Canada

13/01/24
Author: 
Margaret McGregor, Linda Thyer, and Tim Takaro
An airburst of artillery-fired white phosphorus over Gaza City. Photo by Mahmud Hams/Al-Haq.

Jan. 9, 2024

Ignoring the ecological impacts of war and militarism impedes our ability to adequately respond to the planetary health crisis

Three months after Israel started bombing Gaza in retaliation against Hamas, Palestine is being converted to rubble with a death toll today of over 22,000 with no end in sight.

10/01/24
Author: 
an Bickis
A copy of a settlement agreement from the Ontario Securities Commission from August 2015 is photographed in Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. File photo by The Associated Press/Jon Elswick

Jan. 9, 2024

Canada's big five banks are potentially misleading investors with their use of terms like sustainable finance, according to a complaint to securities regulators by a climate advocacy group.

10/01/24
Author: 
Seth Klein
A delegate is silhouetted while walking past the ExxonMobil booth during the LNG2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. Photo by: The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck

Jan. 10, 2024

One of the biggest climate stories in Canada in 2024 might well prove to be a project that, so far at least, few in the country have heard of — Ksi Lisims LNG.

02/01/24
Author: 
Colin Bruce Anthes
Photo by Joseph Kiesecker/Flickr aerial view of housing

Dec. 23, 2023

The housing conversation has been one of neoclassical production, and it has come up dry

Build a house in Wainfleet. Build the identical house in downtown Toronto. Bring them both to market the same day. The “housing” is exactly the same, but the house in Toronto might sell for a million dollars more than the house in Wainfleet.

02/01/24
Author: 
Adam Olsen
 We have an urgent housing crisis and this is evidence of how inefficient it is to wait for the private sector to deliver housing affordability. Photo by Kindel Media/Pexels

Jan. 2, 2024

In recent years, the "progressive YIMBY” (Yes, in my backyard) movement has embraced the idea that a surge in market-housing supply will magically lead to affordability.

However, all housing supply is not created equal. Despite a construction boom building thousands of new market units of multi-family supply, affordable housing remains elusive for over a third of British Columbians. The economic theory is not producing the promised housing affordability.

30/12/23
Author: 
Patrick Egwu and Gabriela Ramirez
Companies hope to use new technology to mine the ocean floor. Critics wonder about environmental costs and who will benefit. Photo via the Metals Co.

Dec. 29, 2023

A Vancouver company is pushing to cash in, but critics fear exploitation and damage.

28/12/23
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
A group of construction workers pictured at a new building construction site. Photo by Sparkfun Electronics / Flickr (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

", , ,employers are often the culprit with cost-saving, corner-cutting measures, , " 

Dec. 28, 2023

So many tradespeople — whether they know it or not — make positive climate impacts through their day-to-day work.

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