Sharon J. Riley

A new report finds Canadian governments have provided billions to support pipelines — none of which have been completed to date — even as experts worry pipelines themselves undermine progress on climate goals

Governments in Canada have provided at least $23 billion in support for pipeline projects in Canada since 2018, according to a new report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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Much of the taxpayer money that has funded oil well cleanup in Alberta may have simply replaced money that energy companies would have spent anyway, according to a new analysis.

That means the public is likely paying for private companies’ pollution, says the report from the Parkland Institute, a research group headquartered at the University of Alberta.

Eric Holthaus
‘People rest at the Oregon Convention Center cooling station in Oregon, Portland on June 28, 2021, as a heatwave moves over much of the United States’ Photograph: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP/Getty Images

June 30, 2021

The unprecedented heatwave in the Pacific north-west risks becoming the new normal if we don’t act now

On Sunday, the small mountain town of Lytton, British Columbia, became one of the hottest places in the world. Then, on Monday, Lytton got even hotter – 47.9C (118F) – hotter than it’s ever been in Las Vegas, 1,300 miles to the south. And by Tuesday, 49.6C (121F).

John Woodside
Extreme weather is revealing how unprepared Canada is for the climate crisis. A new report from Natural Resources Canada spells out the disaster ahead without significant adaptation efforts. Photo by Indrid Cold / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

June 29th 2021

Crumbling infrastructure, billions of dollars of annual costs, and frequent extreme weather events are just a handful of the disasters spelled out for the country’s future in a landmark report from Natural Resources Canada that says the time has come to brace for impact.

John Woodside
Indigenous rights and climate activists gathered outside Liberty Mutual's office in Vancouver to pressure the insurance giant to stop covering Trans Mountain. Photo courtesy of Andrew Larigakis

June 21, 2021

Friday marked the end of a global week of action against insurers of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline and its expansion project. The protests, calling on its insurers to cut ties with the federally owned pipeline, spanned 25 actions across four continents.

Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
 Burger - Canadian fast-food chain A&W — like many other major food companies — recently announced it will help ranchers supplying it to farm using more sustainable "regenerative" techniques. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
June 18th 2021

International food giants are reinventing how they grow — and market — food in a bid to convince eco-conscious consumers their products are environmentally friendly.


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