government has recently made two big decisions that are pulling the province in opposite directions in the climate fight — approving LNG Canada and rolling out the new CleanBCclimate plan.

21/12/18
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage

The British Columbia government has recently made two big decisions that are pulling the province in opposite directions in the climate fight — approving LNG Canada and rolling out the new CleanBCclimate plan.

17/12/18
Author: 
Marc Lee
BC's new Climate Plan

BC’s new climate plan, Clean BC, is a big and visionary document and was instantly lauded by environmental groups and businesses alike. In this post, I recap the key components of the plan and do a bit of a reality check against the hype, in particular the challenge of fitting liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the plan.

15/12/18
Author: 
Carlito Pablo
Viveca Ellis runs the All On Board campaign for the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Dec.12, 2018

After the examples of New Westminster and Port Moody, other Lower Mainland municipalities, including Vancouver, are expected to hop on a campaign for affordable transit.

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