Denis Delestrac

[Editor: We are aware of how we are using coal, oil, water, arable land, minerals and so on but how many of us have considered sand as a critical and diminishing resource?  You can watch this interesting film at the Knowledge Network site until April 1, 2017.]


Jennifer Saltman


[Wepage editors note: More evidence that the Trudeau Liberal government is 'more of the same'] 

The Massey Tunnel replacement project will not be subject to a federal environmental review, according to a letter sent to Metro Vancouver’s board of directors.


Eric Doherty

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Christy Clark and most of Canada’s premiers recently signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. “Framework” is a good title for this agreement — it is barely a start on what is needed. But it contains a policy shift that could dramatically reduce climate pollution from transportation.

Naoibh O’Connor
The Heights, an apartment complex, which is aiming for Passive House certification, is expected to open next year.

The rental building under construction at the corner of East Hastings and Skeena Street looks similar to countless others being built around the city. But one detail, noted in small print on the promotional sign, calls attention to the difference: it aims to be designated a “Passive House,” a highly energy efficient building. It’s one of only a handful of buildings or houses in Vancouver that either have the designation or are targeting it. Once certified, the Heights — as it’s been dubbed by the developer — will be the largest building in Canada that’s met the Passive House standard.

George Monbiot

The High Court judgement on air pollution is an opportunity to rethink our whole transport system.

published in the Guardian 9th November 2016

The Associated Press
This image made from video provided by KFOR-TV shows damage on a street in Cushing, Okla., after an earthquake on Sunday. The magnitude 5.0 temblor caused damage to the prairie town and raised fears given nearby oil production facilities. (KFOR-TV via The Associated Press)

No adverse reports from pipeline companies but town of Cushing suffers 'quite a bit of damage'


A sharp earthquake centred near one of the world's key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing what police described as "quite a bit of damage" in the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing.

Michal Rozworski

[Webpage editor's note: This article makes clear why we should beware of nice-sounding noises about how 'green' projects will be made possible by the Liberal's new infastructure 'bank' .]



Public transit lies at the intersection of several critical social struggles today. Affordable (or free) public transit is an important mechanism for redistribution, and particularly targets low income women and people of colour. A central component of public policies to address climate change must be mass expenditures on public transit to reduce reliance on private cars and fossil fuels. Mass transit also enables an increase in the density and livability of cities.

Frances Bula
The Monad building, a collection of four apartments clustered around an interior courtyard, is one of the city’s most environmentally friendly buildings.
(Nic Lehoux)
July 29, 2016 - The modest four-storey building facing a park in Vancouver’s popular Kitsilano neighbourhood looks unmistakably modern compared to its neighbours.

But just a look from the outside doesn’t show off what is truly different.


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