Nina Lakhani
Joe Biden at the GM Factory Zero in Detroit, Michigan, in November 2021. Photograph: Dominick Sokotoff/REX/Shutterstock

Jan. 24, 2023

By 2050 electric vehicles could require huge amounts of lithium for their batteries, causing damaging expansions of mining

The US’s transition to electric vehicles could require three times as much lithium as is currently produced for the entire global market, causing needless water shortages, Indigenous land grabs, and ecosystem destruction inside and outside its borders, new research finds.

John Woodside
The RBC building in Toronto on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

Jan. 25, 2023

New York City pension plans are attempting to force RBC to disclose its full greenhouse gas emission targets for 2030 because the bank keeps financing fossil fuel expansion despite making net-zero pledges.

Anjali Appadurai
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January 18th 2023

The new year opened with a significant step forward for Canadian climate policy as the Glasgow Statement takes effect. Canada signed onto the policy, which promises to end international public support for the oil and gas industry, with an accompanying pledge to tackle the much higher domestic support for the industry by mid-2023.

Oakley Shelton-Thomas and Mia DiFelice, Food and Water Watch
Direct air capture

Jan. 21, 2023

Direct Air Capture Promises To Suck Carbon From The Sky.

But its proponents — including Big Oil — are hiding some dirty downsides. Here are five.

We know that the window is quickly closing for us to slash emissions and avoid climate change’s worst effects. So it’s easy to get excited about direct air capture: technology designed to suck carbon dioxide straight from the atmosphere.

Marc Lee
TMX is scheduled to be completed by year’s end and will open as a project that could not be more ill-suited to this moment in history. Photo via 2016 Archive TMX - Kinder Morgan handout

Jan. 23, 2023

Canada’s uneasy relationship between climate change and fossil fuel development was illustrated in November 2021 when seven atmospheric rivers hit southern B.C. The “big one” starting on Nov. 13 led to massive flooding and landslides that crippled infrastructure and isolated the south coast from the rest of Canada.

Barry Saxifrage
Carbon-bombing the climate. Fossil fuel pollution is pumping an additional four atomic bombs worth of energy into our rapidly destabilizing climate system every second. Photo via U.S. National Archives

Jan. 23, 2023

When it comes to our exploding climate crisis, fossil fuels are the undisputed weapons of mass destruction.

Jeremy Appel
Photo: Depositphotos

Jan. 18, 2023

‘Wealthy oil and gas companies are using this opportunity to make their CEOs and shareholders even richer’

While most people struggle to afford the basics, executives at Canada’s oil, gas and mining companies have pocketed nearly a quarter of the extra money Canadians are spending due to inflation, according to a new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

Kierstin Williams
Tax Big Oil - protest

Jan. 20, 2023

‘Extraction is colonization in action’

Canada desperately needs a windfall tax on oil and gas companies. What will it take for this government to stop choosing fossil fuels over the lives of billions of people?

When it comes to all aspects of the climate file, Canadians are being lied to by our politicians.


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